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  1. I thought at first,"why bother with foil on a plastic model when all the detail is molded on?" But then if the detail shows through the hull and you prefer the look have at it. Coppering a hull is sort of satisfying . Much more than say drilling a hundred holes for eye bolts.
  2. Order your chopper soon aas NWSL will be closed as of August 30,2019. NWSL sent out notice via facebook this afternoon.
  3. Excellent tool for up to about 3 mm. Best for repetitive cuts. Buy from NWSL as Micro Mark is an illegal copy. NWSL told me this in person.
  4. A man sued an airline for the loss of his luggage,but, unfortunately he lost his case.
  5. Maybe if you had a $30,000 printer or at least one with a large enough bed to print a half a hull it would be practical. I mean after all if a concrete house can be printed whats a little tug boat. the model has turned out really nice though. You should be proud.
  6. Good lookin project there Floyd. Has all sorts of possibilitys. I might've tried using foam,fiberglas,and styrene for thr superstructure. But I can't argue with your results.
  7. Heard this stupid riddle on Mythbusters a couple weeks ago. Whats red and smells like blue paint? Red paint.
  8. There are some types of MDF and resin impregnated materials designed for laser cutting. I see there use in kits from time to time. It might involve different building techniques but the pieces seem sturdy and accurate. You'll have to google the sources,I'd probably start with materials suitible for laser cutting.
  9. How much would the oceans rise if they took out all the sponges?
  10. Dave,I went to a parade a couple years ago in a small town near here. There was a big flatbed trailer with about twenty old people all sitting on folding chairs on it. I said to myself what a bunch of geezers. Turns out they were from a high school class 2 years after me. No Joke.
  11. Dave, Boy Howdy! Old people,guess I'm one now. This just in, Liam Neeson rescues wrong woman in follow up movie Mis taken.
  12. In Florida they build roofs so they can't be picked up,by wind. In the northern states they build roofs so they can't be pushed down by snow. I think we were supposed to build roofs in Alaska to withstand 30 lbs per square foot. I still had to shovel my roof on two different winters to prevent overload. The one year my son snowboarded off the roof and down the hill to the highway. Somewhat worrisome.
  13. Those kind of sayings are meant for those who should know better.
  14. I was gonna start an ice fishing shack rental business, but the deal fell through. BTW Per,don't go to New York in June and expect to go ice boating.
  15. A Lewiston man carrying a protracter,compass and ruler was arrested near the high school today and charged with possession of weapons of math instruction.

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