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  1. Ship paintings

    Wonderful as usual Jim! How long have you been painting for? Chad
  2. Ship paintings

    Wow Jim! I just spent the last 20 minutes catching up from the the first post to the last and I love all your work! I'd "like" every single one of your posts but I don't want to blow up your notification box.I can't even comprehend how you knock out at least one of these in an afternoon... you are truly talented! Chad
  3. Downeast Wherry 5

    Love it!!
  4. Go for it- life is short and building something that you WANT to build is half the battle. I had a supervisor in the Navy who used to say "Do you know how you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." Get started, concentrate on whatever the immediate task at hand is, take your time, and don't settle if you are not happy with your work. As I tell my kids all the time- don't be scared off by the "what-if's!" -Chad
  5. Harbor Freight Workbench

    Thanks Steve- I swung by your desk after you dropped them off but you were probably gone for the day at that point. I'll have to give them a go one weekend- heavy buggers!
  6. Harbor Freight Workbench

    60 inches long without the vice, and thickness is actually 1.5 inches, with the lip around the edge being three. -Chad
  7. Harbor Freight Workbench

    I'm curious- has anyone tried replacing the drawer rails? I have two of these and love them- but the drawer movement is terrible. They really need to come out farther, too. For the price, though- they can't be beat. -Chad
  8. I'll second Landlubber Mike's fix... I just switched to a slitting blade like Jeff mentioned on the Hobbymill site and had the saw bogging down once wood (pear- 1/4) got thru to the rear of the blade. I started tightening the front of the fence and giving the rear a tiny nudge outward, and that did the trick. No effect on thickness. -Chad
  9. Milled Wood Survey - Input for Suppliers

    Just took all your surveys- I honestly can't think of anything more I can ask from your business. Your milled sheets are smooth as glass and spot on thickness, which I enjoy since I don't need anything besides a finishing sanding. Also, when I order a thickness, say 3/8"- I would expect it to be 3/8" and not 11/32"- and I've never had that happen. I really enjoy the individual packaging just as a way to keep different thicknesses together, too. Maybe I look at this hobby differently than most, but I would rather take my time and build 4 or 5 models in my lifetime as close to Bernard Frolich- standards as I can get using quality products rather than a roomful of models slapped together using subpar products, and until I get to the point of milling my own wood (Gilmer Wood is like 20 mins from my house) you provide that quality product. Thanks! -Chad
  10. Case

    From the album Triton cross section

    Peruvian walnut and curly maple, with ebony and Honduran rosewood inlay

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