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« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2018, 06:50:32 PM »

It's a rigid foamed resin used for cnc prototyping.
It's not that light but tolerable in small quantities.
I've used the decent blanks that I cut, but if you PM your address I will send a pair of 'seconds' for you to experiment with.
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« Reply #76 on: September 30, 2018, 08:27:56 PM »

Hi Russ.  I am really enjoying your WW1 propellers also - real woodworking works of art!   Wink Shocked Cool

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« Reply #77 on: October 02, 2018, 05:29:12 PM »

Thanks Richard  Smiley

The Sopwith blank seems to shape up OK .... the first time carving a prop to this pattern, so I hope that I've got it right!
Just one half nearly finished as I was eager to see how it looked!
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« Reply #78 on: October 02, 2018, 06:41:37 PM »

    Russ that prop turned out to be very attractive - those long, deep, thick, black grain marks,  show a nice pattern on the dark wood.  What color stain did you use?   Was that 3 or 4 laminations?   Newbie question - is this a flying prop - I assume so, for rubber?   I have never made one for rubber flight.

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« Reply #79 on: October 02, 2018, 06:49:15 PM »

That's going to be a stunner, Russ! You going to Alfreton this Saturday?

Cheers,

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« Reply #80 on: October 03, 2018, 02:11:54 AM »

Richard,
The prop is primarily intended as a scale prop for the static judged element of BMFA uk scale competition ie. it is a non flying prop. The model is for CO2 or electric ... I might be tempted to try one for flight.
This prop is from one piece of a fairly rich coloured mahogany type ... It is not stained, just a couple of coats of sanding sealer.

Dan,
I'm not going to be able to get to Alfreton this weekend unfortunately  Sad
I think I'll have to save my pennies for the Peterborough indoor meetings and put the blinkers on to avoid temptation elsewhere.  Undecided
I will be making the pilgrimage to Impington in Nov though.
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« Reply #81 on: October 03, 2018, 06:51:29 PM »

As usual with something that I have spent time setting up, I make it worth the effort and turn out a batch.
I've done this with the basic prop blanks.
The '1/16th' scale ones have been cut for outline and taper as the photos show.
If anyone wants a shortcut into carving their own, I can make the blanks available for a couple of quid or so.
(I've started carrying a few bits around at indoor meetings on an informal basis)
The ones shown are from a lighter mahogany type timber.
The larger 1/12 scale blanks are just outline cut at the moment.


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« Reply #82 on: October 03, 2018, 06:53:19 PM »

Here's one fairly quickly carved.
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« Reply #83 on: October 04, 2018, 02:48:03 AM »

These are stunning! I'd love to have a few of the blanks to see what I can whittle and sand out of them. Perfect therapy for when I am stuck away fom home working.
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« Reply #84 on: December 03, 2018, 12:49:32 PM »

I started my prop obsession here, so here's a few more! If I had put as much time into one model as I have these props, I might have something new by now.
They are all earmarked for future projects though ... except perhaps for the smallest.

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« Reply #85 on: December 03, 2018, 12:58:05 PM »

Sorry for the grubby thumb ... I had cleaned it as well.
The first is about 1/36th scale and is laminated from walnut and cherry.

The second is 'peanut' scaled and is pear and cherry. I quite like how this turned out and might make a bigger one for the Pup.

The third is 1/16th scale and is for the Aerographics Camel .... one day. It's not a bad match for the one on the Camel in the 'Duelling Above the Trenches' Sopwith special.
This is maple and walnut.

The last one is another peanut laminated from walnut and cherry this time.
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« Reply #86 on: December 03, 2018, 02:18:18 PM »

Hi FreeFlightModeller.   Thanks for the pictures of the different examples of the hardwoods used in those laminated props.   Smiley   That is a great comparison of the wood colors to choose from ...  Excellent props!   Cool

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« Reply #87 on: December 03, 2018, 02:27:25 PM »

Thanks Richard  Smiley
Yes, it's been an interesting exercise seeing how the different wood types look at model scale.
I like how subtle the cherry and pear look together ... when I laid up the veneers I thought the banding would be more non-descript.
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« Reply #88 on: December 03, 2018, 03:47:27 PM »

They're good.  No two ways about it.
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