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About Wallace

  • Birthday 10/03/1961

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    Virginia USA
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    Photography, keeping fit, my dogs

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  1. Nice job on those ratlines OC and it is really evident how much of the "glossiness" that matt coating has removed. She's looking good sir.
  2. Good choice Matt. Take your time and enjoy, it's not a race to the finish mate. If you have ANY questions just reach out to us all OK. We have all been there......
  3. On a more mature note (just had to add that mate) I love the way that stem shaped up. Good job sir, it really does look like a pro job. Your idea for the river bulge (probably not the technical name but it will do won't it) was great.
  4. For the raised wales on the Vic the plans called for 5x2mm walnut strips. I too had issues bending them around the bow and stern so it was suggested (thanks Nikbud, good call mate) that I laminate the raised wales. I used two layers of 5x1 walnut strips, adding one and allowing it to dry completely before adding the second one. They look just fine. That being said, my hull is going to be painted after a fine sanding has been done. I don't know if anyone who wanted a natural wood finish on their build would be happy with laminating. Just a matter of taste I guess.
  5. Been there Tim, more than once. Hope your face didn't swell up too much. Good call on the nail pattern and a good solution too. I agree that pinning would have looked a bit off.
  6. I did notice that you are getting some "clinkering" on the starboard side hull planking. There is a very good tutorial on planking in this forum here. Perhaps you might like to have a quick read.......? It will pay dividends later when you come to add the second layer. Just a thought sir.
  7. What you did with the deck was just fine. When I planked my decks on the Victory build I did a test piece too on a spare piece of plywood. I tried sanding and scraping on either piece and preferred the smoother texture of the scraped deck wood. It is all a matter of taste though isn't it.
  8. Glad we could be of assistance sir and I am also glad we were instrumental in your build choice. Have fun!
  9. I can only second what the others have already said Peter, very nicely done sir. That sail "trick" does lend a certain dynamic to the build I must say.
  10. That stem looks very professional mate, are you sure it (only) took you three attempts until you were satisfied? That sounds very un-Paul like. I am interested to see how all this comes together.
  11. Ooooh, I will have to follow along on this one. Looking good so far mate, and I like the deck planking. I knew zip about the butt shift system when I was building my Virginia. It does make the deck look a lot better. Will you be scraping or sanding it?
  12. Your log entries are always interesting Phil. I had never heard of the bread and butter technique before today.
  13. Very nicely done Robert. Your attention to detail and the accompanying images will be a nice added help for my build. Thank you sir, and keep up the good work.

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