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Offline Philippe

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Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« on: October 05, 2019, 12:20:41 PM »
In my younger days I always used the Mark I finger.

While I haven't gotten that much less dextrous over the years, I've begun to explore new ways of doing things. 

My forays into counter-clipping have turned me into a veritable moyle (2mm Oregon Laminated deluxe model), and I've lost my virginity to dice towers.

I'm now trying to figure out what else I should be looking into.

I've scavenged a pair of coated tweezers from a computer repair kit, but I've seen photographs of some fairly interesting examples that look about six inches long with wide and angled heads.

What are people using, what can they recommend, and what should I avoid?

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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 12:31:12 PM »
I tried tweezers but didn't like them.  Never clipped counters or used a dice tower.  Those things are for pussies.  If God didn't want you to use your fingers he wouldn't have given them to you!   :DD
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 01:18:29 PM »
I tried tweezers but didn't like them.  Never clipped counters or used a dice tower.  Those things are for pussies.  If God didn't want you to use your fingers he wouldn't have given them to you!   :DD

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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2019, 04:20:19 PM »
I like to use tweezers as I've found in my older age that my fingers tend to bump into adjacent units causing such a mess on the battlefield.  Here is what I use but keep in mind it's very extreme.  (Suits my personality and gives me more tweezer to steady my hands.)

https://www.amazon.com/BinaryABC-Stainless-Straight-Nippers-Tweezers/dp/B06XFSR4FB/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=reptile+tweezers&qid=1570313857&sr=8-11

I don't use a dice tower but prefer a cup and dice tray and I don't believe in counter clipping.  Just my personal preferences however. 
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 07:08:59 AM »
I tried tweezers but didn't like them.  Never clipped counters or used a dice tower.  Those things are for pussies.  If God didn't want you to use your fingers he wouldn't have given them to you!   :DD
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 07:22:41 AM »
I tried tweezers but didn't like them.  Never clipped counters or used a dice tower.  Those things are for pussies.  If God didn't want you to use your fingers he wouldn't have given them to you!   :DD
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 03:29:12 PM »
Now now mechwarriors.... lol

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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 04:07:27 PM »
And we haven't even starting talking about plexiglas yet...
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 04:24:38 PM »
And we haven't even starting talking about plexiglas yet...

Definitely for paper maps. 3 mm is plenty thick. See if you can get non-glare coating, costs more but worth it.
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 05:14:38 PM »
I have some of my maps laminated. Then there is no wear and tear, no spill damage and I can draw on them with grease pencils. All after I have clipped my counters, of course.
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 05:31:23 PM »
Yup, I have plexiglass of various sizes for covering my maps.  Well worth it.
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 11:06:06 AM »
I tried tweezers but didn't like them.  Never clipped counters or used a dice tower.  Those things are for pussies.  If God didn't want you to use your fingers he wouldn't have given them to you!   :DD
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He that is without ever having clipped a counter to cast the first stone!

And we haven't even starting talking about plexiglas yet...

... in which case I'd just hide behind my plexiglass shield  O:-) :smitten:
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 12:14:10 PM »
I tried tweezers but didn't like them.  Never clipped counters or used a dice tower.  Those things are for pussies.  If God didn't want you to use your fingers he wouldn't have given them to you!   :DD
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You, Sir, are the fallen one.

He that is without ever having clipped a counter to cast the first stone!
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And that person is I, for I have never mangled a counter from it's true square cornered form.
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2019, 12:34:38 PM »
I tried tweezers but didn't like them.  Never clipped counters or used a dice tower.  Those things are for pussies.  If God didn't want you to use your fingers he wouldn't have given them to you!   :DD
Heathen!

You, Sir, are the fallen one.

He that is without ever having clipped a counter to cast the first stone!
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And that person is I, for I have never mangled a counter from it's true square cornered form.
A principled gentlemen you are, Sir :clap:




... too bad about the counters though :coolsmiley:
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Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2019, 12:40:06 PM »
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