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Hi there folks Does any one know what kind of wood is best for the outer skin of planking if I want a slightly exaggerated (raised) surface grain. I intend painting my model (Lynx) black above the water but don't want it too smooth. The Lynx was hiding in the Chesapeake waterways when she was captured and I doubt she was done up like a show boat. Perhaps there might be ways of raising the grain a little after sanding??? Thanking you all in anticipation Don
I am beginning a scratch build on a Viking longboat static model. I am fortunate to have about 150 board feet of nice 5/4 oak I've had for about 12 years, and I want to mill some to use for the build. I know it's perhaps not the best choice of wood to use from research, but it sure would look nice, and I have all the machinery. It will be around 35" or so in length, so it's not small. My questions are if I'm kidding myself trying to use it, and the grain direction to use for the ribs/frames. Although the rib is narrow in the picture, it actually is scaled smaller in this picture....the piece