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  1. I tried a thin piece of wood glued to the fence. See pic no 1. Here I rip a 1" X 0,2" boxwood down to 0,2" X 0,02" Then I made a small and right size block to apply the pressure correctly. I also changed the blade. It was dull. After this it is quite accurate and consistent, although it becomes slightly thinner along the length. I also made a mini-mini construction to rip further from 0.2" X 0.02" down to 0.02" X 0.02". See pic no 2. The "featherboards" are boxwood, the rest of the construction is scandinavian pine.
  2. Thanks all for feedback! I am using a slitting blade. My fingers are my featherboards, maybe a bit dangerous but it works...... When I read the instructions, I see that I may have done the error of pressing sideways towards the blade rather than only pressing sideways before the wood piece reaches the blade. The methods I have tried are both the Bill Sorenson method and the other one. What remains to try is the tape or similar to make more space for the ripped plank between the blade and the fence. An update will come when I have tried that with the correct pressure.
  3. I am building wooden model houses. In my current project i need a number of planks of width 0.02". For this tiny dimension i am using boxwood. To rip the planks i have a proxxon ks 230 mini table saw. I am struggling to achieve the exact width. It starts out correctly but gets thinner or thicker along the length. I have tried both to saw the thin plank between the blade and the fence and to have the plank "open" on the outside of the blade. Is this saw suitable for the task (i have a challenge) or is this a tool problem?
  4. I suppose your model ship is the Norwegian polar ship Gjøa? I happen to be Norwegian, living close to the museum where Gjøa is exhibited. There are more polar ships in this museum, the most famous is Fram. Fram is designed to survive the polar ice. The framing is heavier, there is double planking and the hull is shaped to bring the ship up rather than down when the ice pressure from the sides is strong. The web site http://www.frammuseum.no/Visit-the-Museum/GJOA.aspx?lang=en-us contains more detailed descriptions, both of Gjøa and Fram. Myself I only build wooden constructions for a small model railway. I admire you guys building model ships, with all the curves and irregular shapes.
  5. Sorry for that. It is a kit with "snow" for dioramas. Faller is a well-known and old/classic German manufacturer of model railway buildings and other accessories Maybe Google translate may help out? Anyway, in the "snow and christmas" space there are tips and tricks for how to create it on model railway sites and forums.
  6. Maybe this can be to help? http://www.faller.de/xs_db/DOKUMENT_DB/www/_blaetterkatalog/epaper-FALLER_Modellbau_2013/page429.html

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