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Machine a curer les ports 1750 by guraus (Alexandru) - 1/36

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On 06/03/2017 at 2:31 AM, AnobiumPunctatum said:

excellent milling job

Christian,

 

Only the bottom part was actually milled. The sides, as they were bevelled, the notches were manually cut and filed to size.

 

Alexandru

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This may be a stupid question, but... :)

How do you make a brass nails flush with the wood? The only way I know is sanding, and it is hard to do on convex surfaces or in any confined place. But on your photos I see brass nails perfectly flush, and in places where I can't imagine getting with a sanding block. What is the trick?

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Mike,

 

No question is stupid. 

I use files to make the nails flush with the wood.  For convex surfaces I have curved files as you can see in the first picture, the second and the third file. Both have a flat surface in section but the third one is pointed so if I use it closer to the point it will file a smaller surface. For even trickier places I have a curved file with a half round section - the third in the second picture.

Hope this answer your question.

 

Alexandru

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Impressed you are able to file the nails down without eating into the wood around them. Must take a very delicate touch.

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Indeed! Stopping on the exact right moment to avoid scratching the wood - that is quite a skill. Will practice more, thanks for the inspiration :)

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Wonderful precision joinery Alexandru.

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