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About Rustyj

  • Birthday 01/10/1955

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  1. Hi John, Keith has supplied some great information. Do you plan on making your masts and spars from square stick or dowels? Methods and tools can vary depending the type of stock you start with.
  2. Dust collection is a very important part of our hobby. Take it as seriously as you can. Back when I started doing this hobby, I was in my late forties , no mask, dust collection etc. The only dust collection was what was on my clothes, hair and nose. After some very heavy periods of sawing and sanding I had two severe allergic reactions that required steroids, inhalers etc. This is when I started to get more serious about dust collection. I first added a Oneida Dust Deputy to my shop vac. I connected to a switch that turns the vacuum on and off when you turn on your tool. I feed the hose through my work bench and attach it to whichever tool I will be using. I also noticed that there were many times that despite the shop vac not all dust is collected. Seeing I have the room I added a ceiling mounted JET air filtration system. I hung it near the basement window and direct vented it to the outside to ensure dust was not recycled back into the shop. Now with all this in place I found one more area that I was failing in my efforts. While at the work bench when we're fairing a hull or sanding the planking there was no tool hooked up so the shop vac captured very little of the dust. The JET captured what was in the air but the dust was all around me on it's way to the JET. To help eliminate this I made one more collection method. I used to have a home made portable down draft box. I dissembled the top, marked the hole pattern on a section of the workbench, drilled the holes and mounted the base under the workbench. Now I can hook the shop vac to it and sand over the vents and most of the dust is sucked down and collected. What little that gets airborne is taken care of by the JET. Of course I use a face mask with replaceable filters too. Now that I've shown you how I handle dust collection I must add the disclaimer that I too am lazy sometimes and don't use every dust capture item in my collection every time I cut one little piece or sand one little spot. I do try to use them as much as possible especially when working on something that creates more than a minimal amount of dust. I hope this helps!
  3. IMG 5585 (Medium)

    Thank you! It was a lot of fun.
  4. IMG 2387

    Hi Frank, I'm sorry but I'm not really sure what you are refering to. I you could PM me a picture of what you 're refering to and maybe I can help. Rusty
  5. IMG 2382

    Thank you sir. I'm glad you liked it.
  6. IMG 2382

    Thank you. It was a lot of fun to build.
  7. IMG 2386

    Thanks kpnuts. This is the first I have done and had a ball doing it. Hopefully I'll do another one. Thanks again.
  8. IMG 3075

    Thank you! The kit is a Dumas Boats and Airplanes1949 Chris-Craft Racing Runabout Kit #1249. It was a fun kit and if so desired it can be built as a RC.
  9. IMG 5579 (Medium)

    Hi Thomas, The bulwarks and wales are boxwood, the deck is holly, the deck furniture is swiss pear and cherry to the best I can remember. Thanks Rusty
  10. Brig Syren

    This is a scratch built 3/16 scale version of the Model Shipways Syren prototype. Boxwood, Holly, Ebony, Swiss Pear and Cherry are the primary woods used for this build.
  11. The 1949 Chris-Craft 19 ft. Racing Runabout is a sleek looking Chris-Craft. It is a 1/8th scale version and is 28 inches long with a 9 inch beam. The wood framed hull is covered with expanded pvc and then planked with mahogany veneer.
  12. Serga/Mantua Mississippi 1870 Riverboat. The scale is 1:50. The completed model is 44” (1117.6 mm) long from boarding ramps to the paddle wheel, 9 ½ “ (241 mm) wide and 20” (508 mm) high.