We’ve tried to categorise the materials to make it easier for you to locate pages that we have that describe their properties, uses or examples of working with them.

Cleaning – from cleaning hands to cleaning tools and pickling parts.


Glues – A look at the material pairs and see what glues are best.

roughed out flywheel

Metals – Aluminium, brass, steel etc – a description of the material, properties and machining.

Plastics – we all use a lot of plastics in our world of model making, there are different trade names and options available.

oak jig

Wood – a look at all of the different types of wood.