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  1. Hi Stuglo I feel for you after doing the same thing myself about 4 years ago. Almost took it clean off though. I now have a half working thumb with next to no feeling sensation which can be interesting at times when trying to pick things up. Be thankful you only broke the surface and did not cut through any tendons, you should heal fine with a new respect for the tool. Thank you for your informative build log. Noel
  2. So is the next question, What sort of Jack did they use, doubt it would be hydraulic, so some form of high lift? and Where did they store it when not needed?
  3. I disagree Bob. Like most tools there is a learning curve and a technique, using the fingers rather than the hand and not too deep. So long as the tool is sharp it cuts perfectly. Also like most tools there is a time and place to use it My favourite in the range are the planes though
  4. They are very good but the wooden handles do not stay attached for long before they start coming undone or breaking. Recommendation is that you epoxy these in place before the bikes in the handles get too big or you break them.
  5. I will chip in with a high from South West Wales.
  6. Thanks for explaining makes a lot of sense to contain within boundaries. Sometimes I feel we over complicate things to confuse ourselves on purpose.
  7. Hi Vaddoc What cad package do you use, I am trying to hard to do the same principle as yourself on a pinnace drawn by Harold Underhill on Fusion 360. Not been a cad literate person I am finding the experience frustrating trying to draw in 3d, especially the frames. Yours look very smooth, especially from frame to frame. Do you use control points, and then flexible spline, a control spline command with dimensions or some other method. Thanks Noel
  8. I think i would prefer to see this method rather than 3d printed versions, and why would you put a barnacle on such a beautiful piece of craftmanship if you are not a carver. We can't be skilled in every aspect of our hobby and I see no difference between this and using a milling machine or a lathe to create joints and components.
  9. Hi Hyw. You mention 5 of your favourite ships you wish to build, what other 3 masterpieces can we look forward to seeing in the future. Regards Noel
  10. The accuracy of your mitres and joinery at this scale is incredible. It can be so unforgiving. Great work.
  11. Hi John. I have a full set of these and could scan the articles and email them if any good to you. If you PM me your email address and give me a few days to organise, I can get them over. Regards Noel
  12. What an absolutely fantastic project and finish, very original and educational throughout. Thank you for sharing, very inspirational You should be very proud
  13. Might be a bit obvious, but if the boat is for sale with a broker would it be worth dropping them an email to ask them directly. You might get cold shouldered but you never know..
  14. The turning mentioned by Bedford is called involuted turning. The idea is to take 4 square and numbered pieces of timber. Glue a piece of paper between the mating faces, making a larger square. You then turn the required design. Once complete you separate the pieces and glue back together so the design is now on the inside. You can now turn the external design of the item. Important to go with the grain in order to ensure on invisible join.
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