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About Rustyj

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  1. Everyone has their own preference for blades and speed. I use a double tooth 24 TPI blade made by Saw Bird. It's a very thin and has minimal tear out. As for speed I set mine at a middle speed. Experiment with different blades and speeds on scrap wood and see what works best for you. I hope this helps.
  2. Hi Ryland, I'm glad to hear that all has gone well for you and that you're well on your way back to full strength. Our body has a way of warning us but we tend to not listen, me included, but luckily we can now pay closer attention. My best to you my friend.
  3. It's no surprise that you're doing a wonderful job! Can't wait to see you finish and start the Winnie!
  4. Welcome aboard Chris. I look forward to watching you build! I anticipate learning a lot from you.
  5. Hi Bob, I'm glad to see you are going to be part of the Winnie family and I know you will do her proud!
  6. Glad to see you start cutting wood. Those bulkheads are fun to cut out.
  7. Hi all, I'm starting my build log for the new and improved Winchelsea. I'm looking forward to building her here with everyone. I have yet to decide what woods I will build her in but most likely it will be pear or boxwood. I won't be able to start any real work on her until late September as work intrudes on my shop time this time of year. What little free time I will have I'll be printing and reviewing the plans and monograph and ordering up what supplies I may need. I'll also have the pleasure of living vicariously through all the builds that start before me.
  8. Oh I remember! I used the 3/8 5 ply on Winnie V1 and thought I blew out my rotator cuff fairing her! I'll give the lite ply a try and see how the cutting goes. I've got some Super Sharps scroll saw blades that might keep the splintering to a minimum.
  9. Ok I'll ask the first question. When I scratched the Confederacy I believe I used 5 ply birch plywood from National Balsa. Is this the type of plywood that would work for the Winnie or is there a better type of plywood available out there. Thanks
  10. Simply amazing what you can do with that mind of yours! I could never achieve those results by hand.

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