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Decoyman

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  1. That's really helpful - thank you again. All I have to do now is find a piece of 22 mm aluminium....
  2. That's very helpful, thank you. I have a lathe too, so I might have a go at turning up a spacer. If it's not too much trouble, how do you normally do this? Best wishes Rob
  3. Thanks, Keith. Both, actually. I have two broken teeth on the carbide-tipped blade that came with the saw and my slitting saws are blunt!
  4. Can anyone recommend a supplier for blades for the Byrnes saw in the UK? Not having much luck finding anything and the odd company that seems to have something vaguely similar (for example, same diameter, wrong sized arbor) is remarkably expensive. Rob (Decoyman)
  5. 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
  6. A bit of an American-centred view of the world, I think, Ron. The Euro may be falling against the Dollar, but, within the Eurozone there is no change. Why would you sell nothing to a market of 500 million while you are waiting for the exchange rate with a market of 300 million to turn in your favour? It doesn't make sense.
  7. Nothing more at the moment, I'm afraid - it's a long time since I sat through a seminar on historic glass! Sorry. Rob
  8. 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
  9. Do they fit the Byrnes saw without adaptation?
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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

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