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Jim Rogers

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About Jim Rogers

  • Birthday 09/03/1950

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    Bremerton, WA, USA
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    Scuba Diving, Underwater Photography, Wood Working, Model building

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  1. All clove hitches from beginning to end secured with diluted white glue (PVA).
  2. Looks beautiful Chuck, you Sir are a true craftsman. Wish I had a tenth of your talent. Will the frieze and these two figures be available when this chapter is issued?
  3. Welcome Tom. I use Titebond thick set and CA dependent on the situation. Those little brass nails are a large PITA as they bend very easy and you usually need to predrill a hole. You also need to lay a pretty uniform pattern or it can look terrible, ask me how I know. What you need is a vast assortment of various types and sizes of clamps to hold your planks whilst the glue sets. You also need to learn how to bend planks
  4. Reg, I LOVE it. I have used the Amati Keel holder for all my builds and the Hobby Zone slip is magnitudes above. The Winnie is a beast, it fits very well with room to spare. Your ship locks solid and you can rotate 360 degrees if you have it mounted high enough. The screws that came with it were a tad short and would not tap into the secure nuts. You will have to get creative with attaching your ship after the stern is built all I did was remove the clamp, slide the base up to the stern, slipped in a piece of scrap and tightened her done worked great. The Hobbyzone Slip is a solid and very useful piece of kit. After cutting several strips with a band saw I just dropped the hammer on a Byrnes Saw as I did not like the blade marks on the strips and cutting those 1/64 strips for the Black Strake was a PITA. You can almost read a newspaper through those they are so thin so I am going to replace those with 1/32
  5. The Syren instructions are a tutorial on model ship building.
  6. I believe Mystic CT and the Morgan are about a two hour drive on 95 north now that is a must see.

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