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  1. Received it today. Thanks a ton, Ed, it's a great series I'm proud to own.
  2. I just got off the phone with Bob at Seawatch, he says the new CD's are in and books should start shipping tomorrow.
  3. Finally ordered my copy today, big thanks to you Ed, it was a wild ride.
  4. I have this same saw. I just ran into an issue where it lost power on cutting. Prior to last week it could cut right through most materials around a 1/4" thick but then suddenly it lacked any power and would bind. At first I thought it was the power supply so I tried another non-variable one but it did the same thing. Tore into it and finally discovered the set screws for the drive motor sprocket had loosened so it was spinning on the shaft under load. Tightened them up and the ones on the blade shaft for good measure and all is well in the world again.
  5. Came back from a mini vacation and they were waiting for me, thanks Chuck.
  6. I literally had no idea they had come up with same quality knockoffs. But are they cheaper? I don't understand how they can be of the same high quality while still being cheaper. I can understand buying them if their the same price as Lego, maintain the high quality, but offer pieces that Lego doesn't, because then it isn't completely a knockoff. It's offering spice to an existing brand, so to speak. So in this case I would want to separate some companies like megablocks who are just knockoffs, from companies like Cobi who manufacture to the same high standards but make some parts and kits that Lego won't because you could still use those parts to make a Lego kit better. Although, this might just be me arguing semantics.
  7. There's also the fact that there are no good knockoffs out there. Megablocks and every other cheap knockoff are just ****. Enough so that even a child could recognize how poor the family was by whether or not their mom's bought them megablocks or real Legos.
  8. I usually make a scale spreadsheet. You can see the one I am starting here for 48th scale. I can do multiple sizes in scale very quickly, including rope dia to scale rope size. It's the third set of columns with the first being inches to scale inches and mm's and the second being feet to scale inches and mm's. It's also good for storing miscellaneous info about your project.
  9. I think I didn't communicate well enough, I don't like to build with card stock, but I can enjoy a well made cardstock model as much as everyone else. It's just not a medium I like working in personally.
  10. It's a scale representation of a ship or nautical themed item, I think it fits just fine. I'm not a fan of using card stock to build with but that doesn't make card stock models unwelcome.
  11. lol @Jolley Roger I just subscribed to that forum the other day so I could post in that thread. Haven't had the chance to yet. Edit: I misspelled your name, sorry.

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