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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2021, 09:28:38 PM »
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Stacking boards is faster than you’d think

at each end tape a strip of tape sticky side up on work surface
Place first layer of boards on this tape
Tape a second strip of tape sticky side up
Place second layer of boards on this tape
Coat/smear superglue on top of first layer
Cut second strip of tape with second layer of boards from work surface
Pick up, line up and place face down on first layer
Hold in place with straight edge, remove tape
Repeat for additional layers


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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2021, 09:34:24 PM »
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Each of these stacks took about 15 minutes....


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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2021, 09:51:11 PM »
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RS Laser has a couple different sets of stack lumber kits in different lengths, or this one is a variety pack, offering 27 different stacks in one set

https://www.rslaserkits.com/3520-Assorted-Lumber-Stacks_p_3873.html

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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2021, 10:08:40 AM »
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Stacking boards is faster than you’d think

at each end tape a strip of tape sticky side up on work surface
Place first layer of boards on this tape
Tape a second strip of tape sticky side up
Place second layer of boards on this tape
Coat/smear superglue on top of first layer
Cut second strip of tape with second layer of boards from work surface
Pick up, line up and place face down on first layer
Hold in place with straight edge, remove tape
Repeat for additional layers

Gotta see a visual of this? Tutorial please?
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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2021, 10:22:32 AM »
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Stand by......

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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2021, 11:51:18 AM »
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RS Laser has a couple different sets of stack lumber kits in different lengths, or this one is a variety pack, offering 27 different stacks in one set

https://www.rslaserkits.com/3520-Assorted-Lumber-Stacks_p_3873.html

I was going to do that, but bought several packs of scale lumber, balsa in packs from Hobby Lobby to do this.
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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2021, 07:31:55 PM »
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Step one.....




Step two




Step 3




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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2021, 11:09:05 AM »
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Step one.....

Step two

Step 3

BRILLIANT!
« Last Edit: September 29, 2021, 03:32:35 PM by GaryHinshaw »
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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2021, 01:41:44 PM »
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Test stack came out OK. Really need a chopper and all lengths have to be the same and clean cuts, if you sand the ends, you lose the stack lumber look.
The concept that LIRR did work, I used scotch tape. White Elmers, should be super glue or CA.




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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2021, 02:56:15 PM »
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Does that picture show you're cutting the pieces at fifteen scale feet?  Is that the way they do/did things out west?  Granted, I haven't worked at a lumber yard in more than thirty years, but I recall even-footed lengths, e.g., 8', 10', 12', maybe 14', and 16'.

Oh, and definitely get a Chopper.  You won't regret it.

Hope this helps,
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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2021, 04:18:41 PM »
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Does that picture show you're cutting the pieces at fifteen scale feet?  Is that the way they do/did things out west?  Granted, I haven't worked at a lumber yard in more than thirty years, but I recall even-footed lengths, e.g., 8', 10', 12', maybe 14', and 16'.

Oh, and definitely get a Chopper.  You won't regret it.

Hope this helps,
DFF


Yes, all even lengths with the exception of some studs.
Some mills out here cut wide dimension (2x8 - 2x12) up to 26'.
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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2021, 07:55:46 PM »
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I don’t cut the boards to length....I just break them longer then they need to be. When they’re on the tape I trim them all at once with a single edge razor blade to get nice clean cuts and all the same length, no sanding required

I use superglue for fast dry time....no worry about disturbing previous  layer....
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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2021, 08:20:40 PM »
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Yeah I wasnt paying attention and used a Z scale ruler in the (now removed picture) and had 15'. Going four feet tall, four feet wide, 8', 12' and 16', maybe 24'. I am good now
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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2021, 08:25:05 PM »
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Does that picture show you're cutting the pieces at fifteen scale feet?  Is that the way they do/did things out west?  Granted, I haven't worked at a lumber yard in more than thirty years, but I recall even-footed lengths, e.g., 8', 10', 12', maybe 14', and 16'.

Oh, and definitely get a Chopper.  You won't regret it.

Hope this helps,
DFF

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Re: Creating Lumber Stacks
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2021, 10:40:14 PM »
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Just FYI, for quite a long time now, ALS (American Lumber Standard) unit sizes have been 24” H x 48” W.
That’s not to say that some mills didn’t deviate from that, particularly in lower grade, random length lumber or in earlier eras.
However, by and large, regardless of what is packaged at mills, they generally are in units of that size.
So, 8x8 for instance, is packaged 3 pieces high by 6 pieces wide for 18 pieces per unit.
I sell a lot of Bridge Stringers, say 10x18-30’ or 32’.  They are packed in 5 piece units, four pieces laid flat, on each side of one upright piece.
So, you’ll have a unit 20” H x 46” W.
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