CTT Magazine, Page 54 & 55 - Rustic House from Scratch

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CTT Magazine, Page 54 & 55 - Rustic House from Scratch
Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 3:49 PM

After reading the article about building a rustic house using "an 8-inch-long section of 2 x 4", it appears to me that the photos are showing at most a 1 x 4. Anyone else have an idea of what the actual size of the wood may be in the photos?

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 4:16 PM

buckeye I had to read it a few times till I caught what he was meaning. You take the 2" x 4" and slice it longways on the table saw to get like 3 or 4 pieces. that's why it looks so thin. So basically each piece is about 3/4" thick so 4 of them would be 3" and a 2" x 4" is 3 1/2" maybe 3 3/4" so thats how he is doing it. If your cutting 3/4" thick the blade with will basically eat up the rest of the wood as it cuts, you lose about 1/8" per cut

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 8:00 AM

Okay, that makes sense. Thanks. Needless to say that's a lot of work for such a small project and I can use foam board and get the same results.

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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 8:53 AM

(I thought the exact same thing, Buckeye)

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Posted by LittleTommy on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 10:41 AM

I was shocked when I saw the article. The item looked incredibly crude!

The item could have been made from sheet styrene or foam core, (or even "bristol board" like the articles in MR suggested in the early 1950's) and it would have looked a lot better.  

My thoughts on reading the article were 1) they're trying to reinvent scratchbuilding and 2) they must be really hard up for articles.

I was really disappointed!

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