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 Posted: Sun Feb 5th, 2012 03:46 am
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This guy:
http://4largescale.com/chris/c14.htm
makes excellent-looking tree trunks out of blue insulation board.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 6th, 2012 06:07 am
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Nice link. The end graining is a quick and convincing process. Handy for doing that custom log since, rather than spending days searching the bush for that perfect stick!

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Dan Pickard

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 Posted: Mon Feb 6th, 2012 04:04 pm
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Wouldn't the end "graining" on a freshly sawed log go crosswise (from the saw) and be more pronounced than any growth rings?



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 Posted: Mon Feb 6th, 2012 05:00 pm
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    That is a great way to make logs and the results are impressive. He does make note of the shredded pieces sticking to himself and other things. One way to solve that very effectively is to spray static cling reducer on and around the work area. It is available at Wal Mart and use to keep womens clothes from clinging. :Crazy: but it works.
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 Posted: Mon Feb 6th, 2012 06:53 pm
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Herb-you are right on the saw marks. The modeling is very impressive however. In smaller scales, I don't see the need in making lightweight logs...they should have some weight to make tiny log cars track well.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 6th, 2012 07:27 pm
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Maybe these photos would help resolve what the log ends look like:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/576
http://www.shorpy.com/node/850?size=_original

This web site has a lot of great old RR photos and a good search function.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 6th, 2012 09:49 pm
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Herb Kephart wrote:
Wouldn't the end "graining" on a freshly sawed log go crosswise (from the saw) and be more pronounced than any growth rings?



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I guess so, didn't think about it until you pointed it out.
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