Assembling a Laser Cut Wood Model- Beginner Clinic
- Review of kit components (Part check)
- Pre-paint most parts before assembly
- Gluing and assembly of walls and base
- Assembly of roof- Base, Shingles
- Apply walls/trim details
* foil and emery board not included in kit
•I have found that it is easier to pre-paint the majority of parts prior to construction because:
•No masking is required
•Model is complete after the gluing process
•Paint dries consistently to reduce variations
•Rough edges can be filed smooth prior to assembly.
Before proceeding with construction, feel edges of wood pieces for rough burrs. Use emery board included to gently sand edges if needed.
Gluing and Assembly of Walls and Base
•Please apply a quarter sized spot of white glue to your foil sheet.
•Use the scorer stick tip to apply glue to the sides, back wall, and attach. Apply light pressure and let dry.
Be careful not to apply too much excess glue as this will ooze onto surfaces and will need to be removed promptly.
•After gluing 3 walls and allowing approx. 1-2 minutes to dry, apply glue to base and attach walls
Roof Base Assembly
•Fold flat roof structure to create ridge that fits shed (fold at score line)
•Apply glue to roof along edges to be attached (careful not to apply glue to front edge)
•Peel and remove sticky back paper from roof shingles, one side at a time
•Apply sticky side down to roof structure, aligning the etched shingle design parallel to ridge
Trim and Details
•Apply glue to wood trim parts
•Apply glued trim parts to each side and back of the structure
•Be sure to align top trim to underside of roof (no gaps)
•Apply small spot of glue to ridge sign and apply. Align to middle of structure.
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