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Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts (II): Saws, Guillotines, Miter Boxes and Scissors

This week we continue with the second part of the post that talks about the functional cutting tools for modeling and crafts made by Artesania Latina. This time, we leave the world of cutters to immerse ourselves in the world of saws, guillotines, miter boxes and scissors. All these tools allow you to make deeper, more difficult and more precise cuts even than cutters, so let’s get to know them all.

We start with the very useful Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042), to which the modeler can also attach our cutter blades. But the most important thing about this cutting tool is that if you use it together with the Anodized Aluminum Miter Box (27031) you will be able to obtain precise cuts of 45º and 90º. Rods, slats and other pieces will not resist the precision of the cuts. They are essential on, for example, the construction process of ship models and other types of vehicles and objects. On the video below one of our modellers shows you how to use both tools.

The blade of the saw is fine-toothed to achieve that exactness in the cuts, which is further increased with the miter box. Use both products on materials such as wood and plastic, among others. Both the saw and the miter box are made of high quality metal. We appreciate modeling and offer the highest standards to our client friends.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042) by Artesania Latina.Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042) by Artesania Latina.Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Anodized Aluminum Miter Box (27031) by Artesania Latina.

CUTTING TOOLS: MICRO SAWS AND MICRO MITER BOX

If you want to work in smaller spaces, with smaller parts and in complicated positions, we recommend our Micro Saws Set (27302). In addition to six different mini saws, it comes with two cyanoacrylate applicators and a scriber. Do you want to know what these cutting tools are like and how are they used? Take a look at the video below.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Saws (27302) by Artesania Latina.Also belonging to the magnificent collection of small modeling tools called Micro Tools, another one for the cutting action. We refer to the Micro Miter Box with Precision Saws (27303). If you need to work with smaller pieces of wood and/or plastic, it is the ideal cutting tool. Comes with a MD base to prevent scratches on your work surface, two saws, and the miter. The metal elements are made of high quality stainless steel.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Miter box with Precision Saws (27303) by Artesania Latina. Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Miter box with Precision Saws (27303) by Artesania Latina.

Have you been wanting to discover other small tools for modeling? No problem, here is a video where you can see the complete current catalog.

CUTTING TOOLS: GUILLOTINE OR  MULTICUTER SET

Perhaps the most useful cutting tool for modeling and crafts: the Vertical Guillotine or Multicutter Set (27004). It allows cutting many more materials such as sheet, rubber, cardboard, paper, plastic and, of course, wood. All cuts with the shape that is required. It has an adjustable cutting angle that goes from 45º to 90º. In this way, the modeler can create miter joints, moldings and cut the ends of the strips with the angles it is needed.

Multicutter Set or Guillotine (27004) by Artesania Latina.

JAPANESE STYLE THREAD SNIPS

One of the essential cutting tools for model building, sewing and crafts. Specifically, even more essential for naval modeling. This is so because the Japanese Style Thread Snips (27060) is used to cut threads and fabrics on the rigging construction of any model ship with sails. The modeler who wants to assemble the sails comfortably must have these scissors at her/his workshop. For sewing tasks it is also very comfortable and effective!

Japanese Style Thread Snips (27060) for modeling, sewing and crafts by Artesania Latina.

After this last one, we have just shown you all the cutting tools made by Artesania Latina. If you want to see the cutters that we have, do not hesitate to read the first part of the post. Your modelling workshop (27648) must have all these tools to facilitate your work on this wonderful hobby of modeling!

Read the first part of the post…

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Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts (I): Wide Catalog of Products for Different Applications

Artesanía Latina cares about creating all the products that the modeler needs when she/he is building her/his model ships or another type. This is the case of the cutting tools for modeling and crafts. Now, we have a wide and renewed catalog with many specific tools that will make the task easier for any of our friends.

Cutting parts of wood or threads, removing burrs or leftovers and sawing certain parts during the assembly process are three of the most common actions. Well, here you have all the necessary cutting tools for modeling. Cutters, saws, guillotines, scissors, blades… Choose the ones you need!

CUTTING TOOLS FOR MODELING: CUTTERS

One of the top cutting tools for modeling and crafts, the cutters. We have universal cutters #1 and #5. The most popular in our catalog is the Cutter #5 with Ergonomic Handle and 5 Blades (27044). Why? Because, in addition to cutting with blades, it can also be used for Micro Saw Set (27302) and for the Saw Blade (27042). This cutter also comes with a protective cap to prevent any type of cut.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutter #5 with 5 Blades & Ergonomic Handle (27044) by Artesania Latina.

Another #5 Cutter from our catalog is the Professional Scalpel Type with 6 Blades and Case (27028-1). We introduce it to you and show you how to use it on the video below.

As for the #1 cutters, those with a scalpel are the best. On the one hand, the one that comes with a blade (27019); on the other, the one that comes with two (27043). Both made of high-quality metal, of course. But, now, we want to talk about two other very specific ones: first, the Designer Cutter with Soft Handle and 6 Blades (27043-S). It is one of the most comfortable to use and more precise on the market thanks to its rubber and its grooves.

Cutting tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutter for Designer with Soft Handle & 6 Blades (27043-S) by Artesania Latina.

Second, the #2 Deluxe Cutter with Ergonomic Handle (27026-2). One of the latest additions of our firm to the catalog for tasks with paper, cardboard, plastic and electricity. It also has a protective cover so that unwanted cuts do not happen.

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Deluxe Cutter #2 with Ergonomic Handle (27026-2) by Artesania Latina.

SETS OF BLADES AND SAFETY DISPENSER

Another cutting tools for modeling and essential crafts, the spare blades and the dispensers. Over time, cutter blades wear out and become damaged. You have to change them! Don’t worry, you can choose between different sets, it’s your choice. For #5 cutters, you have two options. The Set with 4 Blades with Different Shapes (27048) or the Set with 8 Blades with Different Shapes (27046).

Cutting Tools for Modeling: 4 Spare Blades for Cutter #5 (27048) by Artesania Latina.Set of 8 Spare Blades for Cutter #5 (27048) by Artesania Latina.

For the #1 cutters, two other possibilities. Well the Set with 5 Blades with Different Shapes (27049) well the Set with 10 Blades with Different Shapes (27045) .

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Set of 5 Spare Blades for Cutter #1 (27049) by Artesania Latina.Set of 10 Spare Blades for Cutter #1 (27045) by Artesania Latina.

 

Let’s not forget a great and very useful novelty. Dispensers with blades! There is nothing more practical than our Safety Dispenser with 10 Blades for Cutter #5 (27631).

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Safety Dispenser with 10 Blades for Cutter #5 (27631) by Artesania Latina.

On the next blog post, we will finish showing you the rest of the cutting tools for modeling and crafts. At Artesania Latina we have an extensive catalog. Feel free to read it! Meanwhile, you can investigate other modeling tools clicking here.

To be continued…

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Naval Modeling Tools: Build your Model Ships Kits with Specific Ones

The wooden ship models are beautiful once they have been assembled. Until that moment, the modeler must go through a detailed and prolonged construction process for which she/he needs some tools. So, Artesania Latina has created a catalogue of specific naval modeling tools so that certain works on the model can be carried out with greater precision, speed and ease.

Catalogue of Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina.

So we are going to review all these tools so that our modelers friends can know about their existence and what they are used for depending on the task. We start by listing them:

Let’s get to know them all in depth under these lines!

ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER AND PLANK BENDER FOR SHIP MODELING

The electric plank bender 220 volt (27074-1) is a tool for naval modeling and other crafts aimed at modellers in the European market. This wonderful tool allows you to bend and shape the wooden slats up to 3mm thick of your model ships in order to give them the curved shape of your hulls. You will get extraordinary results, guaranteed. Of course, we recommend that, for an optimal result, you moisten the wood beforehand.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Electric Plank Bender 220 Volts (27074-1).

The contents of the electric plank bender kit are the following:

  • 220 volt electric soldering iron.
  • Brass tip for bending wood.
  • Metal support to prevent the soldering iron from burning the work surface.
  • Screwdriver to tighten the tip to the device.
  • Wooden template with compound curves.
  • As a gift or bonus, a jar of white glue for modelers.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Electric Plank Bender 220 Volts (27074-1).

Our modelers friends from the American market couldn’t use it due to voltage issues. So we have thought of them and, as a new in 2022, we have created the 110-volts electric plag bender with an adapted plug (27074-AM).

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Electric Plank Bender 110 Volts (27074-AM).

For modelers who prefer more artisanal methods when it comes to bending strips and assembling their naval models, we offer the manual plank bender (27024).

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Plank Bender (27024).

This tool uses the technique of making incisions on the curve inner face in order to bend the strip, for example, to assemble the hulls of miniature ships.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Plank Bender (27024).

Whether it’s one of the electric ones or the manual tong, either one is one of the essential naval modeling tools to achieve the best finishes in the model building processes.

NAVAL MODELING TOOLS: MICRO SHAPERS

These amazing and magnificent tools, the Micro Shapers (27300, 27301 y 27304), from Micro Tools Collection, are ideal for molding all kinds of miniatures and models in wood and plastic: boats, buildings, dollhouses… Each of the three existing sets for sale separately (A, B and C) has 3 metallic plates with 15/16 different shapes per plate.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Micro Shapers A, B and C (27300, 27301 and 27304).

The tool works by passing it through the wood or plastic ribbon several times until the desired shape is obtained.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Micro Shapers A, B and C (27300, 27301 and 27304). Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Micro Shapers A, B and C (27300, 27301 and 27304).

Los fabulosos resultados que se consiguen con estas Micro Perfiladoras se pueden apreciar inmediatamente.

Si desea que sus creaciones posean numerosas formas de decoración, que no sean todos los detalles iguales, que pueda variar para no aburrirse, las Micro Perfiladoras son sus herramientas de modelismo naval perfectas.

MAGNETIC NAILER FOR MODEL BUILDING

The magnetic nailer (27023) by Artesania Latina is one of the essential naval modeling tools for models that need nails to build. It facilitates fast and easy nailing in wood during the assembly of the hull of model ships, but also when fixing the deck elements. It is important to note that, in order for the tips to stick to the nailer, they must be made of iron or contain iron.

Magnetic Nailer for Model Building (27023) by Artesania Latina.

How to use? Apply moderate pressure to the nailer, so you can drive the nail straight and accurately. After entering the wood, we recommend finishing off the tip with the modeller’s hammer (27017) or by tapping the handle of the nailer if the modeling enthusiast has advanced knowledge and skills.

Magnetic Nailer for Model Building (27023) by Artesania Latina.

Otro consejo: taladre mínimamente la superficie. Use un taladro con broca igual o menor a las puntas que se van a clavar o con la misma punta para que el diámetro de la hendidura no sea mayor a la de la punta.

HULL SUPPORT FOR SHIP MODELS

More specific, it’s impossible! The hull support for model ships (27011) is another of the naval modeling tools you need to be able to work comfortably on them. It is highly recommended for holding naval models with a false keel of up to approximately 400 mm. On this aspect, the hull support is valid for the miniature replicas of the 19000 series, 20100 and some of the 20400 of Latin Crafts.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Hull Support for Ship Models (27011).

Thanks the hull support you can hold the hull of the boat you are building and kepp immobile, leaving both hands free. It’s great, for example, for keeping the hull level and static when tracing the waterline. It has a pivot point to tilt the helmet to the ideal working position. The hull fastening and the pivot point of the bracket are fixed by means of thumbscrews. Including two metal mini clamps to fix the support to the edge of the work table. That said, it is one of the essential naval modeling tools in your workshop.

SET OF BASIC MODELING TOOLS Nº1

The set of basic tools for naval modeling and other modelling (27000-N) comes with tools to build model ships, planes and trains more easily. Includes cutter, tip nailer, hand drill, oblique cutting pliers, thread tweezers and sanding block.

Set of Basic Modeling Tools Nº1 (27000-N) by Artesania Latina.

As we have talked about the nailer previously, we focus on the remaining tools. The no.1 cutter is essential for any modeler and it is characterized by its aluminum handle and interchangeable blade. As for the manual drill, it is perfect for working details on wood and soft plastic such as polystyrene. It has a double jaw and a 1 mm drill bit.

Set of Basic Modeling Tools Nº1 (27000-N) by Artesania Latina.

Using the oblique cutting pliers, the modeler can cut wood, plastic and soft metals such as brass. Japanese-style thread shears with very sharp tips are very precise in cutting the threads of boat maneuvers. They are easy to use with two fingers. Lastly, the sanding block leaves the wooden surfaces smooth and homogeneous. It allows to work rounded and sharp shapes.

SET OF PROFESSIONAL MODELING TOOLS Nº1

The set of professional tools for naval modeling and other modelling (27001-N) includes plank bender to bend the wooden strips, tweezers, modeller’s hammer, flat file, flat rule in steel and rounded nose pliers.

Set of Professional Modeling Tools Nº1 (27001-N) by Artesania Latina.

The plank bender for bending wood, made of ABS high quality, includes spare blade, in addition to the one it comes with. It is a kind of pliers for bending wooden strips by making incisions on the inside of the curve that you want to achieve. In this way, the modeler can clad the hulls of ships much more easily. On the other hand, straight tweezers help handle small parts in the model building process. Especially when it comes to sticking them.

Set of Professional Modeling Tools Nº1 (27001-N) by Artesania Latina.

The modeler’s hammer is also widely used. With measures appropriate to the hobby of modeling, it is made of chromed steel and has an ergonomic handle. The set also includes a flat file to roughen wood, plastic and metal surfaces. A 150 mm steel flat ruler to take measurements or use as a guide. And finally, some round nose pliers to work and shape metal parts, wires and other details of the models.

WATERLINE MARKER FOR MODEL SHIPS

As a novelty in 2022, we present to our modeling friends the waterline marker for model ships (27649). It is an indispensable naval modeling tool to be able to mark the line on the hull with total precision. With a pencil and this product, you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches. In general, it can be used as a gramil to mark lines parallel to the work surface. It is height adjustable and includes measurements in both the metric system and imperial. It is made of laser-cut plywood pieces for optimal assembly – construction required – and holds the pencil with a small wedge.

Waterline Marker for Model Ships made by Artesania Latina (27649).

Finally, if you want to have fewer headaches with your projects, the naval modeling tools made by Artesania Latina are your best choice… Have fun building our kits!

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Electric Plank Bender: Learn How to Use an Essential Tool for Naval Modeling

It is, without any doubt, one of the star products made by Artesania Latina. Simply, because it is perfectly designed for the wooden ship modeling. We are talking about an essential and specific tool in these times to properly assemble the hulls of ship models. The Electric Plank Bender is one of the tools that any modeler friend should have at her/his workshop.

Electric Plank Bender for Ship Modeling, made by Artesania Latina (27074-1).

The Electric Plank Bender made by Artesania Latina (27074-1) is the most demanded on the market given its fantastic value for money. During the construction of the naval scale model hulls manufactured in wood, the fan of this hobby suffered folding the strips that are placed to cover the aforementioned area of the ship, given its curved shape.

Electric Plank Bender for Ship Modeling, made by Artesania Latina (27074-1).

Specifically, our Electric Plank Bender helps the modeler to mold strips up to 3 mm thick. And it comes with what is required for its use, we will highlight it below.

CONTENTS ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER KIT FOR WOODEN SHIP MODELING

The contents of the Electric Plank Bender Kit for wooden naval modeling are six different objects, the following:

  • A 220-volt electric soldering iron in blue -it can also be in red, depending on the existing stock-.
  • A brass tip for bending and shaping wooden strips.
  • Metal support that avoids burning the area where the modeler builds the ship model.
  • A very useful screwdriver to fix the tip to the device.
  • Wooden template with compound curves.
  • And a fantastic gift: a jar of white glue to stick parts together.

Electric Plank Bender for Ship Modeling, made by Artesania Latina (27074-1).

If you are a beginner modeler, and even if you are an expert one, you may not know how to use the electric plank bender for ship modeling so precisely. Don’t worry about it.

HOW TO USE IT FOR BENDING AND SHAPING

From now on we are going to explain how to use the Electric Plank Bender step-by-step. We do it thanks to the fantastic help of a video made by one of the professional modelers on our team. Previously, two fundamental tips for those who are going to use this modeling tool for the first time.

  1. Moisten wood to be pre-treated for several hours for best results.
  2. It is not necessary to exert great pressure with the tool to be able to shape the wood.

As you have watched on the video, once you see how to do it, it is much easier to bend and shape wooden parts. This Artesania Latina‘s great product, the Electric Plank Bender (27074-1), it will save you a lot of sweat on your forehead and a lot of frustration in your mind.

SET OF 6 MINI FASTENING PLIERS

If you want the work to look totally professional, we recommend that you also use the Set of 6 Mini Fastening Pliers 30 mm (27200), sold separately. It allows the modeler to fix the already bent and molded strips with an opening of up to 30 mm to, for example, a glass so that they do not lose their achieved shape. Without forgetting that during the bonding processes with adhesive they are essential. The retractable spring of each of these clips causes it to return to its closed position.

Set of 6 Mini Fastening Pliers 30 mm - 1.18'' (27200).

If you also need to know a few brushstrokes of theoretical information about how to build model ship hulls, there is a related blog post. Click here to read it.

NOW AVAILABLE 110-VOLTS AMERICAN VERSION ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER!

The modelers of the American continent are lycky thanks to a 2022 new product from Artesania Latina: the 110-Volts Electric Plank Bender American Version (27074-AM) -you can only see the product sheet if you live in America-. Many times demanded by our client friends, until now we could not send it to be used because it was not adapted to the electrical systems of their homes and workshops. You can use it now!

New 110-Volts American Version Electric Plank Bender for Model Building (27074-AM).

In short, the electric plank bender for naval modeling and its consequent use greatly facilitate the assembly of one of the most complicated areas to assemble on a model ship. Try this ship modeling tool! As soon as you use it, the modeler can only live with it!