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Author Topic: 1:25 scale Quarter-wheeler river Drogher  (Read 485 times)

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: 1:25 scale Quarter-wheeler river Drogher
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2020, 01:52:52 PM »
Interesting Steven

Naturalliy it all depends on the selection of timber chosen, however the planking you cut with the Proxxon table saw appears to have a very smooth cut surface, so

1. what was the timber chosen?
2. do you use a HSS or a TCT blade in your Proxxon saw
3. which model Proxxon machine do you have?....the KS 230, ......the FET,...or the FK/SE which is older version of the FET

The reason I ask, is I use the FK/SE with the 80 diameter TCT blade [24teeth] however aways end up with the 80 diamerer swirl radial lines in the sawn timber surface

A colleague had the same machinery & issue...so spent a lot of $ on a Proxxon DH40 thicknesser ....... :'(

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Re: 1:25 scale Quarter-wheeler river Drogher
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2020, 05:01:21 AM »
Dereck - I cut the planks with my Proxxon FET tablesaw.  My shop is very small, actually a converted walkthrough closet, 1.7x2.0 meters, so my powertools are on the small side.  I have an 8” drill press, a 1” belt sander, my Proxxon tablesaw, and a Dremel Motosaw [250mm scrollsaw] plus lots of hand tools.  I have an 80mm -24 tooth carbide tipped blade and an 85mm-80 tooth crosscut blade for the tablesaw.

I made the planks out of Poplar, a local hardwood that is actually kind of soft.  It has a neutral colour, is straight grained and is knot free.  It’s sold in the local lumber yards as “project” wood and comes sanded 4 sides.

I used the 80mm 24 tooth carbide tipped blade to crosscut the 4’ board into 8” pieces.  To get a smooth surface I sanded and beveled the 8” edges, then ripped a 2mm thick plank from both edges of each piece, then sanded and beveled the 2 new edges of the pieces and then ripped 2 more planks.  I repeated this process until the pieces were too narrow to rip any more.  I ended up with a pile of planks that were sanded and beveled.

Now the next couple of days will be spent gluing them down, then scraping, staining, shellacking and maybe varnishing the deck.

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Re: 1:25 scale Quarter-wheeler river Drogher
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2020, 11:33:31 AM »
mmmmmmm   thanps Steven.....same 24tooth TCT blade used ......that adjustable mitre box with the FET with the longer aluminium fence plate is a real bonus for cutting longer work & also repetitive lengths be they straight or angled ends

The Proxxon Righ Hand side adjustable length guide has a mile of in-by length to get the work straight, but very little out-by support to keep to sawn material straight. This is resolved with the FET machine & the longer adjustable  mitrebox fence

I may try & modify  :crash my FK/SE adjustable mitre box to incorporate a similar 300mmlight weight long box straight edge type section

:thinking Bunnings will have some sort item I can modify & attach 

So when you do a new setup for parallel planking, do you just set the mitrebox angle to  90 degree marking, do a trial cut & accurately measure the cut section at either end & adjust accordingly?

Derek
« Last Edit: November 23, 2020, 11:45:55 AM by derekwarner_decoy »
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Re: 1:25 scale Quarter-wheeler river Drogher
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2020, 07:23:24 PM »
I have used poplar in keyboard instrument case building. It was used by the Flemish makers back in the early/mid 17th century. I found it easy to work and giving a superb surface for painting and decorating.

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Re: 1:25 scale Quarter-wheeler river Drogher
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2020, 05:41:57 AM »
 Hi again Dereck – I’m not sure if I understand the question, but I cut my 8” long deck planks to the other lengths need for the 3 butt pattern I use a “Chopper III. To start off the pattern I needed lengths of 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches.  Poplar is soft enough to chop 2mm thick planks.  If I’m crosscutting heavier wood I use the mitre gauge with my Proxxon.  It has an adjustable stop for setting a repeatable length. 

To be clear on my plank cutting process I did the following:
•   I bought a board Ό” thick, 4” wide by 48” long
•   I slightly beveled the two 1/4x48 edges
•   I set my ripping fence to 2mm and ripped 2 long strips from the plank
•   I put the plank into my vice and sanded and beveled the 2 newly exposed long edges to remove any swirl marks
        caused by the blade
•   I put the plank back onto the saw and ripped 2 more long strips.
•   I repeated the process until I used up the 4x48 plank
•   I set the stop on my Chopper III to 8 inches and cut up the long strips and beveled the ends

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Re: 1:25 scale Quarter-wheeler river Drogher
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2020, 07:00:18 AM »
 :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :beer

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Re: 1:25 scale Quarter-wheeler river Drogher
« Reply #21 on: Today at 01:04:43 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement Damien, my planking is coming along nicely.  There will be a trim piece over the planking around the hold.
« Last Edit: Today at 01:07:02 AM by Steven S »

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Re: 1:25 scale Quarter-wheeler river Drogher
« Reply #22 on: Today at 07:11:38 AM »

Looking good, Steven.
That chopper is an interesting tool. I had seen it before, but I didn't think it could cut anything harder than balsa.

Jurgen


 

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