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  1. I didn't take it that way at all. At this point, I have ordered some boxwood strips to see if I can get a better rabbet cut with that wood. I'll keep the ones I have so far and see if I can make better ones. They have gotten better as I have made more of them. If this is the best I can do, I'll be happy knowing that I gave it my best shot.
  2. So far on this build, this has been the most frustrating part. Not sure why I can't get a consistent rabbet on the gun port doors. Not sure how many I have tried to make. These are the best I have been able to do. 1 side done, one to go. They're just sitting there, not installed yet.
  3. Not much progress, but I think I've found d a way to get a consistent rabbet on the gun port doors. I placed an xacto blade on top a metal ruler and lightly scored to cut the rabbet. The result while not perfect is much better than what I was trying to do with a file. I'm happy enough to proceed with the rest of the doors.
  4. Having trouble making the rabbits on the gun port doors. Working with a file. The one on the left is the fifth try. They look rather sloppy. How have others made this rabbet cut ? I don't have access to a drill press or milling machine. I could easily see that either would be handy here.
  5. I would add the other planking bands and see where they end up. From there you can adjust if needed.
  6. Sweep ports installed, working on gun port lids. PE painted flat black.
  7. And yes, I did catch that it was upside down, before the epoxy dried. That could have been bad. Need to pay closer attention to detail.
  8. I hope there are not too many more of those rings to make. I must have a couple dozen of them on the floor. They are no that easy to hold on to while trying to thread them on the eye hook. I think I need to invest in some pliers for jewelry making. Mine are just too big to handle the small rings. One side down, one to go.
  9. Now that I'm using the 28 gauge wire, I was able to make them smaller. That's about as small as I can work with. I wrapped the wire around a 4d finish nail and used pair of micro snippers to cut them free. I was using the thicker 22 gauge wire before.
  10. Split rings added to 4 eyebolts. I don't think I can make them any smaller. Still need to solder them shut. How do others make these smaller ?
  11. Pintles and gudgeons are installed. Started painting decorative carving and quarter badges.
  12. Started working on the pintles and gudgeons. I liked how _SalD_ did his and I'm trying to replicate what he did. This was my 5 attempt in trying to solder the peices, it seems to be alright, the hinge actual works. Good thing my local hobby shop stocks the brass strips.

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