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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby Sub culture » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:38 am

I would think the wood used for the plug is either Basswood or Jelutong, or possibly a combination, both were commonly used by pattern makers although i think polyurethane tooling boards seem to be taking over these days.

Steve Warner told me they used to use furan resin to coat the plug, as it scribes nicely. I think that's difficult to obtain now as it's got a lot of nasty stuff in it, so perhaps they've switched to a polyurethane clearcoat system or similar.
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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby SteveNeill » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Thanks Andy for the input as always.

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby Thor » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:53 pm

Steve,

I have used Jelutong in the past for patterns. It is wonderful wood to work with and is surprisingly stable. But it is VERY expensive stuff and it is really hard to find in large blanks.

Keep up the great work!

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby JWLaRue » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:51 pm

Andy,

No need to speculate on the wood. Bob told Steve that he uses Jelutong....as we saw in Steve's video. :)

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby JefftyToo » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:52 pm

Glad I'm not the only one keeping up with Steve's "SNG" videos—aren't they fun? Keep up the great work, Steve, and we'll keep watching...!

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby Thor » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:35 pm

SNG is the ONLY reality based show I will watch. It has a lot of value and it just a lot of fun to watch. It beats the hell out of watching the Kardashians and other worthless trash like that on TV. Keep it up, Steve!

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby sam reichart » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:49 pm

as a bird carver, I use tupelo for most of my stuff these days. It sands better than basswood, and for the detail I put on my carvings, it's perfect. I know of several professional carvers that used jelutong...but it is pricey.
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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby Sub culture » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:17 am

Ah okay. I missed the bit at the start of the second film about the R-class. That's what happens when you fast forward past the trekkie stuff.

Used jelutong in woodwork at school. Easy wood to work, a bit like soft/medium pine in terms of effort required to work, but less prone to splitting.
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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby Bigdave » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:34 am

Thor wrote:SNG is the ONLY reality based show I will watch. It has a lot of value and it just a lot of fun to watch. It beats the hell out of watching the Kardashians and other worthless trash like that on TV. Keep it up, Steve!

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby SteveNeill » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:01 pm

What's wrong with Trekkie stuff?? I mean all this technology and space travel came as a result and influence of Trekkie stuff. ;)

Besides the show teaches you sculpting and mold making all applicable to any thing we do here. Just a thought. ;)

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby Thor » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:13 pm

I love the Trekkie stuff, Steve! Keep it up. It provides a view into the many different methods of molding. layups, etc..

I was going to ask it the Spock busts are rotationally molded to get them hollow?

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby JWLaRue » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:52 pm

...that's "Trekker" not "Trekkie"....

A Trekker is the type of fan that "uses" the technology described in the series & movies. Trekkies are those guys who wear Vulcan ears. :mrgreen:

So Steve, which are you? :D

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby SteveNeill » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:57 pm

Hell I worked for Gene Roddenberry. That makes me a Trekworker. :)

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby JWLaRue » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:00 pm

...troglite, actually. :)

Now: can you tell me which episode I am referring to? :?:

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Re: OTW's new R-10 Class WW1 sub kit

Postby Thor » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:18 pm

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