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Posted - 09/30/2017 :  10:45:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice to see another build thread pop up with your name on it, Greg. I had no doub you would be adding LEDs. Looking forward to you getting Dunn done.


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Posted - 10/01/2017 :  03:20:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Following along.

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Posted - 10/01/2017 :  12:59:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Chuck & Lynn, glad to have you both following along with this build!

Hi everyone, today I'm going to show you how to make a simple strip wood organizer out everyday household items.
Using egg cartons and paper towel roll inserts.
You could also use toilet paper inserts.
I just happened to have 2 of the paper towel inserts.

These paper towel inserts are 11 inches long, and you need to cut them in half.

You will need 2 egg carton bottoms not the lids.
Cut those bottoms from the rest of the egg carton, and glue your 4 equal tubes into the 4 corners of the carton.
As shown below.

Then with the other egg carton bottom, you now cut the bottoms off each egg holder as shown.

This will be the top of our strip wood organizer.
And glue this top half to your bottom half as shown below.

Then using coloured markers, I coloured each opening to correspond with the strip wood colour chart located in the instructions.
I also used a fine point black marker to write the strip wood size on each opening.
I also photocopied the strip wood colour chart and attached it to my organizer.
This is how it came out looking.

This will help in keeping your strip wood organized and easily identifiable.

To be continued...


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Michael Hohn

Posted - 10/01/2017 :  5:27:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

That's a great idea. Should really speed things up.

A couple of years ago I spent a significant length of time sorting out stripwood for a kit that did not have color coding at all. What a pain. It didn't occur to me to build a rack like you did so I was continuously rechecking dimensions.


Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Posted - 10/01/2017 :  5:49:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea, Greg! Thanks for sharing this one!

in Michigan

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Posted - 10/01/2017 :  7:53:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So tomorrow morning make a big (12) egg omelet. An you to can have one eggactly like Greg's!!

Good idea!


"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Bill Gill

Posted - 10/01/2017 :  8:16:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No yolks from me on this one, Greg, a good idea.

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Posted - 10/01/2017 :  9:27:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your posts, Mike, Pete, Jerry & Bill.
You all really need to get cracking to make one of these.


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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  07:23:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That organizer sure is egging me
Will be great following a build thread again so I hope its ok I tag along yours Greg.

(Between diaper changes)

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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  10:08:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I often use the Khaki and Brown camo paints, either Krylon or Rustoleum brands. The Khaki tan is a great, for me, base color for cement and the brown is used for track before weathering ties and ballasting. I've never used it as a primer but can't imagine it isn't good for that.

Karl Scribner
Kentucky Southern Railway
and associated lines
Midwest Lower Michigan

Edited by - k9wrangler on 10/02/2017 11:08:38 AM

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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  12:05:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Something so simple "simple strip wood organizer" but yet a fantastic idea for storage, or structure construction sorting of strip wood. Thanks Greg for the idea!

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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  3:07:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your postings, Håkan, Karl & Louis.

Håkan, you can tag along anytime!

Karl, I know George use to use Floquil "Earth" to prime all of his castings.
This Krylon Khaki must be the new substitute for not having Floquil paints anymore.
I miss my Floquil paints.

Louis, truth be known I was going to design myself a nice wooden laser cut strip wood organizer.
Then I thought no, I should make one that everyone can make for themselves out of everyday household items.
Maybe the laser cut one, can be a future product to offer one day.


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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  3:33:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg/ I think that the described holder is an excellent suggestion. The holder is easy to make no matter what the viewers modeling skill, the desktop space footprint is easy to modify to fit the space and project needs, can be used for styrene, wire and wood, so is very versatile. I'm sure that this introduction to the construction thread is just the beginning of modeling ideas/tips/techniques which you will be presenting. I'm really pleased to see your suggestion as I believe that it will impact more modelers than the 'custom wood' holder would.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Posted - 10/02/2017 :  4:51:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Greg that is a great idea. I recieved my I'm Dunn kit and was tempted to start it but I want to finish the Bar Mills Dock House at Cundy Harbor kit I've been puttering along at first. I'll follow along with your build and learn from you first.GRIN

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ed k

Posted - 10/02/2017 :  5:31:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, That wonderful idea is all it's cracked up to be. Thank you.

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