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About Osmosis

  • Birthday 12/09/1956

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    Pompano Beach Fl.
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    Woodworking,Poker, Golf, RC Sailing, Shooting and what else oh yes just recently building models.

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  1. What have you received today?

    Either that or it appears that the is wind blowing in opposite directions.
  2. What have you received today?

    But have you ever stood in line at midnight to pick up a copy of the HP book that you pre-ordered 6 months earlier. Believe me I was the oldest one in the crowd. I am 61 and have read those books a dozen times. Enjoy your geekness Ron you've earned it I am sure.
  3. I am just beginning my ship building journey and would not mind meeting up with a few like minded folks every once in a while. Let me know when and where. Also 40 yrs ex-New Jersey. Best Regards
  4. What have you received today?

    Yesterday I received a plate of homemade cookies and a glass of milk. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone!
  5. Kits with fewer Cast Metal parts.

    Thanks Bill but I think you misunderstood my point. My goal is to find those kit manufacturers that have no or at least as few cast parts as possible. I just prefer working with real wood over metal or plastic. As for the general public I doubt that any of my efforts at modeling would ever be viewed by the general public. Unless you count the Admiral who has to dust them. Best Regards
  6. I am very new at model ship building however, I can already see one aspect of the hobby that bothers me. That is the increasing use of cast metal parts by some kit manufacturers to replace parts that were and should be made of wood. While I guess I understand the reasoning behind it and it does give me a chance to add a little touch of my own to an otherwise generic kit. I was still wondering if there was a manufacturer of "quality" kits that uses less metal than others? Thanks
  7. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    Merry Christmas to you too Jack and to everyone here at MSW a Joyous New Year.
  8. Model Shipways Lifeboat

    I have two of these sitting on my bench as replacements for the cast metal ones on my Bluenose II. Both with the same crappy instructions. I started one and decided I needed to get some bending experience on something a little bigger. I could not manage the tight radii of the bends without splintering no matter how I tried. Best Regards
  9. Walnut or other similar uniform dark brown woods?

    Sorry I'm a little late but try to find a cabinet shop nearby. I work in Ft Lauderdale and found a marine cabinet maker near me that invited me to root around in their "scrap" pile anytime I want. I always offer to pay and they refuse every time. There is always some usable "scraps" of exotic wood in there. If I had a band saw I could just about go into business off of their throwaways. Best Regards
  10. Model Shipway Ratline tool

    I saw a prototype on my visit down there a couple of weeks age but they had not released it for sale yet. Looked pretty interesting from a newb's perspective.
  11. Same here, there are two posts in this thread that appear that way one being the last post on the previous page. I use win 7 and firefox at home and win 7 and chrome at work both have all the latest updates and both exhibit the same problem. Not sure when I first notice it but at least a couple of weeks ago.
  12. Hello

    Welcome aboard Zuko, Like you I was a complete newb only a few short months ago. Now nearing completion of my second build I am still a newb but with a lot more confidence. There is lots of great advice and encouragement here. As Chris stated above my first build was a Midwest Daysailer kit I picked up off of e-bay for 30 bucks. Dive in take your time and most of all have fun. Best Regards
  13. What have you received today?

    The admiral and I were at the local Dollar Store to grab some stocking stuffers tonight and I saw these. Not sure if they will be very useful but as Norm Abrams always said you can never have too many clamps. And for 2 cents each I am sure I can find a use for them somewhere.
  14. Hello

    Hello and welcome aboard.
  15. Hello

    Let me add a late but well intentioned welcome aboard.