Cutting wood

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by plbab, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. plbab

    plbab Member

    When building with basswood what is used to cut the wood? Should i use a hobby knife or a small saw? Paul
  2. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Paul,

    There are all kinds of neet tools on the market for cutting just about anything. A mini miter box for one with a razor saw would be one good tool. Try this great website for all kinds of mini tools which Tysen passed on to me a few weeks back. Also maybe your locol hobby shop or hardware has them. Try this first as I know you will want one of there catologs.

    Hope this helps you out. Ron :thumb: :thumb:
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Micromark is a great place for great tools. Don't forget to give places like Hobby Lobby and even Ace Hardware a try as well. Several of my modeling tools came from the $3.99 bin at Ace, the Dollar Days bin in WalMart and the Artist's supply section at Hobby Lobby. I've found that the humble single edge razor, retractable knife and those disposable snap blade knives are quite adequate for most heavy cutting found in modeling.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I've found that a sharp knife works up to a certain size, then you need a razor saw. The Chopper by NWSL is nice for some applications, but can give a non-square end. May depend on what your use is going to be.
    Picking it up in both hands and breaking it over your knee is not recommended. :D
  5. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I use track nippers, nail clippers, razor saw, knife, dremell, table saw, miter saw, everything but a laser which I can't afford or make. Unlike 60103 I have even used my knee when I was making some log debris out of sticks from the yard.:) Now Micromark tools are nice, but cost more than I feel I can spend on a hobby tool. I wouldn't hesitate to borrow yours, but.... The one who maybe should answer is shamus. FRED:D

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