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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 11:16 AM
I need a few of these


I would appreciate a source link. The steel flattened chain link is the heart of my NASA rig. I found the beads okay from fisheries supply but I don't know what to call the connecting link and I'm needing three of these guys.
If someone knows the source or what to search for?





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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 12:12 PM


Yes - that's an easy one. Go to a nearby hardware store and buy chain of whatever length you need. Then you need to cut every other link in the chain with bolt cutters.



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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 12:37 PM


Thanks Randy, the radius on the turns is out of proportion to the length of the straight sides. I need a tighter radius. When is seats inside the bead it locks, if it's too wide the line won't lock the depower line. This is a fitting used often in the kite world, do you know it's name on google?




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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 12:57 PM


I could buy and cut away the intended bits, however there must be a better (cheaper) way.









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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 04:28 PM


Nickel 1-1/4 inches: http://www.hudson4supplies.com/oval-1-25-in-30mm-nickel.html

1 inch steel oval, milspec only available in colors (coyote tan, foliage green, coyote brown): https://www.ahh.biz/hardware/military/rings/rings-oval-steel...

2" OVAL LOOP STAINLESS STEEL: http://www.caveadventurers.com/store/2-oval-loop-stainless-s...

A variety of sizes and finishes: https://valenzhardware.com/collections/types?q=Oval%20Ring


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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 05:24 PM


Sally,

Christmas comes early around here and I have two (sorry, not three). You want 'em? See pics below:


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[*] posted on 12-9-2017 at 08:21 PM


I alter chain links all the time to suit my needs.

Place a bit of soft wood through the link shaping it to fill the opening as much as possible.
Using soft jaws (2 bits of aluminium to protect the outside of the link from indentations from the vice jaws knurling) Squash it down to the width what want. Break the timber away and repeat. Your links look quite light gauge and will reshape easily in a vice.

I often need to fit chain through a particular sized hole and don't worry about the timber when crushing (if not reducing it much) the link, if it's left as a continual chain.
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[*] posted on 12-10-2017 at 02:33 AM


Thank you Sir.





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[*] posted on 12-10-2017 at 03:04 AM


Mr Steve,
Thanks for the offer, it's a shame to cut up two perfectly good fittings. You have the best junk box ever. I really have a problem destroying viable things that may come to good use as they are. Again thanks.

Thank you Mr Chook, I live in a walk up flat with no room for a work shop. I do have a vice, it's the one I share with Skippy!



Thanks for the replys, PKF to the rescue. :D




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[*] posted on 12-10-2017 at 03:10 AM


Just got the Sally :lol::lol:



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[*] posted on 12-10-2017 at 04:05 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Ed Cline  

Thank you Mr Chook, I live in a walk up flat with no room for a work shop. I do have a vice, it's the one I share with Skippy!

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Ed - regarding lack of tools - the hardware store should have a bolt cutter which they will use to cut the lengths of chain for you. (Of course, if it is like the hardware store I go to - they may not work very well.) :) Also, they should have a range of sizes to choose from. It's cheap too couple bucks a foot, will net you about 6 links depending on the size chain.




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[*] posted on 12-10-2017 at 06:38 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Ed Cline  
Just got the Sally :lol::lol:


That took a while.... :moon:




Kites:
Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m, 5.5m, 7.5m, 9.5m, 12.5m)
Born-Kite NasaStar-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m)
Born-Kite StreetStar (4.0m)
Born-Kite RaceStar (5.0m, 9.0m)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the beach and other set with 6-ply trailer tires for the playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in my buggy and in my marriage)

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