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  1. Hi Y'all from Charlottesville

    JD I’m glad you got the correct plans for your Swift. And what you’ve done so far looks great! I hope you’ll start a build log so we can follow your progress to completion.
  2. Hi Y'all from Charlottesville

    JD There have been several editions of the AL Swift. If you still have the box, there’s a date on it, and you might find a date on whatever of the instructions and drawings you have. Let us know what you find, and what docs you have. Perhaps someone among the numerous who have done it have your edition. Welcome, and Good Luck
  3. Another tidbit of history that I either never knew, or long ago forgot. 50-50 odds on which of those.....
  4. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I have a plaque in my office that reads" "Multi-Tasking: Screwing Everything Up Simultaneously"
  5. PE Tool Suggestion

    Otto Frei lists a wide selection of tweezers, too - high end to low end, you gets what you pays for. http://www.ottofrei.com/jewelry-tools-equipment/bench-tools/tweezers
  6. Thunder, That's not unique to the UK.
  7. Ugears tram

    Did you have to clean off laser char, or is what we see what you got? I was tempted to get a couple of them until I thought about cleaning the char off of hundreds of itty bitty parts...
  8. Jaager, If it works both ways, you could have a lot of fun opening their garage door with your shop vac.....
  9. Kit Imperial Standart

    I Googled that kit and found this. You might get in touch with these folks: http://forum.model-space.co.uk/default.aspx?g=posts&t=25565 In Post 6, the poster seems to think it'll be available in the UK sometime this summer They may be able to help you, or maybe just commiserate with you - either way, it's something to try.
  10. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Reminds me of the Veterinarian and the Taxidermist that decided to share office space to reduce expenses. Over the door were their names, titles, and their motto: "No matter what, you get your dog back"
  11. Need Some Help

    There are also some holes in the foredeck and top deck that suggest there were other pieces that may have been removed for shipping or storage. You might go back to where you found it and search for things that look like they might be antennae, stacks, etc. Who knows - maybe there's a whole box full of parts......
  12. Kurt, I had the same concern as Chuck. I'm slow and limited duration on my feet, don't do stairs well, etc. And I also have been thru Hoover dam as a youngster, and again when my daughters were kids. Could mobility and access issues be covered on the NRG Conference page? And if I make it there, Chuck, I'll probably keep you company at the bus stop.....
  13. CA glues

    Moab Like these? https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/11130241?r=~|categoryl1:"600206 Hardware"|~ ~|categoryl2:"610321 Caps and Plugs"|~ ~|categoryl3:"610325 General Purpose Caps 9and Plugs"|~
  14. Nautical Adventures.

    Ron, Wonderful thing for you to do with the youth, and what a great lesson in practical sailing!

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