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  • trout
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    David,
    What do you cut your polycarbonate tubes with?
    Peace,
    Tom

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  • trout
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    Thank you David!

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  • Rick Teskey
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    Thank you for clarification, I thought one was for snorkel one for internal air source

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  • trout
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    David,
    ‘In the photo where the heat gun is pointing to the tube and end cap.....what is going on there?
    peace,
    tom

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  • Rick Teskey
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    Why twin pumps?
    colour me curious
    thank you

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  • trout
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named

    During the stippling of the masking clay up tight around the master I use water to keep the oil bearing clay from sticking to the bristles of the brush.

    About fifteen years ago I switched from BJB-810 polyurethane casting resin to Alumilite RS-3 polyurethane casting resin. Alumilite recently changed the color of their labels, maybe that's what you keyed on, Tom.

    David
    Thank you! Yes it was the labeling that threw me off.

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  • trout
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    David,
    Thank you for posting, I learn from you all the time!
    Some questions, one a couple of posts ago, there is a liquid (water?) on the prop, is that used to keep it from sticking to your brush or to clean the part?
    on the last post, you changed resin? Different company?

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  • bwi 971
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named
    Absorbing big time here

    Why do you some
    times use RTV cilicone mandrels David?

    Grtz,
    Bart

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  • SteveNeill
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    Excellent David. Great work!

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  • SteveNeill
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    Thanks David.

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  • george
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    Again many Thanks for your posting and lessons.

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  • george
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    HWSNBN a question about your mold making. I see above that some of your wood backing for your molds is round while others are egg shaped. Is there a reason for that?
    Also, going back a Long time. You were making 1/96 Alpha upgraded fittings, did you ever find the time to finish them? My old computer went for it`s own new virus and took my files with it.

    Any updates would be Greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Again for ALL your Tips and Lessons.
    George

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  • SteveNeill
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    Originally posted by rwtdiver

    David,

    WOW! That is great! I will be the first to purchase that kit at whatever the cost! It will be worth every penny! With that in mind I think I will take the Skipjack down from the shelf and get started with the build!



    Thanks David! Looking forward to this one!!

    Rob

    "Firemen can stand the heat"


    I used all the kit parts for mine but now that I see this I'm with Rob. You can always mod after the fact right? I made a mold off of the kit prop in two pieces with 1066 silicone and made a prop out of BJB 808 two part polyurethane. Worked great but I'd rather have the metal Merriman version. Great stuff as al ways David.

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  • SteveNeill
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    Geese this all looks so familiar. And boy do you know how to stretch the last last mile out of that RTV. I have an apron just like that but it's black. Love the shorts, socks and sandals, just classic. It's like a mirror universe I'm peering into. Only difference is I use 1065 but the same color. Carry on!

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  • HvyCGN9
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    Dave what happened to the original molds and such from a couple of years ago?? worn out??

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