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 Post subject: IM pointmaster needle sharpener rubber tire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:45 am 
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Victor IV
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Is anyone re-making the rubber tyres?, need a new one for my sharpener


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 Post subject: Re: IM pointmaster needle sharpener rubber tire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:39 am 
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I'd try looking for a rubber O-ring that would fit snugly. A local hardware store would be my first stop, then the internet.
Good luck with your search!
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 Post subject: Re: IM pointmaster needle sharpener rubber tire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:13 am 
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Some Dinky Toy car tyres are the right size, and cars in scrap condition can be found for very little money at car boot sales etc.
Take your old tyre, or even the whole sharpener, with you to make sure you find the right size.


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 Post subject: Re: IM pointmaster needle sharpener rubber tire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:50 pm 
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I found one for mine using a rubber "O" ring that I found online. The chances of finding the correct size/thickness at a hardware or antique sale are next to none... Measure the diameter of the metal wheel and then search for one that is fairly thick, since most o rings are meant for sealing against leakage of some sort and are usually thin... I may have found mine on Amazon, but not sure. You might also search for reproduction toy tires of the correct size...

O rings for hose ends may work, if they are the correct diameter...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss ... 5PUIBORY8I
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 Post subject: Re: IM pointmaster needle sharpener rubber tire
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:52 pm 
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loads of Dinkey tyres on Ebay I've bought and used them in the past just get smooth ones of an approximately correct size , they are really cheap and rubber stretches :)


https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... s&_sacat=0


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 Post subject: Re: IM pointmaster needle sharpener rubber tire
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:47 pm 
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I've put approximate o-ring sizes on the BCN website http://www.burmesecolourneedles.com/spares/ - unfortunately all my o-rings are in storage and I have yet to give this matter more care and attention including experimenting with different hardnesses. For some reason IMs seem the most tricky to get right, although you can also vary the height of the abrasive strip to compensate for any slight error.


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