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    My Dad built a fair number of ship models during his lifetime. I'm hoping to get close to the quality of his builds. I'm planning on starting with some simple builds. Both plastic and wooden models. Stash: Revell 1:196 Constitution, Revell 24 inch Cutty Sark, MS Phantom, MS Harriet Lane, Revell 1:96 Constitution, BJ Constitution 70's version that I hope to upgrade. Mamoli USS Constitution cross section. ( Needless to say this may take a while. :-) )

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  1. Speaking of the Byrnes saw, I received mine a couple of weeks ago but have only time to make a few test cuts. Like everyone says, it cuts great right out of the box.
  2. I'm not sure I can justify either but I really wanted one. I also have multiple hobbies where I need to cut small parts so I'm sure I'll use it. My problem is time more than anything.
  3. Thanks for the Link Dave. I don't know if I'll need the tilt table or not. If I do I have tools that would probably work. Bill
  4. This is a great thread. I know it has been going on for a while but a lot of really good info. I'm not sure how often I'll use the Byrnes saw but decided to get it. My full size saw is just too big for some of the projects I like to do including ship models.
  5. Just one word for the quality and artistry of your ship , museum. She is a beauty and sure to be a family heirloom. I did finish my 1/96 scale USS Constitution.





    1. billt


      Yours looks great! I haven't posted pictures of any build yet. I'd be happy to get even close to the quality of yours.



  6. Thanks Dave, I've wanted one for a while. Like you I've seen it referenced a lot on this site. I wondered about the divided head. Looks like that would be useful for holding dowels. Bill
  7. You talked me into checking out ebay and sure enough I found a MF70 for a really good price too, So I ordered it. What accessories are recommended for model building?

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