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  1. Oh, my! That's quite the quest for a good facsimile. Looking good, Frank.
  2. A knockabout merchantman would very unlikely have had any painted decoration. I consider the Mayflower II's appearance fanciful. Oiled timbers for preservation would be more probable. She would have perhaps looked like the attached photo on her very best day!
  3. Depending on how you want to use it, another possibility is a good, used watchmakers' lathe. However, familiarize yourself well with what doesn't come with a used lathe that you will also need to make it of use!
  4. I would agree with Bruce in his assessment of this Unimat model. The early ones in good condition will last. I have a 1970 Unimat DB200, still going strong!
  5. In response to Allan (Allanyed): Thank you for the kind compliment. First, a ShopVac system for primary dust control from machine tools. Second, daily sweeping of wood shavings or dust generated by hand tools. Thirdly, an overhead air filter unit for those really fine particles. Any solvent-based activity (and there is very little needed these days) is out in the garage whenever possible. Full disclosure: despite the above, it can still get a bit messy at times!
  6. Looks like Danish feet on that particular drawing. A Danish foot measured 12.36 inches (English).
  7. I hope someone will pick up the torch and his legacy.
  8. That is sad news indeed. Thank you for letting us know. My condolences to his family and friends. A real talent.

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