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Jim Rogers

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About Jim Rogers

  • Birthday 09/03/1950

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

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  1. The best water available for dioramas is available at woodlandscenics.com. They are a model railroad scenery business and they have everything you need plus instructional videos. Here is a couple of photo of one of my dioramas using their product. Most highly recommend.
  2. As far as I know Uboats did not have noise makers the size of refrigerators nor did they harass freighters over the radio.
  3. I picked up almost the exact same saw at Harbor Freight for $25. I mounted it on a jig with a stop to make repetitive cuts faster and more accurate.
  4. After figuring out how I wanted to mount the ship I got rid of the back braces that came with the mount and cut a rabbet in the base plate. The ship now sits snug in the mount with the hull against Pegasus head and the keel resting in the rabbet. Intentions are to use my Shaper Origin and set the mounts down 1/32 to lock in place. Planning on engraving sextants in the corners with name and date engraved in base.
  5. I decided to put my time to good use and start on my stand. I picked up some curly maple, joined it together for a base that is 14x47, ran it threw my drum sander. I purchased the Amanti Pegasus Mounts but really hated the color so I had them painted.
  6. I use clamps like these in the photo available from MicroMark. Lining off your hull, marking it in battens, Soaking or steaming the planks, pre bending and letting dry on a form shaped like you bow is always a successful way to do a blunt bow. Check Chuck’s planking primer on You Tube it is a big help. Good luck. Take your time.
  7. I have a Serve-O-Matic and a Domanoff Powered Serving Machine. Out of the two the Syren Machine is much, much easier to use. The only issue I have with it is my old wrist gets tired turning. I do not care for the Plastic gearing on the Domanoff And find it hard to control speed. Both are well designed and having used both I prefer the Syren offering.
  8. https://www.micromark.com/MicroLux-Micro-Sander I use this all the time. Great little sander.
  9. Badger has one : airbrush, hose with adapter, can of aerosol.
  10. If you go to the Domanoff website in sponsors row they have diagrams of serving rope and mouses used to hold loops on served rope.
  11. Only the parts that would get chafed, basically if a sail would rub against it, it was served.

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