Landlocked123

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  • Birthday 07/03/1952

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    The Nutmeg State
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    Nautical research, Flyfishing, Flytying, anything to do with the outdoors and moving water.

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  1. Kurt, I've never laminated layers of veneer to make plywood, but I have often used a great technique to laminate veneer to a substrate. You coat both pieces with Titebond and let it dry completely. Then using a household iron set high, but not high enough to scorch the wood, and iron together. I've used this trick on fine furniture I built as long as 30 years ago and have never had a separation. Best, John
  2. HI Chuck, I'm so sorry to hear this. Your friends and customers on MSW will be here in the end. Hang in there brother. My best wishes for a quick and peaceful outcome, John
  3. Hey John, Thanks for staying on top of this and letting me and everybody else know. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Best, John
  4. Sweet Doc!!!!!!!!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Best, John
  5. Hi Jack, That's a very clever and interesting way to do a stand/mini-diorama. Will you be bringing it to new London? Best, John
  6. Chris, You have my best wishes for (and expectations of) a fabulous build and if it's even close to your Confederacy we're all in for real treat. I have one question, I am under the impression that "Swiss Pear" is pear which has been steamed (or somehow treated) to get the pale pink color. It looks like you will be using natural wood. Will it darken and take on deeper color like cherry over time? Thanks. Best, John
  7. Basswood is too soft and tends to shred as opposed to cut. You don't get clean edges.
  8. Hi Chris, All very nice tools. Are you planing on building full size replicas? Best, John
  9. Thanasis, That is a great technique for painting or staining small parts. Have you ever used the same basic principle lining with sand paper to smooth out corners etc.? Best, John
  10. Hi Vossie, That's a very interesting shape they came up with to show off the the blue putty. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ€” Best, John
  11. Hi All, I own those scrapers as well and on any thing harder than Basswood they work great. I found that it's important to have the proper width stock which, since they're metric, I usually have to mill my own. No big deal really since they are primarily for decorative moldings and I don't need too much. Best, John PS I truly understand the pros and cons of why the US is not metric, but I really wish they got this sorted out before I was born. πŸ˜–
  12. Hi, I will be the "lone voice in the wilderness" who believes that the reputation or "likes" statistics should be reinstated. I've carefully read all the opinions in this topic agree with almost all of them. Looking at a "likes" as score by itself is meaningless. However, it is the RATIO of likes to posts where the usefulness lies. A member whose posts are mostly gratuitous and congratulatory will be far less likely to generate a "like" as one with meaningful content. It can serve as hint as to how much value a particular member might add and how much I might want to look at their other posts. If one were to go back (now impossible) and look at the ratio of "likes" to posts, all the obvious major contributors of real content have ratios of 3, 4, 5, times (or more) of likes to posts. The more content the site generates, the more important it is to me to have an indication of where to focus my attention. Best, John
  13. Hi Bruce, I'm a member of Mystic Seaport and have visited New Bedford and the whaling museum a number of times. As a matter of fact my next build is going to be the MS New Bedford Whaleboat with a scratch built section of the Lagoda. Anyway, I've never seen reference to your question, but it seems to me that if you think about the nature of the endeavor, I'd bet those boats were fully outfitted the moment they got anywhere near the whaling grounds. It was incumbent on the crew to be off the davits and on the chase soon as humanly possible. Again, I'm no authority, but this makes sense to me. Best, John
  14. Just wondering. It seems to be a hot topic these days and it would seem to me that a company like Trumpeter with such a great reputation and brand could easily issue kits for the Asian market with their own labeling and appropriate language instructions. And by doing so create a global brand. My firm does business in China and when we wish translate something it only costs a couple of hundred bucks. Plus why would they want to jeopardize their pricing structure. I truly hope it's all on the up and up. Just color me suspicious. Best, John ps. Good on you to check! J.
  15. Hi John, Are you sure Wave isn't just counterfeiting Trumpeter and Merit? best, John