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  1. I am looking to get Falconer's Universal Dictionary of the Marine, 1815 (Hardcover). In looking on the web, I have noticed at least two publishers. One is Chattam (spelling?) and the othe is the Naval Institute Press. I think both had a publication date of 2006. Can anyone tell me if there is any difference between the two, or if one is better than the other? Thanks, Nathan
  2. Mihail did send a set of instructions with pictures to sharpen. Baically it was with sand paper glued to a board, with the chisel held in your hand.
  3. I have always wondered how the small shapes were made. Do you have a good source of this watchmaker's screw slotting files> Thanks.
  4. I would like to thank everyone for responding to my question. Ican see thete are ways to import pdfs or scanned images into either program. Can anyone provide a comparison between TurboCAD and Draftsight. Thanks, Nathan
  5. HI, I currently have TurboCAD_LTE v 2015 and am thinking of getting either Draftsight (pay version) or TurboCAD (non-LTE). ON e thing I am looking for is the ability to import PDFs into the CAD program to help getting started in drawing plans for the Virginia 1776. Although I had drafting class 40+ years ago, I know next to nothing about CAD. Any suggestions , comments, or pros and cons of these CAD programs? Thanks for the information nad feedback Nathan
  6. All, I am looking for some good recommendations for a good textbook on the basics of drafting/technical drawing. My plan is to create a set of plans for the Virginia from the NMM plan set. I will be using CAD, but haven't settled on drafting from the ground up or importing a scanned copy. Thanks. Nathan
  7. I have both volumes. Volume I is primarily the hull and the second volume is interior and exterior. I am extremely please with both volumes. I will echo druxey in that this should have much more detail than the AOTS series. If you are thinking of scratch building the Naiad, these books will be invaluable.
  8. I ordered a set that was mailed on 4/4/17 and arrived Thursday 4/20/17. Payment was easy with PayPal. They are beautiful. The handles are unfinished birch and light weight. It was $320 which included shipment (which was about $30). Mihail also sent a set of instructions on sharping and a set of photos. I haven't had a chance to test them out but am looking forward to the opportunity. I am extremely please with Mihail's product. My plans are to get another set with palm handles. :-) Thanks Druxey for letting us know of this. Nathan
  9. These look beautiful. I have been looking for a good set. Looks like these would fill the bill. Thanks Druexy

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