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  • Birthday 10/03/1961

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    Virginia USA
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    Photography, keeping fit, my dogs

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  1. I'm a single malt man myself Christos but you are so right, it really is all a matter of individual taste.
  2. They certainly do pop with those bright colors B.E. I hadn't realised that the height adjusters were called quoins. Call me ignorant but it isn't really a word I have needed in my vocabulary up to this point. Very nice work here. It is impressive that they are all identical.
  3. We've got sub sub zero temps (-14 degrees C) up here this weekend too Phil. I wont be going anywhere either.
  4. Good for you Phil. I find it impressive that you found the need to make those pieces and went away and taught yourself how so that it would be done well. Good for you sir!
  5. Wallace


    I wish I could help you with that one Phil. Will have to brainstorm that a bit I think.
  6. Wallace


    Here you are Y.T. Follow this link, it will show you. Cleat
  7. They are a must for me when I'm doing fiddly stuff like that. I have a small container with all the necessary stuff for intricate, demanding work. The magnifiers are in there, a nice set of different sized tweezers, the needles and stuff for rigging and a small jar with Patience written on it (it's not always full though)
  8. As it did the first time I ever did it. It took a while until I finally figured it out. It's all a learning curve isn't it
  9. I think if I was setting up a diorama with a ship at sea then sails would be a must. Like you said Paul it would add drama. Not doin' that with the Vic though
  10. So hinges are a bust? Even if you took some copper wire (gauge depends on the relative size of your window to the wire) and scored lines around the circumference in two places to make it look like a hinge, cut it to length and stained the scored "hinge joints" a little darker and then glued them in place? Even then? By doing that on the outside of the window that would make the casual observer think they were internal hinges and all that was showing were the spines of the hinge. Just sayin'..........
  11. Yes. I just wondered what the joints would look like. Yoir option 1 sounds the most practical way to go mate.
  12. I must admit, that does look really nice!
  13. If I could offer a little piece of advice, maybe for your next build....... you could construct a jig to hold the deadeyes in place while you tie them off, this keeps them all level. Basically you just cut a piece of scrap wood the height you want the deadeye to be and use it as a spacer. Failing that (and this is the way I do it) you could tension and secure the rope at the other end, setting it at the height you need and clamp your rope to keep it there. That way you can tie off the deadeye without the thing moving up and down all the time. The images I added will help explain. The two larger clamps in the one image are weighting the rope while I tie off the other end and the smaller clamp in the second image is keeping it at the right height. It is clamped to a shroud rope that I had already completed. For the first one I simply clamped it to the mast. Hope this helps sir.
  14. Very nice. I do like the natural wood colors.

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