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  1. bigcreekdad

    Need help with saw blade output

    That's a real bad story!! Wow!
  2. bigcreekdad

    Need help with saw blade output

    Druxey...Thanks for the concern. I did not at all think you were being flippant. I was wondering if there was something in my writing that caused you specific concern. Actually, I've had, and used, this saw for years. I'm pretty darn careful. Honestly, the thing scares the crap out of me! ...and I give it due respect.
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    Need help with saw blade output

    Kurt...and the blade is not damaged by raising it up and through the plate? BTW...you've been a big help. John
  4. bigcreekdad

    Need help with saw blade output

    Druxey...specifically, why are you suggesting this? Not being flippant....I really want to know. Thanks.
  5. bigcreekdad

    Need help with saw blade output

    Any recommendation for a new blade? I'm assuming you can't sharpen it. Kurt...I ill follow your advice. However, I don't know how you get a zero tolerance?
  6. I'm cutting Alaskan yellow cedar for myCheerful build. I'm using the sliding blade on my Brynes saw. Please look at the output in the attached pic...very rough and splintery. These are small pieces with ...1/4" x 1//2"x smaller. I did some same size cuts with cherry, and they were slightly better. Do you think this what to expect from AYC, or is my slitting blade the issue?
  7. bigcreekdad

    Music to build ship models to ...

    You are correct sir!
  8. bigcreekdad

    Music to build ship models to ...

    The storm scene in the movie Master and Commander had a great Vaughn Williams piece accompanying it. Whenever I watch that movie U replay that scene a couple times.
  9. bigcreekdad

    Music to build ship models to ...

    Anything by Vaughn Williams.
  10. Thinking of buying one before I take another plunge into a scratch build (Halifax). Harbor Freight has one for less than $60 that has pretty good reviews. Any other suggestions?
  11. Hi Spyglass I wouldn't worry about how long it takes to build your ship...as long as you enjoy it, don't be in a hurry. I built The Pickle a few years ago. I think I hurried it a bit, and it shows in places. I wanted to add that I decided to use cherry on the second planking on my build of the Dos Amigos, instead of the very mediocre (IMO) kit supplied wood. I quite like how it turned out. Maybe you might consider this yourself. In hind site, I would have skipped copper plating the Pickle and just used a nice wood...cherry, swiss pear, boxwood etc. Finally, I wish your wife a speedy recovery. John
  12. Way confused guys...argh!!
  13. I'm at the sealing stage of my Smuggler build. Before moving on to deck work, I need to seal the hull to protect it from stains,dirt etc until I paint it later on. First...any thoughts on sealers? I have some water based Varathane Poly. Is this OK? Also, it is water based. As such, does this limit me to water based paints? Sorry if this is stupid question...it's my first ship that I will not plank, and I don't paint my planked models. Thanks/John
  14. Does anyone use that foam cradle from Micromark? Or, if you have any suggestions foe one, please let me know. Thanks/John
  15. Jason. Your build makes me want to burn all mine. LOL. Seriously...awesome job!

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