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Source of Thin Solid Wood Boards
By Nancy Fratti

[ Jack Conway wrote in 141115 MMDigest:

> The interior partition that is supposed to keep the crank
> out of the works when stored is missing.

Hi Jack!  You can sometimes get wide thin boards in hobby stores,
like Hobby Lobby or train hobby stores.  You'll find that in a lot
of cylinder boxes the divider board is just a little wider than the
slot it fits in; the very ends are sanded down to fit in the slot.

I've also had some that are 'notched' on the ends with basically
a saw-cut squared edge.  That would be the easiest thing to do:
get a 1/8" piece and just narrow the ends.

If you want a true dimension to fit into the slots, go to any good
lumberyard that sells hardwood (not Lowes or Home Depot).  They usually
have planing or large sanding machines and, for a fee, can make wood
to just about any size you need.  Bear in mind that if you go this
route, you'll have to buy a piece quite a bit bigger than you need so
it can be handled safely in a sander or planer.

Nancy Fratti - Nancy Fratti Music Boxes
Canastota, New York, USA 

(Message sent Mon 17 Nov 2014, 16:03:02 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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