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Dave B

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  • Birthday 05/04/1961

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    Columbia, Missouri
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    woodworking, swimming, biking, building Pocher car kits

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  1. I've been experimenting with different sized scroll saw blades and practicing, about ready to make some real cuts soon. I noticed that Stuntflyer Mike recommended in another build log cutting just slightly outside of the lines which I'll try doing. That was nice timing because I was kind of wondering about that. I had to order some new blades since most of mine were partially used so it may be a few more days before I start. In the meantime I'll look at making the base supports out of some 1/2" MDF I have in my shop. Dave
  2. Starting my member build log! I have received my first shipment from Syren Co. and the parts/wood all looks great. I am building the yellow cedar version. I am looking forward to a great experience and to learning a lot during the build. I have a lot of nice 1/4" baltic birch ply in my stash that will be what I use for the keel, and I just received the lite ply for the bulkheads from the recommended source for ease of cutting on those parts. A couple of those lite ply pieces are pretty warped and I'm not sure how much to worry about that. I'll start with the flatter pieces though. So I just need to dust off my DeWalt scroll saw and practice a bit and then get busy with cutting out parts! Dave
  3. Thanks for asking that, that's exactly what I needed to know as I already have a supply of birch ply and only need to order for the bulkheads. So 6 plus maybe an extra for mistakes or warping is what I'll order. Dave
  4. Thank you so much for the detailed photos and descriptions. I've been a little stuck on my Niagara rigging for a while and while there are many other excellent build logs, yours is easiest for me to follow along with. I really appreciate it. Such nice work and photos too.
  5. I love to see these updates, thank you for posting them! Your goal of producing such high quality products is much appreciated and it's really interesting to see how it all comes together.
  6. Great work and congratulations! Your build log will help me and others in the future I'm sure, so thank you!
  7. Well I see it's only been 6 years since my last update😊. I recently was able to improve the color of the light yellow on the sides of the ship. I never liked how light/bright it was after painting it with the model expo water based paint I had used originally. So I did a "wash" using diluted oil based paint and applied that over it and it looks better to me. I've made a little more progress on the build also. I'm trying to figure out the best way to continue with the masting and rigging and reviewing other build logs to help me with that (or I might do another easier kit with better instructions first since it seems overwhelming to me). Hoping to have more time to work on this soon! Thanks for looking, Dave Barnard
  8. Thank you Kurt for the detailed explanation of what has worked for you over the years! I've had the same questions lately. Dave
  9. Thanks so much! This will definitely get me started. I really appreciate your offer of help also! David
  10. Hi Darrell, I'm going to take another stab at getting serious about the masting and rigging of my Niagara. Can you please tell me what is needed or what you used anyways to replace the rope and blocks using Syren items, if you have an estimate of that? Thank you and thanks for your log....it is giving me some good inspiration! David
  11. Hi Dave:


    Go to the home page of this forum and view the sponsors list. You will find Chuck's company listed as Syren Ship Model Company. It's a great site.



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      Dave B

      Thank you Bob!  I just received my first order from them and it all looks great.  Lots of blocks and line for my Niagara.  Almost done assembling my Servomatic... looking forward to using it.  Thanks again,


  12. I know you finished this a while ago, but I've been away. I am planning to get back to my Niagara in the hopefully near future and I'm ready to start the rigging. Your work is amazing and will be immensely helpful and inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing and the great photography too! Dave Barnard
  13. Thanks for the compliment! That is my favorite feature too. Dave

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