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Jolley Roger

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About Jolley Roger

  • Birthday 11/08/1974

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    South Africa
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    Bee keeping
    Ship models
    Scale aircraft models

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  1. I have used modelling clay to make sandbags for a 1/72 diorama Something similar to this product: https://www.amazon.com/ACTIVA-Natural-Self-Hardening-White-pounds/dp/B07N2Z75YX?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_3&th=1&psc=1
  2. Aim High, if I remember correctly it should be connected with an eyesplice dropped over the masthead, the same way the shrouds are connected. The more knowledgeable guys on the forum should be able to give you a much better explanation, what I know of rigging at the moment is dangerous!
  3. I guess you can potentially make your own out of acrylic with either scroll saw, CNC or laser cutter?
  4. One on Ebay in OZ for AU$22 https://www.ebay.com/itm/MODELLERS-PLANK-BENDING-TOOL-FITS-1-4-SOLDERING-IRON-TO-HEAT-BEND-PLANKS/333017824372?hash=item4d8968bc74:g:kE4AAOSwEp5cPt7-:rk:1:pf:0 and one in Germany for €22 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Elektrobiegekolben-von-aeropiccola/233100075656?hash=item3645d8e288:g:3zAAAOSwN5hcOy7k:rk:54:pf:0#shId
  5. These ones - Hangar 9 sealing iron(many different makes available)
  6. Jolley Roger

    What have you received today?

    I am slipping deeper into the tool collectors abyss! Bought an older model Proxxon FKS/E table saw and IB/E rotary tool for the equivalent of USD180. Saw came with 3 spare blades and the rotary tool includes a mini router table, router attachment and 10 router bits. ...and to sweeten the deal the guy threw in 6 high quality Eclipse toolmakers's clamps!(worth their weight in gold in my humble opinion)
  7. Finally some more progress! I'm great at procrastinating, sitting in front of my model, thinking of what needs to be done, ending up doing nothing Beakhead reattached and completed, hand rails added Anchor davits and pin rails added I've embedded the pin rack balusters into the deck to avoid knocking them over. It seems i get clumsier the closer I get to a ship model! Got one ladder done, a couple more to go... Started working on the cannons, they seem a bit over sized for the gun carriages. I only need to do four, hats of to the guys doing a ship of the line.
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    Laptop Question

    And consider backing data up on the cloud as well.
  9. I used Tamiya masking tape to tape of the triangles on my Mayflower.
  10. Jolley Roger

    Your favorite saying

    Common sense is not common...
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    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I think this is the guys Dave hired: Top 25 Engineer’s Terms and Expressions (What we say versus what it means) 1. A number of different approaches are being tried. We are still guessing at this point. 2. Close project coordination. We sat down and had coffee together. 3. An extensive report is being prepared on a fresh approach. We just hired three punk kids out of school. 4. Major technological breakthrough! It works OK; but looks very hi-tech! 5. Customer satisfaction is believed assured. We are so far behind schedule, that the customer will take anything. 6. Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive. The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch. 7. Test results were extremely gratifying! Unbelievable, it actually worked! 8. The entire concept will have to be abandoned. The only guy who understood the thing quit. 9. It is in process. It is so wrapped in red tape that the situation is completely hopeless. 10. We will look into it. Forget it! We have enough problems already. 11. Please note and initial. Let’s spread the responsibility for this. 12. Give us the benefit of your thinking. We’ll listen to what you have to say as long as it doesn’t interfere with what we have already done or with what we are going to do. 13. Give us your interpretation. We can’t wait to hear your bull. 14. See me or let’s discuss. Come to my office, I’ve screwed up again. 15. All new. Parts are not interchangeable with previous design. 16. Rugged. Don’t plan to lift it without major equipment. 17. Robust! Rugged, but more so 18. Light weight. Slightly lighter than rugged 19. Years of development. One finally worked 20. Energy saving. Achieved when the power switch is off. 21. No maintenance. Impossible to fix 22. Low maintenance. Nearly impossible to fix 23. Fax me the data. I’m too lazy to write it down. 24. We are following the standard! That’s the way we have always done it! 25. I didn’t get your e-mail. I haven’t checked my e-mail for days.
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    Them Old Jokes

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    Thanks. Very talented guy!
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    These are beautiful! Did you carve them yourself?
  15. Jolley Roger

    Daring Schooner Rescue

    I came across a Facebook post on the rescue of the 150 year old shipwreck of the schooner Daring, that happened yesterday on Northland beach, NZ. Some interesting info and pictures on the Facebook group - Daring Rescue group http://www.classicyachtcharitabletrust.org.nz/trust_boats.htm?boat_id=17

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