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  1. Alan, can't give you a name but I have seen those strands of white in a picture frame. The shop owner said it was a maple but did not have any more of the stock. This was years ago and I don't know why it stuck with me other than the visual impact of the wood.
  2. Well, I would like to know too, it looks useful. The 'honey' looks and behaves exactly like an industrial acid catylised resin adhesive I used in the '80s. It can't be that same product because that was a two-part adhesive: the 'honey' was put on one component and the acid catalyst was brushed on the other part. When the two were brought together you had about 20 seconds of wriggle-time before a sudden bite occured. The bond was very strong and full strength was achieved in minutes. The 'honey' behaved exactly like the goo in the video and I used it in a very similar way many times.
  3. Hello Dennis, Welcome to MSW, it is a great place to get a bit of help when starting out. No comment from me on Amati as I have never built one of their products but I am sure someone here will shine some light on the subject. Perhaps you have already searched the build logs and got an impression of how the same problems/issues bedevil both new and experienced builders, so don't be shy about asking for help. Can we look forward to a build log? Regards, Bruce
  4. Chris, I am looking forward to spring and a picture of you on the poopdeck of your canoe. 😁 Looking good.
  5. This book contains plans and illustrations of some significant vessels. Most notable to me is Demologos, a real brute, which according to Wikipedia was '... the first warship to be propelled by a steam engine. She was a wooden floating battery built to defend New York Harbor from the Royal Navy during the War of 1812. ' navalmailsteamer00stuauoft.pdf Bruce
  6. Hello Tomasz and welcome to MSW. Nice model!
  7. VID-20210115-WA0012.mp4 Just watch.
  8. One of my Unimat vices has the sliding handle removed. I have found that there is enough grip on the knurled piece to allow tightening wood for milling by finger-grip. On one occasion when holding brass I gave an extra 'oomph' to the grip by using an improvised tommy bar but it probably was overkill.
  9. Is this vice about the right size? https://www.hobbies.co.uk/tools/power-tools/unimat-tools-steel-milling-vice This original Unimat vice is my go-to: ... and go-to number two: https://www.rdgtools.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=vice&PN=75mm-Tilting-Machine-Vice-09234968.html#SID=356 I have too many vices.
  10. Hello Andy, That is a nice looking model. Welcome to MSW.
  11. Sounds like you will fit right in, and our 'seasoning' is a work-in-progress. There are no stupid questions; trawl through the build logs and new member introductions and you will see that the same issues stump builders all the time. Welcome to MSW, ask away!
  12. From the NMM: https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/68419.html https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/86585.html https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/86587.html https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/86586.html https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/86591.html https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/86588.html These are 19th century. HTH Bruce
  13. Eugenio, thanks for sharing. What a nice thing to pass down through the family. Very 'business-like' ships, aren't they?
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