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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Thanks I am glad you like it. I really have to drive myself at times and one of the things that I find difficult is to repeat building steps to make duplicate items. Fitting those small triangles to the next 7 side rails will be difficult as I can always find something new to work on instead of what needs to be done.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:54 PM
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Grav, you have become a "Master of MWP"

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:23 PM
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K, I have been called many things but never a Master of MWP,thank you!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 06:04 AM
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K, I have been called many things but never a Master of MWP,thank you!
Don't trust any of 'em. "THEY" can turn those three letters into who knows what. You need a spread sheet to keep track of the names ya get called. There's this guy.........................Ah,never mind.

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Old Sep 22, 2012, 06:46 PM
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Roll off racks

Today I finished putting all those little triangular pieces on the side rails. I also added the bolt heads to the base plate. These are some very small brass lag bolts. They match the drawing pretty well but they are too tall and I need to sand them down. I thought about grinding down the brass bolts first and then installing them on the plates but I came up with a better idea. Cast the base plate first and then sand it down. Much easier to sand resin than it would be to sand brass. At least that's the plan.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Gravman, I am really enjoying your build and watching your techniques (my daughter and I will have a fighter over her legos when it comes time to cast something LOL), but I would appreciate it if you could occasionally put something in the pic for some scale (so we can see the actual size of the parts you are dealing with) like a quarter or something like that......
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Foo, good idea. I had not thought of doing that. I will put something in the pics to give a reference for size.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 11:35 PM
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Please no not a quarter.. us folk on the other side of the world would much rather a ruler laid down in the photo so we can see the mm or perhaps some common thing like a bic lighter that should be the same for all viewers. We seem to be somewhat short of the US quarter.
Just a bit off topic here .. the Godwits have arrived here (nonstop flight) this week from Alaska. A sort of link between the countries.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 07:50 AM
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Roll off racks

This morning I did a quick mock-up of the side rails and baseplate. Just to show what it will look like when it is assembled. I used one of the baseplates that did not pass quality control for this. I sanded down the bolt heads and it was real easy to do.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:04 AM
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well done
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Man just gorgeous! The ruler really does give us more idea on the level of detail you are working on with the entire rack being just less than 4 inches long. Great detail, and this is going to go on a running boat, too cool!
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 05:25 PM
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What Smithsonian is this boat going in?

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Old Sep 24, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Rmay there is no fear of that happening. The camera hides a multitude of sins.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Looks great to me I see no sins!
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