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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby raj » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:33 pm

I acquired my stainless from the wife's microwave oven, which I persuaded her was past its best !
Another good source is the local dumpit site: park up near the metal bank & hijack the incoming goodies before they hit the skip, avoiding the day-glo security thugs and banks of cameras. I have rescued a few sheets of zinc-plated steel from the back of washing machines which are great for rebuilding rusty Clock parts etc.
Try your local scrapyard, they never turn down folding money for anything!

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby slotalot » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:40 pm

Hi tree-frog, :D , I am lucky to know the owner of a stainless steel fabrication company. I was an apprentice with him over 35 years ago, so I just pop in and raid his offcuts bin.

I made the missing weights out of a stack of 5 or 6 halfpennies with a copper rivet through the middle. They work out at just about the same size and weight as the originals. I used halfpennies because I have 100s of them and no halfpenny machines :!?!: .

As for the case, I managed to rescue the original back and the original front door, the rest I made from 18mm MDF, and finished it with a paint splatter finish and a clear top coat Why MDF?..... because I had lots of it at the time. I also added my own top flash just to finish it off.

And as raj was saying, you could try the local tip, sorry "Recycle Center", where I have been scrounging for the last 40 years, but since the Spaniards took over last year, they have made it a hanging offense to remove anything from the site, which kind of goes against there prime directive of Recycling??? :dammit: :dammit: :dammit:

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby treefrog » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:49 pm

Thanks,

I did wonder about the top flash, as I had not seen this on any others, it looks good and improves from the plain boxey finish !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby slotalot » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:53 am

Thanks, glad you like it :cool:
check your emails !!JUNK!!
Regards Stuart. :tarah:

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby treefrog » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:06 pm

Stuart, many thanks for the metal strip and advice, this is absolutely perfect, you are a star. !!THUMBSX2!! !!THUMBSX2!! !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby slotalot » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:58 am

Glad I could :D help.

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Tip em Off photograph

Postby JC » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:58 pm

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Does anyone have a Cromptons Tip em Off that they could photograph for me please? I need a high res picture, as I want to have the graphics printed. I'll be happy to post in Resources once I've prepared ready for printing.

Thanks |/XX\|

Jerry

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Re: Tip em Off photograph

Postby slotalot » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:08 pm

Hi Jerry, just found this on my hard drive, not sure if it is good enough to print from !PUZZLED! ..... but it might help :!?!:
you can flip the triangle photo for r/h side image.
tip2.jpg
tip1.jpg

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby JC » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:35 pm

Thanks Stuart, yes that's what I need - but much bigger. If anyone has a machine that they could photo those two pieces of artwork for me, it would be much appreciated.


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