Tonights Project was to put together Line Poles for the right of way along the Algonquin mainline. I purchased a kit from Osborne Models that includes 12 poles and cross arms with insulators.
The cross arms are laser cut and the poles look like bamboo skewers. After cutting the cross arms from the fret, I spent an hour sanding and scrapping the edges to remove the burning from the laser. I also sanded the faces of the cross arms as well as the poles. I planned to stain the parts and I find sanding the edges makes the stain go on evenly. The picture below shows the difference between one fresh from the fret and one that has been cleaned up.