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Magnificent! 
One question Doug.  How did you make the worn back steps? 
 
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col.stephens wrote: Magnificent! 
One question Doug.  How did you make the worn back steps? 
 
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Hi, Terry,

I used 2mm grey pasteboard [good because you can 'split' the layers to make exactly the height step you need...] and then with the smooth end to my knife handle I crushed it lightly in the wear areas. Follow up with a good smear of PVA [I like Evostik Resin W 'cos it dries matter than most] or it will puff up a bit if the air gets damp. To cut out the perfectly square sided sink drains [called 'soughs' pronounced 'soofs' in our family] I ground down a 3mm wide chisel on the end of a scalpel blade and used it as a chisel, lifting out the requisite depth of card laminations.

Example below of the 'wear of ages' from Bear's End Mill



Hope that makes sense,

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Thank you Doug.  Very interesting.
 
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