Archive for November, 1997

Modifying Exacto™ knife blades and permanent handles for them »

By Vic Hamburger, Fri 21 Nov 1997 For those of you who enjoyed and tried my method of sharpening hobby knife blades, here is the second part of the series as promised.

My files are getting clogged from white metal / pewter »

After some use, your needle files and cutting discs can get clogged from working with white metal which is an alloy of tin and lead.

What is the proper weight for a HOn30 car? »

This has been discussed from various angles, but the consensus seems to be that follwing a compromise from the NMRA standards only works for heavier diesels.

Everything you need to know about sharpening knives »

By Vic Hamburger,  Mon, 10 Nov 1997 I keep seeing comments in articles and in discussions about always using a sharp #11 Exacto™ blade while working. My other hobby is woodworking (I should take up something cheap like yachts and sports cars!) and I do a lot of woodcarving. I beg to differ about the […]