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About RichardG

  • Birthday 10/30/1956

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  1. I have both of these but they're sitting waiting for me to try them. Did you make any changes to the drill press? I find the Dremel isn't very rigid. Thanks, Richard
  2. What have you received today?

    A friend of my daughter heard of my ship modelling hobby and was kind enough to give me this. He has many models of ships, boats, and planes but doesn't think he'll ever get round to this one. What he didn't know when he gave it to me was that my name is Richard! I'm not sure of it's age (or accuracy). For the moment it's going to into my stash (thereby doubling the number). Richard.
  3. This is mine. A couple of strips of double-sided tape holds it down (you can see the extra cuts before I thought of that!). It protects the teeth of the saw as well. You do lose the various grooves but I never found those to be of much use, finger pressure to hold the wood in place is enough. Richard.
  4. I use the Zona 37-240 Aluminum Thin Slot Miter Box. I like that the slots are thin so you don't get the play that I found with the X-Acto version. I stick a 1/4 thick piece of wood to the bottom with double-sided tape to avoid sawing into the metal. The miter box from UMM that Kurt mentions is on my "to buy" list. Richard.
  5. Fusion 360

    I was wondering if l should download a copy. But the thought of the time it will take me to learn stopped me. At least for a little while
  6. Fusion 360

    If you take a look here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-activate-start-up-or-educational-licensing-for-Fusion-360.html Richard.
  7. I work with computers all the time and sometimes you just have to give up and say "well it is Tuesday today".
  8. I've just updated Chrome on my Win 10 machine to Version 65.0.3325.146 (Official Build) (64-bit) (from 64.0.3282.186) and it seems to have fixed the issue. For example this post https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/17812-new-guy/&do=findComment&comment=548215 was and is now
  9. You're right. As software developer who is very picky about UI/UX (User Interface/User Experience), I want to go and swear at them. 10 out of 10 for making the area that you can click nice and large, and minus several million for making most obvious place not work. Richard.
  10. It's never worked for me either. My setup is the same as DelF's. However pressing Ctrl+Home does work Richard.
  11. Unusual ship models

    Me too !
  12. What have you received today?

    She's just making sure that you remember that being a cat, she is the most important thing in the universe. Hopefully, she'll release it to you so the rest of us can see you build it! All the best, Richard.
  13. Model Shipway Ratline tool

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review this product. Richard.
  14. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Julie, I can't possibly "like" that. I'll just say "ouch!" Stay safe. Richard.
  15. What have you received today?

    EBay were kind enough to send me a $10 off coupon. Unusually for these kind of offers, I only needed to spend $20. So I spent $25.70 and got another book: It is not large but is full of information, including notes and plenty of pictures of contemporary models and drawings. This was brand new with free shipping (arrived in 3 days!). Richard

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