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."