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  1. Because the algae needs light to grow, I would have expected the green to be nearer the top of the waterline and not at all on the underside of the hull. Like this shot of the QM2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575169/Adrift-sea-Extraordinary-photos-captain-Queen-Mary-II-standing-largest-ocean-liner-world.html#i-b8cc0eab
  2. Nothing more at the moment, I'm afraid - it's a long time since I sat through a seminar on historic glass! Sorry. Rob
  3. Hi Druxey. Superb model, which I have been following avidly. I think cylinder glass in some form was available much earlier than the early 20th century. Many Georgian and Victorian houses over here have quite large panes of glass in them. I look after this building: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claremont_(country_house),where the original glass panes are substantial. I'd be happy to measure some for you, if it would help. This website: http://www.sashwindowslondon.org.uk/info/history-of-glass-manufacture.html has a potted history of glass referencing cylinder glass, polished plate glass, etc as available at the time of the Greenwich barge. Best wishes Rob
  4. Do they fit the Byrnes saw without adaptation?
  5. Thanks for the answer QAR. Having had a look on the site they don't seem to have the fine-kerf slitting blades I tend to wear out most often. Best wishes Rob
  6. Does anyone know of a UK supplier of blades suitable for the Byrnes table saw? Alternatively has anyone got an alternative adaptor bush to suit what is available this side of the pond? Rob
  7. The SCORE blocks are the ones carrying the main lifting load of the derrick, so will need to be strong. Maybe the reference is for the material: steel cored perhaps? Standard blocks are wooden and therefore not labelled specifically. I also note that the SCORE blocks are drawn much bigger on the drawing than the others, even if the indicated size is the same. Rob
  8. Thanks Johann. I've been following your longboat as well! Much better than mine, especially at a significantly smaller scale. On mine I'm still struggling to get the cherry planks to hold their bends well enough not to spring up and leave gaps, particularly at the front end. Not that I've had any time to devote to it for the past few months.... Best wishes Rob
  9. Redshirt said: I'm confused too. What is Swiss pear, if it's not pearwood?
  10. I won the MSW Byrnes Saw a couple of years ago and I'm very pleased with it. I didn't like being hit with the import duties, but I think the basic purchase price was less than normal, so the overall cost was not as bad as it could have been. I did feel a bit swizzed (by our Customs) because, even though I had paid less than full price, the import duties were calculated based on the full list price. In fact it did occur to me that what I had in fact paid was a donation to MSW. The saw was free, so why should I pay any taxes at all?! Any US/UK customs officers got any comments?
  11. I think you might find this interesting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29131757.
  12. Funnily enough the same sword was found in Scotland as well: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15366336. I'm afraid it's a spoof.

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