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About RichardG

  • Birthday 10/30/1956

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    Round Lake Beach, Illinois, USA

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  1. You guys keep finding places for me to spend money. But still thanks for the link. I'd really like a copy of Steel's Mastmaking and Rigging. At $65 it looks like an excellent buy. Unfortunately I only get one birthday a year and I've already ordered my birthday book for this year.
  2. There is a document "SHSC002 Plank Lengths V1.2" from the Sutton Hoo excavation which states (emphasis mine). "There is no reason to disagree with Evans (1975, p. 364) “… the commonest distance between the few surviving pairs of plank-joints was approximately 18 feet (5.45 m), although occasionally a much shorter length occurs.” Ribs do not cover over any plank joints. This was not necessarily pre-planned. It is possible that rib positions were adjusted to fit the constructed hull where necessary." https://saxonship.org/archaeological-research/
  3. Ordered my copy last night. A birthday present from my wife (she hasn't asked what I want for my birthday yet, it's still 2 1/2 months away 😀).
  4. I have a 10" table saw which I seem to do ok with (no fingers lost). I ordered a Byrnes saw a few days ago. A detailed tutorial would be a good resource from both from a safety and precision perspective.
  5. Louie, I haven't read the books so I can't comment on your post. I really liked the Covid tips picture though.
  6. You can find basswood at Hobby Lobby as well. Also, if you still have any surviving, an actual hobby store (although the current pandemic will probably make them even closer to extinction).
  7. Do a google search for "seizing rope". I'm still learning rigging. It's a whole new language.
  8. I'm always on the lookout for boxwood and pear for my stash. I found Exotic Lumber here in the US had Castello Boxwood pieces 36" x 3" x 1/2" for $16.99. I risked ordering 2 pieces which with FedEx shipping came to a total of $46. I ordered them Sunday evening and they arrived Wednesday morning. They are straight and smooth with very fine grain. One piece has a very small knot. It's a little more yellow than it appears in my pictures. Overall I'm very pleased with the timber and fast service. These items were listed in their "thins" section. They also have a large (43"x16-19"x3") Swiss Pear slab for $360 but that's a bit big for me! https://www.exoticlumber.com/
  9. After a little over a month the new doors are ready to be fitted. The side frames will be trimmed once they're in place.
  10. Looking very good. Lots of good information as well. I'm finding that my 3rd attempt on everything I do on my model seems to be the best. That is the point I find myself thinking it's probably going to get worse if I try again. My hull planking, which I only did once, is hidden under paint and copper thank goodness.

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