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  1. For light-colored treenails, I use the straws from a household corn broom available at most home goods stores. I purchased a hand-held type at a dollar store and got enough straws to last a lifetime. Each one is about 10 inches long and there are various diameters. I pull them through a draw plate to get the exact size I need. A couple of minutes work gives me about 20 or 25 10 inch lengths. For dark treenails, I use the bristles from a palmyra brush or stable broom. Same deal except the lengths are a lot shorter. Both types give very strong, uniform treenails. I dip in diluted white glue then cut them almost flush with little snips. A bit of sanding when dry and it's done. Terry
  2. terryw

    Disk Cutter

    Think about getting into photoetch. It's not as hard as it first seems and allows you to make many things for modelling. Small disks of copper or brass are easy to do, with or without holes. The Micro Mark kit isn't a bad place to start. Terry

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