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Old 08-20-2005, 08:53 AM
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I drilled mine myself. Bought a bundle of strips from a local plastic fabricator guy. It wasn't until a year or so later that I thought of a way to speed up the layout part of the drilling job. Lessee, a 72" strip with holes ever inch and a half is . . . 48 holes?

I can also say that it took about 40 feet of three-lane splining and routing until I felt comfortable with the method.
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Lessee, a 72" strip with holes ever inch and a half is . . . 48 holes?
I see that math course paid off. :b
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:32 AM
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Thanks guys for your input, I can tell you guys enjoy your hobby alot. I will certainly give Luf a quick email.

Cheers!
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Old 08-20-2005, 03:11 PM
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That Leaxn strip i s such as simple idea but extraordinarily effective and it will make your project fun.
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:13 AM
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Lessee, a 72" strip with holes ever inch and a half is . . . 48 holes?

And a LOT of filling and sanding.
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Default Good accumulated info here.

This is a great thread. It would be great if it became archived or sticky-ed or like that.
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Default Update to thinning chalkboard paint.

I recently routed some new lanes, and just finished painting. this time I didn't thin the chalkboard paint at all, and it worked fine.
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Default Double fluted Carbide bit

I found a great source for a1/8 inch wide carbide double fluted spiral down cutting bit at www.Woodworkersworld dot net. Only $15.60

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Use a taping tool to lay your tape. You will find that burnishing your tape will take longer than laying it with a tool. I have built several of these tools for other people and can post the plans if anyone is interested. It isn't rocket science.
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I found a great source for a1/8 inch wide carbide double fluted spiral down cutting bit at www.Woodworkersworld dot net. Only $15.60
....Porter Cable brand at Home Depot, regularly about $13, on sale for $10 a couple times a year.
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Use a taping tool to lay your tape. You will find that burnishing your tape will take longer than laying it with a tool.
AMEN Brother Stingray Racing! PREACH ON! I second that!
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I took a pile of pictures during the construction of my track if it is useful to anyone you can view them here.
http://slotcars.carlsoncomputers.com...rack/wood1.asp
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Great pics and site!!
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If you have a break in the tape you don't need to solder it. Just over lap the tape by about an inch and a half get a sharp pointed exacto knife and punch several holes through both layers of the tape and this will make the connection it works great. Curtisy of the Prince of Poland.
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If you have a break in the tape you don't need to solder it. Just over lap the tape by about an inch and a half get a sharp pointed exacto knife and punch several holes through both layers of the tape and this will make the connection it works great. Curtisy of the Prince of Poland.
This method works great for me. I just poke the tip of the knife through the tape and twist slightly then burnish the joined area down. Gives me excellent connectivity
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