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About chompsalot

  • Birthday 12/06/1973

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  1. Summer time I don't get a lot of "Me" time, so I won't have much time for the rattlesnake for the next 2 months or so. If for some miracle I do, I'll be sure to post it here
  2. The deck looks good Scott. I haven't had time to mess with mine the last couple weeks. I think I'll follow your advise and plank the deck before adding the hatches.
  3. Nice work Scott. I haven't figured out how to make the molding strip yet.
  4. Woohoo, no more brush strokes in my future painting efforts! Unfortunately, I found a few more spots that needed filler. So I can't play with my new toy until tomorrow..
  5. Martin - The Chop-it is awesome. Micro-Mark seems to have tons of cool stuff. I might pick-up the other item they have like it, called the Sand-it.
  6. Yeah, I'm thinking about picking up an airbrush today. The paint I'm using is pretty thin and it's tough to keep the brush strokes out of it.
  7. Pretty much the colors it was previously. The bottom of the hull will be parchment white, then a brown and black stripe along the wale line.
  8. So after wasting some paint and several hours....I decided to prime everything. I figured it would be easier to see ALL my mistakes and I could add filler where needed. My new cherry grating showed up, so I finished making the two pieces. Still need to paint the coaming, but haven't decided what color to use yet Yay!, new tools. I must say, these two might be my best investment yet.
  9. So here is my finished abomination of the lower planking..lol The strakes at the bow are not even close to being done correctly. However the shape looks good, so I might skip the second planking and use my new best friend....wood filler.
  10. And we're off! Here is my feeble attempt and planking the lower hull. Nothing was really lining up, so once again I decided to wing it... I'm thinking about adding a second layer of of 1/32" planking after i cover the bulkheads. I'll see how it looks once I'm done.
  11. Amazing job Dennis. I am in awe of your talent.
  12. Congratulations on finishing the hull planking Scott.
  13. It looks like we're the last ones left. Maybe i should go back to my Latham build.

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