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  1. Some wood springs back more than other species. Basswood has very little spring-back in thin pieces.
  2. It's amazing how, with the planksheer and timberheads, the model suddenly looks more finished - even if it isn't! Lovely work there, Alex.
  3. Ad infinitum or ad nauseam, HH? Example of capsquare attached to a 12lb carronade carriage. Admittedly it is at 1:48 scale, but on a carriage that size they are pretty small!
  4. OK, oh OCD one: what about the hinge on one end and the square hole at the other?
  5. Morgan: I would agree with your assessment of the 'stand-off' effect of the cleats, as well as preventing the breeching from hanging up on top of the front of the cheek.
  6. Gee, that's the Rolls Royce version, Mark. Mine was a Ford: just a half-round the diameter of the trunnion glued to a flat surface. The strip of copper was pressed down using a suitable pair of tweezers on edge each side of the half-round. Worked fine. I am definitely not my father's son! (See previous comment).
  7. Ah yes, the good old (literally) 'thorn' that looks like a 'y' ( as in ye olde). I suppose, Steven, that the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf is your bed-time reading? I like Seamus Heaney's translation, although I hear that a new really good version has just been published. But I digress!
  8. Para Handy - I love your 'handle' and reference to those Neil Munro stories! - I agree completely with your assessment of the various tool brands. Some are "Chust sublime!"
  9. Yes, there was a move to run the breeching line through the large ring bolts in order to control a gun 'jumping' on recoil.
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