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  • anubis51
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    Yep!

    What Dave said!!!

    [:-bouncy]


    John


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  • deemery
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    There's an OLD trick for scribing parallel lines in balsa (don't know how well it would work for styrene or basswood.) Find a screw/bolt with the appropriate width between the threads. Solder a handle onto it perpendicular to the screw, then drag this over the stock with the head of the screw held against a straightedge (and the stock itself firmly clamped/held in place.)

    dave

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  • quartergauger48
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    Take a look at this thread in the Mike Chambers, Craftsman thread,

    (Craftsman's TOOLS) page 5, towards the bottom of the page. (paint brush cleaner} See what you think'...

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  • BurleyJim
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    Brian,

    How about using one of those cheap Harbor Freight calipers. Set the width, tighten the head in place, and draw the tips (for inside measuring) across the wood. You've got a gauge that keeps a constant width. The tips will 'score' the wood, without cutting through it. You'll get about 10 different ideas on how to do it, but this one has worked for me.

    Jim

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  • afbrian13
    started a topic Car siding question...

    Car siding question...

    Do any of you scribe your own HO car sides? What is the best way you've found? HO seems to small for strip planking and I really don't want to buy sheets if I can help it.Balsa and bass are easier to come by

    Thanks! I'm trying to scratch up some HON30 cars. -Brian
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