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    Tips and Tricks for your lab

    Discussion in 'Misc' started by SiKBOY, Aug 11, 2012.

    1. millennium

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      20170523_152924.jpeg.jpg I do have an air hose next to me but I use this set up most of the time. Everything from the Shofu lab air Z high speed except the hand piece. Saves a lot of time not reaching for the air hose each time I need to blow air.
       
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      I had a similar set up using an old air drive handpiece foot petal.
       
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      I did a really nice wax up for a big case, the Dr. gave it to the patient so he could bring it home to show his wife. He left it in the car for the afternoon..... happened to be one of the days during our 3 week summer.
       
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      wrong thread....
       
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      You're making me envy...we got only 3 days of summer and last year it didn't fell on a weekend...bummer...:banghead:
       
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      Bulldog clips to the rescue. Love these things.

      I wasn't about to sit here and hold this till the super glue dried so I could take a matrix.
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      Script Holder:
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      Almost freaked out a little when I saw the slip with all that information :oops: then I realized :p
       
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      Had to put somethin' up there, first time I took it the real deal was hanging and thankfully I realized it.

      Eileen Dover, the queen of defenestration. (bonus points if you don't need to look it up ;))
       
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      Any tips on keeping the Cyanoacrylate bottle tip from gunking up as time goes on?
       
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      Wipe it off with a paper towel and cap immediately after use, allowing none to build up, or for any at the tip to set from the air moisture exposure.

      CA glues generally cure from a micro moisture layer. You can accelerate them with a few pico-litres of water from a dampened toothpick, probe, or other tool if you aren't fond of inhaling Cyanide fog and the yummy almond smell.
       
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      I tried that but invariably you get pieces of tissue stuck to the tip.

      I think I came up with a foolproof way of avoiding this nasty, time waster issue-

      Just coat the tip all the way up from the base to the hole of the tip with Vaseline. You do it once and it will last a long time- any extra
      glue that spills out onto the outside of the tip will just lift off very easily. Recap immediately (the cap will now always close all the way) to prevent any air to cure what's left in the tip.
       
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      Huh, never had it do that to me. But your vaseline application is definitely worth exploring.
       
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      I also think that the cap seals out air better with the Vaseline coat- longer lasting glue.
       
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      I use the sponge insert from the jewel boxes to wipe off the tip of the glue bottle.
       
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      That's a nice set up . I have a similar thing with two blue hoses triggered by a foot pedal ,couldn't work without it now . DSC01585 (2).JPG
       
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      i toss the caps once i open them. they end up all over the place and forgotten anyway. a push pin works well.
      or if it gets clogged, just a slight bend with hemostats and it breaks off clean. well, at least for the glue i use
       
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      this went up on the fridge. it got a couple chuckles.
       
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      Just don't put my picture up unless you want laughter induced asphyxia.
       
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      Don't know if I'm the last to think of this, but never seen anyone else say anything about it either.

      Those glue on hinges, when pouring the model, make a mark on the tray where midline is and just put the socket part into the wet stone on the midline.
      Even if it pops loose when separating, you can glue it back into place because the hole is made in the model

      This save me time on the articulation stone setup time and lets me send back the models articulated instead of just the models after taking them off the brass articulator.

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      Puke
       
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