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Scratch built 80' ELCO PT Boat
« on: October 27, 2014, 06:46:34 PM »

My first scratch build in many years  :-) powered by a spare helicopter brushless motor and a 2S lipo it goes rather fast  %% %%

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Re: Scratch built 80' ELCO PT Boat
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 07:45:30 PM »

I just love their idea of using the cannon from the Aircobra up front! That ammo holder is so unique. Lovely model and also a well appointed workshop. I imagine you have more cool tools on the other side:O)
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Re: Scratch built 80' ELCO PT Boat
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 07:52:36 PM »

I just love their idea of using the cannon from the Aircobra up front! That ammo holder is so unique. Lovely model and also a well appointed workshop. I imagine you have more cool tools on the other side:O)

I was puzzled about the cannon until I did a bit of research and found the funny shape of the mag was due to it coming from an aircraft.

Yes I have the luxury of lots of cool tools, in fact over the last few years I have bought just about every Proxxon tool there is  :embarrassed:
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Re: Scratch built 80' ELCO PT Boat
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 08:02:32 PM »

Some of the goodies in the workshop  8) mind since these pictures were taken it's a bit more lived in and has had a few additions such as a dust extraction system and yes more shelves  :embarrassed:
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Re: Scratch built 80' ELCO PT Boat
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 08:51:43 PM »

Having a few power bench tools does make life a bit easier though I have found that the really fine work has to be done by hand as you cannot beat your own motor skills when finishing off sanding or shaping a piece.

Definitly a well laid out workshop. I aspire to being as tidy and hope to keep my boat building mancave tidy once fitted out. It needs tanking in areas to keep the water out.
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Re: Scratch built 80' ELCO PT Boat
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2014, 01:16:16 AM »

goodnesssssssssssssssss grayone  :o .....

do I count nine [9] Proxxon machinery items in your workshop?........just  :embarrassed: jealous ..... Derek
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Re: Scratch built 80' ELCO PT Boat
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2014, 12:45:19 PM »

If you were to look carefully there are 16 Prooxon items in the pictures {-) and at least another 10 that you cant see  %%. My wife thinks I collect Proxxon tools rather than use them ok2
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Re: Scratch built 80' ELCO PT Boat
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2014, 03:37:21 PM »

Blimey Grayone, you must Hoover up after every visit to your workshop, what a nice tool collection  :-))


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Re: Scratch built 80' ELCO PT Boat
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2014, 08:22:07 PM »

It is part of the creative hobby sphere collecting tools and making those odd wonky things that we use a couple of times a decade or just for one job.

More than keeping your tools visible, keeping the benches tidy does prevent damage to larger parts of suprestructure etc..
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