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 Posted: Thu May 8th, 2008 04:47 am
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Neil, they are with many other trees as well.

If any YMR member wants a copy of the trees available, I can scan the pages & send them to you as PDF files - just send me an e-mail.

Palm, elm, oak, ash, willows, conifers, standard deciduous are the varities available.

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 Posted: Thu May 8th, 2008 05:37 am
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Sol wrote:Neil, they are with many other trees as well.

If any YMR member wants a copy of the trees available, I can scan the pages & send them to you as PDF files - just send me an e-mail.

Palm, elm, oak, ash, willows, conifers, standard deciduous are the varities available.


Thanks Ron that fits the bill.



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After all this time I'm having a go at Mike's pine tree method. I found some florists wire, quite tough but thin (no idea what gauge it is:roll:) and coated in green plastic.

My half-hearted suggestion about using a hand-drill for safety does not work as use of such a tool involves two hands - which are already in use! One holding the power drill and the other gently supporting/tweaking the sisal as the wire twists.

Confession time. This is the first time I've used DAS clay, but found a small pack locally. How long does this stuff take to dry/set? And how is it best stored? (I challenge anyone to be able to read the print on the packet. It's something like Font 0.5)

I've already shaped one tree, although I know I can do better next time. Any advice on what glue to use after painting?

Sorry, no photos yet. I have found the camera but not the download lead.



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Just read this thread again and Neil - yes I did try a willow one time. It looked good 'til the foliage went on :lol:
After that it looked just like any other tree. Sorry about the very late reply!

Tim the DAS should be quite hard in just a couple of hours. I like to coat the trunk with PVA first, then apply the DAS. I think some people have used hot glue successfully instead of DAS.
I store my DAS wrapped in aluminium cooking foil, and sealed in an airtight container.
PVA is the only glue I've used.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 13th, 2010 11:06 pm
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Many thanks for the tips, Mike. I'll report back...:thumbs



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Just as an alternative to a vice, a simple nail hammered half into a workbench ( NOT the dining room table!) will also hold the wire as it's twisted, then a quick snip afterwards removes the loop.

I use a similar method to twist pairs of electrical wires together - tied at one end, over the nail and a gentle use of a hand drill until the wire just starts to coil.
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I've done something very similar, Stu - as I can't justify the cost of a vise.  It's a brass cup hook screwed into a small block of 3"x2" which is clamped to my worktable.  Does the job!



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Have you found the camera yet Tim?

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Yes, Alan, I have!  The problem is that both methods of up/downloading photos (the cable and the camera card reader are still missing:cry:)  So I'm starting to take pictures again , but will have to wait to post them.



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We can wait Tim.......................................................................................................................................................still waiting ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................have you uplaoded them yet ;-)

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