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Post by louisxiv » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:54 am

An easy question... What's the name of the material cleats etc used to be made of - that brown fibrous stuff? 20 minutes of googling have failed to come up with the answer. Can anyone help me? Thanks! :D

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Post by Ed » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:07 am

Tufnol

it is getting rarer to find.....apparently it is rather a nasty thing to make and lots of factories are having to be closed down due to problems with Health and Safety.

Marlin and Gibb are still making cleats from it.

A good plastics supplier should be able to source some, but you might need to buy a complete sheet or large block.

There is a guy who goes around the Boat Jumbles who normally has smaller bits for sale.

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Post by neil » Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:36 am

There's an suppier of aircraft bits in Okehampton that has Tufnol rod and sheet

http://www.lasaero.com/las/?part=tufnol
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Post by louisxiv » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:47 pm

That was quick! Many thanks, Ed and Neil.

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Post by Ed » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:13 pm

Wow....really ....that is nice to know

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Post by Ed » Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:15 pm

mmmmm....although that URL is bumming out for me at the moment....I will try later.

Guess we might need some to make some nice runners for the new IC seats!

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