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About gjdale

  • Birthday 11/28/1960

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  1. That looks great Ben. This will really make your build a “one-off”. Well done!
  2. Per, HobbyZone sell one very similar to this for US $28 - although the site does say temporarily unavailable. https://www.hobbyzone.pl/en/boat-building-tools/13-electric-plank-bender.html
  3. That’s a really lovely job so far Bob. I’m sure you’ll do equally well with the rigging. What could possibly go wrong? 😉
  4. Thanks Bob, I hope to return to this build very soon. A few other things have demanded my attention of late, but I think I’m about ready to crack on with this one.
  5. When my wife parks like that Lou, I just say, “it’s okay - I can catch a cab from here!”
  6. My wife usually turns the radio down when she’s parking - so she can hear what she’s doing!
  7. Thanks Michael, The “big” workshop has had further additions in the form of a Paul Sellers style workbench and a new hanging Tool Cabinet. The latter was posted in the “what have you done today?” thread. I’m just about ready to return to my Medway Longboat.....again.
  8. That is just outstanding Michael. Where did you find the giant pencil? 😉🤣
  9. Have just been catching up on your log Nenad - beautiful work. For most of us, the names of the various components of masts, yards and rigging is a new language, so I wouldn’t worry about there not being specific Serbian words for them. Just learn them as the rest of us do. Then you can add to your list of languages spoken - “nautical”. 😊
  10. So, this is what has been keeping me out of the shipyard for the past month.... I finally got around to building a tool cabinet for all (or most) of my hand tools in the "big" workshop. It is made from Honduran Mahogany with 1/2"Birch Ply panels. The design/plans came from Mike Pekovich at Fine Woodworking. I've made only a couple of minor modifications to the design. It is something of a "tardis" when you open it up: The doors are themselves boxes, so that the inner panels also open to reveal yet more storage: And above the plane gallery, their is a shallow cupboard behind two more panel doors: One of the few modifications I made was the addition of some cleats on the external sides to hold my larger hand saws: A matching set on the other side hold a similar pair of hand saws. My smaller dovetail, carcass and tenon saws all hang "at the ready" on my Paul Sellers style workbench (a project I completed a few months ago). Now I can finally get back to my Medway Longboat build....

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