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Tim Moore

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  1. Ok after a long hiatus working on various construction projects I’m about to start up again finishing the Bounty here in my new cabin. First step is to figure out exactly where I left off and get back up to speed on the final rigging. And find myself a chair.
  2. Thanks guys for the kind comments. Yes I think both of us will be happy in our own workspace since we are together every hour of the day right now! The drafting table is actually my wife’s old drawing board. She thought it was a good fit in there and she was bang on. Presently looking for a recycled drafting stool to go with it. Funny you mention the barn conversion Barkeater - I’m about to start constructing a workshop in a barn for a friend here, just working out a plan for partitioning it off and a scheme for introducing natural light which I think is key to a satisfactory creative space.
  3. I was sharing a studio (converted garage) with the admiral who is a potter, but we found that it didn’t really work to best effect for both of us. Serious pottery is a pretty messy business and she needed the extra space I was taking up as her business grew. I was relegated to the basement last year. So after I got back this fall from my latest construction gig up north I set to building a small model workshop for myself just out back, which I’m just finishing. The cabin is a compact 10x14 and is fully insulated and heated with a small 240v system. It houses an electrical sub panel for my leve
  4. Hi Reneke sorry for delay in responding...yes I definitely have a fix having needed to do it myself earlier in this build. Rather than go to all the trouble of sanding and refinishing I just mixed some of my ebony and chestnut stains with the varnish until I got the darker tone I wanted and put on another coat. It worked well.
  5. Hi Reneke - thank you for the kind remarks! Hope the rest of the build is satisfying. I’ve been immersed in a couple of building projects for many months so the Bounty has been waiting patiently for me to finish her. I converted our garage into a studio where I could work on ship modeling a few years ago, but my wife’s pottery business has really taken off so she now needs the whole space. I am presently building my own workshop on our property and as soon as it’s done I’ll be back in business. Should be back at work on Bounty before winter In my new space and will resume my log to completion.
  6. I purchased the kit after reading your review...it’ll be my next project after I finish the Bounty rigging.
  7. here are remaining instructions from the parts list booklet.
  8. Hi Geehard - I’m just finishing up an AL Bounty - where are you at & what do you need to know?
  9. Lower foremast yard is hoisted. Messed up the chain (actually rope) length slightly as it’s a complicated loop assembly that had to be pre made. The end result is just that the lanyards between loops are a bit short. I’ll get the mainmast right, decide whether to fix this later.
  10. Thanks! I use CA, find it’s very effective tool, faster and less messy if used sparingly. I find the carpenters glue tends to leave more residue but do use that sometimes.
  11. Hi. I just use thread. My block tying routine (illustrated below) is: 1. Rub thread with beeswax 2. loop around block and tie knot at bottom 3. stick the block in vice and twirl thread a few times if you need the block to stand off yard or mast. Rub a drop of glue on thread to fix it. 4. tie the open ends of thread around yard or mast, fix with glue and trim
  12. The lower yard on the foremast showing scope of all the gear that must be attached. This isn’t quite finished yet, still needs the foot ropes and parrel assembly and some final tidying up.
  13. Thanks Patrick and Sam for the kind comments. The first two yards have been hoisted in place, using the parrels and without need for any temporary pinning. Man there is a ton of rigging on this puppy. Ropes everywhere. Nice to have such a great hobby for these strange days.
  14. Working on the yards. The hoops for attaching the booms to the lower yards in the kit were unusable, so am fashioning something from slices of aluminium tube, brass wire and a dab of Ca. Should look acceptable all painted up with gunmetal.
  15. Thanks Nils - much appreciated coming from an accomplished scratch builder; and likewise to all for the likes. Im currently splicing together pieces of walnut from the remains of old completed kits to make up some of the Bounty spars as there were a few pieces of dowel missing from my kit. Knew I saved all those bits and pieces for a reason.
  16. Thanks Mark. Yes been pushing the Bounty onwards, in the groove on completing the rigging. Looking forward to seeing your Victory work when you are able to get back at it.
  17. So that’s it for the fixed rigging - next step is the running rigging and sails, so I’ll have to head back to the wood shop, fire up the drill press and finish fashioning all the yards and attachments.
  18. Thanks Yves, and everyone for the thumbs. Just about finished diagram 5 of the 21 Bounty rigging plans. Drawings are ok except for a few educated guesses that need to be made, and a few errors in numbering. Made a little more tedious by the fact there was no dark thread provided in the kit except for one small spool of 0.8mm brown that ran out immediately, so I’ve had to stain the natural stuff as I go along. Managed a fairly even taughtness of all the lines so far without any of the back stays in place yet, which is a good sign.
  19. Thanks Sam...fixed part of rigging is well on the way to completion, just one more set of upper shrouds and the upper ratlines to go. Good job for a cold February here. My next project just arrived in the post... decided this lovely little fishing boat would be a nice change of pace after the rigours of the big Bounty. I’ll maybe do a build log if no one has done one by the time I start on the Fifie. Looks like a really nice and substantial kit.
  20. Thanks Yves...means a lot coming from you... The shrouds are all in now, just starting the ratlines. I’ve tried different techniques, including clove hitches at the ends and at each shroud line. What I find is, it’s more important for final appearance sakes to keep from distorting the shrouds with all the ratlines install finagling - so now I just install a square knot one end and simple loop de loop over each shroud after. I squeeze each junction with tweezers to get the beeswax to hold everything, then a drop of glue. I can do them pretty quickly this way without messing up the shroud a
  21. Thanks Matt. It is, too bad AL is out of business. The Bounty is a big build to work on, almost a metre long when finished. Overall it’s a nice bit of kit. Ok, I knew there was something off...so third times a charm, now these are.... finally.... proper crows feet I think. Hey, every build can be a bit of a relearning process. Piece of cake once you realize how it’s done.
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