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 Posted: Tue Oct 9th, 2018 04:08 pm
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Daniel Osvaldo Caso
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Magoo is repeating again and again that he hates me.
But that is what he does when he is really enjoing doing something that is too much for his poor eyes.

P2070335 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070336 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070339 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070342 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070344 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070347 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

(Don't tell him that that was just 1/4 of the job because all other gutters of the "chateau" must get it too.)


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 Posted: Tue Oct 9th, 2018 07:15 pm
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More delightful buildings and detail Daniel and that home made drill press combination is a gem.



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 Posted: Tue Oct 9th, 2018 08:12 pm
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If you make both the blue pin and the guide higher you can make several strips at the same time.
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 Posted: Tue Oct 9th, 2018 08:27 pm
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Thank you, Doug.
The "Chateau" has been always meant for our friend K. and his family whithout whose support the whole layout wouldn't be happening. So it deserves a bit of serious attenttion (even if that means Magoo grumbling a lot).

Yes. the drillpress is great. There are plenty of such valuable projects in Youtube. And there are often new improved versions.
A drill press is really a must for a modeller but doesn't need to mean serious investment.
In my case the drill press is number two. Number one is the little circle saw: my breakfast is not complete until I see the little proxxon on workbench! :old dude:

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That idea is not wrong but experience taught me that that means too often loss of accuracy.There are many reasons and one of them is the risk of lateral tension  >>> distortion in the alignment of the long pin while removing from the staple which can bend it a bit.
If you are drilling styrene strips there would be also a not easy to notice risk of accumulation of warm styrene particles around the drill bit which may surprise you with much bigger or distorted holes than expected.
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 Posted: Tue Oct 9th, 2018 09:28 pm
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I was thinking about not more than 4 pieces at the time. Also low speed drilling.
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O.k.. I will be glad to see the results of that intent.

It is not that 'I know', José. I know absolutely nothing.
It is just my nose telling me.

But in case you try, I would use very hard wood for the block or, even better, metal (not aluminium, of course). That would give the pin a more secure base.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 02:16 am
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Fortunately I have a small drill press so will not need to cobble one together.
Your how-to tutorials on making fences, railings and now decretive details for buildings are great.

Your tutorials are much appreciated, more please. 
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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 09:56 am
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Larry

Thank you for your kind words.

Some of my posts may help you but only as long as you realize I know really nothing and am just enjoying finding my way through the hobby ans sharing what I learn as you do. :us:

Great that you already have a drill press.
It is really very helpfull for many things. For example for embossing straight lines of accurate rivets...

Since you have started making stone walls I thought some of these tips may be useful for you

There are plenty of types of stone walls. Some are built with the stones showing a flat face even if their contour is totally irregular. But many walls are made with stones of other types not presenting a flat but a rough or a bit rounded surface.

For rendering the rough surfaces I use several types os sandpaper which I press onto the foam surface:

30 11 2011 025 by d.caso, on Flickr

The photo shows at the middle P-40 sandpaper (the coarser I can get here for a comon sander) and the other two come from wooden floor sanding machines. The last may be expensive but not if you ask someone who is sanding his floors to spare for you a waste or discarded one.
ONce you have them it is just playing a bit on a piece of foam and you will discover things as how easy is to give another structure to the foam surface.

Anotherfor me essential trick is to use not only the point of the pencil when scribing stones but also the side of the
conical are between thge point and the pencil's body.
Varying the angle at of how you hold the pencil and the pressure gives you an excellent tool for giving each stone a varying 'rounded' edge or even body:

5 12 2011 076 by d.caso, on Flickr

The above photo shows both, the scribbed stones and the roughted surface.

You see also it seems part of theplasterwork has 'fallen'.

After experimenting wit adding a v ery thin layer of foam to scribed walls, I discarded the additive method and learnt it is much easier to use the old bas-relief method and create the illusion by simply pressing a little the surface of the stone to create and inclined surface with one end at the same level as the other stones but the end at the edge of the plaster slightly deeper so to create the illussion of two levels.
It is not easy to explain with words but the following drawings illustrating all the above will help:

P2070387 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070390 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070392 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070393 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070394 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070395 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr


P2070396 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P2070398 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr


Once you have seen all the above the best thing toi do is to avoid thinking but take a pencil and a couple of discarded pieces of foam and explore.

Daniel



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Daniel, the decorative supports for the gutter, are you cutting them from a length of moulded timber or each one individually....surely you cannot be so cruel to poor Magoo?



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