Right? With a surprisingly wide assortment of things, the unit price for lots of .... a lot... and a fixed shipping fee no matter how big the order make it a no brainer.Plugs, sanding discs, what have ya.
(chuckling) was thinking the other day that I'm getting on in years, meeting lots of interesting people wearing scrubs, sooner or later that next order really will be a lifetime supply.
My day job; House Painter, Contracter. I have told quite a few people that their paint job has a life time warranty. Theirs or mine no matter.
That which can be assorted without evidence was read in an illegal magazine.
Here are pics of what tenderloin tom said. Also DEBURing tool is always nice to have. Don't worry if hole is too wide but close to perfect depth is nice. first pic is deguring tool, can be used for holes, place fin boxes ,metal, plastic wood, fiberglass.. A must of your are placing vents in boards also.
hole is too tight? turn leash plug sideways, put in hole and screw back and forth to true whole to actual size of plug. Don't tell anyone though.
Yeah, haven't seen one of those deburring tools in a long time. Got to see if I can find one somewhere(maybe Woodworkers/crafters?? Whatever they call it.). If not, I'll take the grinder to a Screwdriver. I really like the Futures plugs. The O'fishl leash plugs and fin boxes are the only thing he still manufactures. Because they require no tape off, they are still very popular. Milled fiber and maybe a little White Gel Coat is the way to go.
Lovely things, those, the machinist's friend for those wee sharp edges a drill bit kicks up around a hole in metal.Newest ones have various replaceable blades, suited, I guess, for the material you're playing with inclding plastics.
You can get 'em from that company named after a Great Big River, fairly cheap. Strangely, Harbor Freight hasn't got one.
Keep one by the drill press chuck key perhaps or in the pocket of the shop apron, or the reloading bench (chamfering case mouths after trimming to length) or... you see where this is going.
Might have to treat myself to several.
By Husky at Home Depot and several others as a result of a Google search.
Got my first deburring tool with my first order of boxes from o'fish'l in the late 90's. Didn't know you could do it without one.
Speaking of leash plug installation... my son managed to rip BOTH plugs out on a brand new board the first time using it. He brought it to me and said something about making it "bombproof." I took two plugs, knocked the rods out, inserted a single brass rod through both and left enough extra for little spiral 'tails' at each end which were embedded in their own holes. I used wax to fill the plug cups and buried everything deep in epoxy and fiberglass. Holes were cut and wax removed but I tried to make sure that the edges of the plugs were buried in the resin matrix.
I am not a composite engineer but I think the tail will come off before the plugs pull out on this one.
I am working on another board for him and plan to install a center box with a through box leash loop. As long as the loop is examined and replaced once in awhile, they seem to hold up pretty good.
Wow, yeah, that should do the trick. Which has me thinking-
Clever John. Going to try it