After a couple of stops and starts, I finally made a satisfactory Column part of the Fife Rail.
This is the most difficult because you have to carve out the top part and also carve the notches for the Cross-bar goes across.
The Mahogany 3mm x 3mm Stock that Mamoli provided with unsatisfactory. It had this horrible saw mark on one side. Also, they didn’t provide enough of it.
So, I remembered that I had bought some 3mm thick Walnut Stock awhile back from Modelers Central. It was for this very reason that I bought it!… For things like this!
Anyway, I used my Mini-Tablesaw and cut a bunch of 3×3 Pieces… They look a lot better.
Here’s the Column piece I just carved…
I found that using a Xacto blade, I was able to notch out the main parts, then I used my mini triangle file for the top portion. Then for the notch, I used my mini square shaped file for that work.
I’m going to let it get nice and set and then sand the bottoms down to the proper height.