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michael mott

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  • Birthday 04/06/1948

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    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  1. Ed looking at you photographs, give me pause, And you are only showing the lines! to think that sails had to be set amongst all that boggles my mind. beautiful work as usual. Michael
  2. Keith, superb work on both the binnacle and the rudder. I always enjoy seeing how you tackle and solve the little details that mark your background knowledge and skills. Also I am thinking that the hull would look absolutely stunning with the right white above the waterline with the varnished mahogany below. But that is only my opinion. Michael
  3. Hi Keith, just catching up I have been busy off site for a while. Beautiful work on the hull, and clever solutions on the binnacle. Michael
  4. Very nice Paul and good to hear that your mind is in good shape as well, we often take our bodies for granted until something serious happens then we cherish how wonderful life is. Complaining about the weather the heat or cold of it is acceptable in any part of the globe though. One of the reasons I moved to where I am now the outside temp has no affect on the inside temp provided I pay the bills and the heater doesn't have a malfunction. !7 years Hmmm that is dedication to the task and a beautiful result. The nail is intriguing as well. Michael
  5. Good evening Keith.... yes I know it's morning there. Have you thought about making a small tube drill saw, by turning a short bit of drill rod or an old 8mm drill into a micro hole saw a with a 2mm pilot drill You would not even need to harden it if toy went slow enough but mate sure to make the teeth knife pointed on the outside diameter I think that would be better than a forstner bit. Michael
  6. Your situation does not sound pleasant at all. I hope that you recover soon and that nothing really serious is going on. Michael
  7. Javier your model evokes such a wonderful charm about the work boats of the Mediterranean. michael
  8. Steve I really don't want to go that route. The ribs were steam bent in this launch and I loose only 100% of the time when I fight with nature. I am doing some tests to see how things look at the bow and some deadwood is definitely in the cards. the cross floors are 1" thick and are made of Castello and there is a space for the limber hole which is formed by the rib not reaching the top plate. this is how it is on the restored launch. I have places a piece that is 3/4 inch thick down on the form then the keel is placed on top the Keel needs to be tapered at the bow and stern. I will set the width of the top plate by a combination of the width of the ribs at the bow and the keel adding a slight bevel to the end of the ribs lets them sit well next to the floors. The ribs are not lined up with the station bulkheads, there were no drawings of this and the ribs are generally spaced at 12 inch intervals which at this scale is 1 1/2 inches apart, so as I am typing this it occurs to me that there would be fewer ribs in any case. I am also guessing that there won't be much of a limber hole on the first couple of ribs in the bow. Michael
  9. Nice solution Pat. That jig for holding your dremel is interesting. Did you make it and also tell us about the little saw holder I really like it. Michael
  10. I only asked a question.... Keith your work is masterful and that is the only reason I can rib you, because I have the greatest respect for your skills. Cheers Michael PS Oh yes and the speed control does look respectable now. fantastic work all round, well hexagonal at least.

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