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  • Birthday 04/06/1948

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    Lake Wabumun, Alberta, Canada

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  1. Model Shipway Ratline tool

    Knot having made ratlines for a model looking at the jig leads me to my first question which relates to the sequence of placing the shrouds on the mast. I am given to understand that these are placed over the mast working alternately from port to starboard (maybe the other way round) which this jig doesn't seem to account for, unless I am not understanding something. Michael
  2. Gary your workshop looks very interesting and I am curious about the gold colored machine in this image Michael
  3. Wefalck, Wow! excellent work, it is great to see how ideas evolve and are transferred. I was just asking Johann about the screws with the hole for a bar or pin and see that you have one as well at the base. I really like the copy of the wood clamp to a steel version. Could you share the source of the small chucks, they look like they would be worth having a set? Michael
  4. pencil drill

    One thing I noticed with the second one, is it has a small vibration in the shaft. so it will be used for polishing brass with the small wire wheels and mops. Michael
  5. pencil drill

    Mike an interesting point. I remember that Gerald Wingrove built himself a small micro drill years ago using a model train DC motor and if my memory serves me correctly it was pretty short as well. At the low cost of these on sale, as an experiment I might just chop it up and use a short flex power connection between the head and the battery part of the body. It might be more trouble than it's worth, but on the other hand it might just be the ticket. Michael
  6. Stevenson's ER32 Collet Blocks

    A collet block is on my Christmas list. Michael
  7. pencil drill

    I saw an ad in the Canadian Tire Christmas flier today they have them on sale for $12:49 so tomorrow I am going to pick up a couple more. Michael
  8. pencil drill

    Ah yes us folk who live on the outskirts of the civilized world eventually hear about these things, or stumble across them accidentally as I did. Michael
  9. pencil drill

    Fraid so John. Michael
  10. While on an obligatory trip to Home depot to pick up some caulking for the home reno, I took the opportunity to do a little grazing in the tool section, and came upon a small pencil engraver. this tool had a diamond burr for doing the engraving. Advertised as a standard 3/32 shank regular burr, with pictures for putting names on anything and everything. it was the 3/32 shank that piqued my interest, because I have a whole bunch of 3/32 shank miniature twist drills. It was also touted as 20,000 rpm, so fast. It was $39 so I purchased one as compensation for having to go back to get the second tube of caulking which i should have purchased the first time there. the yellow button is a momentary on switch. I drilled a few holes easily with a .022" drill it was true and smooth in its operation, and uses 2 AAA batteries. So it will be very useful for small hand held applications. Michael
  11. We are Moving

    I was thinking of putting this in what have you done today but it actually fits better here. Almost finished the room reno. I finished cutting the tile for the entry yesterday, Now comes the tricky part...setting them in mortar. And looking the other way with Judy casting her critical eye. I was able to clad the three columns with the balance of the redwood salvaged from the garage door that I also used for the buzzards bay 14. I cut the 3/4 boards down the center to create 5/16 panels for the cladding. I need to find a couple more pieces, so will check out the cedar store in Edmonton later today. Michael
  12. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule, (he said smiling). Kurt; Thanks for your clear definition of the difference between hard and soft soldering, which in my view is a more clear way of describing the process rather than the visual colour of the solder. One other aspect of the differences is that when soft soldering the metal model parts, usually brass, copper, or nickle silver, the metal itself stays hard, whereas when silver soldering or hard soldering because of the higher heat involved, the metal model parts that are being soldered get annealed or softened. Michael
  13. Haven't posted in a long time!

    Ah yes the trial and tribulations of moving and getting back into the groove. Glad to see that I am not the only one going through this trauma. I am not going to do any serious modelwork until this task is done. both in the house and in the workshop and garage. Life is too short to be looking for stuff for that long. Michael
  14. The walk in Closet is a very tidy and neat solution Dave. I like the rack that you have your strip wood in. Michael

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