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  • 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. That sounds like it would be way beyond my skill level but post a few pictures someone in the area my be up to the challenge.
  2. What have you received today?

    Tom, Very nice display case, I was wondering about your progress on the Chaperon it came out great buy what I can see in the photo. Best regards
  3. Hey guys, Sorry I have not been updating this thread but I have been under the weather for a couple of weeks. Back at it now though. If anyone is interested in a meet up for breakfast or just a cup of Joe just reply here or message me. Best Regards
  4. I don't know if it stiffened it but it created a nice smooth surface that I think makes it easier to peel off the self adhesive paper.
  5. Eight Sided Drainage Mill scale 1:15 (Achtkante Poldermolen)

    I have a friend at work who is from Holland Mi. and we have talked about the De Zwaan windmill before. However I just read a rather lengthy article about its history. What a fascinating story. It was actually the last one to be sold for export from Holland.
  6. Eight Sided Drainage Mill scale 1:15 (Achtkante Poldermolen)

    Looks like an interesting project. Mind if I tag along?
  7. Thanks Mike. If they hold up for any length of time I think it will have been worth the little bit of time it took to make them. And the curved one work great on the concave sections of the bulkheads.
  8. Thanks to everyone for all the likes and replies. I applied three coats of oil based poly. I hope this will make it a little easier to peel off and replace the sand paper. Here they are with some 80 grit self sticking sand paper applied. The holes in the handles were drilled so I had a way to hang them while the poly dried. I have already started using them on my current build and thy work great. Best regards
  9. Well, I am about to start fairing my first POF ship and realized I had no proper sanding blocks. So off to the local Home Depot for a look around. I quickly realized that they had for off the shelf sanding blocks was not going to work. As my wife and friends have told me over the years "my brain has no off switch" so I started looking around for materials to make my own. I did not want to spend a lot of money or time so I went looking for lumber that was the right size to begin with. I was in the paint department looking for adhesive backed sandpaper when I thought of those stir sticks they give you. Perfect. Only now you have to buy them $.98 for a pack of 10 and right with them were packs of 30 over sized tongue depressors for the same price. Plus one 12"x18" sheet of adhesive backed sandpaper came to about $8.00. By the time I got home I had a rough plan anyway. I was only going to need a couple of each so I had plenty for several attempts. The only tools I would need would be my Exacto razor saw and miter box, needle files, a square, a ruler and a few clamps. One of the tongue depressors after soaking in hot water for about 15 minutes and then getting wrapped around a piece of 1/2" PVC pipe. While that was drying I laminated the other 2 together and set them aside to dry. While I cut up the 2 stir sticks. The first pieces clamped up and set aside to dry. Back to the tongue depressors. The ends were cut off approximately the same length as the width of the TD and the ends of the remaining piece mitered. I think you can see where this is going. Glued up and set aside to dry back to the other one. I cut the 2 squares in half and glued them in on both ends. And here they are after a little trimming and sanding. Not bad for less than $8.00 and a couple hours work. I think the flat one will be fine but I am not so sure about the rounded one. I think I should have laminated 2 together for the rounded part as well. We will find out how they work after a couple of coats of oil based poly to toughen them up a little. Best Regards
  10. The first meeting of the "South Florida Model Ship Builders Society" is in the books. Topics discussed included but not limited to: The current state of the hobby, Golf, The gorgeous weather here, The crappy weather up north and lots of other stuff. All in all a nice breakfast and a morning well spent in my opinion. We will try to schedule another get together next month hopefully we can get a few more attendees next time. If anyone wants to attend or has a recommendation for location let us know via this thread. Bob it was a pleasure meeting you and lets do it again next month. Best regards
  11. Mast Location on AL Bluenose II

    Thanks for the quick replies. Frankie after sleeping on it last night that is exactly the conclusion I came to. there is a full scale drawing which locates the deck penetrations so that is what I will go with. Thanks again and happy St Patty's day
  12. I posted this in my build log but thought I might get a quicker response here. I Removed the assembly from the clamps and turned it upside down in order to install the mast reinforcing blocks. I have the kit instructions and plan sheets, and the J. Earl Practicum, and the manufacturers instructions for the newer version of the kit. Problem: No one even the kit manufacturer can agree where they should be placed. As you can see below the kit instructions not so clearly states that "These should be bonded into place ... as shown on the plans ... backing up flush against the backs of frame Nos. 6 and 9. ..." That places them like this; However when we look at the plans which are referenced in the written instructions we see this Which moves them forward of bulkheads 6 and 9, like this. The Earl practicum does not mention them at all however, on page 7 of section 2 we can just barely get a glimpse one of the blocks in Photo 4 located aft of bulkhead 6 as per the written instructions. The newer kit has slots pre-located in the keel and different bulkhead spacing so we can disregard the instructions for the new kit except as perhaps a general reference for location in relation to the "Great Beam". Question: Could someone who has built this version of the AL Bluenose II kit # 20500 please measure the distance from the "step" in the deck to the center of each of the masts? Or at least verify which location they used. Many Thanks
  13. Thanks for the quick response Chuck. Totally understandable in light of today's technology and the rampant abuse of it. Just to clarify when I said contact info I did not mean individual member information but rather contact information for the club itself. Something similar to what the AMYA has to make it easier to locate a local club. Best Regards

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