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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 5, 2017, 3:28 PM - METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #1

    It's funny to think that there's a market for bins of miscellaneous spare parts. But if someone was selling it i'd buy it.

    I've been doing some digging recently into good sources for metal greeblies and thought I would share some findings and see if anyone else has gone down this rabbit hole who would like to share. My use case was finding parts for a lightsaber interior but there's tons of other uses as well. So if you've got a great source for greeblies and weird parts, post it here!

    I started the search looking at brass fittings and components for small electronics. A quick google image search for 'Brass electronics' reveals a small universe of great looking parts which I have no familiarity with but suddenly need in my shop. I have yet to find a good source for buying assortments of these sorts of things but if anyone knows of any please share!






    My next stop was aluminum upgrades for model cars. This is a wonderful rabbit hole to go down. I



    Here's some great sites I was exploring:
    http://www.tedsmodelingmarketplace.com/
    http://www.vcgresins.com/main.html
    https://www.megahobby.com/categories...ail-parts.html


    I'll add more as i find them. Where do you guys get your miscellaneous odds and ends??


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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 5, 2017, 5:06 PM - Re: METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #2

    My current job is carrying out electrical testing and maintenance of rental properties and since I started building Sabers I've been scavenging all sorts of greeblies from decorative light fittings, old motors, PC hard drives, heaters etc, pretty much anything I remove or replace. UK electrical plugs tend to have brass pins like your second pic, I collect them as well. I like the look of RC car rims for blade plugs or a crystal mount. I've also bought packs of assorted copper, brass and ally ott cuts from K&S metals.
    Darth Chasm posted a thread on FXSabers full of stuff like this including spare parts from tatooing equipment.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 5, 2017, 5:32 PM - Re: METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #3

    I've bought some parts from here.
    https://www.monstersteel.com/collect...contact-screws

    great crystal chamber bits.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 5, 2017, 6:26 PM - Re: METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #4

    Cameron said: View Post
    I've bought some parts from here.
    https://www.monstersteel.com/collect...contact-screws

    great crystal chamber bits.
    Those
    Those are great! And they're all 8-32 threads
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 5, 2017, 8:10 PM - Re: METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #5

    I have an old sub amp module and old SONY VCR waiting stripping down. I'm sure there are goodies to be had inside.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 5, 2017, 8:59 PM - Re: METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #6

    Where I live there was once a store that sold pick-and-mix parts for making necklaces. They had small gold-plated pins, plates, rings, fasteners and stuff.
    I was the only guy in there...
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 5, 2017, 9:07 PM - Re: METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #7

    Brownells has a lot of goood-looking gun parts and kits.

    http://www.brownells.com/
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 12:06 AM - Re: METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #8

    Try going on ebay and typing in "gundam detail".
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 12:27 PM - Re: METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #9

    The Schlitzie said: View Post
    Try going on ebay and typing in "gundam detail".
    Oh these are great
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 12:57 PM - Re: METAL GREEBLIES - What do you use? #10

    At work we have a bin where we toss electrical and electronic garbage for recycling. My colleges always why they so often find me head down in the chuck-bin...

    The best thing about these old machine parts is that they have natural patina to start with. I love old and worn!

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