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Bryandliz

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Hi guys & girls, I am wondering how you tackle the finer/ smaller pieces on these modles ie pieces 1/16 or 1/8 thick pieces of wood, how do you cut that thickness from a large piece of wood, how do you sand and shape them, what machinery do you use or do you finish it by hand.
I am having difficulty in getting a good finish and accurate sizing
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Bryandliz

Making "lumber" as fine as you indicate can be a challenge - mainly (in my experience), you end up resawing from thicker stock, and then end up sanding it, or have 1 smooth side, and the other rough. I've resawed my share down to approx. 1/8" - beyond that it can be pretty spooky. Planing re-sawn lumber is do-able, down to about 1/4"

The alternative is to purchase stock, such as 1/8" plywood, etc. Home Centers in my area (central US) have it - often it's called hobby lumber or craft lumber. Do you have a wood working retail store in your area - such as Rockler, Woodcraft (and of course, others) - they often have lumber in the sizes you are looking for, especially in hardwoods.

Shaping of stock that fine - table saw, band saw, scroll saw or hand tools, ie a utility knife w/ a sharp blade and a straight edge.

Other forum members may chime in with other ideas, opinions.

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Bryandliz

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Hi,yes we can get thin ply/mdf but when you want to stain it never seams quite right. So I like to use different types of wood to obtain the real look.
Greg

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If you search this -
Ted Baldwin: Cutting Small Things Safely  
he has a video its about an hour  it may help  its also somewhere on this forum
hope it helps
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2014-01-25 Ted Baldwin: Cutting Small Things Safely


2014-03-29 - Ted Baldwin: Cutting Small Things Safely II


If you want to see him make something

2012-10-06 Wooden Letter Openers by Ted Baldwin (2h1m33s)

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Yes  those are the ones    Lots of good info there     thanks  BadBob
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