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  1. Jason. Your build makes me want to burn all mine. LOL. Seriously...awesome job!
  2. Nice job. I toured this vessel in Toledo a few years ago. I couldn't get over the amount of ropes on the ship. Question...what gauge wire were you using to make the eyebolts? Yours look great! Also...on my Dos Amigo build, I got so frustrated with the, IMO, lousy chainplate stuff that came with the kit, I eventually used hobby jewelry chain from a local hobby store. I painted it black, and I think it turned out well. See my build log if your are curious. In any case, I quite like your progress.
  3. bigcreekdad


    I hate em!! Just venting.
  4. bigcreekdad

    Alaskan Yellow Cedar

    Thanks Jaager
  5. bigcreekdad

    Alaskan Yellow Cedar

    I am curious....I have a cabin in northern michigan with a lot of cedar trees. While this is not AYC, might it be a good wood to try? There are many dead, but still standing, trees I could readily harvest.
  6. Your fine build continues as such. I particularly am impressed with the cabin.
  7. Hi Lawrence. I'm enjoying your build. I've been fishing the French River for 2 decades, and my first Canada trip was there 50 years ago . Where on the French did you stay? We've been staying ay Crane's Lochaven Lodge. Sorry to the group for a non build question, but fishing is what I do when not building ships. John
  8. bigcreekdad

    Looking for plans for Mamoli Black Prince

    PM me...I might...I'll look later today.
  9. bigcreekdad

    Using wood from old downs trees

    We have a cabin in northern Michigan. Our property is quite wooded and there are many downed trees in the forest. There is walnut, oak, and maple, besides poplar, cedar, birch etc. I burn quite a bit of it in our wood stove. I've often wondered if this downed, long dead, wood could be used for modeling. Any thoughts?
  10. bigcreekdad

    Wood options for Cutter Cheerful besides boxwood

    chuck...i will be in touch
  11. Getting frustrated. I'm at the point where I need to buy wood. However, trying to find boxwood has been difficult. The Lumberyard's website for sheet stock tab takes you nowhere, and Crown Timberyard won't let you in unless you enter a password..huh? In any case, I am going to build with some other type of wood. Leaning towards pear. Any suggestions?
  12. Your build log will be my guide when I get to the planking stage. Well done!!
  13. bigcreekdad

    Angle of ship masts

    How interesting. I always wondered about this. A lot of knowledge in this group.

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