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About thibaultron

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    Warrenville, SC
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    Ship, plane, and train modeling, history, science.

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  1. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    After years of having a hodge-podge of automobile tools, went out and bought a nice 254 piece socket set from Sears, with blow mold 3 drawer case. Only thing I didn't like about it was a dirth of 1/2" drive sockets, they filled in the smaller sizes (9/16 and under) with 3/8 drive sockets. This was true of all the sets of similar size from all the good quality home tool makers (Kobalt, Sears, and Husky). All of them also have only 12 point 1/2 drive sockets, I prefer the 6 point ones. I had two regular 6 point sets from Harbor Freight and added a set of 6 point deep well metric sockets from the same. Not as durable, but they have been serving me for years. Sad thing is that most of the new 1/2 drive HF sockets are also 12 point! I'll post pictures later.
  2. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Sounds like a table I'd like to see built!
  3. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Ah,yes, but do you have enough parts to build a Cadillac? (Per singer Johnny Cash)
  4. Sopwith F.1 Camel Build Log

    Great looking model!
  5. What have you received today?

    Got a few things over the last week, four books, and more parts containers. First, the boat related items. A nice book on Chesapeake Bay sailing craft, and 40 small "Eye Shadow" jars with a fitted box. I bought the jars as a fill-in to get the free shipping. They will be quite useful, and they only cost me $5 after the regular shipping charges are subtracted. A plus, was the box they came in. When I bought some larger jars a few months ago, for the same reason, I had to make a box. The other three books are for another passion of mine Dinosaurs! It has been quite a while since I purchased any books on this subject for monitary reasons, so I'm planning on enjoying them! Now if only someone would publish a new book on Carnivorous dinos, or bird/dino evolution (that I could afford). I also purchased a "4TB" external drive that was on sale at Best Buy. Glad it was on sale, as it only actually holds 3.6TB! It is fast with the USB 3 port, though.
  6. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Brian; Love your signature quote!
  7. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Last night I replaced an older 400GB laptop drive I've been using in my desktop, with a 1TB 3.5" drive. Much faster! That make 5.5TB (about 60% filled) in that desktop! I keep way too much of the data I've collected over the years, but you never know when you might need it! A lot of it is back up storage, so that all the critical data (Plans, articles, letters, etc.) is copied onto 2 different physical drives. I have it all the critical and "only useful" data also backed up on external drives. In the past I've lost many "things" to hard drive crashes, so I probably go a little overboard with the backing up of files. In fact I've had to replace 2 newer drives that should have lasted many more years, recently. Luckily I found the problems, before they got so bad, the data was lost. I can recommend Sea Tools from Seagate, as a good program to regularly test your drives. The tests are more comprehensive for their own drives, but many of the tests will work with all drives The laptop drive will get a new home in my shop computer whose very old 200GB system drive is getting senile. The shop computer is fairly new (a used server motherboard with 2.5Ghz quad core, and 8GB ram), but when I built it, that was the only free drive I had.
  8. Speaking of mahogany racing boats. When I was a kid (around time of dinosaurs, Agh.), there was a Chris Craft dealer, near my Grandfathers camp. He died suddenly one day, leaving his personal boat outside. For years people tried to buy it from his widow, who refused, because it had to many memories. No one could convince her to move it into the barn either. It was sad to pass it and watch it slowly decay, over the years!
  9. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Safety (Tempered) Glass (as used in autos for example) is designed to shatter into small cubes when struck with a sharp point, at least in the US. Plate glass may be what you are thinking of.
  10. Sopwith F.1 Camel Build Log

    Condolences to you!
  11. Hope it works for you! I've been happy with the various versions for a couple decades.
  12. The owner of a leading airbrush company recommends NOT using alcohol!! It is what they use in there airbrush cleaners to disolve the water based paints.
  13. For my ship CADing, I use DesignCAD, the 3D version. It is fairly cheap, and functions well. I draw out the frames in 2D, then switch to 3D to place them, then use the spline function to connect the dots. Has a learning curve, but so do all the CAD programs.
  14. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I bought a 4TB external drive. I'm glad I got it for a good price, as its actual capacity is 3.6TB! It is quite fast though, with a USB3 cable, it is faster than my internal 2TB drive. 100% read on the internal was only 50% of the external drive's write speed. Read speeds on a drive are always faster than writing to the same drive.
  15. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Smallest-Workshop-in-the-World/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email