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Hello all,

I have worked on and off with wood since I was in my teens; I am now in my mid 50s. I have spent many hours building r/c aircraft and renovating 3 of my homes; I also enjoy photography and competition shooting. I am now getting more into what i would classify as fine wood working and am loving it. I've been a lurker for while and have now just registered. I look forward to learning from the community and hopefully adding my 2cents when I can.
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Hi Mark - welcome to the forum!

Appears that you're already an experienced woodworker, so hope to see you posting & contributing to the forum! Dave
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Hi Mark, I’m fairly new here as well, but have already received help with router issues as well as lots of new ideas to incorporate into my woodworking. Being an old R/C builder myself ( back in the 80’s ) I use a lot of slot lock construction in my projects much like model building and I still go to the hobby shop for nylon wing bolts which are great in Oak and never rust. Good old ( in-expensive ) U control cable is what HP plotter and CNC guys pay big bucks for when they buy cable from the plotter and machine sale people.
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Gwhizz,
I have also found that the price of CA glue is MUCH less expensive on R/C sites than woodworking supply houses.
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Default Use your model building experiance in you wood projects

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Youíll find lots of ways you can apply model building into woodworking projects, when my 1st Grandson was turning 5, I decided to build him a toy box and spent about 6 months collecting everything it needed. Figuring out a good shape for a toy box was easy, you Americanís pay for the biggest bestest toy boxes in the world.

Take a picture and tape it to the wall, Start building, hold back on your detail and make it tough - NO nails or screws ( except for hardware of course ) and now that the little fellow is 16 he still keeps it in his bed room and my daughter tells me the 30 and 40 year olds want to have one.
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Richard,
I can see why he still loves that "box" - very nice work. It is nice to make things that don't explode in mid-air collisions, destroying 100s of hours of work in an instant and many hundreds of $$$ as well.
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BTW - I bet he wished those planes were not glued down when he was first given the box.
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Default Toy box needed planes that could be played with

Actually the planes are not glued down to the deck, each on is a die cast model jet I picked up and added a small 3/8" piece of dowel to sticking out of the belly with a steel washer on the end, matching the wheel height and the deck has flush imbedded magnets in it so they sit there until he wanted to play with them and they all came off and held back on when done. For his next birthday I built him a matching bed which can be set up as a loft bed as he liked when he was little and went to regular bed when he got a little older and his 3 year old little brother is currently using with the side rails sitting on the carpet.

But you sure are right, I was always depressed bringing home a model in a garbage bag to salvage radio and a hopefully but not always the engine, but sooner or later they all go that way.
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Actually the planes are not glued down to the deck, each on is a die cast model jet I picked up and added a small 3/8" piece of dowel to sticking out of the belly with a steel washer on the end, matching the wheel height and the deck has flush imbedded magnets in it so they sit there until he wanted to play with them and they all came off and held back on when done. For his next birthday I built him a matching bed which can be set up as a loft bed as he liked when he was little and went to regular bed when he got a little older and his 3 year old little brother is currently using with the side rails sitting on the carpet.

But you sure are right, I was always depressed bringing home a model in a garbage bag to salvage radio and a hopefully but not always the engine, but sooner or later they all go that way.
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