That might work on all 84s if we were to smooth the end rounded? Superb mod. Like the wood added.
*blinks, stares, blinks some more*Ambitious. Audacious. Awesome. What are you using for wood? Maybe keep the spacer for the scissors set up to flip out, and use it as a place to stash tweezers and toothpick, maybe a pin or two, but it would be probably a two piece job that was then glued together. Awfully thin to try to work with, though, I might even try to find something like some solid nylon instead.
What I found was like you hole drilling in the scissors was key. I have about 10 of the older style 91mm scissor springs (non hook type) and they can actually be cut to fit the 84 mm frame perfectly. I was blown away when I figured that out. I'm not quite done, just proved to myself it works, but I will update with pix to show what I did.
Quote from: Syph007 on March 23, 2012, 06:36:39 PMWhat I found was like you hole drilling in the scissors was key. I have about 10 of the older style 91mm scissor springs (non hook type) and they can actually be cut to fit the 84 mm frame perfectly. I was blown away when I figured that out. I'm not quite done, just proved to myself it works, but I will update with pix to show what I did. Now I'm going to have to dig through my parts boxes and see if I can find any of those older 91mm scissors springs you're talking about. Making this work on the smaller springs I'm currently using is a lot of busywork/trouble/(fun!), but having a spring that would eliminate most of that would be awesome, though I guess the added problem of having to drill all the tools out for the larger holes/pins might offset that. Be nice to find some thin brass/copper/something tubes to resize the holes, maybe just some rolled up brass sheet of the right thickness would work.. Anyway, pics please!
I think the CT spacer would look better in metal than wood. That's personal though and there seem to be plenty digging the wood
Rather than sheets of brass perhaps a lump of aluminium could be fashioned to fit. Easy to work with and you're more likely to have a scrap bit of aluminium than scrap brass kicking around. Old cookware, hard drive enclosures, ladder rungs* It'd match with the scales as well * can make you unpopular if ladder is still used.
This is so awesome, but extremely labour intensive, but it goes to show that any of the other 91mm tools are possible candidates. Someone is coing to decide that their 91mm metal saw, fish scaler or pliers are simply to big and need to scale it into a 84mm package
Here you go Glynn. I was going to wait until my mod was done to post these, but they are relevant to your thread since we both have the same goal of getting 91mm scissors on an 84mm frame.