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  1. Ironclads! Amazing work as always Jim! I haven't checked in for a while so it was very enjoyable going back and seeing all the paintings I hadn't seen yet. This is definitely one of my favorite MSW posts. Thanks for sharing!!! Chad
  2. Thank you for the honest review! I love the few Ancre monographs I have and was interested in that one... I think I will steer away for the time being. Chad
  3. The Harbor freight bench drill press is one of the best bang-for-the-buck tools I've ever bought. The keyless chuck is surprisingly good for a HF tool and it's still kicking 8 (or so) years later. Matter of fact, when I bought my Taig lathe and needed a motor I found it was cheaper to buy another HF drill press when it was on sale and take off the motor than buy one online. I had the dremel drill press stand beforehand and it was so sloppy. I guess you could get away with it but for the price difference it's better to an actual drill press. Chad
  4. Holy smokes Michael- you could probably sell that ebony now and get a better return than if you had invested that $70 in the stock market! 😂 I can't argue with the messiness of ebony dust but i think the whole toxicity thing gets blown a little out of proportion. I'm all for substitutes, but I agree with Mike that IMO nothing really comes close to the beauty of finished ebony. i look forward to seeing the Lee Valley substitute in action, though! Chad
  5. I just picked up a Dremel Stylo+ the other day and so far I love it. I have been using a Dremel 300 with the flex shaft for quite a while but there has been something wrong with the speed control so i decided to break down and get a new one. The regular dremel tool always feels too bulky so the flex shaft is a nice addition, but even then I felt like I was always repositioning it so it didn't knock something off the workbench. I decided since I mainly use it for drilling angled holes and light sanding I wouldn't need a ton of torque. So far it has fit the bill perfectly. My favorite part it it feels even more nimble than the flex shaft handle and it weighs nothing so it's really easy to move around with it. It has variable speeds and juuust enough torque for sanding. I'm pretty sure if I pushed hard enough I could bog it down easily, but it has forced me to sand a little bit less agressively which is a good thing. I don't think it would be useful for anything outside hobby work, but then again that's exactly what it's designed for! Chad
  6. Awesome- thanks for the quick response! So then for modeling purposes the newer version is the better way to go?
  7. Sorry to revive a two year old topic, but I'm wondering if there is any difference in information between the hardcover AOS book and the older softvover one?
  8. ChadB

    Rip dad

    Sorry to hear KP. Sounds like he was an extremely talented man, and while maybe he didn't put his talents to use financially it sure sounds like those talents made a mark on you and maybe even the grandkids- which I would argue may be the best use! Best Wishes, Chad
  9. Just went back and saw your log for the Naiad... pretty excited to get in on the ground floor on this one! Can you point me in the direction of the plans or model for the Anson? Chad
  10. Awesome The Amphion is such a beautiful ship! I'll have to keep a lookout for your eventual build log! I'm about 90% done framing out a model of the US Brig Eagle from the War of 1812. In typical me fashion it's been about 5 years since I started drawing the plans and it's been a slooow, researched to death process since then. I figure I'll start a build log once I'm doing something beside building a few frames every couple months.

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