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About alde

  • Birthday 06/14/1961

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    Bremerton, WA USA
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    Maritime History and Ships

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  1. Terrified

    Welcome aboard. Just have fun with your build. You will get all the help you need here, especially if you start a build log. That way we all learn from it.
  2. New to forum

    Glad to have you aboard Jim. It's a great group of people.
  3. PBS Series The Vietnam War

    Mark, I knew what you meant by your like and appreciate it. I have never been to war but have the deepest respect and admiration for those who did. The agent orange is one of the forgotten aspects of the war. It did a lot of permanent damage to probably thousands of people.
  4. PBS Series The Vietnam War

    Ken and others, thank you for your service. I was just a kid but my brother did 3 tours as a Marine around the same time you were there. To say it changed him would be a gross understatement. The agent orange ended up taking him just 7 years ago. He is and always has been my hero.
  5. Cool Tool Box

    These guys are fast. I just got a confirmation that my order will ship today. Only 30 minutes. Can't beat that.
  6. Cool Tool Box

    Thanks for posting the link. This is just what I was looking for. I ordered 2.
  7. Working more than one build

    You guys make a lot of sense. I really feel the need to work on something different for a while.
  8. I am currently working on MS Glad Tidings. It's going pretty well and I will be updating my log soon. I also have a Triton cross section started but I set it aside to build my skills a bit. I am thinking of starting a side project of Chucks Longboat to do something different for a while. Is it a bad idea to multitask? I consider the Glad Tidings a learning project more than anything and it's doing that well. I really don't understand why these work boats are not more popular. The larger scale is nice to work with and they can really be detailed.
  9. What have you received today?

    I've always thought the light ships were nice looking ships. I'm looking forward to your build log.
  10. 2017_10_03_01.jpg

    Ken, you have turned a nice kit into something really special. She looks wonderful.
  11. I can definitely see that. I'm totally happy now that I can make nice clean cuts. Thanks again.
  12. This morning I tried Keith's suggestion of double stick taping a 6" steel ruler to the fence just behind the front of the blade. It works perfectly now. I can cut nice clean burn free cuts with no binding at all with a fine slitting blade. I'm a very happy camper. I still don't understand how it was binding just using the fence alone. It seems to be perfectly parallel to the blade. It's probably my technique.
  13. I would panic if I got that phone call too. Luckily my wife can't even use a screwdriver and makes no attempt at trying. The guitar build was one of the best learning experiences of my life. Aside from the woodworking skills it taught me patients and it got me over the fear of trying something new or difficult. That fear kept me from finishing the guitar for 8 years. Once I started back on it I realized that a mistake was not the end of the world and saw that I could learn and do whatever I needed to finish it on my own.
  14. John, thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered a copy of the book. I had to pay a whopping $4.25 for it though. I'm sure I will get my monies worth out of it though.
  15. Keith, I have a .30 Slitting blade and I will go ahead and try your suggestion next. The carbide blade does waste a lot of wood and the cuts are not as nice as they could be I'm sure. I will let you know how it goes.