5702292633 33869bf97c b - Sand down the last inch of the back of the fuselage stick by wbaiv

Sand down the last inch of the back of the fuselage stick by wbaiv

My favorite tool for this is a fingernail sander…. medium or coarse. This is the one semi-precision shaping… everything else is cut or snap to size and glue flat side to flat side… Hold the last inch of the stick on the sanding stick, push it back and forth. Start with a bit of angle, […]

5702861310 4c6cd03c98 b - Fingernail clippers work just fine as balsa cutters... by wbaiv

Fingernail clippers work just fine as balsa cutters… by wbaiv

They’re good on plastic model part cutting out too. Nail clippers are good all-purpose model building tools, sharp, lots of leverage. Sometimes the built-in files are actually useful. Not so much in this case. A big, straight-blade toenail clipper is a better tool, the fingernail versions are easier to find, around the house… IMG_5746.JPG #furniture […]