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  1. Ah, Yes - I see that now. Thanks, Kurt
  2. Harley, I guess you could put narrower strips of sandpaper on if you never or rarely sanded thicker work. Also, I see that Wefalck in his (typically beautifully made) tool stopped the sandpaper at the top of the work table so as not to sand the edge of it, whereas the sandpaper on the Sand-It as shown in the photo has the sandpaper all the way to the bottom of the sliding block, as seen at the end of the miter gage slot. Over time, it seems that edge would become uneven, especially if the sanding block is not given full strokes all the way across.
  3. Altduck

    Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    A Fleet? Oh, My! I started looking at this thread from the "bottom up", and when I got to this one - I thought Mike had a gastrointestinal problem. I'm "relieved" to see it's about model airplanes
  4. Jesse, Beat of luck to you and all who are in the storm's path.
  5. If that's the seat of ease, where does "it" go from there? Looks like kind of far inboard for a straight shot to the sea.
  6. Altduck

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Very nice - Lighter, brighter, and I would guess safer with the new electrics. Were those storage benches part of the project?
  7. The Admiral and I plan to drive there from Northern CA, arriving Wednesday and leaving Sunday. We'll be on the Dam & Sternwheeler trip, but we'll stick with the limited mobility contingent at the dam. We plan to check out the visitor center, any tour options that have no stairs or long walks, coffee shop, etc while the more energetic do their thing. Looking forward to meeting some of the familiar names here face to face, and to an interesting and educational conference.
  8. Altduck

    What have you received today?

    Mr. Pucko said: Yesterday I got this in the mailbox: HATAGANE - Japanese Clamps Length 180 mm =========== Looking at your avatar, I assume these are used somehow to help remove splinters from your posterior regions?
  9. Might these have been the 6th, 7th and 8th batteries of the 10th Division or Regiment of Australian shore defense or something like that?
  10. Altduck

    Revell 1/72 U Boat- Wolfpack

    Is this the site you are looking for? (or will it do for now?) https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234929054-revell-172-type-viic41-u-boat-u995/
  11. A truly masterful model, and thanks for the excellent build log to bring us all along on the journey. Well Done!
  12. Altduck

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    So did they send you personal or contact info on any or all of these thousands of alleged cousins? And if so, does that mean they also sent your info to thousands of people you don't know? Let us know how many Birthday Parties you get invited to.
  13. I've been interested in following your efforts to control weight, balance, etc. Might you put steel or brass slugs in a couple of the barrels and then be able to move them around on the deck for final trim? Just a thought, if it doesn't add too much weight
  14. Actually, I think it's the other way around. If you had it as a child, as many if not most of us did, it lurks in you for decades and can raise it's head again as shingles. A shingles vaccine came out, I think about 10 years ago, that turned out to be not all that effective, only protected for maybe 5 years and was ineffective after age 75 or 80. My Admiral and I got the shot, and she still got shingles although perhaps not as bad a case. A new vaccine came out late last year, "Shingrix", that is supposed to be more effective. 2 shots, 2 to 4 months apart. Time will tell if it's really any better.

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