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Title: "Chuck Doan" wood knot method
Post by: Carlo on September 02, 2021, 02:38:36 PM
Sometime in the distant past, Chuck Doan showed  how he makes and installs/weathers knots in a wooden board. Does anyone else remember, and do you have a link to that thread?
Carlo... gettin' knotty


Title: Re: "Chuck Doan" wood knot method
Post by: finescalerr on September 03, 2021, 01:31:46 AM
I don't know about the thread on this forum but I do have step by step instructions by Chuck. They appear on page 81 of the very first Modelers' Annual, Winter 2008. You probably have a copy somewhere, Carlo. If not, send me a note and I'll send you the instructions. -- Russ


Title: Re: "Chuck Doan" wood knot method
Post by: TRAINS1941 on September 03, 2021, 11:55:36 AM
I don't know about the thread on this forum but I do have step by step instructions by Chuck. They appear on page 81 of the very first Modelers' Annual, Winter 2008. You probably have a copy somewhere, Carlo. If not, send me a note and I'll send you the instructions. -- Russ

Those were the days!!!

Jerry


Title: Re: "Chuck Doan" wood knot method
Post by: finescalerr on September 03, 2021, 12:39:20 PM
Yeah, and they were the days when I worked six or seven days a week with no help. Also, in those days, the hobby was still alive and well so it was possible to get articles. Times sure have changed. -- Russ


Title: Re: "Chuck Doan" wood knot method
Post by: Chuck Doan on September 03, 2021, 08:49:01 PM
In O scale I used a toothpick glued into a hole and then cut off. Something another modeler came up with, maybe Bill Miller. In 1/16th scale, I drill/file a hole, sometimes a  bit oval and then sand a stick of basswood on my disc sander to match, usually with a slight taper. Then I glue and tap it in and then cut it flush. Add cross splits if desired w a sharp knife.


Title: Re: "Chuck Doan" wood knot method
Post by: WP Rayner on September 04, 2021, 05:34:32 AM
In O scale I used a toothpick glued into a hole and then cut off. Something another modeler came up with, maybe Bill Miller.


You may well be right about Bill. He was the first person I saw who used that method back in the 1990s. If you drill the hole at an angle, insert the toothpick and cut it off, you'll also end up with an oval-shaped knot.


Title: Re: "Chuck Doan" wood knot method
Post by: Mobilgas on September 04, 2021, 07:15:15 AM
Wow 2008 thats going back in my magizine stash ;D  Might be worth BIG Money in a couple years.


Title: Re: "Chuck Doan" wood knot method
Post by: TRAINS1941 on September 04, 2021, 09:13:03 AM
Wow 2008 thats going back in my magizine stash ;D  Might be worth BIG Money in a couple years.

I doubt it Craig according to UNC the hobby is dead!!  Except for the ones still modeling!!

Jerry


Title: Re: "Chuck Doan" wood knot method
Post by: finescalerr on September 04, 2021, 01:33:34 PM
Jerry, we may still build models or like model trains but each year our numbers decline. So when I write "alive and well", I refer to the decline in the large number of active hobbyists who bought a lot of stuff. Today that number is half of what it was seven years ago. I don't mean our hobby has disappeared altogether.

As somebody who had depended on those hobbyists to earn his living, I had to evaluate model trains strictly as a business.

On the other hand, since I am now a hobbyist and not a business, I no longer care whether any manufacturer or publisher is still in business as long as I can buy raw materials and tools to build what I want. I no longer care whether 3 million or 30 guys build models as long as a few inspire me. But I still look at the hobby industry in the same way as I used to. Get it?

Russ