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    Pewaukee, WI, USA
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    Building period furniture, aviation, sailing, model ship building.

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  1. Artesania Latina Swift pilot boat 1805 1:50

    You are right, Bob. The channels need to be wider to bring the deadeyes/chainplates further outboard. The bowsprit is also fastened in place by a ridiculous connection to the underside of a riding bit. That should be changed.
  2. Artesania Latina Swift pilot boat 1805 1:50

    Good luck on the build. I'll be following!
  3. Prayers for all my friends and acquaintances on St. Martin. They sustained a direct hit by Irma's eye wall this morning. 185 mph winds and more to come.
  4. Possible ebony substitute

    You are right, Gaetan. Ebony glues as well as any wood. I like to wipe it with an acetone soaked paper towel before glueup because of the high oil content. The acetone dissolves and removes the surface oil assuring a good bond. I do the same with rosewood and have never had a glue failure with either.
  5. Artesania Latina Swift pilot boat 1805 1:50

    I built her too. It was a fun little project. I made a few changes, which helped, I think. Take a look at my thread. I'll be following along.
  6. Looking forward to this (especially after the headworks headaches I had with "Independence!). See you all there!
  7. Still no "like" buttons...but not missing from every post! Only some posts lack it. What gives?

    Beautiful country, good luck on the move!
  9. Armed Virginia Sloop 1768

    1/32 scale Lauck Street Shipyard POF Model. Built by DocBlake
  10. Modified AL "Swift". Renamed "Lucy.B.".
  11. Armed Virginia Sloop

    1/48 scale AVS by Model Shipways. Nearly all the kit wood was replaced with cherry, rosewood, holly, bloodwood, yellow heart and boxwood. By DocBlake