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About Slowhand

  • Birthday 08/09/1956

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    Dartford, UK
  • Interests
    Modelling , rustic woodwork, small boat sailing, rock music

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  1. Dark side of the Moon for me when I’am working well, Thick as A Brick when I’am all fingers and thumbs.
  2. Put the dowels into the slats of my rustic chair cover the screw holes just before the Danish Oiling ready for the Otford Village Show where we sell our stuff ( The Greenhill Woodworkers). We’re just a bunch of hobbyists having a fun time. This one’s been a bit of a struggle the PHN from my shingles last year made it a bit painful cutting the tenons.
  3. Another better known Irish Drinking song - Whiskey in the Jar Thin Lizzy
  4. Better view. When I originally added the rubbing strakes using the walnut supplied I coated them with dark oak Danish oil which conveniently has faded over time to match the hull
  5. Hey Joe100, How do you attach all the railings to the decks? This is fantastic build, card when done well gives the best results of any materials IMHO. Way beyond my capabilities mind. do you have to keep the finished models in a controlled environment like a giant humidor?
  6. Thanks for the complements, happy with the hull, less so with the rigging -
  7. Oh I do hate doing ratlines, going to let the brass hinges etc naturally age. Ratlines as good as I can do as have already redone them once, just going to continue with spars and finish the build and make a decision on whether there good enough.
  8. Rikki don’t lose that number - Steely Dan
  9. This is definitely the best San Francisco I’ve seen to date.
  10. Hi, if you’re in the UK look at Timberline’s at Tonbridge website and look at the Decorative and Specialist hardwoods there are some geometric patterns on wood which might suit your needs, expensive but when you consider how long it takes to make a model Not too bad IMO
  11. I use an old pair of hair curling tongs obtained from the Admiral, temperature never gets anywhere near enough to burn the wood.
  12. For a thousand Mothers - Jethro Tull
  13. Think it passed Dockyard QC. Need to buy in some brown rope for the ratlines from Cornwall Models as the beige hemp supplied would look very odd IMO. Also some parrels needed as no where near enough in the kit. Best get them in before Brex**** could be a problem for the non scratch builders. PS why are those funny blocks used to hold the anchors called cat heads.
  14. Party on the Patio - ZZ Top

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