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  1. Looks pretty straight to me! My method of making sure I could keep the mast straight was that I simply didn't glue it at all. The shrouds and rigging hold it in place, and that way I could adjust it if needed after the shrouds were on before making all the deadeye adjustments mostly permanent (since the rigging is only secured with white glue, a bit of water would loosen them up for adjustment if I really needed to).
  2. Love the wood with the oil. I would absolutely not paint that if it were me! Nice work as always, good to see this one back underway.
  3. A complete non-factor as it was never finished!
  4. Mine was started, but then life has gotten in the way and I haven't done anything in the model room for months. Hope to get back in there soon, but no promises. The start of the longboat was very good though, as seen in my now dormant log.
  5. Good to see you are out of the hospital and back home Rich. Take care and I hope you heal up well!
  6. Some wonderful milling work as always Frank. Thanks for the detailed and informative record of this build.
  7. Beautiful model Frank. Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us, and I'm sure you'll nail the dredges to finish her off!
  8. Rich - those deadeyes are a kit. Go to the website and find the instructions to assemble them, there are three pieces to each deadeye and when complete they will look great but they do require a little bit of assembly and finish work. You should not be removing the individual bits from the parts sheet until three sheets are glued together.
  9. Very good to see you back Frank, and I'm extremely happy that things are turning out well for you. Hope to see her in person one of these days!
  10. Looking great. I like your work on the winch and the butte, very nice. Not sure about the cat-head location, but that's probably just because I'm so used to seeing it in a different location on mine! Enjoying watching your progress, thanks for sharing.
  11. Another possibility is to use the improvised mill to square off the existing attempt, leaving not enough material, but you just use some of the extra sheet wood in the kit to 'shim' those now squared up areas and then sand down as needed for a good fit. Except looking right at the base of the keel from the bottom, no way to see that it is more pieces of wood than it should be. I almost had to do mine that way.
  12. Good luck on the move Rich, hope everything goes well and you are happy in the new place.

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