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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > Thin Flat Timber
Thin Flat Timber
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 185
20th Mar 2017 13:14  
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I have been looking for some thin flat timber for another project for some time and ended up on Ebay.

Then another thought have a look down the local tip seems I spend A lot of time there but I don.t

I Just look about when throwing out something that I can Not give away on freecycle.

Anyway looking through the paints again Yep bought 4 small tins
Assorted colours. £1
and tripped over a window blind that was left leaning against the wall.

Picked it up and realized it was a wooden blind.
And Guess what it was wood constructed with thin strips and NOT plywood.A little under 3 mm thick and 25mm wide.

I guess ripped down into very small strips it would be Ideal for those that make wooden boats or even strip wood hulls.
So yet another £1 spent.
and stored away for later use.

I guess buying something like this from elsewhere could cost a small fortune.

I am thinking that your local freecycle website may also be a place to look..For free wooden blinds.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 389
20th Mar 2017 21:41  
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Yep, Ikea wooden blinds are a good source of Lime wood, unfortunately they have stopped making that sort, so it is looking in skip times.
Cut into strips and the coating sanded off are excellent for plank on frame boats, also good for deck planking and will take a stain.