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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:00 pm 
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Well done Sofos! Emms has a nice neat battle scar there!



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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:09 pm 
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Hi Sofos,

I'm glad you managed to fix up Emma!
I was feeling your pain :cry:
That work looked quite horrific! I'm not that brave enough to attempt this kind of repair on my dolls yet, although one day - I might have to :|

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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:08 pm 
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hollows+fentiman wrote:
Well done Sofos! Emms has a nice neat battle scar there!



Thanks. Emma will wear it with pride :)

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Hi Sofos,

I'm glad you managed to fix up Emma!
I was feeling your pain :cry:
That work looked quite horrific! I'm not that brave enough to attempt this kind of repair on my dolls yet, although one day - I might have to :|

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Thanks. I did hesitate a while before making the first cut... But it actually went well.

Just did both her knees just now.
Much bigger nut but still not welded. It seems they use imperial and not metric nuts so my tools didn't fit. I used a normal wrench and managed to tighted it but it was not easy. Before I do any more I will get a socket wrench kit for nuts measured in inches. Not so easy to find here because Sweden is really keen on the metric system...

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One elbow and two knees fixed so far :)



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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:19 pm 
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Well done on the surgery, you're certainly more brave than I would be...
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Much bigger nut but still not welded. It seems they use imperial and not metric nuts so my tools didn't fit. I used a normal wrench and managed to tighted it but it was not easy. Before I do any more I will get a socket wrench kit for nuts measured in inches. Not so easy to find here because Sweden is really keen on the metric system...

You should take a look at sites like eBay in the UK, although we're 99% metric, there's still a lot of use for imperial wrenches. Have a look for tools for working on classic cars, for example.



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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:34 pm 
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Yeah, they’re possibly what we call A/F sizes which does seem a bit strange! I’ll check what sizes might be equivalent tomorrow (too dark to find my tools tonight!)!

Cheers, Hollows.



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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:43 pm 
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Oooh, Sorry I missed all this. Well.....not that sorry it looks a bit gruesome. Oh dear I feel your pain Emms, that's major surgery.
Congratulations on your handywork Mister Sofos. :thumbs_up:
Fortunately when I had my surgery I was off my face on anaesthetic so I didn't feel a thing.

Get well soon Emms, we want you back soon. And strong. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:17 pm 
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Replace the nuts with lock nuts such as nyloc , or , use lock washers such as star washers or spring washers . Or loctite .

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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:17 pm 
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Easier said than done when you don't know the thread size I guess


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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:01 pm 
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Good work! Happy they quit welding them on. I went from rating sanhuis larger at a 6 to rating them an 8 out of 10!



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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:04 am 
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Again, thanks everyone! :D

Finding imperial wrenches online is not a problem. A bit more problematic in a store. But I will definitely get one before doing anything more now. With a socket wrench you can keep the cut even shorter too!

@Liz_xxx
I did apply some blue loctite. But I never unscrewed the nut first so I'm not sure the loctite got into the threading properly. Perhaps a mistake. Time will tell.



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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:06 am 
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For reference.

I believe the elbow was a 11/32 nut and the knee a 5/8.
Not 100% sure though.



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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:48 am 
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You might try maritime shops for accessories. Sailboat rigging systems run with metric, imperial, "and then there's the French!"


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 Post subject: Re: Long term skeleton durability
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Just a quick update that the tightening worked :D

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And I have now also acquired a socket wrench kit with standard "inches" sizes for future surgeries! :)



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