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  1. Thanks for the Likes. So the fancy panels went on really well and the friezes that Chuck supplies fitted inside them perfectly. Also I scraped the trim pieces with a home made simple profile. Now for the carvings. ben
  2. Put me down for one Chuck now you are building her in 1:48, another of Pellew's commands. ben
  3. Thwarts and internal planking completed and a couple coats of paint later. Now for those delicate little panels. ben
  4. Couple of pictures of my slow progress with painting, I’m not very good at it and have to use many thinned coats. I will start with the spreaders and then the Thwarts next. You will also see my Confederacy build in the background, she has been cleaned off and some repairs were made to her from our house move a couple of years ago, after the barge is completed I will be working on her alongside Pegasus. ben
  5. Hey Rusty, I cannot tell from those last pictures, have you added the flag mast step below the Thwart with its hole in it? ben
  6. Nice Rusty, You are ahead of me now - I just am about to start with the Thwarts, but having soooo much fun painting - NOT! ben
  7. Nice Rusty, I found using a #75 drill worked really well for the line that Chuck supplies once it has glue on it, perfect fit. ben
  8. Biltut i think sherline stopped selling the red handwheels a couple of years ago for some reason, don’t know why. I got my lathe and mill with factory installed DRO and the red handwheels and the DRO in my opinion is definitely worth the price for the ease of repeatability. ben
  9. Trussben

    Byrnes saw sled

    Walt, A sliding table, or sled has several uses on a table saw, you can find many videos and pictures on woodworking sites to see some of these uses, but for me the big ones are repeatable and square cuts, repeatable length cuts using the fence stop and it adds another layer of safety if you use it correctly. Ben
  10. Thought that I would post a picture of the Byrnes saw sled that I purchased from Jim and Donna as I haven’t seen it shown elsewhere on the site. As with any of the Byrnes equipment, it is beautifully made of aluminum and the slot riders are made from plastic and a very nice fit into my saw. You do have to remove your fence to use the sled, but that’s only a few seconds work and two screws to remove. ben
  11. A little more work completed on the Barge, the flooring and platforms were marked for height and installed, also work on the rear seats has begun. Thought i I would show a pic next to Pegasus just for fun even though the barge is double the scale. ben
  12. Here is the inboard side sanded down to 5/64 thick and ready for floorboards. ben
  13. Motoring right along there Rusty, nice work as always. ben

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