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  1. Chris 8000-10,0000 rpm would be about the best. Use carbide 3 flute endmills don't bother with the HSS endmills. Carbide will last 10 times as long and only cost a few bucks more. I get mine from GW Schultz, they are the best I know of. You can get smaller ones from MSC down to .005 regards Jim
  2. Constitution as launched, getting there slowly but surely Jim
  3. Bob Ouch! That really must put a dent in your potential customer base. Yes it has. Between the ridiculous shipping cost, vat taxes and duty our international customer base has gone down quite a bit. Shipping cost in the states has also doubled in the last 6 years Jim
  4. Bob In the last few years all the carriers have done away with international shipping by ship. I think the USPS was the last to go and you're right, international shipping has doubled in the last 5 years. I can only ship ground to Canada now. I shipped a saw to Latvia last week, $426.00 Jim Model Machines
  5. Checked the website email this morning, seems to be working just fine. I'll have my website guy take a look at it
  6. Gerard On occasion we have problems with the website email. Use mmllc@cfl.rr.com. Jim
  7. Michael The fence is tapered from the blade center to the rear of the saw regards Jim
  8. Derek The miter slots in the table are .499 +.000 -.001. Reason for that is because the miter slide stock comes in at .500 +.003 -.001 and it is not usually straight or flat. The miter bars are machined then ground to .497 +.000 -.001. More than likely 1/2 x 1/8 steel stock won't fit without a lot of sanding. regards Jim
  9. From everything I've read the 1797 configuration would of had gun port lids that were hinged or pinned and removed before battle so if you are building it with the guns run out there shouldn't be any lids showing. Check the Bass book "Super frigate of many faces" and TGM's Constitution Close up. Jim
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Joe You would have to send the table top assembly back. Not the whole saw. Jim
  13. David Yes It can. Probably would have to send the saw back here though. Jim

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