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Old Oct 14, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Kmot is right,don't burn out
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Roll off rack

I finally finished the roll off racks today. It took 112 hours to produce the 4 racks. I really am glad they are finished. There are 99 pieces in each rack. Hard to believe, but I counted them. I'm going to take a break from multiple parts and concentrate on making a single item or maybe just a pair of something.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Man the job you did on those racks is just crazy for all that detail man! NICE JOB!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Excellent work! Now I am waiting to see what the silicone is going to become.

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Thanks guys, I decided to work on the spotlight next.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:35 AM
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Very nice work.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 04:47 AM
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Not only is the detail amazing and functional,but ONLY 28 hours each seems equally amazing.You work fast and work well.Time well spent using tallent few have.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:35 PM
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Thanks guys, I decided to work on the spotlight next.
And you wanted something simple to build next.





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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Yes, about that. There seems to be about as many configurations for this light as Carter has pills. I have seen a number of mounts and shapes...Oh Boy.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 01:50 PM
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In my active time I saw search/signal lights that literally varied from one side of the ship to the other. I would bet that a lot of the mounts you have seen were field expedient mounts and you could build what you wanted unless there was a specific boat at a specific time period you were aiming for. Matter of fact, I would bet that a lot of those came from automotive sources and were of nearly any variety and size.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Searchlight

I started building the searchlight today. I looked at a number of lights and configurations and like Foo said, there are a number of options. I decided to go with a light that was part of a photograph from Coastal Forces. It is out of focus and it only shows the rear of the light. But I think I can produce something passable.

I am also going to plug a tool that I got from MicroMark. Sometimes when you buy something for a specific job it doesn't work out as well as you might hope. In this particular case, this tool worked very well. It is basically pliers with grooves cut in the jaws to hold round stock. There is a channel cut into the pliers that allows a saw to be used to cut the tube. One of the problems I have always had because I am such a retard is cutting small rings that are square and even. This tool does that.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:40 AM
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I like those pliers!
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:27 AM
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That is a very cool tool, goes straight on my 'I want' list for tools, many is the time I have wanted to cut a little ring of brass or plastic and wondered what the best way to do it was.
I probably could have thought of something like that but would have wondered where to get it from., if I had had enough need for it.

How did you find that?
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Foo, I order a lot of stuff from Micro Mark. It was one of their new items listed in their catalog.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Bummer, I just ordered last Friday, %20 OFF ENTIRE ORDER, I have Never seen these pliers, I can think of more than one use right away...

Thanks !
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