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Airfield Models (http://www.airfieldmodels.com/)Magnetic Model Aircraft Fixture System II Accessories

If you want to build a Custom Fixture Set, add items to a Stock Fixture Set or need replacement parts, this is the place to do it.

Please be aware that customized fixture sets may take 2-3 days to ship.  That would include anything that requires counting out hardware.

Quick Jumps on this page:

 

 

 

1-1/2" Magnetic Fixture

Fixtures are made from the highest quality birch aircraft plywood.

Fixtures are shaped and drilled.  They require finish sanding, finishing and assembly before use.

Fixtures are sold and priced per pair.

$10.50/Pair

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2

1-1/2" Birch Plywood Fixture

8

Magnet Assembly w/Steel Poles

4

10-24 x 1" Steel Phillips Bolt

4

10-24 x Hex Nut

 
 

2-1/2" Magnetic Fixture

$11.75/Pair

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2

2-1/2" Birch Plywood Fixture

8

Magnet Assembly w/Steel Poles

4

10-24 x 1" Steel Phillips Bolt

4

10-24 x Hex Nut

 
 

3-1/2" Magnetic Fixture

$13.00/Pair

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2

3-1/2" Birch Plywood Fixture

8

Magnet Assembly w/Steel Poles

4

10-24 x 1" Steel Phillips Bolt

4

10-24 x Hex Nut

 
 

5-1/2" Magnetic Fixture

$17.50/Pair

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2

5-1/2" Birch Plywood Fixture

8

Magnet Assembly w/Steel Poles

4

10-24 x 1" Steel Phillips Bolt

4

10-24 x Hex Nut

 
 

7-1/2" Magnetic Fixture without Extension

Out of Stock

Restock expected before the end of March, 2017

$26.00/Pair

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2

7-1/2" Birch Plywood Fixture

12

Magnet Assembly w/Steel Poles

6

10-24 x 1" Steel Phillips Bolt

6

10-24 x Hex Nut

 

 
 

7-1/2" Magnetic Fixture with 5" Extension

$39.25/Pair

The 5" Fixture Extension when coupled with the 7-1/2" Fixture extends the range of the fixture from 7-1/2" to 12-1/2" in one-inch increments as shown in the third photo below.

Each extension includes one pair of 6-32 x 3/4" bolts to mount Vertical Presses at locations where Fixtures and Extensions overlap.  You will use the washers and nuts that came with the Vertical Presses to complete the installation.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2

7-1/2" Birch Plywood Fixture

12

Magnet Assembly w/Steel Poles

6

10-24 x 1" Steel Phillips Bolt

6

10-24 x Hex Nut

2 5" Fixture Extension
8 6-32 x 5/8" Black Oxide Steel Socket Cap Bolt
16 #6 Black Oxide Steel Flat Washer
8 6-32 Black Oxide Steel Hex Nut
4 6-32 x 3/4" Black Oxide Steel Socket Cap Bolt

 
 

5" Fixture Extension Only

$15.25/Pair

5" Fixture Extensions are intended for use only with 6-Magnet 7-1/2" Fixtures.  Use with other fixtures at your discretion.

Each extension includes one pair of 6-32 x 3/4" bolts to mount Vertical Presses at locations where Fixtures and Extensions overlap.  You will use the washers and nuts that came with the Vertical Presses to complete the installation.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2 5" Fixture Extension
8 6-32 x 5/8" Black Oxide Steel Socket Cap Bolt
16 #6 Black Oxide Steel Flat Washer
8 6-32 Black Oxide Steel Hex Nut
4 6-32 x 3/4" Black Oxide Steel Socket Cap Bolt

 
 

Vertical Press Assembly

$14.00/Pair

Apply vertical downward or upward clamping force.

Presses are made from a variety of high quality hardwoods such as maple and cherry.

Presses are shaped, drilled and tapped.  They require finish sanding and finishing before use.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2 Hardwood Vertical Press
2 Hardwood Clamp Pad
2 10-24 x 1-5/8" Black Oxide Hex Head Steel Bolt
4 6-32 x 5/8" Black Oxide Steel Socket Cap Bolt
8 #6 Black Oxide Steel Flat Washer
4 6-32 Black Oxide Steel Hex Nut

 
 

Face Clamp Assembly

$18.00/Pair

These clamps attach to any mount location on any fixture.  They can be used to clamp an assembly to the fixture or to spread a component away from the fixture.  These resolve the common problem of fuselage sides needing to be braced against the fixture when they naturally want to lean away from it.  These are unfinished and require finish sanding and application of a wood finish before use.  No cutting or drilling is required.

Brass tubes are 2" long which allows capacity of approximately 1".  They are short enough to not stick out from the back of the fixture where you will be snagging them.  You can replace the tubes with longer readily available 3/16" tube if you need more capacity.  Multiple clamp heads can be mounted to a single tube to use them as more conventional bar-type clamps.  In that capacity they can also be mounted to a fixture and spaced in pairs to hold fuselage formers and similar items at the correct spacing.

Fixture Face Clamps shown below are finished with linseed oil (Tried & True Original Wood Finish available from Lee Valley Tools and other wood worker's supply sources).

When finishing these items you can use any finish you like.  However you should use a non-building finish inside the holes the brass tube slides through.  The hole is a precision fit.  So if you use a polyurethane finish, for example, leave the inside of the holes unfinished.  After the finish has cured use furniture paste wax to finish off the holes.  That will allow the tubes to slide easily as intended.

Also be aware that the clamp heads should not be over-tightened or they may break.  Just snug them with the hex wrench for a good grip on the tube and that's all that is needed.  Slide the clamp head assembly in the mounting block to clamp whatever assembly against the fixture face and tighten the nylon thumb screw to hold it in place.

Shown on 1" Grid

Contents:

Quantity

Item

1

Right-Hand 1-1/4" Hard Maple Standard Bar Clamp Head

1

Left-Hand 1-1/4" Hard Maple Standard Bar Clamp Head

2

Hard Maple Mount

2

3/16" x 2" (nominal) Brass Tube Bar

2

10-32 x 3/8" Black Nylon Knurled Thumbscrew

4

#6 x 1/2" Black Oxide Steel Phillips Sheet Metal Screw

2

6-32 x 1/2" Black Oxide Steel Socket Cap Bolt

6

#6 Black Oxide Steel Flat Washer

2

6-32 Plated Steel Small Pattern T-Nut

1 Grippy Stuff Self-Adhesive Clamp Head Pad

 

 
 

Magnet Assembly

$2.50/Pair

  • 20 Magnet Assemblies: $24.00 when ordered with any fixture set.
  • 50 Magnet Assemblies: $55.00 when ordered with any fixture set.
  • 100 Magnet Assemblies: $90.00 when ordered with any fixture set.
BMJR Models Splash-E Electric Seaplane

Each magnet assembly includes a pair of steel poles (steel plates).  Use with poles to apply strong horizontal clamping to a structure.  Remove the plates for normal duty use such as holding ribs vertical to the board or pressing leading and trailing edges against ribs during glue-up.

Plates are held in place magnetically.  Magnets have a hole that will fit up to a 10-24 bolt.  10-32 hardware is too large for the hole.

Note: I have not found any glue that holds the magnets to the plates very long and I've tried several cheap and expensive epoxies, cyanoacrylates, silicones, etc.  I've cleaned and degreased the plates well and roughed them to increase gripping strength.  Nothing seems to work.  But gluing the plates hasn't been necessary.  They hold together fine by magnetic force.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2

Latch Magnet Assembly

 
 

Magnet Mounting Hardware

$2.00/10 sets

Contents:

Quantity

Item

10

10-24 x 1" Steel Phillips Bolt

10 10-24 Steel Hex Nut

 
 

Brute Press Bolt

$1.00/2 Pair

10-24 x 1-5/8" Phillips bolt used to attach additional magnets to the front of any fixture allowing greater clamping force with Vertical Presses.

Brute Press on Right.
Monster Press on Left.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

4

10-24 x 1-5/8" Steel Phillips Bolt

 
 

Monster Press Bolt

$1.00/2 Pair

Monster Press on Left.
Brute Press on Right.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

4

10-24 x 2-1/2" Steel Phillips Bolt

 
 

Vertical Press/Fixture Extension Mounting Hardware

$1.25/Set

Mounts two Vertical Presses or one Fixture Extension.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

4 6-32 x 5/8" Black Oxide Steel Socket Cap Bolt
8 #6 Black Oxide Steel Flat Washer
4 6-32 Black Oxide Steel Hex Nut

 
 

Vertical Press Mounting Bolt for Fixture Extension

$0.75/2 Pair

Used when mounting Vertical Presses to Fixtures where Fixture Extensions overlap.  Two Pair means hardware is included to mount two vertical presses, e.g. four bolts.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

4 6-32 x 3/4" Black Oxide Steel Socket Cap Bolt

 
 

Standard Vertical Press Bolt

$1.00/Pair

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2 10-24 x 1-5/8" Black Oxide Hex Head Steel Bolt

 
 

1-3/4 Knurled Brass Vertical Press Bolt

$5.00/Pair

Brass press bolts give the entire system a touch of class particularly when the wood pieces have a nice satin finish.

I have searched for these bolts for years and my conclusion is that nobody makes them.  So I did something about that.

An excellent local machinist made 2-3/4" bolts for me.  They are beautifully machined with coarse knurled heads.

The knurled head allows you to turn the bolt in and out much faster than the standard thumb screw.

So yeah... I made them all shiny for the photos but they won't be like that when you get them.  However, I do include a swab of brass polish so you can shine yours if you want to.  You'll only do it once though.  Then you'll decide it's too much trouble and live with tarnished bolts.  They're still great to use.

From Left to Right:

2-3/4" Knurled Brass Bolts.
1-3/4" Knurled Brass Bolts.
1-5/8" Standard Press Bolts.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2 10-24 x 1-3/4" Knurled Brass Bolts

 
 

2-3/4 Knurled Brass Vertical Press Bolt

$6.00/Pair

From Left to Right:

2-3/4" Knurled Brass Bolts.
1-3/4" Knurled Brass Bolts.
1-5/8" Standard Press Bolts.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

2 10-24 x 2-3/4" Knurled Brass Bolts

 
 

7/64 Hex Key

$1.25/Ea.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

1 7/64" Hex Key

 
 

Airfield Models 3D Xtreme Cutting Edge State-of-the-Art Analog Multi-Purpose Dual-Grit Seriously Awesome and Distinguished Yet Sadly Underrated Sanding Block. 

(I've heard the trees in the Rain Forests frighten their young with stories of the Balsa Slayer Sanding Block from the Magnetic Fixture Guy in Florida.  Adult balsa trees are really mean to their kids.  But we chop them up and turn them in to model airplanes, so who are we to judge, right?)

$4.50/Ea.

Sanding block is faced with
120 Grit Sandpaper on side
and 180 Grit on the other.
Includes One Sanding Block.

Contents:

Quantity

Item

1 220/180 Dual Grit Sanding Block that's totally awesome.

 

 
 

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