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About Moab

  • Birthday 06/08/1943

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    Chicago, IL
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    Music, reading, model building (ships, planes, furniture.

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  1. I know there are at least three grades of ss from light to heavy (whatever Heavy means)....Moab
  2. I've watched the video Kevin posted......I think its excellent. My problem is I can't find silkspan. Does anyone know where I can get some or recommend a substitute?....Moab
  3. Javier; as usual your craftsmanship is outstanding!!! How the heck can you do all this so quickly? Have you ever tracked the time it takes to build these incredibly beautiful models?You inspired me to try making one of these (Alghero) and I'm working on my third hull trying to get it right. I don't claim to be a good model maker but perhaps I'll get an acceptable hull by Christmas. Thank you for posting these builds....Moab
  4. Y.T....I went on Lee Valley's website to spend some $$$ and the vice is out of stock. Incredibly it indicated it would be available December 4th....Moab
  5. I'll also vote for the Starrett. Beautifully made, accurate and lives up to the Starrett reputation...Moab
  6. As I've said before; your craftsmanship is inspiring and the build a joy to follow... Moab
  7. I agree... the web site is bad. At first I thought this "hand cranked" sander was not for me. But when I thought about the types of sanding I do I began to think I could use this product. My "shop" is 6' x 12' and doubles as our office. With my current electric sander dust collection is a problem. Also some of my sanding needs are minor angle changes or touch ups so a hand cranked sander would work well. I also like the way angles can be adjusted. One downside (I think) is the inability to make compound angle cuts because the table isn't adjustable. ( I need to recheck the web site to check out the deck.)...Moab
  8. Thanx for the feedback. I need to think about it for awhile...Moab
  9. I read the comments above about the Vanda-Lay Acra-Mill Plus which were very helpful. I have limited space and already have a MicroMark drill press which handles my drilling requirements. I scratch build smaller ships/boats (1:100 +-). My "workshop" space is very limited. Anyone have any additional comments about this mill?...Moab
  10. Gary; thank you for this incredible build. Very inspirational as well as a learning process for me...Moab
  11. I recently purchased one of the Ancre publications. I don't read Italian or French so I'm not sure if the dimensions used in the book are metric or imperial. Can anyone clarify this for me?...Moab

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