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  • Birthday 04/06/1948

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  1. The term yellow cedar is a bit of a misnomer it is actually a cypress. although it does cut and plane and smell a bit like cedar It is a beautiful creamy wood and I am going to plank the Launch "skipjack" with it. Michael
  2. Vaddoc Frustrating days can really test one's mettle! You are doing a fantastic job and the effort is most certainly worth it. Not long now it looks like you are on the home stretch. Michael
  3. Just went through the build KP very nice indeed, I am reminded of the tulipwood  Hispano Suiza. I do believe that Gerald Wingrove built a model of it. Your model of the bently fit up there with the best. Michael
  4. Thanks everyone for the likes and kind comments. A little progress . I had to make slight adjustment to the long side timbers due to a conversion compounding error they were about 7/64th too long, so set them up next to the centre beams and made the adjustment on the one end before cutting the cross member timbers. then cut the mortises in them and proceeded to do the same with the buffer beams. first shot is of the mortises being chopped out for the cross beams. next the four timbers in the buffer and then fitted I now take my hat off to all you folk who frame up the decks of your three deckers.... they would have to take me away in a straight jacket, I honestly do not know how you manage to do those decks as neat and clean as they are. It is very humbling indeed. Michael
  5. In order to maintain my sanity I have taken a break from the foam and started to build the standard gauge wagon that I am going to use to replicate the scene with the wagon on top of the little 18 inch gauge trolleys. I am using a bit of salvaged old growth clear fir that came from a soling paneled door. You could also say that I am practicing cutting the mortise and tenons that so many of you execute with such precision in the deck framing that many of the wonderful builds have. The sequence pretty much speaks for itself. first though I did a quick practice. And finally some blank tyres cut from some 2 3/4 x 1/4 solid drawn tube for the wheels that need to be machined to thickness and profiled . Time to some tea. Michael
  6. Problem is you would also need to charter and aeroplane as well because Keith lives in the south of England. Michael
  7. Keith your work continues to put a big smile on my face, it is such a delight to watch this yacht take shape. Michael
  8. Just found your build Jim wonderful simply wonderful! I shall follow along now. Michael
  9. Today I finished the rough filling up of the ground round the track on the outside of the works. The loco is running a little rough so I will need to sort that out. Michael
  10. Excellent! Great looking modern wood block. My toes feel better already. Michael

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