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  1. ice looking little ship. I am looking forward to your progress reports. Gwyl
  2. Jeff, She is looking good. It's nice once the construction starts. Gwyl
  3. Patrick, I just spent the last 1 3/4 hours going through your build. What attention to detail, and the hundreds of parts that you have made so far is incredible. And the 'J' is such a wonderful subject. I'm looking forward to the rest of this build with anticipation! Gwyl
  4. Yo can use a technique that rubber powered model airplane builders use. They take extremely thin strips, and laminate them into the curve they want. The laminating process holds the curves very well. They also still steam or soak them in hot water to bend to the approx shape before laminating.
  5. I have no idea if these would fit your application, but some sewing machines use this type of toothed belt drive. I sew canvas products for some sailboaters, and I have seen these in catalogues etc. Gwyl
  6. I like your work. Nice detail.
  7. Hi QA, I have both a large table saw and the Byrnes table saw. Like was mentioned above, both are dangerous and should be respected. One note, on the Byrnes, most of my cuts are really shallow, 1/32 to 1/4 inches( I keep the blade only high enough to complete the cut), so if I were to slip and get snagged by the blade it would certainly hurt and probably require stitches, but I would think I would still have my digit. Unlike the larger saw, where the blade might be above the table an inch or even up to three inches, if a slip were to happen, a digit might be totally cut off. Just remember, they are power tools and no matter how small, they can still inflict serious injury. Gwyl
  8. I agree, Sharp and small. Also, watching a few carving videos on youtube or vimeo, where the carve is using the V chisel in different applications can be of great help. This gives you an idea of how the tools work and what to expect. Gwyl
  9. On my Byrnes saw, I use a zero clearance insert when using the tilting table. I helps with the thinner stock. Gwyl

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