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Tabletop Gaming, Models, and Minis => Wargaming => Topic started by: Philippe on October 05, 2019, 12:20:41 PM

Title: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Philippe 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?

Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Geezer 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
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Barthheart 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

QFT... except the dice tower part.. I built my own.
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: W8taminute 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. 
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Crossroads 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
Heathen!
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Barthheart 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
Heathen!

You, Sir, are the fallen one.
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: McMaster on October 07, 2019, 03:29:12 PM
Now now mechwarriors.... lol
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Philippe on October 07, 2019, 04:07:27 PM
And we haven't even starting talking about plexiglas yet...
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Barthheart 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.
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: solops 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.
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Geezer on October 07, 2019, 05:31:23 PM
Yup, I have plexiglass of various sizes for covering my maps.  Well worth it.
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Crossroads 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
Heathen!

You, Sir, are the fallen one.

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:
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Barthheart 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
Heathen!

You, Sir, are the fallen one.

He that is without ever having clipped a counter to cast the first stone!
...

And that person is I, for I have never mangled a counter from it's true square cornered form.
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Crossroads 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!
...

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:
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: Barthheart on October 10, 2019, 12:40:06 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: JudgeDredd on October 14, 2019, 02:26:11 AM
I've never been able to use tweezers and all the videos I've seen of boardgamers using them seem to not be able to use them either.

I'm currently alright with the fingers  :)
Title: Re: Tweezers, forceps, and tongs
Post by: ArizonaTank on December 10, 2019, 08:36:25 PM
I've never been able to use tweezers and all the videos I've seen of boardgamers using them seem to not be able to use them either.

I'm currently alright with the fingers  :)

I have had some better success with potato chip tongs. For example:
https://www.amazon.com/2-PACK-Restaurant-Bakery-Kitchen-Potato/dp/B07PCRZ682/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?keywords=potatoe+chip+tongs&qid=1576035320&s=home-garden&sr=1-1-fkmr1 (https://www.amazon.com/2-PACK-Restaurant-Bakery-Kitchen-Potato/dp/B07PCRZ682/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?keywords=potatoe+chip+tongs&qid=1576035320&s=home-garden&sr=1-1-fkmr1)