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  1. Thanks for the history update of the Fox river, unaware and unexpected! Looking forward to your model. Bridgman Bob
  2. Your staining problem is probably based one the wood being used. Ramin has a different cellular structure than other woods, its more like a bamboo thus it absorbs stain differently. Thats why the rudder dried quicker than the ramin parts. Another suggestion, something I have done for years both for modeling and woodworking,is to use paper towels with any petroleum based solvents. It appears solvents will not oxidize the paper material as it does with rag material (cotton based fabric is the worst). Bridgman Bob
  3. Thank you Chuck for your reply and clarification. Thought that may be situation with the internet, still a bit annoying that someone makes an effort to post a helpful response and then have it used somewhere else without acknowledgement of the author. Bridgman Bob
  4. Administrators: Bob Cleek's question and mine was not answered. What is MSW position on Google and other search engines using unauthorized MSW post as a reply to their search responses? Some of MSW post are rather ordinary, some verge on being original intellectual property, such as the original paintings posted, cad drawings made by the poster, and even original and unique Excel spread sheets. My annoyance is that these entities are monetizing work of NRG/MSW members without authorization or recognition. Looking forward to your more knowledgable response. Bridgman Bob
  5. Dremel Mitemite is no longer available or are the batteries for it, endless Google searches found none. The tool is about 15 to 20 years old and was very handy to use, powerful and light. Could not find equivalent replacement. Bridgman Bob
  6. Any experience on using dewaxed shellac as a brush on primer for small metal parts? Universally available and supposedly compatible with many finishes. Thanks Bridgman Bob
  7. A modern day interpretation of the Pilar has been built by the Broooklin Boat Yard maintaining much of her original appearance. It is described in the January/February 2021 issue of Wooden boat magazine with several pictures and description. Bridgman Bob
  8. 1ZWR8754YN14161273 Also received "Access Denied" when I tried to access the post about maritime museums, was able to access ever thing else. Lead in number came from that notice. Bridgman Bob
  9. Some notes on the book. It was published in 1942 by W. Norton Co. with a forward by H. I. Chapelle, who praised Grimwood book as an excellent guide book for beginner modelers having much useful detail to make good models without to much difficulty. Drawings in the book could be use to build a model from as they are clear and uncluttered. Subject ranges from brig of war"Boxer" to a model racing yacht, 1930s era, by various draftsman. If considering buying a copy, look for the first edition as the drawings are fold out and more useful. Bridgman Bob
  10. Video is a nice demonstration of Brynes saw capabilities but NOT a how to! Missed numerous set up steps and normal safety precautions that should be used with any table saw. Was nice to see workings of the Byrnes saw. Bridgman bob
  11. Sitka spruce is highly sought after wood for sail boat masts by contemporary wooden boat builders and was in use for years before the fiberglass era.The wood is light and strong and easily worked with sharp tools and saw dust is nonirritating. Takes varnish well with slight darkening,would assume it to take paint as well. Not sure how it would take to sharpe bends. Works well for sailing dinghies and have never seen one fail. Believe it would make a good modeling as it is light and easily worked in areas where a light color is wanted. Sitka spruce only grows in the Pacific Northwest and into Alaska, hense its name, and is relatively rare. Curious as to how it ended up in Australia, must be a story there. Envious of your find. Bridgman Bob
  12. It would be much more difficult and more inaccurate to cut a 3/4 x 4'' plank with the 4'' side at right angle to the saw bed. You would have to make more than one cut to go through the width. What should determine your final choice is having the grain as close to or at right angles to the final surface and make your selection on those pieces,as they will also be easier to bend. Bridgman Bob
  13. Les: Do you have access to a band saw? You would lose less material to saw dust because of the thinner blade .020 compared to .125", thus more planks. Blades are designed for resawing with special tooth patterns and off sets. There are simple jigs for a band saw that can make planks, ruff cut, to about 1/8". Bridgman Bob
  14. All, of the pictures photo of Grand Banks fishing schooners I have seen never show baggy whinkel on any vessel. As these where hard working vessels that depended on there sails they did not seem to think it necessary. Bridgman Bob
  15. As a starting point you may want to access the MIT library of N. Herreshoff designs and drawings of his work. They are, or have digitized, all his designs of marine fittings and hardware. He redesign numerous yacht fittings and hardware for his yacht designs in the early 20th century and they form the basis for current hardware designs. Word of warning, MIT is scanning everything, something like 14000 files! Bob
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