Tag Archives: Beech Wood

Hatch Rails – Forward

Been making the Rail Posts for the forward part of the Hatch.

I discovered something quite by accident but which I like.

What happened was that I made the Rails using some Basswood 1.5×3 mm Stock instead of the Walnut. This was because the former didn’t split all the time like the latter does.

But, because I used the light colored Basswood, I had to stain it. Well, I used some Dark Walnut Stain first… I didn’t really like that dark of a tone so I went over it with some Colonial Maple… Viola! I got this weathered look which I really like.

Forward part of Hatch before Rails
Rail Posts stained

I found that a great way to do this is to clip the Baseboards in with these Clips, then to just dab a touch of SuperGlue on either end and the middle to hold it. That way, you can adjust to your heart’s content before you commit to to glue.

I ordered some Birch wood from Modelers Central in Australia. Anyway, it turned out that this was the wrong sort of Beech wood!!!… I needed Flexible Beech.

Anyway, now I found some use for it!

I made these Posts out of the Beech wood and I really love it because they DON’T Split!!!

Posts made from Beech wood
Posts up
Gluing Rail to Belfry
Making the Rail ends
Forward Hatch Rail done
View from the front

Bending Deck Plank

Corel gave me this piece of Beech Wood for making the Planks for the Handrails and also for the Planks which lines the Deck.

Unfortunately, they shorted me by about 3 or 4 feet worth of planks which I had to go and buy on my own.

Anyway, this is a Jig I made for bending these Planks to be able to line the Decks.

Deck Plank Jig

I am trying out something. I used my Staple Gun with a piece of scrap wood over it in order to hold it down.

Finished the interior Deck Planking