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  1. 16 F here at my house. Feels like the tropics after several nights of -30 F temps.
  2. I'm going to be able to get some wood next week at Woodcraft. What is the best for frames? and should it be plywood? Any idears?
  3. Ok, Getting started on Triton cross section. My first scratch build. Just cut out the keel, false keel, and keelson. actually cut out two sets. Second is for testing purposes. Next step is to sand and affix the keel and false keel then wait for more plans!
  4. So, there is a bevy of "new" bonding agents like Bondic that use a resin that is cured when it come into contact with UV light. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these agents and how they work for our little niche of the modeling world. http://www.bondicusa.com/collections/shop?gclid=Cj0KEQiA7rmzBRDezri2r6bz1qYBEiQAg-YEtoLDOIq1-3Y9fm93hG9N8A3Yi3eNQAbMlv-6m1Zt5s4aAkwo8P8HAQ
  5. I have only one word for this build: WOW! I aspire to be able to do such fine work. I feel unworthy!
  6. Started working on the forecastle. Adding covering boards and railings. Also added timber and knights heads and started shaping stern filler blocks. Am going to start planking the deck under the forecastle next before I lose access. All seems to be going well but I am finding the instruction booklet to be mostly useless. For instance, there is no mention of the size of deck planks so one has to measure based on the plans, which is fine, unless you're a complete noob and have no idea what you're doing!
  7. I started this build four or five years ago. We moved across country and haven't lived in a place I could set up shop until recently so am now outfitting a new shop while I restart this project. Many pieces on the bulkheads broke in the move so I basically started by glueing all those back together. I also just added the aft filler blocks and am roughing them in.
  8. I was thinking of it as a substitute for a small table saw. I already have a decent scroll saw.
  9. I was wondering if anyone was using this saw. The bladerunner x2. It looks like a jig saw/table saw hybrid. If you use it what are your thoughts? https://m.rockwelltools.com/product/RK7323-BladeRunner-X2-Portable-Tabletop-Saw.html

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