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About Worldway

  • Birthday 10/30/1963

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    : Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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    Driving my wife nuts. She suggested I get a hobby.

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  1. Worldway

    Hi Everyone

    Hi Alan, I seriously considered coming to the next meeting. However, we have my wife's Christmas party Friday night and mine is Saturday night. We are out of town for two nights. I may still try depending on when we get home. I would like to be there to see the gang again. Fingers crossed
  2. Worldway

    Hi Everyone

    Hi all. I thought I should say hi and let you all know that I’m still around. I put my builds on hold because I became bored with them. There was so much repetitive and tedious work that when it came to rework I just gave up. I have always planned to get back into it and I will very soon. I’m sure a lot of you can relate to the monotonous work of a build. However, since putting things on hold we ended up getting a rescue dog and are about to get a purebred chocolate lab pup. Plus we decided to redo our kitchen with new cabinets, counter tops and appliances. So, as an excuse I can honestly say I have been busy with other things. However the weather is getting colder and I keep drawing closer and closer to my workshop. I still pop in here from time to time but haven’t for a while. What drew me here tonight was my wife asking what I wanted for Christmas. I immediately thought I would like another ship to build which made me realize that I miss this hobby and the friends I have made on this forum. So hopefully in a little bit I will be back here, adding to my build logs and commenting and following others. Perhaps I can make another friend or two in the process. Talk to you all soon
  3. Happy Birthday, Derek.  Hope to see you posting soon.




  4. Nice pics. I was hoping to get there but it didn't work out.
  5. Wow, very interesting. And yes, i did have to watch the full video.
  6. Worldway

    Shop music

    Wow Jim, I remember buying albums, then replacing them with cassettes then replacing them with CD's. Most albums I had to buy 3 or 4 times to keep up with technology. I also went from an LP Player to a "boombox" to a Sony Walkman. I just kept buying modern technology. Looks like you embraced the past and hung on to what you had. Nice job. Would love to check out your place just to hear the songs the way they should be played.
  7. It's been a while since I updated my progress. I decided to try my luck at a bit of scratch building for the main rail. As usual, when I'm tasked with something new, I tend to over analyze for quite a while until I finally break out the tools. I bought a sheet of balsa wood and glued on the pattern using a glue stick. I cut the rail out using my scroll saw trying to stay as close to the line as I could. There was a bit of sanding required but no big deal using the sanding options I had. I also set up my Dremel so i could use it like a drum sander to help make the task go faster. I'll still have a lot of fitting to do and cutting to length.
  8. Thanks Per, I think I'm getting a little screwed up with measurements. I keep thinking 1/16" but we are talking 1/32". The 1/2" strip will work fine. Thanks for keeping me on track. One question, did you cut the strip to width then bend it or did you cut it to the profile of the deck?
  9. Tonight I cut in the hawse ports. Pretty easily done but had some minor damage which was easily repaired. I initially cut the hole then used needle files to fine tune it. One thing I've noticed is that the caprail is 1/16" x 7/16" for the most part but widens to 9/16" in areas where there the belaying pins are located. The kit doesn't come with either size plank. I'm curious what others might have done at this stage or I'm open to any suggestions.
  10. A little more fine tuning and I think I finally got it. I haven't attached anything permanently yet, just showing perspective.
  11. Taking advice from Per, I began reworking the transom. I chiseled it until I achieved the proper proportion. I added a filler piece then finished it off with some wood fill. I think it's a good improvement.
  12. I was removing the cap rail from the billet and broke a small piece off. No worries, a bit of 1/16" x 1/16" scrap and the fix was made. However, I do have a situation that I need your help on. As you can see, .my cap rail doesn't completely line up with the transom block. The drawings show about an 1/8" reveal but I have close to 1/2". Also I need to raise it about 3/8" So I'm curious how critical all these dimensions are or what I need to modify for a proper fit. Should I build my own vertical pieces or just move the kit supplied ones up to meet the top rail. Is this critical or is this just an unnecessary detail. Any advice would me most helpful
  13. Trust me Brian, if you do it by hand then go for it. Myself, I'm not artistic at all and tend to get paint all over the place

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