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Castos

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About Castos

  • Birthday 12/07/1958

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    Pretoria.RSA
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    Model ship building; woodworking and shooting

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  1. I have done all the training through Autodesk but it did not help a lot. I purchased the below book and have started working through it, It is more informative and I have a better understanding than what Autodesk provide in their online training.
  2. Have just completed reading all the posts. I can only agree with all the comments and hope to build like this one day, but started to late, but will give it ago. Compliments of the season to all. Andre
  3. Castos

    2019

    Good Day A bit late, but compliments of the season to all and may this year be the fulfillment of many aspirations in ship modeling. Andre
  4. I am following this, as I am also learning F360.
  5. Castos

    Fusion 360

    Progress is going slow with the tutorials. From what I have worked through, this is a powerful program and the support is out of this world. Have completed 3/7 tutorials bust with the fourth wish is drawings.
  6. Castos

    Fusion 360

    Thanks for the link Nirvana. Have just completed the 2nd set of the Introduction lectures which was for 3D drawings.
  7. Castos

    Fusion 360

    I posted this on my own post: Downloaded Fusion 360 and was given a 3 year Educational licence, as well, I am receiving a 100 days of lessons from them. I have started with the lessons and will keep people informed of the progress. It must be borne in mind that I am not a CAD user, so this is my first foray into something new and will giver it my all to learn. Update on the Training so far: I have completed the introduction and am busy with the 3D introduction. The lessons are video and includes the lesson plans with drawings. There is one aspect that would help use all (if F360 is used) is the Fusion Team. Example: If all the knowledgeable and professional builders (EdT, Montanes, to name but a few) use F360 and are on the Fusion Team, we that are still on a learning curve can send our CAD drawings to them for appraisal and assistance where we go wrong. I also downloaded the Lesson Plans that the provide, Some of the plans are 132 pages. Will continue posting on this link.
  8. Thanks to all for the information. Update on the Training so far: I have completed the introduction and am busy with the 3D introduction. The lessons are video and includes the lesson plans with drawings. There is one aspect that would help use all (if F360 is used) is the Fusion Team. Example: If all the knowledgeable and professional builders (EdT, Montanes, to name but a few) use F360 and are on the Fusion Team, we that are still on a learning curve can send our CAD drawings to them for appraisal and assistance where we go wrong. Cheers
  9. Downloaded Fusion 360 and was given a 3 year Educational licence, as well, I am receiving a 100 days of lessons from them. I have started with the lessons and will keep people informed of the progress. It must be borne in mind that I am not a CAD user, so this is my first foray into something new and will giver it my all to learn.
  10. Good Day If in the wrong Page please move it to the correct one. I am new to CAD (have used CorelDraw in the past) and have downloaded Fusion 360. Which books can be recommended to start the learning curve, as there are so many out there. I am also considering downloading AutoCAD if I am not happy with Fusion as there are plenty of books available. Also please advise if I should stay with AutoCAD or go to Fusion 360.
  11. Started reading this build earlier this evening and below is the only way to describe this build and builder. "A piece of work by a craftsman accepted as qualification for membership of a guild as an acknowledged master". "A master craftsman or master tradesman (sometimes called only master or grandmaster) was a member of a guild. In the European guild system, only masters and journeymen were allowed to be members of the guild". (With the help of google translator and I hope that it is correct.) Comenzó a leer esta compilación más temprano esta noche y a continuación es la única forma de describir esta compilación y constructor. "Un trabajo de un artesano aceptado como calificación para ser miembro de un gremio como un maestro reconocido". "Un maestro artesano o un maestro comerciante (a veces llamado solo maestro o gran maestro) era miembro de un gremio. En el sistema de gremios europeo, solo los maestros y oficiales podían ser miembros del gremio".
  12. Good Day While at home last week I received some tools from Proxxon - Precision Drill, DB250/E Lathe and small table saw. What is outstanding is the mill and small band saw. Below are new photos of my Machine area Storage and Work area.
  13. Castos

    Ropewalk

    My Apologies: Typo should be make and not mark
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    Ropewalk

    All this posts are interesting on how to make a rope walk. Questions: 1. Does it make ropes to a certain length or can it make longer ropes - dependent an the size of the machine? 2. Are there any illustrations somewhere that shows how to setup the machine to mark ropes? Thanks in advance for assistance and getting me to understand how it works.
  15. I came across the webpage www.forgottenbooks.com. You register and subscribe ($9 per month) and have access to a very huge range of books, for example 'The Elements of Wood Ship Construction by W.H. Curtis' These are old books which can be used as a reference for model ship building.

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