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#21 MonoPed


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Posted 10 December 2011 - 01:12 PM

I removed the bed floor and added in cross members so the planks will be visible from underneath.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:18 AM

Do you have any pics of itfrom the underside?
I would love to see them if you do!

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:33 AM

Can anyone suggest some type of wash or stain that can be made up using paints instead of having to buy a container of stain?



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

Most hardware stores will have small sample size packets of stain in the same area that they sell the bigger cans. They're meant for people to be able to test a stain before comitting to buying a larger amount. They're not very expensive at all, only about $.25 for so.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

What's your method for cutting the basswood? The time I tried doing it, it went crazy and starting splitting. I couldn't get it to cut how I wanted it to.




One of my best tool investments, a well spent $50.  I use it on all my basswood and Evergreen cuts. Great straight cut every time.




The Chopper allowed me to build this in 1/25 scale from old Popular Science Magazine plans.  I built this to get good at working with basswood and my 1/25 scale ruler.

Edited by Tom Geiger, 17 January 2013 - 08:20 AM.