Wooden Matches

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by msh, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. alkcnw

    alkcnw Member

    MSH, When I started modeling about 35 years ago, I did the same thing, bought wooden stick matches to use as lumber, and after all these years I still have the box I first bought. Only a few matches are missing, used them to light candels when the power would go out!!!:eek:
  2. billk

    billk Active Member

    Just thought of something - don't wooden matches (or at least some of them) have wax or something on them that makes staining them difficult?
  3. Vic

    Vic Active Member


    Hi Bill, The ones I use are "fireplace" matches...they are about 12 inches long by 1/8 inch square. They don't have any wax on them.
  4. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    i used shamus's plans and it worked for me i made mine out of a doll house my mom gave me that she bought a couple years ago all wood and now i don't have to go to the hobby shop and buy my wood hee hee hee i buitl the jig and i can make it as tall as i want and i started on a curved one two weeks ago it's around 30 inches long and rises 1.5 on a grade it starts at 1 1/2 inches and goes to 3 inches high

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