another "Business Card" industry

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    davidstrains Active Member

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    I found a piece of property bounded by a spur that looked like it needed a building so I decided to try to build one out of my business card materials using some angles not normally found on structures. I used Errol's paper wood sheet again and painted other parts of the structures. Here is the result.:)

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    davidstrains Active Member

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    second view

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    davidstrains Active Member

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    and a final view. In my next attempt I need to put a window glass material on my windows. This is getting to be fun.:) :)

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's neat David! Another interesting structure with a lot of character! How do you cut your window openings so nicely?
    Ralph
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    Wow David, super work there, and BIG from little business cards .. :eek:

    Chuckling like a turky here! .. the bug's gotcha pal !!:D :D :D

    The effect is great, suddenly the empty baseboard starts to take on a real look of purpose .. me likes it.. (a lot).

    Errol
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    Thanks guys,

    Ralph - I use a very sharp #11 Xacto knife and a scale steel rule. On this venture I also had a whet stone to keep the blade point sharp. I found that after about 15 or 20 windows the point started to round so I kept it pointed with the stone. And it worked. I also use the Hobby Magnifier glasses to do the cuts. And I also take lots of breaks. I don't remember how many windows there were in that structure but I decided not to do the back side. The person who invents an "eversharp" hobby blade that is a scale 3.25'x5.25' is going to have a customer for life. :D :D

    Errol - it is fun, and time consuming, and relaxing, and sometimes frustrating, but it is a part of the hobby that I just had never had an interest in until seeing the work that you guys have put on the Gauge. Shamus sent that fool plan and the rest is history. It's addictive:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D :D
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    Incredable (or however you spell it :rolleyes: ). Awesome work David!
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    WOW! I wish I had the talent to do something like that.
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    A GREAT job my friend, I got to get into that soooooooooon

    It looks like its been there fer years n years:D