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  1. Altduck

    How to tie a rope to handrail

    Or to put it another way - those who can't tie knots tie lots. Wander through any small boat marina and look at the dock lines on the dock cleats. Some are a neat job and others are buried under a pile of figure eight wraps of line.
  2. Altduck

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    What a neat project. Can you reconstruct a build log for the Non-Ship section?
  3. Altduck

    Oscillating Wonder Cutter

    I don't know how well it cuts wood and plastic, but it looks like it does a fine job of cutting a hole in your wallet.
  4. Wow! Interesting reading. I think it can be summed up as follows: - Don't use lead or lead alloys on your models. - They will live longer, and so will you.
  5. Nobody has spoken to this question, so although I don't have a Byrnes table saw, I'll give it a go. Most table saw fences share the feature that they at least try to square themselves to the table when tightening the front clamping part of the fence against the front slide rail (looks like it's a round bar on the Byrnes?). Of course, some saws do this better than others, but from the reviews of the Byrnes on this forum I'd guess it does a pretty fair job of it. But you need to do this first, while the outfeed end can move freely. If you tighten the outfeed end first, you will restrain it and introduce a bit of a bind when you then tighten the front. Just my US$0.02 worth,
  6. Ah, Yes - I see that now. Thanks, Kurt
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Jesse, Beat of luck to you and all who are in the storm's path.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. Might these have been the 6th, 7th and 8th batteries of the 10th Division or Regiment of Australian shore defense or something like that?
  15. 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/

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