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About Rustyj

  • Birthday 01/10/1955

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  1. Well done Ben. Not to tricky but enough to make me nervous.
  2. Brief whining moment! Well I just completed 9 straight days of working with limited time in the shop. Ok whining over! I've made the Deadeys, straps and served the line for the shrouds, backstay and the forestay. Let the rigging begin!
  3. B.E. I just caught up with your progress and it was a pleasure to view. Your ingenuity and workmanship is fantastic!
  4. Hi Bob, Ah you did a wonderful job despite the kits shortcomings. Here's to better health in 2019 and a better kit to build next!
  5. Off to a good start. I love to see what we use for to clamp and hold planks in place. Very creative!
  6. Thanks Chuck, Yes the new version of your rope is even better than your current rope. Hard to believe but true. As you said no "frizzies", looks great right out of the package and working with it is fantastic. I'll be doing the stays and shrouds soon and will post more picture!
  7. Here is the gaff with the lines attached. And the gaff in position. The lines are in place but will have to be either loosened or tightened as the rigging progresses.
  8. Thanks Steve, now get back in the shop! Thanks BE much appreciated. Also thanks for all the likes!
  9. Hi All, The masting and rigging kit arrived and I've finally found some shoptime so the adventure continues. The kit contained wood for the mast, gaff, bowsprit and boom. It also contains the dead eye kits, 1/4" blocks, wire, brass, pins, flag, plan sheet, rigging line etc. to complete the model. Here the wood has been lined off to start rounding them off. The gaff has the sides shaved off with a #11 x-acto. The bowsprite and gaff completed. And I forgot to take pictures of the mast and boom completed but here they are rigged in place. The hooks and eye bolts were made from supplied 22 ga. wire. Thanks for stopping by!
  10. Ken, panic is acceptable. It turned out very nice.

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