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Cork Underlay Tool
« on: June 08, 2019, 11:04:16 PM »
So I am pretty lazy. After cleaning up 2 strips of cork underlay (sanding the angle). I gave up. Decided to design a tool to try and make this a bit easier.. Will see how it goes.. Probably don't have enough room to get rid of extra bits.. but will revise it, and if it works will share with the group.

Anyone else like the idea?


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Re: Cork Underlay Tool
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 12:09:17 AM »
If you were truly lazy Chris, you'd just order a Mount Board Cutter online. :D
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Re: Cork Underlay Tool
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 12:13:41 AM »
If you were truly lazy Chris, you'd just order a Mount Board Cutter online. :D
I was so lazy, I did not even check that.. lol.. will see how mine does.. if it sucks, will order one!! thanks.

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Re: Cork Underlay Tool
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 10:08:32 AM »
Many moons ago I was so lazy I bought chamfered cork strip as underlay.
I don't use it any more but am still lazy :-[

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Re: Cork Underlay Tool
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 10:14:12 AM »
I just used straight right angle cork underlay and brushed the ballast into a slope before gluing.

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Re: Cork Underlay Tool
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 02:36:27 PM »
I'm sure a purpose built tool would be handy if you're going to lay many metres of cork, but I find just running a Stanley knife held at a 45 degree angle has worked fine for me for decades and copes with pointwork etc. no problem.    It doesn't have to be super neat, it's going to be buried under ballast anyway.
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