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About RichardG

  • Birthday 10/30/1956

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  1. It is impressive. I looked through the other items in the sale (just for fun - I can't afford any of it). To be honest the item that I would buy if I could are these: A GROUP OF GREEK POTTERY VESSELS, 5TH/3RD CENTURY B.C. Estimated at 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. The diamond ring at 280,000 - 350,000 GBP is ridiculous. Obviously, I have different ideas of the value of stuff. Richard.
  2. K&J Magnetics, which is where I've purchased Neodymium magnets, gives the pull strength for each of their magnets. So for example an N52 1/8" dia, 3/8" long cylinder has a pull of just over 1lb. (3.2mm x 9.5mm, .45kg). They are amazing for their size. They even have a 4"x4"x1" block with a 580lb pull (and a price to match)! If you're in the US, I would recommend them. They have no minimum order and have a wide selection of sizes and shapes. They also have lots of fun and useful information about these magnets on the site. Richard.
  3. Wow, the difference is amazing. Definitely worth the effort. Looking forward to seeing the finished model (although it'll need a really wide monitor to see it in it's full glory!) All the best, Richard.
  4. Not a job I would want! I would assume they'd have something to help carry them - maybe something like a leather/rope sling. Carrying a round 32lb ball would have required 2 hands, which would have made ladders a fun exercise. Richard.
  5. Thanks for the link. The prices look good. Richard,
  6. I too thought the period looked a little odd. However I trust Chuck's knowledge. Then yesterday I was looking at some of the available RMG drawings and saw this: So I still think it looks weird but it's correct. Richard
  7. Michael, So now I get two benefits from reading your log. First and foremost, a visual treat just seeing your amazing work. Second, an excellent bench pin that I can actually make and use (I'm sure it'll work on wood). Unfortunately my lack of skills (and temperament probably), preclude me being able to reproduce the former. Thank you so much for sharing, Richard.
  8. I think the results speak for themselves - excellent! Welcome to MSW. Richard
  9. From The Introduction and Use of Copper Sheathing - A History Bulletin of the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology, 1985 Mark Staniforth Richard
  10. That kit provided ball is definitely way too big! Unfortunately I don't have any specific information, especially for French frigates. I've seen racks attached to bulwarks and hatches. I also saw somewhere a rectangular box with a handle that would hold a few shot used for carrying from the shot locker. I wish I could find it again. I've always been a little suspicious of all these racks they don't seem very practical. Even in a moderate sea, I could see them falling out all the time. The rate of fire was not fast, so it's not like they needed a lot immediately next to the cannon. I would assume (probably a fatal mistake), that most of the time they were stored in a shot locker. This is an interesting contraption: From https://www.flickr.com/photos/quinet/36209251211
  11. The 6-pounder would not have been 1/2 the size of the 12-pounder. From http://arc.id.au/Cannonballs.html: 12lb is 4.4" and the 6lb is 3.59". Isn't math and π wonderful! Another Richard.
  12. I got mine from Menards (in the store!). https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/hand-tools/clamps-vises/wolfcraft-reg-micro-needle-nose-clamp/3431404/p-1444439537678-c-9135.htm
  13. I'm not sure of the scale in your case. This is how my 1/50th revenue cutter looks -https://modelshipworld.com/topic/6741-early-19th-century-us-revenue-cutter-by-richardg-artesania-latina-scale-150/page/3/?tab=comments#comment-602068. I used 1/4" copper tape and jigs for the nail impressions. No special tools were used but making the jigs was a little tedious. I can document the process if you want. Richard.
  14. Has a restore been tested though? I have seen this a few times - IT says "yes we have a backup" only to find they can't actually restore the data when it was needed! The hosting company I use was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend. This left multiple databases and backups encrypted. My own site was down but doesn't contain anything other than an app, so for me it was minor but for others it was very serious. I don't envy you the work supporting this site. I am extremely grateful to you and all the other admins for the hard work you do! Richard.
  15. Back in 2014 when I restarted this hobby, I joined 2 forums, this one and another whose name I couldn't remember. I rapidly decided to make this one my home😀. So I thought I'd better check SOS. They have no record of me, so that saves me the trouble of leaving! While I was there I did check their "Rules and Terms" page - it just contains a load of self-serving BS! So I will continue to stay well away from their fetid site and any other piracy. Richard.

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