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About jhearl

  • Birthday 09/26/1949

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    Milford, Virginia
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    Shipmodeling and photography

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  1. Click on your name at the top right of the page. Choose "Settings" from the drop-down menu. On the new page that appears, click on "Signature" on the left side and there you can add the desired information. Cheers - John
  2. Those buckets are for fish, not bailing! 🙂
  3. No - the inspiration boat, Miss Violet, is at a marina near Kent Narrows, Maryland.
  4. This is a Chesapeake Bay charter fishing boat. They charge "by the head" hence the name. The scale is 1:16 - the model is about 32" long overall. It is not a model of a specific boat, but I was inspired by a real boat named Miss Violet moored at Kent Island, MD. There are progress pics from the build on my website - modelboatyard.com
  5. Thanks! The buckets were turned from ordinary 1/2" PVC plumbing pipe. Not exactly fun stuff to turn, but cheap and readily available.
  6. Although The Workboats of Core Sound is a nice book with some good photography, there's very little information about shrimpers in there. I don't think you'd find much of use. The book focuses more on stories of the fishermen and boat builders of that area and predominantly on long-haul seine netting. It's an interesting book if you like reading about fishing practices and smaller workboats. Wye River Models has some very simplistic plans for a Core Sound Sinknetter that interests me, so that was my reason for getting the book. Not a lot of helpful information in there even for those, but I enjoyed the book anyway. I had hoped to make a trip down there last fall to see the real thing, but I was, unfortunately, defeated by the hurricane. One of these days I'll get down there. Cheers - John
  7. If you think you'll be doing a lot of soldering in your modeling career, you might want to consider a third-hand device like jewelers use. I bought one several years back and I use it a lot. They are quite expensive (about $150), but hugely superior to those cheap ones you see with alligator clips. It also makes a great general-purpose third hand for use when stropping blocks and many other purposes. I've never regretted buying mine. No question I'd be using it for something like this. https://www.riogrande.com/product/grs-benchmate-double-third-hand-soldering-station/502042
  8. You might try Hobby Metal Kits - https://hobbymetalkits.com/t/cold-finished They don't carry metric sizes but maybe you can find something useful. I've purchased brass and aluminum from them before and found them reliable. Cheers - John
  9. Sacks and bales are pretty easy to make from real cloth. Bales are the easiest - fold the cloth around some suitable filler material, glue it together on the bottom of the bale, and tie some rope around it. Sacks are easily made on a sewing machine. Sew three sides with the machine, turn it inside-out, stuff the pocket with cotton puffs or rice or whatever makes sense, and sew the end shut by hand. Below are a couple of examples from boats I've built: Hope that helps - John
  10. I have not seen these blocks in person so I can't say how they compare to Syren blocks, but ME is selling some nice looking ones now. https://modelexpo-online.com/Falkonet--F20B1--Single-Block-2mm-Pear-Wood--Pack-of-10-pcs_p_1921.html Cheers - John
  11. I have had an 8050 for a couple of years now (in addition to other Dremels) and generally like it, but there are a couple of things I find annoying. First, when you turn it on, it always starts at the middle speed. If you want it to be slower or faster, you have to push the up or down buttons once you've turned it on. If you're in the middle of a job and you need to turn it off briefly, you have to reset the speed again when you turn it back on. The other annoying feature is the light. Seems like it would be a beneficial thing, but if you're holding the tool such that the light is shining in your eyes, it can make it very difficult to see what you're working on. I wound up covering the light on mine with some tape. I've never used a Dremel tool for 3-1/2 hours continuously so I can't say whether it would work that long. When I'm done using it, it just goes back in the charger and it's always charged up next time I need it. Cheers - John
  12. There was a post along these lines several years ago:
  13. I second glue sticks. I used to use rubber cement, but it always dried out between boats and is messy to use anyway and it is expensive. Glue sticks are cheap, work very well and there's no wait time between applying the template and cutting the wood. I'd never go back to rubber cement.
  14. Another site with some pretty awesome stuff is from one of the sponsors here - Scale Hardware https://www.modelmotorcars.com/museum/scale-hardware-model-museum/ If you're into cars, there are several other pages of models that you can get to from the top level of their site - https://www.modelmotorcars.com/ Click on the Museum button at the top of the page.
  15. Al, at Bluejacket, is working on a large-scale cross-section of Morgan. See this newsletter from them - http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1105166336677&ca=ea8525a8-1642-40ab-b1c0-a0c1d55c3998 Cheers - John

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