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bhouse

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  1. Patto's Place has a 1/32 1960 Anglia - look for 'FD ANGLA". It's designed for slot car use so expect some scratch building!
  2. If I were you, I'd blame Disney's art department... Great build
  3. LED strip lights like this - available as daylight or tungsten. Or there's a dimmable vesion available for a few pounds more. There also a multicolour version if you'd like your models displayed in a disco ambiance...
  4. That'll be my Irish roots showing It would be a good idea to seek out some local turners, Turners are usually very happy to talk to anyone who's interested - especially those such as you with an insight into what's involved and what may be achieved. Good turners, by the way, are quite adept at hand cutting internal and external threads. My lack of ability in that department tells you all you need to know about my skills! (off topic - I mainly produce work for others these days but you may be interested to know that I'm just starting work on a lap steel for myself - early stages...)
  5. If you're curious but not ready to invest in a lathe and some tools, you could try a one or two day introduction course. Here's a website that lets you search for courses by your location. I can;t guarantee there'll be one in the next village but you never know... The introductory courses are usually run by very experienced turners and if you tell them of your interests before the course I'm sure they'll do all they can to tailor it to your interests. Ádh mór! ( is that right for your flavour of Gaelic?) Brian
  6. I've turned pieces from resin-impregnated wood in which a split has occurred - always, of my memory serves, in a part of the wood that had not been saturated with resin. With experience, you can spot pieces that are likely to be problematic and avoid them.
  7. Resin stabilised wood is much more... stable than the natural material. Brian
  8. Lots of YouTube info on how to make one that may or may not work. To my mind a proper pressure vessel and pump are well worth while. They cost from about £40 upwards (depending on size and quality) and are readily available online. Search for 'degassing kit'. Edited to add: I've always used vacuum for degassing and have never had any problems. However, the are many who insist that using high pressure to compress the bubbles is more effective. I plan to stay with what's worked for me.
  9. Hi Beardie, Coloured resin is very popular in the wood turning community. Plenty of shops - such as Turner's Retreat - stock resin, metallic and coloured pigments (including fluorescent).
  10. The R/C model aircraft fraternity use a lot of hinges which have to be small and unlikely to fall...
  11. That's really good - and living in a 17th century French farm house I should know! The roof style places it north of the Loire but probably south of Brittany...
  12. BS and BB - that's fantastic work. It's great that you're giving your daughter such a good grounding on how stuff is made. I believe these skills are going to be increasingly important in future years.
  13. Would a Wingnut Wings model work? Sold out but probably findable on eBay... edited to add: And here's one on eBay, finishing time about 11:000 gmt 8 September 2019
  14. Ah yes - Dunlop Groundhog tyres!
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