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Keith Black

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About Keith Black

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    Grass Lake, Michigan
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    History, Clocks, Pool, , Antique Tractors, Ship Models

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  1. Since I posed the question I've sized several knots using WOP. It seems to work well with the only drawback being it takes overnight for the poly to dry and hold. At first the line looks "wet" but after the line dries it's appearance is close to original and has a natural look. In CA's favor, dry time is instant but it leaves a milky look and it seems to make the knot/line look unnatural. I've not tried diluted white glue. I am new to rigging so everything is trial and error at this point. My first whipped eye looked like the casting reel you handed back to your father the first time he took you fishing.
  2. I just came across your build while searching "buoy". What a fantastic piece of work your Pegasus is! I'll be spending alot of enjoyable time going over the entirety of your build log, thank you for sharing your skills and the journey.........Keith
  3. Speaking of wipe on poly......I've read many discussions regarding knot sizing using CA and reasons for not using CA and the seemingly preferred method using diluted white glue. Could WOP be a viable option?
  4. Don't you guys get Spring over there.........it's late here as well, we had snow on the ground this morning.
  5. Eberhard Your steam tug's binnacle (circa 1870) has Kelvin's balls, isn't that a bit early for those as Lord Kelvin didn't patent the idea until the 1880's? .......KB
  6. Karen Would you please post a photo of the ship, I would love to see your Grandpa's work. It might also help those here advise you better. I wouldn't use acetone, it will remove the paint! Mineral spirits would be as aggressive as you would want to get, as suggested, a mild detergent might be best. Keith
  7. Horsepucky! They lie Keith, I've never gotten 4 hours dry time even at temps 70 degrees or above with 60% humidity. I've always had to wait overnight before handling or applying the next coat. The hull is drop dead gorgeous, the WOP really made her pop.
  8. I like paint as it adds realism to a ship but this hull is so very beautiful that painting it would give me a sad.
  9. Entry by Woodeater, I thought his method was pretty slick. Click on woodeather (2nd down) not Bob Cleek's at the top though that's useful information as well.

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