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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jun 10, 2022 2:41 pm

There is a solution, stop buying this crap!  But what fun is that!

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Post  cstatman Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:26 pm

your collection/museum is amazing.  

I read the title as "getting off the floor is a losing battle"
and I was going to agree, the older i get...  Smile

beautiful planes, brilliant display work
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Post  rdw777 Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:04 pm

Love that collection/virtual museum… Neat and tidy too…
I get to see a few of them I had as a kid and learn about others I had no idea about or were before my time….Or really obscure ones….Usually some questions come up as you’re restoring them and we end up learning a little history which I like…. A very unique collection… I like the wooden, after you break your Cox airplane, rehabs as well, Thanks for sharing, Restore on sir Very Happy
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:24 pm

cstatman wrote:your collection/museum is amazing.  

I read the title as "getting off the floor is a losing battle"
and I was going to agree, the older i get...  Smile

beautiful planes, brilliant display work

Smile Smile

That too. At near 85 I'm learning that I'm not the carpernter that I used to be or perhaps never was. Gauging (to accomodate the planes) lengths/widths, distances, angles, and bevels is no longer a pleasure. T-squares, levels, a yard stick, and power drill helped but it really just boiled down to eyeball. And yes, down on my knees screwing this thing together then getting up was no fun.

But, in moving that display case to squeeze in the shelves I found my black Stuka

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and learned that the Cox decals are different. Green Stuka has a white border on the cross while black has yellow. Seller on ebay has both, I might have ordered the wrong ones. Got two sets of white borders coming. For some reason they are priced more than the yellow.
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Post  crankbndr Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:34 pm

Lower your saw blade while you still have all your fingers. LOL Nice shelf set too!!
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Post  Levent Suberk Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:18 pm

One of the best Cox collection!
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Post  andrew Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:34 pm

As others have stated, a museum it is -- and a very fine one at that!!

I had a close friend and fellow club member who was a consummate model builder. His barn as he called it, actually a shop of significant size, was filled with model planes, both downstairs and in a rather large loft. I don't know how many he actually had in there, but it numbered in the hundreds and looked much like the AMA museum. As I have watched you work with your restorations, you remind me very much of him.

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Post  GallopingGhostler Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:38 pm

rsv1cox wrote:At near 85 I'm learning that I'm not the carpenter that I used to be or perhaps never was.  Gauging (to accommodate the planes) lengths/widths, distances, angles, and bevels is no longer a pleasure.
Bob, I understand. Now, I do a small thing on the house, it takes me longer yet I feel good about it. Laughing Even I have had to slow down some, and I am 17 years your junior! Doh!

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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:43 pm

crankbndr wrote:Lower your saw blade while you still have all your fingers. LOL  Nice shelf set too!!

Fingers and toes, yup, all eleven of them....Smile

I do that on purpose although I know it's not acceptable practice (I have watched "This Old House" for years.)  But they use all nice new straight cut lumber while I use scraps laying around, although I did buy a straight 1X3 at Lowes (Have you checked the price of lumber lately Sad).  On wavy lumber a tall blade gives directional and lateral stability when using a fence evening out the distortions.

The shelfs are a combination of scrap panelling that I used to finish the 2 car garage and the basement in the workshop, the backboards are leftover treated fencing and the uprights are longitudinally stripped 2X4's.  

But your right, the blade should equal the debth of the cut for safety reasons.  For the same reason I did not post this picture.  Smile  Safety has never been my middle name.

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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:52 pm

Thank you Andrew and George.

I did not look forward to building those shelves knowing the trouble I went through when I did the top ones. But a good friend once told me "There's nothing to it but to do it". Words I have lived by for years when facing difficult situations.
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Post  NEW222 Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:49 pm

Good job. After seeing your 'den' again, it only makes me think that if only everything in that room could talk. The stories that would be told!
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:16 pm

NEW222 wrote:Good job. After seeing your 'den' again, it only makes me think that if only everything in that room could talk. The stories that would be told!

I would think that a lot of them were bought by Mom's and Dad's as birthday and Christmas gifts for their kids. It would be fun being there watching the excitement as kids opened them up. Then Dad's trying to kick back and watch football while kids wanted help in getting them in the air. Or maybe it was the other way around. Smile
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Post  NEW222 Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:46 am

Or possibly how many were either intentionally or accidentally fired up in the house while mom or siblings were unaware till they started up.... I can see my mother jumping, then well, yelling some. Lol.
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