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About Worldway

  • Birthday 10/30/1963

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    : Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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    Driving my wife nuts. She suggested I get a hobby.

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  1. I spent some time finishing up the transom and installing the cap rail. The bow cap rail didn't fit as expected however I think this will sort itself out when I drill the hole for the bowsprit I completed the cap rail and added some filler in the odd location. It's just a matter of a bit of final sanding then it's off to the paint booth.
  2. Thanks for all the responses, very much appreciated. Because my shop is in the basement of our house I think I'm going to concentrate on dust collection for now. I did have my eye on Byrne's thickness sander and his disc sander but I believe I need to control the amount of dust entering the house. I do use a shop vac, which works OK, but I think I can do much better for not much of a significant investment. And yes, I agree with those who wish this pandemic would come to an end. Hopefully the new year will see life starting to slowly return to normal.
  3. OK fellow Modelshipworldians. My wife asked me tonight what I wanted for Christmas and I didn't know what to say. I suppose the usual socks and underwear but I think I have a chance to throw a cool tool in the mix. What do you think, any suggestions? Keep in mind, I already have the Byrnes table saw. Possibly thinking of another power tool or perhaps some really beneficial hand tools. I could use your help for ideas.
  4. This is Zoe, our 2 year old chocolate lab. She likes to put her head on my lap to remind me it's dinner time, and usually starts doing it about 2 hours before dinner time. She will lie down when I'm in the shop, right at my feet.
  5. I bought one from Lee Valley when it was on sale. Don't remember exactly but I think it was around $16 CDN. It's digital and is very accurate with the test blocks I have. It was a special promotion they had on and I don't think it's even available to purchase today. Too bad because the one they advertise now is $75.
  6. Bob, Thanks for the information, it's very useful and has given me a few ideas. Do you use a particular batten or specific material to make one? I never considered using hand tools. I have a miniature plane but never thought to use it. I have recently ordered a miniature spoke shave and decent chisel.
  7. I have done a lot of searching but haven't been able to find the information I'm looking for. I am starting to fair the bulkheads for the Winchelsea project. It's a large project and I know fairing will take a while but I'm curious what techniques, tools, jigs (perhaps) or other methods you use to accomplish the fairing. Right now I'm using a few different sanding blocks with 60 grit paper. I also have a Dremel with a flexible shaft but I'm afraid of removing too much material. I also found that the bulkheads get in the way of the handle so I can't remove material at the proper
  8. Personally, I wouldn't use a crimp type bender. Building this model was my first and I had a lot of trial and error. In the end, I ended up soaking the wood and bending with a curling iron. I have one that runs off butane so it doesn't need to be plugged in. I also found that once you soak the wood and bend it using heat, it's usually dry enough to install right away.
  9. No pictures tonight, but I finished the keel assembly and transferred the plank run and port position marks to the opposite side of the bulkheads. To do this I used miniature screw clamps. I lined up one side on the line then retraced the line on the other side of the bulkhead. One question I had, is that when I finished the head knee assembly, I finished it with wipe on poly. Now I have the keel assembly done and sanding has meant that I sanded into the head knee assembly. So, should I be using wipe on poly at this stage or wait and apply it at a much later date. Is there an
  10. So, I ran into another problem and I was going to PM Chuck with this to get his opinion but I thought this forum is the best place to let people know what not to do. The biggest what no to do is to not pay close attention to the monograph. Read and re-read until you are familiar with all steps. As with my last post above, I omitted adding the keel which I fixed tonight. However, reading through the monograph again I noticed a very important piece of information. It states "When installing the bulkheads I made sure that the laser etched reference marks were facing the
  11. Today I decided to re-read Chuck's monograph to make sure I am on the right track. I realized I forgot an important step. I didn't finish installing the keel. So I started to install it but had some dimensional issues. If you look at the pictures, the length of the keel doesn't add up, however, if I look at each of the 4 sections, they match the drawing precisely, length wise. I don't know how the dimensions are off and can't figure it out. I've looked at a few of the other build logs and haven't seen anyone else with the same problem. If someone could suggest a f
  12. Just curious about the blades. Could we not simply purchase them from Jim Byrnes on his website? I know we are all looking for after market blades but maybe the best bet is Jim himself. I certainly can't find a supplier easily in Canada.
  13. It's been quite some time since my last post. Luckily, I've had the false keel lying on a flat surface. Time seems to have removed any warpage or bending that I previously had. I attached the Knee of the Head to the false keel. Unfortunately, with a lot of sanding and clamping I still ended up with a gap. I'm hoping this can be covered up later in the build when I do the planking. I assembled the brackets and attached them to my build board to support the false keel. Next, I dry fitted the bulkheads to ensure a nice tight fit. I'm in the
  14. If I remember correctly, the fence tapers 0.005" from the blade to the back of the saw.
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