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  • Birthday 11/08/1969

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  1. Hey Group, I know I saw a comment recently about files and a certain manufacturer that makes the best ones for our modeling purposes. Can anyone share a link ? Thanks much, Chris
  2. Gents - Ive been lurking and watching all of the builds progress nicely ! Between honey dos with the improved weather in April and May and an eczema flair on my hands this month - I haven't spent much time in the shop. As soon as my hands feel better - its like having a bad case of poison oak - Ill be back at it. Thanks for checking in ! Hope you're all healthy and safe, Chris
  3. Hi Group, Quick question - wondering if there is an optimum speed when using your Proxxon MF70. The pear wood I am using has a tendency to chip - any tips as to running at higher or slower speeds to avoid it ? Thanks
  4. Go with this Dewalt Scroll Saw 788 and Stand - no vibration. I somehow managed to scratch build Confederacy with a crappy Delta saw that had so much vibration. The Dewalt is a game changer https://www.grizzly.com/products/DeWalt-DW788-20-Scroll-Saw-with-Stand-and-Light/H7414?gclid=CjwKCAjw-YT1BRAFEiwAd2WRtgYQQy5pOwsZ7zKRoJVJzvSMlFpfwgzXx7z0GxEmpHPZu1i0UMuzRRoCcikQAvD_BwE
  5. Wow - just wow - I have been collecting Ancre books and Monographs over the past few years. This is by far the finest. The incredible amount of detail in photos and plans are off the chart. Some of the previous Monographs require back up of the 74 Gun Series (which I own) as a reference. This one is a stand alone - everything is in here to make an incredible model - one that obviously influenced the Super Frigates of the US. I ordered it two weeks ago and it arrived today. I can't recommend this one enough - its a must have for anyone's library who love French ships. Bravo Gerard !
  6. Finally an update ! (Without photos) 50 degree day here in Chicago and spent 2 hours fairing the hull. The one thing that’s genius about the laser char is it’s an easy guide to help with the process. As much as many feel this part is a pain - I like to take as much time as possible here - it makes all of the difference. Probably another 6 hours of work before photos !
  7. Nice work Mike ! Now that it may be finally thawing here - I can start fairing my hull and hope my planking turns out nearly as good as yours...
  8. Im really curious about the paper patterns - how do you not get glue bubbles when applying and also would it be possible to put a finish over them ( dont think that would work due to printer ink)
  9. The deck is a focal point on any ship model - its one of my favorite areas to build - to me a laser etched deck doesn't look right
  10. Beautiful result ! I agree with Chuck - having worked with Ebony and Fiebings dye (on my Confederacy which is fading) on wales - I’m just going to paint them

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