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    ๐Ÿ“ Good uk based woodwork forum
    2 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, sorry if this is off topic!

    Was Wondering if anyone knew of a good uk based woodwork forum? Just for advice on uk based tools and reviews etcโ€ฆ.Any help appreciated
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Long Range Air Sea Rescue
    2 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Top class!!!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Holding screws for hull gluing
    3 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, Iโ€™m after skinny screws that can hold 1.5 mm birch ply to 5mm ply (while Iโ€™m gluing) what size/type should I be looking for?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Got a few new toys today
    3 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Got a few new toys today guys!

    Getting ready to set them up in the shed (once Iโ€™ve built my work bench ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sealing/ finishing ready for sailing? Help
    3 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Please forgive me guys, as Iโ€™ve stated in previous posts, Iโ€™m a complete novice

    My question is, once you have built the boat (using balsa and ply) what needs to be done to make it waterproof and ready for paint?
    There are tiny daylight gaps that need filling etc๐Ÿ˜‰

    Can anyone give me advice on the steps to take?

    Any help greatly appreciated
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bench sander recommendations
    3 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks mate, I bought it in lidl, (as I work there) will get a refund

    I see a lot of sanders with exact same design as the park side so Iโ€™m staying clear of them, such as the WEN Clark and lumberjack versions
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bench sander recommendations
    3 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, bought me a park side belt sander witch failed after 3 days. It was fantastic while it lasted, but the top belt housing came in contact with the belt sander and sparks flew everywhere!! On inspection of the belt plate it was unrepairable

    Can anyone recommend a good belt plus disc bench top sander?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Self healing cutting mats/ pin pusher
    3 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the reply, I was hoping to get names of the best brands of cutting mats and pin pushers!! I know that there are a few with bad reviews, I just wanted names of reputable companies. Bognor is very far from me but it does look like a real Aladdinโ€™s cave of modelling bits, will give them business at some point.

    Thanks again for the link buddy ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: I think she is done...
    3 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    She looks amazing
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    ๐Ÿ“ Self healing cutting mats/ pin pusher
    3 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, been looking online for a self healing cutting mat and a pin pusher but Iโ€™m getting lots of indifferent reviews

    Can anyone recommend a tried and tested cutting mat and where to purchase

    Also in regards to a pin pusher, ideally one that can penetrate birch ply for sheet hulls (not planks)
    Many thanks guys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Make plank strips look like one piece (no lines)
    4 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for all the replyโ€™s guys

    Iโ€™m after a smooth finish, like a ro ro passenger ferry.
    Is ply wood bendable to create the contours?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Make plank strips look like one piece (no lines)
    4 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, sorry if this a stupid question (Iโ€™m a complete novice in modelling) is it possible to hide lines in plank strips so it looks like one solid piece?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Almost ready to get started
    4 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the support guys!! Really appreciate it

    Got a couple of questions

    Can I glue 2 lite ply sheets together to make my surface longer, or would that jeopardise strength?

    Also, when planking the hull is there a way to hide the plank lines so it looks all one piece? Many thanks for your continued support guys๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Almost ready to get started
    4 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys!! So my first build is nearly about to commence!!!!
    Some of you may know that I was wanting to build a static roro ferry but Iโ€™ve decided that I need to gain knowledge of the whole modelling process.

    I managed to obtain a hull template from Google and Iโ€™m getting ready to start the build.

    Iโ€™m a novice at it at the moment so forgive me if I sound clueless!!

    Im using birch ply,( gonna do the planking in Balsa.) My plan is to give the finished article to my nephew.

    I started by making the templates from the drawing out of cardboard (a pizza box hahahaha) Iโ€™ve bought myself a few bits and pieces to get started, Iโ€™ll list them now and maybe you guys can see if Iโ€™ve missed anything.

    . Dremmel
    . Scalpel number 3 and 4
    . Xacto knife
    . Fret saw
    . David wood plane
    . Assortment of files
    . Bosh home and garden jig saw
    . Ply wood jig blades
    . Gourella glue
    . Set square
    . Magic tape
    . Zona razor saw
    . Quick grip clamps.

    Iโ€™ll send you a pic of my hull templates below
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull/ planking wood types. Beginner
    4 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, so Iโ€™m nearly ready to attempt my first build.

    Thought Iโ€™d start with a hull that I have obtained templates for. Is it ok to make the Hull out of lite ply and then plank with balsa? Thanks for your continued support guys
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    ๐Ÿ“ Purchase Hull templates ?
    4 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the reply, where can I purchase plans ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Purchase Hull templates ?
    4 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, is there a place online where you can buy model hull templates to cut out?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Balsa of choice and alternatives
    5 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    thanks tim, and to everyone who has contributed to my thread, will have a few more question
    s that ill post here if thats ok?

    thanks again guys, its great to be here๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Balsa of choice and alternatives
    5 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Tim, Iโ€™m a complete newbie. I used to make boats out of cereal boxes as a young boy lol


    Iโ€™ve been interested in woodwork for years but with very little knowledge or skill!! Iโ€™m finally in a position to really get stuck in and Iโ€™m like a kid in a sweet shop as I gather info!! Thanks everyone for the replies, so maybe balsa is not the way forward then, I want to use wood that I can cut on a scroll saw (dremmel version)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Balsa of choice and alternatives
    5 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the info.

    I was going to use the dremmel saw for the cuts.

    Basically I want to do a model roro ferry and it will be for show rather than used for working. Iโ€™ll have it flat on the bottom on a sheet of wood to mimic it sailing the sea (if that makes sense. Iโ€™m thinking of doing the Irish ferries boat isle of innishmore
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    ๐Ÿ“ Balsa of choice and alternatives
    5 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks a lot mate, Iโ€™ll look into that, does basswood come in different thicknesses?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Balsa of choice and alternatives
    5 months ago by roboboyo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi guys, Iโ€™m new here.

    Was wondering if I could use balsa wood for an entire boat build, also, what type is best to use thickness wise. I will be cutting with a scroll saw

    Also, what are the alternatives to balsa in model boat making
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