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  • Birthday 03/01/1951

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  1. No responses to my inquiry. I went ahead and bought a Bucktool scroll saw anyway as it had pretty good reviews on Amazon and had more features than other saws in my price range. Saw arrived today and first impressions are very good. Haven't cut anything with it yet but after setup and blade installation I gave it a dry run. Sitting loose on a concrete floor it ran very quite with very little vibration. The saw is rather heavy with a cast iron base and table. Table insert is steel and fits very well. Blade installation is easy and the air blower actually works but not sure if it will be up to clearing a lot of sawdust. So far so good. After cutting some wood for a model I am working on I will let you know the score.
  2. Not mine, just saw it on eBay and thought someone might be looking for one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Laughing-Whale-The-Square-Toed-Frigate-Wooden-Ship-Model-Kit-No-124-Boxed/392901137512?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dfe97e1f9b7e440ea854e282df544f815%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D392900052305%26itm%3D392901137512%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A340f2f7f-d9e5-11ea-974e-5ef97f0ce4b3|parentrq%3Ad0f9de9f1730ad397f240289ffffcab6|iid%3A1
  3. Interesting article. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/christian-muslim-symbols-found-in-7th-century-shipwreck-in-israel-636389
  4. A very quick google search brought up several furniture joiners in New Jersey (I think that is where Chuck is). Perhaps someone that knows what to ask could contact them and find out if they are open to do the milling for Chuck, assuming Chuck approves of the idea.
  5. Maybe a dumb question. Model kits show hatches with rings for lifting hatch boards. Every kit I have seen has lift rings that look huge on the model. How large were these lift rings in actual practice.
  6. Anyone have experience with Bucktool machines? I was researching scroll saws to fine one to replace the old and decrepit Dremel I have when I ran across this company. Specs on their 16" scroll saw look good and the price is within my budget. Reviews look ok. It isn't a top of line machine but has some very nice features like a foot switch and cast iron table that similar machines from Wen, Shopfox, etc do not have. Looking for some input from users. https://www.amazon.com/BUCKTOOL-16-inch-Variable-Scroll-Pinless/dp/B07T4N9L93
  7. Great for working on ships in a bottle.
  8. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Armstrong-100-Ton-Gun/dp/B07GVPQTGZ Very interesting documentary available on Amazon Prime. History and development of the largest muzzle loading naval gun.
  9. Depends on what you are going to use it for and how often. If it is just for occasional use doing light cuts in soft material a mill might be overkill. If you are going to use it regularly for more than very light work get a mill.
  10. I suspect that there was at least some variation in the color from ship to ship. Not having the technology to produce exactly the same color from batch to batch the eye of the person mixing the paint determined the exact hue. I think that researching the pigments and mixing formula for paint in Royal dockyards will give you about as much information as you are going to find on the subject. The primary determinant of color was the pigment used.

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