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  1. Great looking canoe you've created there Chris. I expect you'll get a great deal of enjoyment and use out of this kit post construction!
  2. The planks would be fastened there, so it would make sense to continue showing the fastening coverings around the hatches.
  3. Buying that exact same kit direct from Maris Stella is currently priced at $376 USD. Obviously you will pay shipping on top of that. I have no idea why Model Expo is marking it up so much. Even with their frequent 40-50% off sales you might still be better off buying directly from Croatia for this kit. The Maris Stella build logs that I've seen show some really good quality parts and excellent wood, so they should be priced higher than an equivalent sized Model Shipways kit IMO.
  4. I'm not so great with hand forming stuff like that either, which is why I cheated and used a mill on mine.
  5. Beautiful as always, I love those stairs! How did you make the brass pulleys for the sheaves? They appear to actually be properly dished for the rope, is that true or do my eyes deceive me?
  6. Great job splicing the bowsprit together rather than having to completely remake it.
  7. Technically I got this yesterday, but unloaded and sorted out today. My poor long-suffering car managed a very long day of driving with my treasure. And today I got to sort it all out and try to figure out how to fit the treasure into my work room. I managed to squeeze all the Pear and Boxwood onto two shelves, but those long pieces will all need to be cut down to work with. These are standard Home Depot shelves that are 24" deep and 36" wide. There was no room remaining so for now at least, the floor of my spare bedroom is the home of the final bit of the haul. Pre-Castro Degame (Lemon Wood), mostly in smallish 40" long sticks, but there are a few larger but shorter pieces. I should never need to buy any of this wood again, as I expect it will be more than enough for the rest of my life. Oh yeah, and if you didn't notice, that big chunk sitting on the floor at the corner of the shelves in the work room is Holly.
  8. An email was sent out to NRG members earlier today, not sure it's not posted here... 2021 CONFERENCE CANCELLED The Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Conference. Many of our previous attendees are senior citizens or have high risk factors for contracting COVID-19. Therefore, the Board has concluded that many members will still be reluctant to travel to attend the event this Fall. We have been in contact with the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and are hopeful that we will be able to hold the 2022 Conference there. Our Annual Meeting will be a virtual event later in the year. Details will be announced in the Secretary’s News Letter when the date is determined.
  9. Looks like you got those pieces in there quite nicely. For applying heat to a large or difficult to get to part in the future, give Chuck's method a try and use a cheap blow-dryer (or heat gun) and just blow hot air over the entire piece!
  10. I haven't spent much time in the shop lately as I just got back from being out of the country for a fair amount of time, but before I left I did make some more planking progress which never got posted, because it never got transferred off my camera! Pictures speak better than words, so have some pictures. It's missing that aft plank because I'm an idiot and kept working too late when I was tired. I got it to fit perfectly dry, then started gluing it down and got about half-way back when I realized that I had flipped it and had glued the aft end of the plank midships... I tried to get it off quickly enough but I screwed it up and that plank will need to be remade. I'm honestly not very happy with my planking on this. I think I was using too much force getting the planks into position instead of spending more time pre-bending them, and in the process because the frames are so flimsy, I think I forced some of them out of alignment as there are some dips and rises in the planking that I don't think are fixable, but we shall see when I get some more time to get back into this build.
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