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  • Birthday 10/30/1956

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  1. RichardG

    HMS Victory - TV programme

    It's the 1st of 2. The next is the Mary Rose. http://www.channel5.com/show/great-british-ships/. There is a link there to view the program online but it is broken and probably won't work outside the UK anyway ☹️.
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    Win a model of OcCre's HMS Terror

    I was a completely stumped (even with a good computer🙄).
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    I'm sure it's perfectly safe on a flat river as long as you don't start the damn engine. I read the description and looked closer. The prop is at the back which makes the rudder at the front and then the floats are going with the pointy bits first. So it's like trying to fly a plane backwards😮. Out of curiosity, I did a search to see if there were any further reports after it "was thoroughly tested on the Solent". I didn't find anything but there was this from a couple of years earlier. I wouldn't want to travel on this one either. Thanks for posting. Richard.
  4. As a grumpy old software developer I have to agree. I suppose if people were allowed to "unlike" a post (heaven forbid), it might have some relevance. But I'll stop noticing soon and continue to enjoy being here and thankful for all the work done to keep this site up and running. Richard.
  5. 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
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    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.
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    Gondola by AntonyUK

    A meter long and asymmetrical. You're a lot braver person than I am. This will be interesting - in a good way. Richard.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Wonderful!! It's always a treat to see your work. Richard.
  11. Thank you Steve. The model will have compromises because of the lack of information and limitations in my skills. But something that I knew was wrong and was easy to fix - it would have constantly bugged me. Fortunately when she's complete (sometime in the next decade or so!), all of my mistakes and retries will be forgotten. Richard.
  12. Making it worse so I can make it better! She's no longer the "Dallas" The primer is preparation for coppering. Richard.
  13. RichardG

    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
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    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.

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