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About jimbyr

  • Birthday 11/09/1958

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  1. Daniel Carved him out of wax and had him cast at a local jeweler. Took about 40 hours to do it. Tried many times with boxwood but never had any luck. It's easy to put the wax back on if you shave too much off, not so easy with wood Jim
  2. Daniel If you're going to do her as launched you are going to have to cut down the bulwarks. They are higher on the MS kit and a lot different than they were when launched. The stem and cut water and head rails are also a different shape. The best books in my opinion for doing her as launched are Super Frigate of many faces by William Bass and Constitution Close up by TG Martin. They are hard to find but they have most of the info you'll need. I have an extra copy of Larry Arnot’s instruction manual for BlueJackets kit of the Constitution if you want it, it is 1812-1815 version. I have been working on her for quite a while. regards Jim
  3. Joe You would have to send the table top assembly back. Not the whole saw. Jim
  4. David Yes It can. Probably would have to send the saw back here though. Jim
  5. Bob The extended table was supposed to be a one off until we got a bunch of people asking for them after the fellow I made it for posted it on the web. Now we run them every time we run standard table tops, usually about a dozen or so. They are not listed on the website but we have a few right now Jim
  6. Julie Hard maple, no problem cocobolo, ebony use a carbide blade. These woods are hard on any blade and are abrasive. Joe, The Thurston blades are hollow ground and the teeth have no set to them. They are actually for cutting screw heads and such. Not really for wood but they give a nice burnished finish and yes they will dull 10 times faster than a carbide blade. Jim
  7. Do you have an indicator or good machinist square to check the fence Jim
  8. Chris Dull blade, which blade are you using? Jim
  9. Steve also did a video on the Thickness sander for his guitar applications Jim
  10. The noise was the belt hitting the guard. In transit the guard must have moved a bit, he had to slide the guard back a little. Jim Model Machines
  11. Hey guys Anyone looking for a deal, Saw, Thickness sander and Disc sander on ebay for $675.00 for all three, Don't know who it is or condition. Pictures are stock from the website https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jim-Byrnes-4in-Table-Saw-Thickness-Sander-Disk-Sander-Bundle-of-all-3-Tools/173324733334?hash=item285af58b96:g:0eIAAOSw1iNa~xgB regards Jim Byrnes Model Machines

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