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 Posted: Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 01:39 pm
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Tom Ward


Joined: Tue Nov 14th, 2017
Location: Florida USA
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Here’s another.

Making Nail Holes - Mike Chambers Weathering Techniques

Normally, I use a "headless" T-pin chucked in a spare pin vise,
and I try to use a light touch when making the holes.
And I always use a 6" metal ruler to help keep the lines reasonably straight.
However, because I'm doing them by hand,
I don't try to keep each pair of holes (2 per board normally) evenly spaced apart.
A little variation looks good to me. 

Now, for the holes in the salvage barn and shed, I did something a little different.
I don't recall what my reasoning was at the time for my deciding to try something different.
Instead of the pin, I used a 5mm Pentel pencil lead,
which I sharpened to a very fine point on extra fine sandpaper.

Again, I used a light touch,
just enough to indent the wood and leave some graphite for coloring,
but not enough to make an actual hole in the wood. 

As I commented in another thread a few days ago, I don't use a pounce wheel.
I don't like the shape, depth, or spacing of the holes they make.

Using a pounce wheel is definitely faster,
but hey!.... I'm retired, I've got the time. 

Tom Ward

"When I die I want to go quietly in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers."
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