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Thistle17

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  • Birthday 07/25/1939

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    modelshipwrightguildwny.org

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  • Location
    Webster NY
  • Interests
    Research, kit (bashing), scratch, half hull modeling of period naval and 1800-1900 work boats.

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  1. It is all a learning experience. Once understood we move on to bigger things. I haven't looked yet but I assume the daugther board is offered as an accessory to the controller board. You have my attention. Joe
  2. I too have moved to a house half the size of the former one and that made my basement shop an OK place to work but lacked the space, lighting and environmental control I had grown accustomed to. I use the computer room in the new house. It isn't ideal as I still have to return to the basement for lumber milling. But the bottom line is the lighting, the comfort and there is no more isolation. That is probably the best part. Joe
  3. Too often I think we characterize this branch of service as secondary to the Navy. They are not! I recently did a presentation on this service for our model group on another lifeboat of the USCG. If you wish I will share it with you. PM me as I do not want to highjack your blog. Joe
  4. I have limited use of AYC to date but much more experience with boxwood. What I would say about the AYC in comparison is that it is obviously softer i.e. less dense, it produces a machined edge reasonably well in comparison but I find it takes more care keeping it. In terms of sanding it is easier to sand than boxwood. If you are using laser cutting it's char is easier to remove. I find you have to be more attentive to keeping it clean compared to box as it seems to smudge much easier. It has almost no grain evident but I can't say that it is characteristicaly so as I have not bought large billets. I understand it bends well in comparison owing to its density and fiber construct. In terms of price I believe you will find it considerably less expensive. I have even less experience with Beech so others should be able to help. Joe
  5. Opening up MSW and dialing in your build is akin to morning vespers for me. So much so that I brought out my Winne bulkhead assembly and placed it where I cannot ignore it any longer. Your work is so inspriational! Joe
  6. Stopping in again Mike. Inspirational work. I am painting Cheerful gun carriages in box by hand with acrylic and I am not liking the results. I have tought of pulling out the air brush and having at it. I was a dedicated user of Floquil products and even have much of a gallon of their solvent left over. Indeed a gallon! So my question is what are you using for your spray paints? Thanks Joe
  7. Jond even though I was born and brought up inland my heart is in New England. My mom was from Providence, I lived in Portsmouth RI for a time and my son lives on Cape Cod so we visit often. My first trip to Maine was so memorable and has remained with me. I remember we stayed in Darmariscotta and I recall the town closed up at 6 PM back then (60s). I looked at their web site and it certainly doesn't look like that now! Hope to get back to your lovely area soon. Joe
  8. I realized this AM I had a brain cramp when I wrote this earlier. I now have it as one of my "Follow" the build reminders. I have fond memories of Booth Bay as i spent sevral days nearby in the Pemiquid Point light house monitoring recordings of Navy equipment being tested off shore. I thought i lost the coin toss to go out on the retrieve vessel for the equipment until I picked up my partner in Booth Bay. He was literally a light shade of green after sitting out there all day in those sea swells. Your doing a masterful job. Joe
  9. Hello Nick!

    Allow me to introduce our model ship group to you. We are located in and around Rochester NY. We are a small group that was founded in late 2015. We have members in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Florida, and even one in Lisbon Portugal. We meet monthly and through the Zoom application we have been able to include our more distant members. You can learn more about us by visiting our web site modelshipwrightguildwny.org.

    We have located you through the “Community” drop down function on the Model Ship World forum and are reaching out to you to explore your possible interest and participation in a lively and talented group of modelers from all walks of life.

    Generally, sessions are structured with introductions of visitors, followed by a brief business segment and then we almost always have a central presentation topic or two ending with a show and tell of group models. The sessions usually last two hours.

    So you are invited to visit us (via Zoom) this Fall and see what we are all about. You might find us interesting enough to join us on a more consistent basis. Please PM me back and I will put you on distribution for our Fall schedule when released.

    We will not badger you beyond this outreach if you are not interested.

    Hoping to hear from you.

    Thistle17 on MSW (Joe) or go to our web site and contact me through that portal.

  10. We are all experiencing the effects of protracted medical needs being delayed or indeterminant. When things are not exactly dire and/or considered elective it seems we go to the back of the bus. I would imagine that the waiting is so frustrating. Limbo is an uncomfortable feeling for one so productive. Joe
  11. Allow me to introduce our model ship group to you. We are located in and around Rochester NY. We are a small group that was founded in late 2015. We have members in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Florida, and even one in Lisbon Portugal. We meet monthly and through the Zoom application we have been able to include our more distant members. You can learn more about us by visiting our web site modelshipwrightguildwny.org.

    We have located you through the “Community” drop down function on the Model Ship World forum and are reaching out to you to explore your possible interest and participation in a lively and talented group of modelers from all walks of life.

    Generally, sessions are structured with introductions of visitors, followed by a brief business segment and then we almost always have a central presentation topic or two ending with a show and tell of group models. The sessions usually last two hours.

    So you are invited to visit us (via Zoom) this Fall and see what we are all about. You might find us interesting enough to join us on a more consistent basis. Please PM me back and I will put you on distribution for our Fall schedule when released.

    We will not badger you beyond this outreach if you are not interested.

    Hoping to hear from you.

    Thistle17 on MSW (Joe)
     

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    2. Thistle17

      Thistle17

      Fred something must have gone wrong as I did not receive it. Here is my email address lwts use this to communicate.

       

      Joe

       

      jlorenzo2@rochester.rr.com

    3. FredSC

      FredSC

      I would, but the last part of your email address is blacked out.  Try me at fnicoll@hargray.com.

      Fred

    4. Thistle17

      Thistle17

      jlorenzo2@rochester.rr.com

  12. Allow me to introduce our model ship group to you. We are located in and around Rochester NY. We are a small group that was founded in late 2015. We have members in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Florida, and even one in Lisbon Portugal. We meet monthly and through the Zoom application we have been able to include our more distant members. You can learn more about us by visiting our web site modelshipwrightguildwny.org.

    We have located you through the “Community” drop down function on the Model Ship World forum and are reaching out to you to explore your possible interest and participation in a lively and talented group of modelers from all walks of life.

    Generally, sessions are structured with introductions of visitors, followed by a brief business segment and then we almost always have a central presentation topic or two ending with a show and tell of group models. The sessions usually last two hours.

    So you are invited to visit us (via Zoom) this Fall and see what we are all about. You might find us interesting enough to join us on a more consistent basis. Please PM me back and I will put you on distribution for our Fall schedule when released.

    We will not badger you beyond this outreach if you are not interested.

    Hoping to hear from you.

    Thistle17 on MSW (Joe)
     

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