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Old Dec 24, 2004, 07:53 PM
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Christian,

Welcome to Texas! It's snowing here right now.... Supposed to warm up this week. I'm off all next week and plan to fly any day the weather permits. I DO draw the line at about 45-50 degrees, though!

I grew up in Miami.

Let's go Flying!
AJ
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Old Dec 24, 2004, 07:58 PM
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...and because we swiss guys are used to snow on Xmas, we brought some to Houston: its snowing right now!
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Old Dec 25, 2004, 02:09 AM
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Quote:
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Christian,

Welcome to Texas! It's snowing here right now.... Supposed to warm up this week. I'm off all next week and plan to fly any day the weather permits. I DO draw the line at about 45-50 degrees, though!

I grew up in Miami.

Let's go Flying!
AJ
There's no such thing as bad weather, AJ, only inappropriate clothing.
This would be the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Houston Hawks Xmas Snow Fly In
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Old Dec 25, 2004, 03:49 AM
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Been working on all my planes and have everything charged and ready to go. We have the family Christmas dinner tomorrow, but Sunday looks good.

Installed HS85MG on my BoT.

I don't think "B" likes the snow....

AJ
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Old Dec 25, 2004, 10:25 AM
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I can tell the BoT picture was NOT taken yesterday....
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 01:34 AM
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I've been flying my Houston Hawk for over a year, now...Finally got around to putting the name on the wing. It flies better than anything else I have in the hangar.

AJ
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 01:24 PM
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Jack the Luthier

With apologies to everyone, I need to get this straight.
1. Jack is building guitars -- that makes him a luthier.
2. The guitar he is making is a Martin.
3. Just like his sailplane construction, Jack is the best builder around.

Question:

Does this make Jack a Martin Luthier King?

Sorry I had to ask,

Don
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 04:49 PM
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I'm... sorry... too.......

JW
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 05:04 PM
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If it was New Year's Eve I could understand it Don
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 05:14 PM
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Good one, Don!

AJ
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Old Dec 27, 2004, 06:04 PM
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Well, hell, it was actually a compliment(?)... I think. The guitar was delivered as a surprise. It's a long story but my 24 year old son had tears in his eyes when he realized I was really giving it to him. It turned out well, and the sound was better than I had hoped for. My hands and arms were on fire from all the polishing I had to do. I'll be ordering stuff and scratch building one for me. Madagascar Rosewood and Englemann Spruce (master grade) should make a fine instrument for an old fingerpicker like me. I have models to build FIRST!!!

Jack
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 12:05 AM
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Can anyone tell me how they tapered the midsection spar cap from 1/2 inch to 1/4? I do not recall seeing than in all the build posts. But every one of you must have done it.

Cutting spruce with a knife seems futile. And a 10 inch table saw's kerf would rip it to shreds (and my fingers most likely as well). I have small band saw but that seems like an imprecise solution as well as the blade does give a it. I have a bench sander... it that the solution? A line drawn down the length of spruce stick and a bench sander?? Guess I better buy 5 or 6 spruce spars caps... I have a feeling I'll be ruining a few...

best wishes
Jeff
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 12:36 AM
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plane?
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 01:25 AM
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Tapering Spars

Spot glue all four spars together,then plane them all at once.
Cut apart with razor blade.


green air
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 05:55 AM
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I clamped mine together and used a little razor plane. Then sandpaper.

AJ
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