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Many, many years ago I bought a Brazilian boxwood trunk. I had it rough sawn into planks ranging from 3/4” to 1/16” thicknesses (see attached photos). The planks are about 36” long. I now want to use this now well-seasoned wood for a model, but I need to finish the timber before I can use it. I’m seeking advice as to the best and most accurate way to achieve a smooth surface finish with a consistent thickness throughout the length of each plank. Should I use a planner/sander, or...? With thanks in advance!
Hi, Am new to this forum but have been making model boat kits for around a year now. To practice planking techniques I started with the kits which had to be smoothed and painted as the full size ships / boats were steel hulled. I'm now moving on to older ships which have timber hulls and have been trying to do some research on the web I'm part way through a build for the HMS Halifax - originally built in Nova Scotia in 1768 and have been studying other builds - both kit and scratch. The kit comes supplied with mahogany, but I see from many images that above the water line, mos
Hi. I thought I would share with you my method of sourcing good quality timber. Well EBay is my answer and not buying raw timber but buying furniture like the one I picked up today. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201030613704?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 Hopefully the link works. But the item number is 201030613704. It's dry and easy to mill down using a small bench saw. And to buy that much timber would cost me approx £130. There is a thin coat of clear varnish on the surface but because it's hard wood it does not penetrate to deep. Less then a 1mm. Regards
Hi. Just starting on my triton cross section and needed some timber. Found an UK outlet for timber and thought I would share it with the rest of me ship mates. http://hobby.uk.com/materials/wood.html For timber. http://hobby.uk.com/materials/metal/etched-mesh.html for mesh. There are other bits on the site that might be of interest to us. Got my order today and the quality is spot on. Postage was very cheep and was send 24 hour delivery. Regards Antony.