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Rustic Structures (REDWOOD)
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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 10:30 am
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Dennis R
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I build all my structures to stay outside all the time.
I am to BUSY (lazy) to bring structures in and out
I own a steel fabricating business, and have built many steel buildings, many people roll their eyes when they think of metal structures. My steel stuctures are far from normal steel structures, I go for no mainenance.
REDWOOD structures are another joy to build,
My layout is mountainous, short line, mostly geared locomotives, so my buildings are mostly ERA from 1890's-1950
My structures are all placed on concrete, I hate DIRT splatter on my models.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 10:44 am
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The above picture shows the bases of 6 plywood bases for what I call Cliffhanging Structures.
This plywood has exterior glue, besides the base is not exposed to the elements or sitting on the ground.
Below shows the sides being glued with titebond 3 and pinned with 23 gauge headless pins. I use Grex pinners, their pins have a glue that when driven in heats up on the pin, given a few minutes they bond to the wood helping the holding power.
I tested the holding power, right after being pinned verses setting for 15-30 minutes. Couldn't tell difference between 15 or 30 minutes, between right after pinning and 30 minutes was noticable difference. I am not into trying to proove or provide a measurment of the difference. I could feel the difference in pulling apart. Besides I glue all the joints, so it is mostly to hold until the titebond glue dries, But metal pins do assist in holding joints together.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 10:50 am
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Picture above shows how I cut many pieces the same length, stack mant pieces together, wrap a piece of masking tape around them, to hold together. cut one end then using fence on bandsaw, I cut the other end creating many pieces the same length.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 10:51 am
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on the band saw

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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 10:54 am
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staggering the bottom to make it look like the the boards are random cut.
Here I am cutting the tops to make even to the top plate.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 10:57 am
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Sides after wood glued and nailed on, and trimmed off

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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 10:58 am
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ends nailed on

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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 11:01 am
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I cut off the ends with a dremel with a saw blade and sand smooth with belt sander setting on side.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 22nd, 2015 03:00 pm
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Built to last!. Jose.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 23rd, 2015 03:26 pm
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Interesting build--let's see more!


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