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Great Republic by rwiederrich - four masted extreme clipper - 1853

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51 minutes ago, Dowmer said:

Rob, were the fore and main stays on the GR hemp or steel cable at this time?

 

 

In 1853 they were still hemp from what I gather...when she caught fire she burned up nearly completely above the waterline.

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Finishing up the day in the yard......I finished the top and topgallant stays..worked a bit on the topgallant haulyard and its purchase.

I had to make lots of blocks and iron hooks and seizing stuff....

 

The detail at this scale is excruciating....I spend most of my time keeping from bumping or ripping somthing out I previously put on....Oh well...the burden of fun.

 

Here is a bunch of pics from the day.

 

Rob

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14 hours ago, BANYAN said:

Really on a roll now Rob; looking good!

 

cheers


Pat

Yes...one could say I'm *Clipping* along.   I'll probably add the royal stay before I proceed onto the mizzen mast.

 

Thanks a lot Pat..and thanks a lot to all the likes everyone...

 

Rob 

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While I was planning out the yard details and making more eye bolts...I also finished up the rigging for the top sail yard halyard and its blocks and purchase.  Here they are installed and just belayed.

 

Rob

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With the mast set in the work vice...I added many new eye bolts for lifts, halyard blocks and other blocks connection points.

 

Next, I'll begin adding the yard parrels and straps as I finish up the first yard to be added to the mast, the royal yard.

 

Rob

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With the addition of the blocks this yard will be complete.

I have 8 inches of snow outside and I have to go get my wife from work....hope to be at it later.

 

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Great progress Rob; looks good.

 

I like that vice you use too - ideas, ideas :)

 

cheers

 

Pat

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2 hours ago, rwiederrich said:

Thanks everyone.  Yes...I got that table vice over 35 years ago...and it's been a great aid.

I've had my full-sized Workmate for about as long. I use it all the time. It's one of the most versatile benches of its kind. I've never seen the miniature "Hobbycrafter" model. I googled it. Apparently, they don't make them anymore. There were a couple on eBay for big bucks and the shipping was sixty bucks or so, too. I was dumbfounded by the prices they are asking for old big Workmates, too. If the Hobbycrafter is half the tool the big one is, I'd definitely be looking for one, but not at eBay prices!

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12 hours ago, Bob Cleek said:

I've had my full-sized Workmate for about as long. I use it all the time. It's one of the most versatile benches of its kind. I've never seen the miniature "Hobbycrafter" model. I googled it. Apparently, they don't make them anymore. There were a couple on eBay for big bucks and the shipping was sixty bucks or so, too. I was dumbfounded by the prices they are asking for old big Workmates, too. If the Hobbycrafter is half the tool the big one is, I'd definitely be looking for one, but not at eBay prices!

I love it...it is very articulate.  They haven't made them for years from what I gather.

I use mine in all my model building.

 

Rob

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14 hours ago, Bob Cleek said:

I'd definitely be looking for one

Bob

 Is this what you're looking for?

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Rob, I have a dremel version (also no longer made) but I find it just a bit too big - have never got around to modding it - but eventually :).  Yours looked a little smaller but seeing Keith's link I think it is about the same size?  I think the base of yours would also make it a little more articulated?

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cheers

 

Pat

 

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Unlike the Dremel version the B/D is fully articulated...meaning it can rotate and be adjusted in a vast array of different angles and latitudes.  It rolls around on a ball at the base and you can adjust the level and angle.  One real reason I prefer it over the Dremel vice.

 

Rob

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1 hour ago, paulsutcliffe said:

There's one showing on ebay us currently for ten dollars plus 30 dollars to send to the the UK

Paul, sounds like that one has your name written all over it!

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How much did you get Rob? We got about 16-18".

 

We're lucky that we never lost power. A lot of people (including you) have been less lucky.

 

So, you've been watching TV by candle light??🤣

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6 hours ago, capnharv2 said:

How much did you get Rob? We got about 16-18".

 

We're lucky that we never lost power. A lot of people (including you) have been less lucky.

 

So, you've been watching TV by candle light??🤣

I have a 6000watt generator so I powered up the freezers and the fridge and also the TV.  I was able to get power to the coffee maker and microwave...but nothing else.  I also have lots of oil lamps which lit the house and gas stoves.

No internet...no hot water...and worse...no exiting the hill drive to/from the house.

 

I'm back to work today after shoveling my way out of the drive.  I have a Jeep, but my sweetheart is still stuck and can't get her car out.

 

I do hope to get back to the GR on Saturday....I'll have a few hours then...I hope.

 

We had 18~20 inches....my wife has lived hear her entire life and has never seen this much snow...and it lingering so long.

 

Good day everyone.

 

Rob

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The world's weather is going nuts; floods and fires here, freezes and snow on the upper half - stay safe one and all.  Sounds like you were well prepared at least Rob.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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