|Pipe Building Tips
I used a model makers 4" Table Saw for sizing
of pipe sides. Gives very accurate ripping of precise widths of thin
I used CA (Cyano Acrylate) glue, following advice from model airplane builders
who work with balsa. I chose gel formula for it's gap-filling ability and
slower cure time allowing for quick re-alignment. Cure time of less than
one minute made pipe assembly go very fast and easy.
Thin cardboard strips placed between the front pipes create shadow lines
between pipes, giving better visual distinction to each individual pipe.
Rewind Crank Modifications
My spool has hex drive, so I cut the angle off a hex wrench and press-fit
the straight piece into a 1/2" block glued to the back of a 2 1/2" disc with
a 3/4" off-center hole for finger, I actually use my thumb, with a twirling
motion for faster rewind.