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  1. Thanks Chuck!! They are great pictures! Could you repost them, I can only see the he full picture for a second before the writing covers it up. Cheers Grant
  2. Hi Everyone, Quick question, who is the artist that painted the ship on the background of the forum..... I think it is amazing! Thanks Grant
  3. Thanks to everyone for there response. Pat and JTC excellant examples and food for thought. I will keep everyone posted and post some pictures of my progress so far. Cheers, Cole
  4. Hello Everyone, I am currently build a scratch Uss Constitution at a scale of 1:96. It is a waterline model. My question is.......the cutters, whale boats and or barges (all the ships boats) would have been covered in canvas during sailing, or would they? Has anyone covered there boats with canvas before? If so could you post a picture. I am playing with the idea of using silkspan but not sure if at the end of the day the canvas covers will look unrealistic. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers, Cole
  5. Julian, Great work!! Looking very good. If you needed some walnut you should have asked me! I could have cut you up a piece. Hope all is well, Cheers, Grant
  6. I was able to get some excellent Swiss Pear from East Coast Specialty Hardwoods. Shipping to Alberta was reasonable. Cheers, Cole
  7. Julian, You have done some great work since I last saw your Bluenose! Keep up the good work and the pictures too. Cheers, Grant
  8. If you don't want the Masting and Rigging book I will certainly purchase it from you. Thanks, Cole (Calgary)
  9. Hi Michael, Great job!! I am enjoying your build. I was recently at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm and was absolutely blown away. I was so impressed that I came home a bought the Corel Vasa. I still need to finish up a scratch build before tackling the Vasa. I hope mine turns out as good as yours. If anyone gets a chance go to Stockholm and see the Vasa it is an amazing sight. It is just as impressive as seeing the Victory. Cheers, Grant
  10. Thanks to everyone for the excellent info! I will post some photos of my finished case with glass or plexi, still have not decided. I am getting quotes for both right now. I can tell you lexan is triple the price of glass and plexi. Cheers, Cole
  11. Hi Everyone, I am sure this has been discussed before. I have built a display case and was wonder what other people have used, glass or plexi glass? If you used glass was it tempered? Tempered is twice the price. I have made my case to allow for 3mm or 1/8" glass or plex, which is pretty thin. Any advise would be much appreciated. Cheers, Cole
  12. Wow, thanks to everyone! A lot of excellent information! I will try all of your suggestions. Cheers, Cole
  13. Hi, I recently bought a Proxxon FET table saw. I have been experimenting with different cuts as I have never owned a table saw before. The biggest problem i see is it is difficult to do very thin cuts with the saw blade guard attached. I know most people remove it. With out the blade guard I seemed to be getting some kick backs. I was using a push stick but what do I do if I am cutting a piece only a mm or 2 in width? That is the cut stock is 1mm cut from a larger piece. Do I use a 1mm push stick. I put the blade guard back on and just rested it on the fence for the close cuts. It still seemed to kick back, even though the spreader blade was attached. I have been mainly cutting 1/4" plywood for my frames. Is it the blade, it is a 24 tooth carbide bit (supplied). I also tired adjusting the blade higher. I was also getting kick backs with larger cuts, say thicker than 5mm. Hope this makes sense. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers, Cole

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