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Title: Strip wood for planking
Post by: Seacommander on November 27, 2016, 10:08:28 am
Hello,

I want to do a little planking in a small steam launch hull that I picked up, nothing to exciting just finishing, all freelance, but have no strip wood, where is best to get such.  And, any suggestion on finishing.

Thanks in anticipation

Mark
Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: petermun on November 27, 2016, 10:59:27 am
Dolls house shops do sheets of various wood strips.   Google `dolls house flooring`.   Pete 
Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 27, 2016, 12:14:08 pm
Macdonalds or KFC, or any one who does hot drinks, and after purchasing a drink or meal, but I find you need at least 10 wooden stirrer with each drink  :-)
Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: grendel on November 27, 2016, 03:20:09 pm
I strip my own on a small table saw from bgger timber, or you can get a decent amount by stripping down wooden  venetian blinds to the plank width you want, you may need to sand the finish off to glue properly, I managed to pick up a pair of 48" wide blinds for 4 at a boot fair recently, just got to sand the white finish off now and strip to my plank width.
Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: grendel on November 27, 2016, 03:21:34 pm
I also got a fair amount stripping down a mahogany wardrobe front on the table saw.
Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: bfgstew on November 27, 2016, 04:33:38 pm
Google SLEC, good supplier of modelling timbers, excellent service as well.
Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: Seacommander on November 28, 2016, 09:41:35 am

Thanks Chaps !!

Some excellent and very resourceful ideas

Cheers

Mark
Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: wicker on November 28, 2016, 11:30:43 am
Wooden window blinds sawn and sanded of to allow glue to stick is ideal
Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: Sonar on November 28, 2016, 12:48:51 pm
Or for ready made stuff.

http://www.ema-models.co.uk/index.php/materials/wood/pine-strips.html

Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: ttony47 on December 14, 2016, 03:58:28 pm
Hello , I'm striping my own for my model. Balsa planking it seems to be the best value way, rather then buying pre stiped bundels from wood supply merchants on the web
Title: Re: Strip wood for planking
Post by: ttony47 on December 14, 2016, 03:59:44 pm

I hit the post button instead of spell check ops ,