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Landlubber Mike

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    Landlubber Mike
  • Birthday 08/17/1973

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  1. Hey Martin, happy new year to you! Nice job on the figurehead! Looks great 👍. I’m thinking of carving the Pegasus on my Swan class eventually - hopefully a lot easier than carving a person.
  2. I use the disc sander all the time. Probably my most used tool. Super easy and quick way to get straight edges. I was on the fence about the thickness sander but when you need it, it’s incredibly helpful. I’ve used it a lot more recently.
  3. I keep losing my 6” rule. Bought three and just lost my flexible one again 👎
  4. Lighting, dust collection, and space for accumulation of tools, kits, etc. are important, especially if you’re going to be making your own parts. First I started on my kitchen table and ottoman. With all the tools, etc. I’ve gotten, I nowhave a more dedicated space with better lighting, dust collection, a work table, etc. One tip - if you’re going to buy power tools, make sure you know the feed/exit run space you will need. Some tools like the table saw and thickness sander can’t be put against a wall.
  5. Nice Kevin! Really came out well. I'm working on a couple of 1/72 biplanes myself, very hard at this scale so I appreciate the efforts!
  6. Very nice job! I love these Chris Crafts - saw a complete one at a show recently and they make beautiful models. The mahogany planking with a glossy finish with chrome accents is a really nice look.
  7. Looking great! You've already passed me on my build. How are you finding the deck planking going? I am at about that stage on my build. Was thinking about putting a sub floor piece in to make the planking a little more even and possibly with better support. Either way, it looks like one needs to consider building in some underlying framing to support the hatches, etc.
  8. At 1/32, that's going to be a good sized model. Looking forward to following along! Mrs. Runyon is quite perky
  9. Beautiful work! I hate to ask this, but are gratings oriented the right way? I thought they were supposed to be fore to aft.
  10. Looks great! The bulwarks are not easy when you have to individually set up all the stanchions.

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