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    Received an email the other day advertising this:...

    Received an email the other day advertising this:

    Henry Eckert Toolworks will be holding a Sharpology session at The Artisans Vise,
    1- 5 Waverley Avenue, Edwardstown 5039 Saturday 7th December,...
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    I have the Ozito track saw and use it for exactly...

    I have the Ozito track saw and use it for exactly the purpose you propose. It works just fine for this and if you hook it up to a shop vac or other dust extractor, it leaves very little mess. The...
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    WANTED:A.C.T. Graham, I would be interested in your Stanley...

    Graham,

    I would be interested in your Stanley No.7 if it is still available. I live in Canberra so could collect from you.
    Please PM me to arrange day/time.

    Grant
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    I did this course last year and can only echo...

    I did this course last year and can only echo everything Bernmc has said. Alan is a fantastic teacher and a great bloke as well as being a true master of his craft. And Peter is a gracious and...
  5. Yes! I used this method with excellent results....

    Yes! I used this method with excellent results. Quick, easy, and no native forests were destroyed in the process.

    Thanks again to Rob and Chris for putting me onto this method. :)
  6. Thanks so much Rob and Chris! I knew there had...

    Thanks so much Rob and Chris!

    I knew there had to be an easy way. I didn’t understand your post at first Rob, but the videos that Chris linked to make it very clear. Will definitely be switching...
  7. SawStop Sliding CrossCut Table - Fence Angle Calibration?

    Can anyone give me some advice on calibrating the angle of the SawStop Sliding CrossCut Table Fence?

    I’ve tried a square; I’ve tried using a machined edge sheet of ply against both rip fence and...
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    If you’re looking at Harder and Steenbeck...

    If you’re looking at Harder and Steenbeck already, then check out their Infinity CR2 plus, also available with a two nozzle set (0.15mm and 0.4mm). This thing is a work of art in itself - almost too...
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    Thanks for all the nice comments. Dalboy - I'm...

    Thanks for all the nice comments.

    Dalboy - I'm currently doing a scratch build cross-section of the Bomb Vessel Granado of 1742. Concurrently, I'm doing a Dumas kit model of a 1949 Chris Craft...
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    Construction: Finishing Touches The tender...

    Construction: Finishing Touches


    The tender was then painted.............and re-painted................. twice :((:((:((. I just wasn't happy with the finish on the first two occasions, so I bit...
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    It's been a while since I updated the log -...

    It's been a while since I updated the log - mainly because a lot of the work done lately has been "re-work" :((. Anyway, things have progressed through to completion, so a couple of posts here to...
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    It's been a while since the last update - life's...

    It's been a while since the last update - life's been pretty busy all round of late. Hopefully that will change now as I have four weeks off from work :U:U:U

    Anyway, here's where I'm up to as of...
  13. Woodscratcher, Re your bottom blade holder...

    Woodscratcher,

    Re your bottom blade holder problem, have you tried cleaning off the end of the blade before inserting it? Sometimes they have a coating that can be a bit slippery. I just give my...
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    Keith, I tried to send you a PM but must have...

    Keith,

    I tried to send you a PM but must have done something wrong because I can't find it now in my sent items. So here is the info again.

    The kit I am building is 1:24 scale, manufactured by...
  15. Okay, so the replacement upper Drive Link...

    Okay, so the replacement upper Drive Link Assembly arrived this week and guess what - the manufacturer has changed the design to eliminate the part that broke. Good call in my books, as the part was...
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    Once the additional pipework was fitted (sorry,...

    Once the additional pipework was fitted (sorry, forgot to take a pic of this bit) it was time to install the wheels, along with the piston arms. And with that, the Engine component is complete. ...
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    Thanks for all the encouraging comments and likes...

    Thanks for all the encouraging comments and likes folks.

    Tony, the axles on the Engine are pre-formed plastic (the only plastic part of the kit). On the Tender, the axels are made from dowel....
  18. Excalibur 21 - Replacing the upper Drive Link Assembly - Help!

    I'm hoping someone will be able to give me some guidance with this one.

    I have an Excalibur 21 Scroll Saw, which I love. Unfortunately, the other weekend what at first appeared to be a simple...
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    Construction: The Wheels The wheel assembly is...

    Construction: The Wheels
    The wheel assembly is fairly straight forward - at least superficially……
    The wheels themselves are made up of a spoke assembly that is laser cut 5mm plywood, an inner rim...
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    The next major component is the Chimney. A...

    The next major component is the Chimney. A number of pieces for this need to be made from the supplied aluminium sheets. Once again, patterns are provided. I copied these onto sticky label paper...
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    Thanks everyone for visiting and for all the...

    Thanks everyone for visiting and for all the encouraging comments. Time for an update.

    Next job was to assemble the main pistons. These are constructed from a set of cast white metal parts, and...
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    Thanks for jumping in with that answer Jim. :) ...

    Thanks for jumping in with that answer Jim. :)

    Artme - you can also order direct for OcCre in Spain. I chose to order through Cornwall Modle Boats as I've had very good experience with them...
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    Thanks Jim. I'll be sticking pretty much to...

    Thanks Jim. I'll be sticking pretty much to straight out-of-the-box for this build. It's such a nicely made kit that I don't think much else is really needed. As for shovels, coal buckets and gloves,...
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    Firstly, thanks to all those who have taken the...

    Firstly, thanks to all those who have taken the trouble to visit this log. Knowing someone is watching is always good motivation! :o

    Moving right along....

    The boiler was painted with Winsor...
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    G'day Tony and Jim and welcome aboard. Great to...

    G'day Tony and Jim and welcome aboard. Great to see two old MSW shipmates here. Tony - I'll try to remember to put in a "scaling" shot with the next update. And Jim - that BR-18 is a heck of a nice...
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    Construction: The Fire-Box Construction of the...

    Construction: The Fire-Box
    Construction of the Fire-Box commenced with removing the four components of the walls from the plywood sheets and inserting the brass pins as was done for the the main...
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    Stephenson's Rocket, 1:24 OcCre Kit

    Well, this will be my first Build Log here and I hope some may find it of interest. You will normally find me at the Model Ship World forum as ships is my usual fare. However, I commenced this...
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    I'd just like to say "thanks" for the recommends...

    I'd just like to say "thanks" for the recommends for Helen Harris and the Flying Dutchman saw blades.

    After reading about both here, I sent an enquiry to Helen that was answered the next day,...
  29. I'll look forward to following you with the BR18...

    I'll look forward to following you with the BR18 Jim. That is on my "one day" list - too many other projects backed up for now. Think I'll start my Stephenson's Rocket (OcCre), as a side build, as...
  30. Great set of pics Jim! is your potential BR18...

    Great set of pics Jim!

    is your potential BR18 next build the OcCre kit? Been hanging my nose over that one too!:;

    Cheers,
    Grant
  31. Congratulations Jim on a very fine build. Your...

    Congratulations Jim on a very fine build. Your Camel looks superb and I'm sure will bring a smile to your face every time you walk into the room and see her hanging from the ceiling. Thanks for all...
  32. Superb Jim, just superb! :2tsup:

    Superb Jim, just superb! :2tsup:
  33. Wow Jim, I hadn't really appreciated just how...

    Wow Jim,

    I hadn't really appreciated just how complex the "rigging" was on this thing. It looks like one of our tall ships' rigging! Looks like you've got it well under control though - well done!...
  34. Great stuff Jim. I'll bet you can almost smell...

    Great stuff Jim. I'll bet you can almost smell the finish line on this one!
  35. Shame about the shortage of parts Jim. Hope you...

    Shame about the shortage of parts Jim. Hope you manage to get by. It just keeps looking better and better.

    Cheers,
    Grant
  36. It just keeps getting better and better Jim....

    It just keeps getting better and better Jim. Can't wait to see the final assembly. :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
  37. Very cool indeed Jim! :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

    Very cool indeed Jim! :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
  38. Wow Jim! This really is a complex little beastie...

    Wow Jim! This really is a complex little beastie isn't it?

    You're doing some great work here Jim. A real pleasure to follow along. :2tsup:
  39. Thread: Alex Snodgrass

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    Hi guys, I recently bought myself a shiny new...

    Hi guys,

    I recently bought myself a shiny new bandsaw. As I only intend to use it for model building, and not the serious furniture etc that some of you do, I was happy to settle for the baby 10"...
  40. Nicely done Jim. Very impressive work on those...

    Nicely done Jim. Very impressive work on those tiny parts.

    Cheers,
    Grant
  41. More great progress Jim. It's a real shame about...

    More great progress Jim. It's a real shame about the poor quality casting of some of the parts, as the rest of the kit seems really well put together. Don't suppose you'd consider manufacturing your...
  42. Looking good Jim. Don't undersell yourself either...

    Looking good Jim. Don't undersell yourself either - there is a lot of skill required (as well as patience, stubbornness, and let's not forget, colourful language) to put one of these complex kits...
  43. Yep, I'm still here in the peanut gallery too...

    Yep, I'm still here in the peanut gallery too Jim! Really enjoying watching this come together and knowing that you are flagging all the potential issues for me:wink: :2tsup:

    Cheers,
    Grant
  44. Glad to hear your missing parts got sorted out...

    Glad to hear your missing parts got sorted out Jim. And thanks for the heads-up on the mirror image issue. Progress looks good.

    Cheers,
    Grant
  45. Looks great Jim. :2tsup: I'm surprised you...

    Looks great Jim. :2tsup:

    I'm surprised you haven't heard back from ME on the missing part yet - I thought they were usually very good with this sort of thing. Noting the changes happening there,...
  46. Thanks Jim, I can see now why you made the...

    Thanks Jim,

    I can see now why you made the note! :oo:

    Cheers,
    Grant
  47. :o WOW! Jim :o That is really looking good...

    :o WOW! Jim :o

    That is really looking good Jim.

    Okay, I'll bite......what did you mean by this? :2tsup:



    cheers,
    Grant
  48. Another useful tip - thanks Jim :)

    Another useful tip - thanks Jim :)
  49. Thanks for the heads-up on the wing build...

    Thanks for the heads-up on the wing build sequence Jim - duly noted.
  50. Thread: Re-saw Band Saw

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    Band saw set-up

    John,

    I know absolutely nothing about bandsaws (except that I want one :U), but I was wondering if you had tried following the setup procedure shown by Alex Snodgrass. I stumbled across the link...
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