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  1. Ron, you sure are a busy man, guess it keeps you out of trouble, I enjoy your posts always informative Ed
  2. Lawrence, great work as always, glad to see you back in the swing of things, is that boxwood you used for the sash frames? good looking stuff Ed
  3. Ron, I think the idea of a hinged platform for the motor will work just fine, I have a vintage Inca table saw that has that set up the weight of the motor holds it down, it does have a treaded rod with a wing nut and washers to hold it tight, but I hardly ever remember to check it , when I do, it needs to be tightened but the saw works well without it being secured the weight of the motor holds it down , motor is a 1-1/2 HP Dayton. Shop is really coming along, I wish I had that much space Ed
  4. a big milestone, she is looking real good, planking is beautiful, did you mill the pear yourself? Ed
  5. Lawrence, sorry the boxwood below did not work out but I think the contrast of the boxwood and the pear looks real good, excellent work as always. Ed
  6. Lawrence, beautiful work as usual, at what point do you expect to cut the frame from the jig? Ed
  7. if you go to the NRG home page under articles there is a article Simple Hall Planking that has a section on fairing the hull, also if you use the search feature using fairing as the search word there are numerous articles and just a reminder the NRG just released a project Half Hull Planking Project by none other than Toni, who was the first to respond to your inquiry, just got mine last Friday and highly recommend it, Good Luck you will definitely find the information you need Ed
  8. Just ordered via Paypal, I believe this is a great service to those of us less experienced in the hobby, and quite in the dark on planking Thanks again, Ed
  9. I now only work in 1:48 mainly due to my age (72) and eyesight, I find the larger size much easier to handle, and you can add more detail, downside is at this scale you will mostly find smaller type ships and the selection is rather limited I am currently working on the Lively and have the Halifax on hand for my next build both from the Lumberyard Ed
  10. there should be a brass rod included in the kit 1/32" x 6" for use as the axels, the triangular piece the butt of the cannon rests on is the quoin no material is supplied for that piece and must be fabricated by the builder, very small piece, you could omit it and the casual observer would never miss it Ed
  11. Ron, thank you for the info and the pictures, you really laid out all the options Ed
  12. Ron, when you receive it could you post a picture of it and your evaluation, I am also in the market for a model saw but the Barnes is out of my budget not so much the money but at my age not sure that I can justify the purchase Ed
  13. ages of sale, a sponsor of this site carries the line perhaps they can help, just click on their logo Ed
  14. Very nice job, I am currently building the same ship, and also have just started the planking, I will follow along for tips and info on the planking as I do have many questions, Ed

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