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  1. Thanks for the feedback Keith, I had been wondering why the gratings were there also, probably serving more as 'duckboards'? I have decided, based on costs and type of type of work I need to do in the future, to purchase a few more Sherline WW collets (to widen my range of collets) rather than go the ER32 route. Anything greater than 8mm can be chucked, and taking your advice I will invest in a better dial indicator for centring in my 3 and 4 jaw chucks. It was a close run thing between purchasing the additional (I think much overpriced Sherline WW collets) and buying a new ER32 Chuck and full set of collets - time will tell I followed your technique with making the eyebolts with great interest and have tucked that aside for future use . I am busy finishing the broadside guns etc at the moment and will post an update soon. cheers Pat
  2. An interesting problem (WRT the gratings) Keith; I'm sure no one is going to mic the 'openings' and who is to say they were made exactly to size anyway? Are these built in gratings or lift-out panels made the traditional way? At first glance I thought the cap rail formed part of the platform structure but I then noticed the photos shows they are under the rail hence having to do them first. regards Pat
  3. Nice 'toy' and very acceptable results Eberhard. Quite an interesting concept for producing very small wood partss. cheers Pat
  4. I use this method also - picked the tip up here on MSW cheers Pat
  5. Two good news stories. Is that 'tin' still intact after all that kikin' cheers Pat
  6. Very nice detail in the painting Steven, if it holds up that well under macro/close photography then it would great to the naked eye. cheers Pat
  7. Tedious but will pay dividends to the final look Ben - nice work on the planking. cheers Pat
  8. They must have carried a lot of 'Brasso' on board Very nice work Keith, those strut supports look very good, as does the masses of other metalwork you're creating. cheers Pat
  9. Nice recovery on the bulwark cap rails Keith, very effective. cheers Pat
  10. You did a very nice job on this build Dashi, congratulations on completing her (to this point) cheers Pat
  11. Nice concept Mark; I like the bread n' butter approach and shows the benefits of having a laser cutter. cheers Pat

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