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  1. Thanks everyone for the great insight! I found my problem was not with how I was cutting or sanding these planks. It had everything to do with apparently I cannot see. Slip on the old optivisor and I wow I can really get these dead on now. Thanks again. Shawn
  2. All, It seems like there should be a simple answer to this simple question, but I'm struggling with this simple processes of building. How does everyone go about cutting their planks? My example would be planking between gun ports. I cut one side and then mark for the next, cut as close to the mark as I can but the cut end needs cleaned up. I have tried sanding (always round off the end a little, even using sandpaper on a hard surface), disk sander (usually then take to much off), table saw (all the way across the room, inconvenient). Seems there should a very simple way of finishing off these planks I'm just not thinking of. Can you tell how you do it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Shawn
  3. sfotinos

    Hello from Nebraska

    Zack welcome from a fellow Lincolnite...
  4. Mike, Are you using the graphite paper transfer method for all the necessary parts that need to be copied from the plans? Or did you use a copy machine to make copies? Interested in hearing how you transfer your templates to wood to be cut. Thanks Shawn
  5. sfotinos

    Bench Vise

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. These all look like they will fit the bill. Shawn
  6. All, I'm trying to amass my tool library and looking for some advice on a good bench vice. This will be used for modeling purposes only so the jaws need to align well and no plastic. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks Shawn
  7. sfotinos

    R.I.P. Captain Bob

    Godspeed Captain
  8. In many build logs people refer to using sanding sticks. My question are these just sticks made from scrap lumber with sandpaper attached via glue, or are they simply talking about emery boards used for filing nails or both. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks Shawn
  9. sfotinos

    What have you received today?

    I got mine. Shawn
  10. You can get those blades, or similar at MicroMark http://www.micromark.com/Micro-Knife-W-1-Ea-4-Blades http://www.micromark.com/Micro-Blade-67M-5 http://www.micromark.com/Micro-Blade-61-5 Regards, Shawn
  11. Druxey, could you PM me his address. Thanks Shawn
  12. sfotinos

    Where to buy wood

    Thanks for the replies! Shawn
  13. sfotinos

    Where to buy wood

    I'm looking for rough pear wood 8/4 in the US. Don't seem to be having any luck what so ever. Anyone one have suggestions that are not in this post? Thanks in advance. Shawn

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