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  • Birthday 11/28/1957

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  1. For 2nd planking I am trying iron on glue sheets used in the veneer industry It seems quick and clean How long it will last I dont know I used iron on veneer for my last model and it is still ok after 2 years
  2. Hi Chuck thanks for getting in touch Unfortunately the model is at the moment on the top of the wardrobe gathering dust like a lot of others I suspect ? I hope to one day re start maybe when the weather turns bad it has been much too nice a spring and summer here in the UK to be sat in the workshop
  3. Hi Derek excellent build you have here I have just got the plans for the Triton and hope to start a build soon. I have one question if you could help, how do you work out the thickness of the frames and the spaces between them I cant find any measurements in either the X section or the complete build Thanks Andy
  4. Hi just a thought about ordering blocks from non EU countries you will have to also pay VAT and import costs much to my cost ! Syren ship models blocks are well worth the extra expense maybe some enterprising chap could buy them in bulk from Chuck (if he can supply bulk orders) and sell them in the UK ? maybe it would make them a bit more affordable
  5. my gran ..... about my granddad if he hadn't died he would have lived to be 100 !!!
  6. Hi I have some excellent tweezers by tweezerman available from several suppliers on Amazon or E bay used mainly by ladies to inflict pain on themselves plucking eyebrows etc
  7. Hi sorry for the delay in replying you can fit the blade at any length I use standard scalpel blades from Swan Morton I find them to me reasonably priced and very sharp
  8. Hi all I have just received a new knife handle and am so impressed with it that I thought you would like to know about it it is by Veritas they class it as a carving knife but I find that it is useful as my general knife handle for most operations It will take most blades x acto or scalpel blades . Because it has an oval handle it will not roll off the bench which is a good safety feature . It is not cheap but I feel that it is worth the money http://www.veritastools.com/Products/Page.aspx?p=63
  9. try looking at this post http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/9238-using-veneers-for-planking/ Andy
  10. Thanks for the advice Yes I have suffered from splitting And knife slips leaving my mark in more ways than I wanted ! Andy
  11. Thanks for the likes and comments Fortunately Spyglass Chuck has as usual thought of everything and I have a full size deck plan to work from Andy
  12. Hi thanks for all your advice the deck is now planked and I don't think it looks too bad as expected it isn't even port/starboard but by the time all the deck furniture and guns are fitted I don't think anyone will notice (apart from ME !) Andy
  13. Thanks for all the advise this is really a great site when you get a bit stuck I just wish I had the skill and experience to help others and join in a bit more Andy
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