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Removing wheels from sprue question..

October 25 2016 at 8:35 PM
Walter Schneider  (Login sturmgeschutziv)
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Hello Everyone,
I have a simple question, one in which I don't know the best answer. How do you all remove wheels from sprue and then remove the "plastic burr", if that's the term, without causing a flat spot on the wheel? I use a sprue cutter to remove the parts but rarely can I get the "burr" off without causing some sort of flat spot making the wheel "out of round"?. I would love to see a step by step, I am very visually oriented. Or any advice or tips would be very much appreciated.



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Matt Nethery
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Remove them, with sprue cutter. Buff burr off, with 2000 grit pad.

October 25 2016, 9:39 PM 

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Chris Grove
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Flat spot

October 26 2016, 4:46 PM 

I find it quite useful to have a flat spot on tyres; makes it look like the model has some weight (providing, which is not always the case, that I remember to fi the finished wheels with the flat spot down).

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Tim Coulson
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Lego Motor

October 27 2016, 9:28 AM 

I attach wheels or other round parts to a low speed Lego motor with blu tack and/or a cocktail stick/toothpick and then hold different grades of sand paper to the part.



This message has been edited by tc1986 from IP address on Oct 27, 2016 9:29 AM

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Peter Sisung
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Great idea!

November 12 2016, 10:17 AM 

I didn't even know a Lego motor existed, but will definitely pick one up. Thanks for the heads up.


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Owen R Auer
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Cordless drill

December 6 2016, 12:25 AM 

Works and it stands up too. Just put an adjustable clamp on the trigger to adjust the speed and a tapered dowel in the chuck to hold the wheel.


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