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Old Jan 19, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Aluminum PT Boat

Just found this on youtube, the last third is a hand made Aluminum PT boat that is lovely. Sad to say, the builder has passed away. Hope you like.
Ken Burt's Metal Shaping Memorial (9 min 54 sec)
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Very nice memorial to a talented metal master.

I am pretty sure he used to post on here about his PT build.

Edit: He did.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...uminum+pt+boat
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:08 PM
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What a master craftsman! R.I.P. Sir
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:32 PM
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What a master craftsman! R.I.P. Sir
I agree.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 11:10 PM
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Very nice memorial to a talented metal master.

I am pretty sure he used to post on here about his PT build.

Edit: He did.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...uminum+pt+boat
Thanks for posting that Kmot. Funny how small the world gets when you start looking around. I was researching welding techniques when I found his video on aluminum shaping. Remember this, everyone, do what you love, for that is what will be remembered.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:43 PM
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Rest in peace Ken.. Your work was very inspiring!

-Rich.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:31 PM
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His PT boat was an amazing accomplishment; he possessed incredible skills.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:34 PM
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That was one of the first boats that I found on the web. I had forgotten about it. Shaping metal has always captured my attention. Thanks for the reminder. There was also a man named Steve that built miniature cannons for ships that is no longer with us. He had built his own lathe that was pretty amazing.
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