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  1. Maybe I didn't explain what I'm looking for very clearly, sorry. What I'm looking for is how much to take off to create the stepping line. In your post you mention you used your mill to create this stepping line, but how much did you mill down to create it?
  2. Mike, Wonder if you could help me a bit. I've started on this neat little ship and have the backbone completed. The question I'm looking for an answer to is where did you get your measurements for things like the stepping line? I'm not finding this on the plans? Are you just making assumptions? Or am I missing something? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Shawn
  3. I considered trying my hand at this when HobbyMill closed. May need to give another consideration?
  4. Received my copy yesterday. Haven't had a chance to read anything, merely had 10 or 15 to peruse. Looks like another great addition!!! Seems to answer some questions that come up that were not answered in previous publications. Great work David and Greg!!!! Thanks Shawn
  5. I purchased one of these Dremel 2050 to complete the treenailing on Cheerful. Works great, fits my hand with little fatigue. If you are considering one, I would highly recommend it. Shawn
  6. Vossiewulf wonder if you could tell me about your festoon vacuum. Do you hook it to your Byrnes machines? Does it work well? Is it worth the price tag? How loud is it? I’m looking at getting some sort of vac for my model room and not sure what to get. Shawn
  7. Thanks everyone for the great insight! I found my problem was not with how I was cutting or sanding these planks. It had everything to do with apparently I cannot see. Slip on the old optivisor and I wow I can really get these dead on now. Thanks again. Shawn
  8. All, It seems like there should be a simple answer to this simple question, but I'm struggling with this simple processes of building. How does everyone go about cutting their planks? My example would be planking between gun ports. I cut one side and then mark for the next, cut as close to the mark as I can but the cut end needs cleaned up. I have tried sanding (always round off the end a little, even using sandpaper on a hard surface), disk sander (usually then take to much off), table saw (all the way across the room, inconvenient). Seems there should a very simple way of finishing off these planks I'm just not thinking of. Can you tell how you do it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Shawn
  9. Zack welcome from a fellow Lincolnite...
  10. Mike, Are you using the graphite paper transfer method for all the necessary parts that need to be copied from the plans? Or did you use a copy machine to make copies? Interested in hearing how you transfer your templates to wood to be cut. Thanks Shawn
  11. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. These all look like they will fit the bill. Shawn
  12. All, I'm trying to amass my tool library and looking for some advice on a good bench vice. This will be used for modeling purposes only so the jaws need to align well and no plastic. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks Shawn
  13. In many build logs people refer to using sanding sticks. My question are these just sticks made from scrap lumber with sandpaper attached via glue, or are they simply talking about emery boards used for filing nails or both. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks Shawn

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