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  1. This is very beautiful, what is inside that motor compartment?
  2. I didn't see any mention as to what the use will be? I use a dremel, for simple abuse, for anything bigger than an 1/8 of an inch or for extensive sanding/grinding I will use the Woodcarver. Even if I am pinning cases or cabinets together, I tend to let the depth of my cut help decide which drill I'm going to use, at this point I'm using a large hand drill.
  3. You know what, while your looking that up, if it's not on speed dial, while you are looking at the jewelry tools look into the picks, like dental picks.
  4. I'm just learning about you all, I am still struggling with the terms. I do understand your tug of war here, and can see it, even with sanding cord the size of dental floss, it would seem to add more obstacles, not for the eight arm man. There is a saw that is used for jewelry making, a lot smaller than a coping saw, but same basic thing, if you were to look into the blades, you should find round blades for this saw, for everything from cleaning, shaping and polishing. From what I see here you are in great shape. Just keep charting the waters.
  5. As a beginner to boat building, I am finding several things here, the first is that finding a website like this may be the most important thing after making the leap into this hobby. I personally rate every model I build into two categories, difficulty based on the kit and difficulty based on the instructions. I am currently working on 2 boats, the first made by Latina, I have experience with them I knew that my first boat would be easiest based on the quality of wood and the instructions are top notch, the titanic life boat is planked with bass wood, this threw me back, I became determined to accomplish this this way. The second boat is made by Occre, the kit is easy enough, say level 2, the instructions are level 4, it's just pictures. Now the biggest problem I've found in modeling is the terms, these terms make asking questions very difficult, in stagecoaches, water wheels, train cars the terms have been reused so many times over the years that it is very difficult to get advice or answers to the simplest things. I know I am preaching to the quire here, no one could possibly be prepared for what it's like to watch glue and paint dry, there is no instant gratification in this.

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