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Thin Stock for Small Parts

When building the Peterbilt project, the parts list included material that was 1/16" thick.
These were used for accent pieces such as the doors, windows, etc.
After ripping a few thin strips on the table saw, I did not like working with the wide grain woods of the Pine, Cedar or common framing lumber. I felt I required a finer grained wood and purchased some Basswood from the local craft store which worked out perfect for the parts and my method of making the components. I also used narrow and wide stir sticks and craft sticks.

Today I discovered another alternative.
1/16" thick 3-ply plywood.
The craft store had this bag of "Wood Rectangles".
Cost around $5.00

Perfect for making all kinds of details and accent pieces for many of the plan sets.

Sizes of the rectangles were 9/16" x 1-1/8" ... 3/4" x 1-1/2" ... 1-1/8" x 2"

I just thought I would share this find with you.

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Good One.  I will be on the look out.

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Thanks Udie for the information. I am going to be making the Peterbuilt truckstop in the next couple of weeks, this will make it easier to do. 
Steve Currier
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