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  1. Couldn't say, but I do have a pair or two of 100lb full extension drawer slides left over from a workbench project. Stop by next time you're in the area and see if I haven't remembered to bring them in with me.
  2. Those kit cleats are monsters. Please let us know what your source is if you locate an alternative or your method of manufacture.
  3. Several of those tools will be very handy and what you find you need can usually be purchased locally at Tammy's or a hardware store. The Phantom really doesn't require a lot of tools and sometimes it comes down to staring at the tools you do have and trying to think of a way to use them in the best way possible to get the desired results. Some of my best ideas have been to use tools made for other hobbies. As a matter of fact, the more I learn about wood working with hand tools the more I wonder why we tend to use sandpaper and razor blades for rough stock removal when a quality rasp has been
  4. Thanks for sharing this unique kit, I had no idea Guillow's had made such a kit till you posted it on their forum the other day. This kit belongs in a very small grouping of bread & butter style kits made in 1975. There is kit #151 of the Boeing 747 and kit #152 of the F4J Phantom.
  5. It's just wood, I'm sure you can fix it or patch it up to look correct. The rudder is made up of 3 or 4 pieces of 1/8" square stock glued together. The instruction booklet has a diagram of this if my memory serves me.
  6. The Veritas honing guide doesn't sharpen anything so it isn't necessarily responsible for the lengthy sharpening session. The Mk II guide has a knob that allows you to select between primary and secondary bevels. Once you've got that primary bevel established just sharpen on the secondary bevel for a while till it gets wide and takes longer to sharpen. When that happens got back and sharpen the primary bevel till it meets the cutting edge. I started out with the Veritas Mk II and sandpaper, but I was starting to use up a lot of sandpaper and decided to switch to oil stones and free-hand. W
  7. If you plan to work on small parts on the bench then I suggest finding a way to cover or plug the dog holes so you're less likely to loose them.
  8. Thank you all, I hope a few kind find the log of some use. Gulf - The templates are not an exact match for the lines shown on the plans so stick with one or the other. I went with the templates as-is, but they could be re-drawn from the hull lines on the plans. The directions are ok, there just isn't enough detail to help the first time builder. Chuck's practicum fills in the blanks so you'll find yourself using both the practicum and directions in some areas.
  9. The MSD has an article that covers the more common woods and their uses. Walnut : Common Name(s): American Black Walnut. Botanical Name : Juglans nigra Colour : Fairly even dark brown. Description : A very nice wood for working with hand or power tools, although its coarse, open grain make its modelling applications limited. Bends easily when steamed or heated. Sands to an excellent finish. Cuts and carves exceptionally well, but usually can't obtain fine detail. Very stable and will not shrink or expand once in use. For its weight, Walnut is exceptionally strong. Use: Fra
  10. Chad's initial posting on 30 April 2008 regarding woods he planned to purchase appears below. I know he later ordered some wood from Hobby Mill and changed some of his choices, but this is what he started with. It's been a loooong month since I last posted. First I was derailed by a backyard project and then a sick two-year-old, but today I FINALLY ordered my wood. After all the distractions, I got down to the business of deciding the What, Where, and What Size of the cross section. I started by figuring that I was going to buy most of my lumber pre-milled, since I have yet to buy a th
  11. Chad (chach_86) posted a list of materials that he ordered and mentioned having a Word document that he would give anyone that wanted it. I'll shoot him an e-mail pointing to this build log so he can post it for you.
  12. Thanks Marks. I hope you don't mind, but I've added your contributions to the first post with proper credit. I've also update with other important info such as if they ship internationally, minimum order sizes, military discounts, etc. I welcome any corrections or additions in this area as well.
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