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"The Cedars" Sears Sss
« on: October 29, 2013, 06:10:16 PM »
Thanks to Michael Whiteman and Dan(Magi46) for the Sears home links I've started on a bunch of sketch sets for them. The first one is called "The Cedars". The design was popular from 1927 to 1932 but many are still standing today. In my town there are several of them with almost the same design.

Footprint is 2 1/2 x 2 15/16 and is an average difficulty build. Hardest part is beveling some edges. I took the time to sketch out fine details on the shutters, in hopes of being able to print them out on card stock or .015 styrene, but they are only 1/16" wide by 7/32", and the printing was not legible. Alternatively, you can cut them from .015 x 1/16 strips and paint them.

 It features a second floor, a side porch and a unique hexagonal window available from Rich at Rslaserkits. It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions and materials are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer, or additional, openings.
Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Parts templates,  Assembly sketches,  and PDF's. Also included is the original Sears sale flyer for the plans, and a pic of my build.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF's. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size. Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have template printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB and straight edge. The best way to cut out window openings is with a corner punch. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit.

I don't always build my sketch set buildings, but I did this one, and sold it to Ralph(superman) in Texas.

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