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Old 11-18-2018, 02:48 AM
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Guys getting back into building and read up on the use of magnetic building boards .
1) anyone have a good reasonably priced source ?
2) opinions on their use ?
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:31 AM
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I have no first hand experience with them but know a number of folks who swear by them. Of course, the accuracy of the build is only as good as your placement of the magnets. Glass top tables too.

I have always been too cheap to buy one. But I would like to try one.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:33 AM
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I donít use a magnetic board but have read about them. May try one some day. Here is a link for info in case you have not found this site. Lots of good info and sources.
Airfield Models - Magnetic Building Board Systems for Model Aircraft
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:05 AM
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If you already have a good, flat table, all you need is a suitably sized piece of sheet metal to lay on top. It needs to lay flat as well of course, and be thick enough to not flex or anything once it’s down. I was lucky: one of my flying buddies is a metal worker by profession and was able to get me a perfect sheet. But any outfit that sells sheet metal should be able to get you what you want.

i picked up jigs from Retro RC. They work great and provide a good starting point.
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Old 11-20-2018, 05:53 PM
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I have a magnetic building board and I will not build without it. Mine has lines on it so I can line things up. I spent 25 years building without and got mine at a garage sale, now I would not even think of building with out it. I have been able to find all kinds of different magnets at craft stores and they do not cost to much. Good Luck.....
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:20 AM
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Someplace else you can go is Micro-Mark. Here's what they show in their website:
https://www.micromark.com/MAGNETIC-GLUING-JIG-6-X-24
https://www.micromark.com/Extra-Magn...lates-Pkg-of-8
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:18 AM
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how about a piece of granite or marble counter top with a couple strips of piano wire epoxied to it for the magnets to stick to ?.
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I built for years on sheetrock. I still do down stairs in my airplane hangout. I bought a couple guillows kits to practice covering with tissue and dope. I bought a magnetic set its like 24in by 18 in I think it works good but not better than sheetrock and pins. I still may prefer the pins for bigger planes. its just s different way of doing the same thing. for anything bigger than a guillows kit I will still use pins.
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I build with magnets. All of my squares, clamps and doohickies are 3D printed. I prefer them over T-pins, but occasionally I still have to use pins.
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