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 Posted: Thu Nov 18th, 2010 02:50 pm
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 5980
A trip to one of the major home centers made me aware that 1/4" dowels are now available in oak. This would probably work very well for line and bracket poles for those building in 1/45, or 1/48 scales. I tried flexing a piece, and it seemed to be twice as stiff as the common (bass wood?) dowel, with the advantage of being much easier to drill (for bracket) and taper. Put one end in the chuck of a drill press or power drill and apply sandpaper, while running.

Not much help for those in 1/87th though---

Herb  :old dude:

Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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