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Old 12-20-2022, 12:30 PM
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Default dressing the mannequin

starting the multiple steps on dressing and fitting. amazing when it lines up.
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Old 01-01-2023, 11:25 AM
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need lots of bandaids dealing with this sharp item
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Old 01-04-2023, 05:37 PM
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so much fun when parts start to come together. still amazed at the kit design and production.
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Old 01-07-2023, 12:22 AM
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Keep plugging away. If you keep working consistently, things start going together really fast once you roll the canoe upright.
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Old 01-07-2023, 05:46 PM
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i also finally figured out how to drill the SS firewall- when they say drill slow, they mean really slow. watch the flutes turn slow with cutting oil and ? 5 to 7 pounds of pressure. i also found using a 3/32 Milwaukee cobalt bit (home depot $4) worked better than my jobber bits. thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 01-07-2023, 09:06 PM
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I still hate drilling steel. You'd think that thin stainless would be easy but it's not. Be careful when you debur, as the burs are sharp.
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Old 01-08-2023, 07:48 AM
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Pretty cool when it all lines up
Shouldn't the end rib be on the inside of the center section upright?
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Old 01-12-2023, 08:12 PM
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hey, good catch. i did put the outer rib outside, then found this didnít work and had to lay it inside. thanks for the good eye.
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