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  1. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Feb 2, 2009, 11:24 AM - Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #1

    As most know, currently you can buy a three hole Dental Bordan Tool, like here: http://kabdental.com/dental-service-...ies/Tubing.htm ... But if you look at the holes on the current Bordan tools available all of them come with the holes lined up in the wrong position, as compared to the hero ESB Helmet and pre-pro 3.
    #1 they have three different sized holes (which is correct, based on ref photos), BUT #2 the holes are reversed and are lined up incorrectly.
    So most of us end up cutting the borden tool in half to ensure the holes are lined up and positioned correctly.
    Unfortunatly the bad part to that is these parts can only be found in Brass and are "Silver plated". So once the tool is cut and turned in the correct position, it is now the wrong color, as the brass shows through.

    I have yet to find a company the sells them in a pure Silver finish with the holes facing the "correct way". I was even told by my very old family dentist that they just don't make them like that anymore and that most dental hardware is 9 times out of 10 "Silver plated".

    *So I would like to gauge interest to see if anyone would want an accurate sized Dental Bordan tool, that has the holes lined up and positioned correctly, and has the correct Silver finish. It would fit most, if not all helmets. Price being around 10-12$ or so.

    Some examples below of what I mean with the misaligned holes, and incorrect finish on the installed version.

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  2. clonecollector's Avatar
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    Feb 2, 2009, 11:49 AM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #2

    For that price I would buy it. Consider me interested. I eventually plan to make a helmet out of sheet aluminum so this would me a nice addition.
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    Feb 2, 2009, 12:05 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #3

    Interested me too!!!!!!!!
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    Feb 2, 2009, 12:09 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #4

    This could be good given that the Bordens that I have bought, while having the correct number of holes, did NOT have the right sizes...the two smaller ones are the same size.

    Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Borden on the ESB bucket have a brass finish?
  5. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Feb 2, 2009, 12:21 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #5

    Quote ShocKNurse said: View Post
    the two smaller ones are the same size.
    Nope, they have three different sized holes, two being smaller than the main one...but def three different sizes.

    Quote ShocKNurse said: View Post
    Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Borden on the ESB bucket have a brass finish?
    I posted the ESB pic above, I think it just has glue or paint or something that makes it have a brown tone, but the edges on the higher res photos show them silver.
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    Feb 2, 2009, 12:59 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #6

    It makes sense that the silver plating could have become tarnished, I'm actually going to just make one of the holes larger on mine with a drill bit, but good luck with it, will you be providing any sort of fixing method like a threaded end with a nut to go through the helmet perhaps? If so I am copyrighting that idea here and now....ha ha just kidding
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    Feb 2, 2009, 1:38 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #7

    interested too. I would take two of them.
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    Feb 2, 2009, 1:44 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #8

    Alex, please count me in for one ...
  9. Wes is offline Wes
    Feb 2, 2009, 2:17 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #9

    I think your going to have a hard time finding a pure silver\steel connector. They were made of brass.
  10. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Feb 2, 2009, 2:18 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #10

    Quote HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    will you be providing any sort of fixing method like a threaded end with a nut to go through the helmet perhaps? If so I am copyrighting that idea here and now....ha ha just kidding
    we had something like that in mind...something with a more stable connection.
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    Feb 2, 2009, 2:28 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #11

    I am interested, and at that price, I may take two if possible.
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    Feb 2, 2009, 3:21 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #12

    At that price, i would be interested. Are you talking about having these machined or buying them, fixing them, and reselling them?
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    Feb 2, 2009, 4:10 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #13

    I'd be in for a couple.
    Not for anything Fett related. . . they're for my dental practice in the mirror universe.

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    Feb 2, 2009, 4:40 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #14

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    I'd be in for a couple.
    Not for anything Fett related. . . they're for my dental practice in the mirror universe.

    Do you have an evil beard in the mirror universe?
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    Feb 2, 2009, 4:43 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #15

    that's about comparable to the price of a real/wrong one. sounds awesome
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    Feb 3, 2009, 8:45 AM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #16

    I'd be down for one!
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    Feb 19, 2009, 4:44 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #17

    Any news on this project ?

    Thanks in advance, Alex !
  18. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Feb 19, 2009, 7:59 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #18

    We'll start a sign-up in about two weeks.
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    Feb 20, 2009, 2:41 AM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #19

    I'll be down for one bro....
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    Feb 23, 2009, 4:23 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #20

    might be interested... thanks
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    May 2, 2009, 12:35 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #21

    Put me on the list.
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    May 2, 2009, 3:54 PM - Re: Interest in a Aluminum Bordan Dental Tool #22

    Hi Guys and gals,

    Just to semi-update the status on this - I don't believe this project is on the table any longer. At least for now, and even in the near future. Spideyfett has made some personal/professional changes in his life recently that require his full attention, so there's not a lot of surplus time for these projects right now.

    When he gets settled into his new career - he may revisit this . But for now we need to be patient. Thanks everyone

    FP

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