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Old 04-12-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hi there. Can anyone give me some ideas on a DIY setup board.
Is there a sheet that can perhaps be printed out & attached to a flat board??

The Hudy Station is way out of my budget at the moment
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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there are lots of things you can make a board out of you just want something thick that is not going to warp plexi glass for ex and all you half to do is mark a straight line down the center and then put some marks on the board to where your wheels are going to be and pretty much go from there
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This is what you looking for.

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Old 04-12-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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Doing a bit of Googling it seems Hudy sell a setup sticker to attach to a DIY board.

This looks like a cheap option to start with (just need to find a supplier in NZ)
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check my previous post go to the link
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My problem is I don't know how to use the lines for setup? Is there a guide for that?
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I never use the marks on the board...save yourself the money for the sticker/sheet and buy a 8" digital caliper at Harbor Freight and have a truly useful tool that's the right one for the job.

An inexpensive alternative are the small wood drafting boards they sell at the Office Depot and Office Max.

I build my 1/12 cars on a sheet of tempered glass but don't care to schlepp that to the track. Can't get flatter than glass. Wasn't particularly cheap...15" square piece with the edges bull-nosed cost me about $25 iir.
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I never use the marks on the board...save yourself the money for the sticker/sheet and buy a 8" digital caliper at Harbor Freight and have a truly useful tool that's the right one for the job.

An inexpensive alternative are the small wood drafting boards they sell at the Office Depot and Office Max.

I build my 1/12 cars on a sheet of tempered glass but don't care to schlepp that to the track. Can't get flatter than glass. Wasn't particularly cheap...15" square piece with the edges bull-nosed cost me about $25 iir.
You can get the 8" digital calipers at Harbor Freight for $19.99 on sale if you watch their sales flyers. I used a glass cutting board from Lowes (less than $10 in the kitchen department). Another racer bought a 12" x 12" granite tile from Home Depot for a few bucks, but it isn't big enough for a TC. He uses it for 1/12 scale.
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I used a glass cutting board from Lowes (less than $10 in the kitchen department).
Walmart sell those also, they have two sizes both were under $10.
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I used a half inch piece of plexi and put an Integy decal on mine when I first was starting out. I have since bought a setup board since I got a good deal on it.
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Hi! Does anyone have a printable file i can get printed around here ?
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I have a piece of corian counter top from the sink cutout that I've been carrying around since 1996! I have a Hudy stick on put on it. Works great!
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