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  1. Is anyone familiar with this product sold by Amazon? It's called "Copper Foil Tape with Double-Sided Conductive Adhesive". It's 1/5 inch wide,32 yards per roll (about 5mm wide). Three rolls for $7.00. The link is: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BTLMYFS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This along with COPPER SHEATHING A HULL USING SELF-ADHESIVE COPPER TAPE by Gene Bodnar PDF would be ideal. Link: http://modelshipworldforum.com/resources/Framing_and_Planking/CopperSheathing.pdf RussR
  2. I just bought a couple of wood rasp on Amazon. And I like them and thought I would pass this info along. I paid $14.98 for a 8" and 10" bastard file with rubber handles. There not as coarse as the typical rasp that you might find and the big box stores. Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074KCB13T/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 RussR
  3. I think model builders obese over a lot of details that most people just glance over. The only one we have to please is ourselves, even other model builders. If someone is able to pick out all of your flaws in your work, maybe they have been there to long.
  4. There is a good thread here on Model Ship World titled " Can i live without a BYRNES TABLE SAW".
  5. This would be great it one had unlimited space and unlimited funds. For me a KS115 is a big upgrade from a miter box and a hobby saw. Thanks for the comment. RussR
  6. druxey, This would probably solve the problem. With shipping and all, this would cost 150% of what I paid for the saw. At this point I think I can live with 0.5mm tolarance. Thanks for your input. It is much appreciated. RussR
  7. Brian, You are "probablyright". Dressing the screw to a point would screw it up for good. I just now checked to see if there was any debris on any of the surface you mentioned. There was none. The variance isn't consistent. I did clean the fence and table with no effect. But I did notice pits where the screw made contact with the table. So I used a sanding block and to smooth out the pits. Now the variance is about 0.5mm across the full length of the fence. I guess for a $50.00 saw, what can one expect. Thanks for putting me on the right track. RussR
  8. I bought a used Proxxon Bench Circular Saw KS115, and it works great. But there is one problem with it. When I try to set the fence it tries to cant in at an angle to the blade. My thinking is, if the adjustment screw was ground to a center this wouldn't happen. But the way it is made that can't happen. The only way I can think of to fix this is to buy a machine screw and and cut the head off and chuck it up in a drill motor or better yet a lath and dress the end up. Then make a knob for it. Can anyone think of a better solution? Photo the the type saw:
  9. Mm Messis, I am enjoying your build log. I have read that some modelers use hairspray and a fan to get the effect of wind in there sails. I don't have experience with it myself but it sounded good. RussR
  10. I agree, I have been a member since July 2016 and have learned a lot. This group is very friendly and I enjoy reading the stuff that interests me. I have completed only one beginner model. I post very rarely. Only then when I have a question or think I have anything useful to contribute. RussR
  11. MESSI, I would love to see your more of your vacation photos of the ship Hermione. RussR
  12. Hello Christos, I have also ordered this model with the crew figures. Would you send me the paint colors you wrote about here in your log? I tried to send you a message here in MSW but your box must be full and can't except anymore. PS: I hope my ship turns out a well as yours RussR
  13. It is interesting to note the number of starts to the number of finishes. Starts Finishes Wooden Ships 1673 308 Small Craft 235 107 Plastic/Resin 172 34 XSect/Guns/Dior 52 14 Ships in Bottles 23 12 RadioControled 20 4 Restorations 14 4 Looks like there is a lot still being built or given up on.
  14. RussR

    Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    I know what you mean, I am surprised that I get away with what I do. "Boys need there toys". My vote is "not covered. That is a lot of work to be covered forever.
  15. RussR

    Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    That shouldn't be a problem, just do two of them. One covered and one not covered.

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