Joined: Mar Sun 11, 2012 2:24 am Posts: 109 Location: 100 miles west of DC
But I figured I'd mention it anyway. I was aligning a Heathkit Transceiver the other day and needed a plastic tool for a coil. I didn't have anything close. It also needed to be fairly long, about four inches, to reach the coil. I took one of those long match sticks and cut it down with a knife, tapered it and it worked quite well.
Indeed!!!---I have made all manner of tools and parts out of whatever was lying around. The unfortunate side effect of this behavior is that nothing gets thrown away (until a day or two before it's needed........ )
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