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      Browsing Ebay and I see one regular seller is now producing a nice track T style grill. That reminded me of something similar I saw at the Sabatini show a few years ago where a guy was makeing grills out of spoons.

      If you're wanting a Track T style grill, or something different for your sports car build, have a look in your wife's cuttlery drawer, preferrably not her mothers hand-me-down dinnerware set. If you look at the spoons, you will note that most of them are almost the exact shape of a Track T style grill shell. Now, here's the exciting part......take your Dremel Track T/Sport's Car Grill tool, cut slots in the "grill" of the spoon and when finished, cut off the handle.....voila...you now have a grill shell that, with a little shapeing and some Brasso will work on your model.

      Sorry I don't have any pictures, but I've tried it and it works.

      Rick
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    Great tip, Rick. I copied this one to tutorials as well as here. Good job.l:
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Here's a photo of how you can turn a spoon into a track T grill. I took this at the Sabatini show a few years ago. I've tried it myself and it works. A large soup or serving spoon is close to 8th scale.


    Track T/Sport's Car Grill
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    Dang, that's incredible. There are a lot of grill type possibilities with this technique. I'm thinking about a horizontal bar grill with a thicker vertical bar down the middle.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    How do you cut the grooves into it?? Please don't say "Use a mill" 'cause I don't have one.......
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    Have you got a Dremel Track T/Sport's Car Grill and some files?


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    Yeah, I just did something like this with brass. There has to be a better way!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick
    Here's a photo of how you can turn a spoon into a track T grill. I took this at the Sabatini show a few years ago. I've tried it myself and it works. A large soup or serving spoon is close to 8th scale.
    Just fantastic!
    The simpler the idea, the better the result...
    Remember that our minds are infinite & quantic!

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    I can see using a small cut off disc cutting the rough holes and the needle files as bringing the piece to final form. Then you polish it. Am I close?
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Jeff thats how I did it, but the part I made was for a mates 1:1 Track T/Sport's Car Grill hotrod. He wanted something fine to cover a hole in his dash so I beat a dish shape into some brass, cut it with a fine disk and cleaned it up with needle files and sand Track T/Sport's Car Grill paper, then polished it.
    Looks ok, but its difficult to get them all uniform working 'free hand'
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