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Offline Mac

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Very Fine Mesh
« on: Sat May, 16, 2009, 08:33:AM »
A while back I was snooping around a hobby shop and found some very fine mesh for grills and intakes. But the PRICE! Man, I couldn't bring myself to paying that.
Then I discovered what is called a "permanent coffee filter" at WalMart. Very fine brass(?) mesh.
And only $4.00!
I have since seen these at other big box stores and even some of the specialty shops, but they cost more.
One filter could last quite a while.

This is the "basket" type. They also have the 'cone" type but you get less mesh for the same cost!
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Offline Chas

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Re: Very Fine Mesh
« Reply #1 on: Sat May, 16, 2009, 11:58:AM »
Awesome tip! I can't believe I never thought of that, and I work at a coffee factory!!!

Thanks Mac.

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Re: Very Fine Mesh
« Reply #2 on: Sat May, 16, 2009, 02:44:PM »
Oh they are made out of brass? Now that's cool. I've only seen some nylon / plastic nets before. Better have a look for them.

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Re: Very Fine Mesh
« Reply #3 on: Sat May, 16, 2009, 03:20:PM »
I always run across the nylon ones as well.  I will keep my eye out for the brass.

It's a trap!

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Re: Very Fine Mesh
« Reply #4 on: Sun May, 17, 2009, 09:25:PM »
this looks usefull. :)

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Re: Very Fine Mesh
« Reply #5 on: Sun May, 17, 2009, 10:29:PM »
Cool find.    Skills Mate.   8)
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Re: Very Fine Mesh
« Reply #6 on: Thu Dec, 10, 2009, 01:25:PM »
Thanks for the TIP...   I always Flawn in the Kitchen dept. and look around... for stuff to use...

I missed that one !

Thanks again !


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Re: Very Fine Mesh
« Reply #7 on: Wed Dec, 23, 2009, 03:16:PM »
Great tip, I've been looking for fine mesh, too, for air intakes in 1/48, and you're suggestion has everything I like-so simple, it's elegant, and it's cheap.

BTW, it it brass, or actually gold?  I've seen filter baskets made with gold mesh; gold is non-reactive and doesn't degrade or tarnish like brass or other copper alloys would, with long-term use.

« Last Edit: Wed Dec, 23, 2009, 03:20:PM by the Baron »
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