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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. I've got this really bare spot above my mantle...hint hint Ed.
  6. Amazing, Ed. Just amazing. Can't wait for volume 3!
  7. Came back from a mini vacation and they were waiting for me, thanks Chuck.
  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. 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.
  10. Chuck, here's why I didn't ask for replacements. Once it's glued up and sanded you can't even see where they broke. So I really wasn't worried about it, that much. I hope no one thinks I am disparaging the quality of the product, I think the quality is just fine.
  11. I wasn't too worried about it. If the glue doesn't hold I could always ask for more, or I have a 3D printer, or I have a mini-lathe and a mini mill. Something would have worked out. Anyway, being a CAD Designer, I could offer some suggestions to improve the part if it happens too often, Chuck. The main point was how funny it was that you sent me the same roll of stuff I've had sitting on the shelves waiting for a project for several months.
  12. I want to introduce you all to a friend of mine, this is Lope's Hope the 3rd, she's a P-51C owned by a fella named Bruce Eames. She was the first project I worked on when I started doing CAD for Aircorps Aviation nearly 5 years ago and it is with no small amount of pride and satisfaction that I'd like you guys to know that she just took Grand Champion at EAA Airventure 2018. The famed Gold Wrench: As humble as it may be, this was my contribution to the project: We didn't really need the wing or the tail done in CAD, and the doghouse/radiator assembly was done by my coworker. So it's not like I could say I had that major a contribution to her restoration, but I could at least say I had a small part that I am proud of.
  13. lol @Chuck It's nice that you send a full roll along instead of some small 20' roll or something, though. On a side note, on your serv-o-matic, you might want to package these guys a little differently. Maybe cling wrap them to the main board? The way they were in the zip lock put a lot of lateral force on them causing them to break. I've glued them together, I think they'll be fine. And I'm not posting this to try and shame anyone, just giving you a heads up.
  14. I don't see any cracking, just warping, are they fine after that?
  15. The Leon was a beautiful boat, I had considered making a model of her myself. Doug, are you using the Underhill blueprints to make your model? If so how are you finding them? I had thought about getting some plans from Brown, Son & Ferguson but wasn't sure about the quality.

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