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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. Nice pics. I was hoping to get there but it didn't work out.
  2. Wow, very interesting. And yes, i did have to watch the full video.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Worldway

    What would you like to learn to cook?

    Hey Brian, I love to cook and have a vast collection of dishes that I make. I would like to learn more about other cultures. Usually when someone is talking to me about their vacation I always ask about the food. I would like to learn more about Creole cooking because I like spice and heat. I would also like to learn more about Indian cuisine (because of their mastery of spices) and Mediterranean cuisine. One other thing, I have a nice collection of kitchen knives. I know technique, such as how to properly dice an onion or how to deconstruct a chicken but what I like to know is how to improve cutting speed. I seriously think you would do good putting on a knife technique course. One of my favorite chef's, Jacques Pepin, has published books on technique alone. I would gladly pay $40 for a knife technique course and I would be willing to pay up to $150 for a one day course in regional cuisine (as long as it included the cost of food). Hope this helps a bit.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. A little more fine tuning and I think I finally got it. I haven't attached anything permanently yet, just showing perspective.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Well put Brian. Your absolutely right Doug. My problem is that when a task gets very repetitive I tend to quickly lose interest. Especially if I feel that it needs to be repeated. If you look at my posts for this build I haven't been very active lately. However, because of the cost of the kits and money spent getting the right tools etc., I told myself that I have to get back at it. I found an easier and quicker way to mask. As shown by the following pictures. I managed to mask the quarter deck and paint it in about half the time I spent on the foredeck.
  13. I went back to the Bluenose today and had a closer look at it. It turns out the bleed through wasn't as bad as I originally thought. Apparently the masking tape didn't fully come off. Once I removed the rest of the masking tape there was very little bleed through. So I masked the opposite side and painted it.

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