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Offline tghs

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2019, 11:45:14 AM »
cut and milled the stock for the bearing straps,milled the wedge slots in one and managed to break my only good 1/16th end mill :Mad:, have a 5 pack of new ones on order..  will work on few other parts for a few days while waiting,, then its a week of vacation,, Oct. will be a slow month in the shop,, weekend of the 12th is the 1/96th fleet gathering in Rocky Mount NC, around 100 RC model warships,, to add to this Halloween gets a little overdone at the house,, we've been told by the neighborhood that we are required to keep doing it!!!
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2019, 12:51:02 PM »
milled the steel stock for the bearing straps also milled up a former to bend them over.. gave the straps a quick annealing and the former  received a quick hardening.. center pin to keep things in place during the bending.. test fitting after the bending and trimmed to size,, the wedge slots will need some needle file finishing work, the straps will get a quick hardening once the are all finished..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2019, 12:58:26 PM »
Some nice intricate parts there. well done. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

What do you use for the red marking out? Is it a Sharpie pen or similar?

Mike
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #48 on: October 05, 2019, 01:32:42 PM »
dykem red layout dye.. added it to a tool order, was hoping it would show better lines on the brass and bronze, still haven't decided on that but I have a bottle to use up..
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