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  • Birthday 10/03/1961

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    Photography, keeping fit, my dogs

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  1. Hi Bennun, Because you have already glued the bow fillers the easiest solution would be to "fatten" them out with a good wood filler (Bondo wood filler is great for things like this) and then re-sand to fit. When you do sand make sure the lines of the bow are correct, that will be important if you go ahead and copper the hull at a later stage.
  2. Welcome back sir. I look forward to your progress.
  3. Rob, Thank you for dropping by and thanks for the praise. At the outset of my build I had intended, or perhaps hoped would be a better description, that this log would help others attempting this build. I am truly glad that you are finding it useful. I have shelved my Vic for a short while, we are in the middle of house renovations and the shipyard was one of the rooms that "came under the hammer" so to speak. The Admiral (my wife) and I do the majority of the renos ourselves. We have a beautiful old log cabin up here that we have been working on since we moved in 3 years ago. The end is in sight but there is still enough work to do to keep us occupied for a while. I will be back on the build, I have no plans to ditch it. Once again I appreciate you dropping by and take it easy with the planking won't you - slow and steady wins the race here. Mark
  4. I used copper tape cut to fit in my hull. It works very well if you take your time. Nice build by the way, I shall follow along if you don't mind.
  5. Your carving skills have really come along Phil. Those cannons look awesome. The fact that they all look alike in size and form is a testament to your handiwork and scalpel skills sir. Very nicely done.
  6. Very kind of you sir. Seasons wishes to you and yours too!
  7. Very nice work Phil. This all gives me something to follow as I reach that stage.
  8. Thank you so very much OC. Things will be returning to normal here soon and the build will continue. We wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas and all the very best for the coming year.
  9. With all our travelling just about behind us for now we find ourselves preparing for some family time over the Christmas holidays. The Admiral and I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a peaceful and joyous Christmas with loved ones. We will be heading up to DC later today to spend Christmas eve and Christmas day with the in-laws. I have spent what little free time I had in my woodshop making gifts, one of which is pictured below. My mother in law collects bird houses. I milled the wood from an old cedar tree I had felled 3 years back. It is just beautiful wood to work with and smells sooooo good. Happy Christmas everyone!
  10. Christmas wishes to all out there from us up here on the mountain!
  11. I would try my hand at carving it, always good practise. I am guessing you have drawings for it? Look forward to seeing how it goes.
  12. I too wish you all the very best mate both for your illness and the fires. Let's hope everything clears up nicely. My lady is slowly getting better, the scaphoid bone in the wrist is apparently one that takes a very long time to heal and not being able to do anything is driving her crazy.
  13. As have I Phil, believe me. Yep, me too. I have just finished up with a project outside of the shipyard. 3 years ago I cut down a cedar tree here on our farm. I made the Admiral a nice breakfast bar out of the heartwood.

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