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railman28
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Posted - 07/14/2017 :  2:29:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Bob, yes I do indeed like the clean, accurate results I get with styrene although I get more pleasure working with wood.



Wow! I thought I was the only one.

On road trips I prefer The Beatles and Mozart especially his Quartets and flute pieces.


It's only make-believe

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ed k
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Posted - 07/14/2017 :  3:01:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
I replayed your thoughts quite a few times.
As I get older (74) I find myself thinking more of the past. I wonder why?
The relationships one cultivates on this and other sites is unique.
ed



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/16/2017 :  8:26:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by ed k

Mike,
I replayed your thoughts quite a few times.
As I get older (74) I find myself thinking more of the past. I wonder why?
The relationships one cultivates on this and other sites is unique.
ed


Ed,
At our age there's a lot in the past to think about. In thinking back on music the 60's loom big but also the 90's - 00's because of the many hours driving to ice hockey practice and games with our two kids. The Offspring, Reel Big Fish, AFI, RATM, etc were great to listen to. Concerts were a lot of fun for all of us.

Mike



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/16/2017 :  8:34:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've been cutting out windows. The lower left one has the sashes installed.



This week I'll be installing the rest of the sashes and working on the ends.

Mike


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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/16/2017 :  9:00:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work on the styrene Michael. Very neat cuts.
With the framing in all should great.


Regards Rob

Despite the cost of living, it's still popular.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/16/2017 :  9:24:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, thank you. It's a slow process. I can usually count on window moldings to cover inaccuracies, but not in this case.

Thank you for looking in. It means a lot.

Mike


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/17/2017 :  07:19:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Very clean, square cuts. Nice sashes.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/17/2017 :  07:49:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Mike, Very clean, square cuts. Nice sashes.



Thanks, Bill!


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railman28
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Posted - 07/17/2017 :  08:42:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
very nice indeed. 18 windows nice and square to each other, that's quit a feet,

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Guff
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Posted - 07/17/2017 :  2:02:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Sash look great - not an easy task!!



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/17/2017 :  5:41:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by railman28

very nice indeed. 18 windows nice and square to each other, that's quit a feet,


Bob,

One approach I find useful is to draw two horizontal guidelines for windows from one edge of the side to the other edge. Then I use the vertical grooves as much as I can to guide the lines for the sides of the windows. I align the ruler with the line marking bottoms and cut all three. Then I do the same for the tops of the openings. Then I use my square for the sides.

I change out my knife blade frequently.

I didn't try to cut windows for more than a couple sides at a sitting because my hand would get tired.

Mike


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/17/2017 :  5:47:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Guff

Mike,
Sash look great - not an easy task!!



Thank you, Dave!


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railman28
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Posted - 07/17/2017 :  6:13:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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quote:
Originally posted by railman28

very nice indeed. 18 windows nice and square to each other, that's quit a feet,


Bob,

One approach I find useful is to draw two horizontal guidelines for windows from one edge of the side to the other edge. Then I use the vertical grooves as much as I can to guide the lines for the sides of the windows. I align the ruler with the line marking bottoms and cut all three. Then I do the same for the tops of the openings. Then I use my square for the sides.

I change out my knife blade frequently.

I didn't try to cut windows for more than a couple sides at a sitting because my hand would get tired.

Mike



Thanks for sharing that Mike. It's very helpful. I recently found that taking rests while drilling holes for N/B castings increases dramatically the life expectancy of drill bits.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/18/2017 :  6:36:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is where I am at in caboose construction. Sashes are nearly complete, ends are cut out and well on their way.



Bob and I have had a virtual discussion going on here and his thread on the challenges of repeating an operation many times. You can see one way I combat the hand fatigue--and let's face it, boredom--that can set in. Once I have a repetitive step worked out I will start on the next step and sort of alternate activities.

The photo also shows how I do the sashes for the sides so that they line up. The cut-out openings might be a little uneven but my hope is that the contrast between the sash edges and the dark interiors will camouflage irregularities.

I guess we'll see.

Mike


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/18/2017 :  6:55:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Mike!

You can help ensure that the windows are at the same altitude by adding a couple of "feelers" near the ends of the gage you've made-- run them toward the bottom of the first side, add a lip on the end and then cut to length. Works like a square....

This might not help on this batch of cabeese, but on the passenger cars and the next batch....

Pete
in Michigan



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