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 Post subject: Shrinker stretcher
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:22 pm 
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Does anyone have one of these I could borrow? Obviously I am willing to pay postage and some beer tokens. A bench mount one similar to the Frosts one would be ideal. There is always the possible option of buying one and selling it on once I have used it but I thought I would ask here first?

Tom

PS I know my friend Duncan has one and he has offered to help but it is quite a long journey for a small bit of shrinking.

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 Post subject: Re: Shrinker stretcher
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:06 pm 
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A crimping tool like the one I posted some time ago will make the shrinking process a bit more achievable. (In conjunction with a rawhide mallet and steel dolly or into a dished stump)
I can't find the pic at present but will try to remember to take a new pic tomorrow.
The technique will work for small amounts of shrinking, more patience required for more shrink!


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 Post subject: Re: Shrinker stretcher
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:44 am 
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Duncan, it is not much of a shrink but Phil's tail is round whereas the chassis frame is tapered. I remember the tool you mention but I suspect the fabrication will be beyond my meagre skills. I looked for one on the interweb but could not find one.

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 Post subject: Re: Shrinker stretcher
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Tom, you are welcome to borrow mine - it was a bench mounted one that has been modified to use a pedal.

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 Post subject: Re: Shrinker stretcher
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:35 am 
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Oooh Andy, I could bring the stuff down, I had forgotten you had one! You might have a visitor soon :-)

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