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  1. Congratulations on the new addition to the family Mike, and nice continuing work on the ship too!
  2. On whether stuff goes inside or outside of the backstays, I found that if I just checked clearances, everything fell into place. If running it on one side would cause the ropes to interfere with each other, I'd just put it on the other side where it went without any interference. I'm not sure of what specific lines you are working on, but the simple 'common sense' system based on how stuff fit is how I handled it. Your build is coming along beautifully. Sort of wish I'd thought to use hooks like you are using on my build now!
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Good to see you are out of the hospital and back home Rich. Take care and I hope you heal up well!
  7. Some wonderful milling work as always Frank. Thanks for the detailed and informative record of this build.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.

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