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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. Beautiful work, Kevin. A very graceful looking vessel.
  2. Would the figureheads have been taken off when the ship was buried for some purpose, maybe burying it separately or offering it as a sacrifice to the gods? Seems odd they never found any except the one.
  3. Fascinating build, Hellmuht. One question from my ignorance... is the outside of the hull planked over the ropes? I'm trying to visualize how they kept the water from leaking in.
  4. Very interesting indeed. The diversity of cargo and the containers along with the languages is fascinating.
  5. Rich, Are your blades dull? Are you using the right tooth count for the thickness? There is an optimum feed speed and an optimum tooth count for every type and every thickness of wood. Generally, you should try to get 3 teeth in the cut... one going in, one in the center, and one exiting. There is a document that while written for the Byrnes saw, works well for just about every hobby table saw. https://modelshipworld.com/topic/23843-byrnes-saw-reference-also-good-for-other-desktop-hobby-saws/
  6. Mugje, If' youi've been scratch building parts for your models, you're off to a good start. If you're uncomfortable starting scratch, start simple maybe the Triton cross-section. You don't even need to complete it, just learn how to frame, etc.
  7. I didn't know that, OC. Way back in the day of my doing such things, packs were separate and sometimes things like belts and scabbards were also. But the detailing wasn't as good as it is today.
  8. Lovely work on the keel. As for re-making parts.... the scrap bin is always hungry and constantly needs feeding.
  9. I'd go with the lamp you made. It looks the part, color, shape, etc.
  10. That might be the problem then. I've removed blackening by putting the parts in acetone and let them soak. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the problem is solved.

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