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  1. Sehr lustig! (The joke above - a wordplay - is not really translatable.)
  2. And, unfortunately, I can tell stories of severed digits (not my own - I still have all ten and intend to maintain that number!)
  3. Respect is a good attitude to have!
  4. I was not being flippant. It's all too easy to have an accident if you aren't well versed in saw usage. From your questions I presumed that you are not that familiar with the subject. I'd rather you were safe than sorry.
  5. That gives your model a very pleasing appearance, Kortes.
  6. You might also want to read up on safe techniques when using power saws.
  7. druxey

    Boom rigging question

    Usually, as mentioned, the inner end of the boom was drilled with a hole. A length of line, knotted at one end, was passed through this hole, then around the boom and yard several times. The line was then hove tight with several round turns taken between the yard and boom and finished with a couple of half hitches.
  8. That fascinating fitting is new to me. Lovely work so far!
  9. Very nice sheet metalwork, Valeriy. Do you use a soldering iron or resistance soldering?
  10. In some of those photos it's hard to realize how small the model really is! Nice going, Rob.
  11. Interesting set-up for the main sheet that you have there, Mark. A snap block is called a snatch block here. Beautiful work, as usual!

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