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About mtaylor

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  • Birthday 07/04/1948

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    Medford, OR
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    Model shipbuilding. Varied depending on the day.. :)

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  1. Good to see you back, Jack. You're not alone in the doldrums... I suspect more than a few of us have it.
  2. A very useful list for the next time a tool purchase needs approval from the Admiralty. TOOLS EXPLAINED DRILL PRESS : A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. WIRE WHEEL : Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in a
  3. Yes, like the Constitution. You do have a problem with room for a full size binnacle don't you.
  4. Not all binnacles were fixed so it could have been located somewhere around the helm. They also came in different sizes and configurations so some might be only as large as the compass rose.
  5. Seat belts.. novel idea. I don't recall outside of the US, anyone except the pilots in our -34's and -53's using them. The crew sure didn't. We just hung on for take-offs and landings. For a hard landing you knew was coming, lay on the floor (head towards the stern) and hope for the best.
  6. Those X's are very confusing. Which one is the pirate's treasure buried under?
  7. This ship isn't dead, I've just been busy. Seems real life is in the way and also some reworks of things I've found I'm not happy with. But, I think the ship problems resolved and once I've laid down some hull planks, I'll update things.
  8. A stunning model and a perfect case to protect it. Well done, David.
  9. Not yet that I'm aware of. Some of the wood companies on this side of the pond sell wood in manageable sizes but not much in way of what we traditionally use
  10. Welcome to MSW. I don't think Harold Hahn lived in Arizona as we was out of Ohio. Strange that someone would dump a pile of books on a road in a neat stack and leave them there. Was there anything inside the other books like a plate (paper) with the owner's name?
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