Modelling board

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Project by FlashG posted 12-30-2011 03:35 PM 1618 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This modelling board isn’t the first thing I’ve ever made but is certainly the most recent. The design is not quite my own – it’s taken from a photo I saw in a book about modelling and painting miniatures. That design had a couple of holes in the sides to use as handles but impatience and a lack of tools and facilities in my partner’s father’s garage put paid to those. Because it was only a photo, I estimated necessary measurements and drew the design on the computer. I had to use a lot of rough measuring while actually making it so I’m very pleased it turned out as well as it did.

It’s made of MDF so it only just about gets included in the made-from-wood category. Subsequent projects should be better – I try to stay away from MDF where possible but buying real timber is both difficult and expensive here in NZ. Everything seems to be pine (usually Radiata) but I’ve only just started looking for timber properly so hopefully I’ll turn something up.

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#1 posted 12-30-2011 04:08 PM

Welcome to Ljs
This is a great idea well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 04:45 PM

You did a very nice job my friend, and it looks like it suits your needs admirably.

And welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#3 posted 12-30-2011 04:54 PM

Nice Idea!

They used to make the A-10s just down the road from where we live. Awesome aircraft!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-30-2011 08:39 PM

Flash, real nice tray a few tips would be to add a small lip in the front so your xacto doesn’t roll off and make a small sqaure with a hole the size of your paint so it doesnt fall over “accidently”. I also made a few dividers on the left and right side to keep little things like tweezers brushes…

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 12:19 AM

Next: building an A-10 out of expensive fancy NZ wood :D
Welcome to LumberJocks :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#6 posted 12-31-2011 07:48 AM

Oh I love it!
Wish I had one as a kid since I always caught heck for making a mess of the kitchen table
Will make one with my boy
Thanks for posting

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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