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  1. Great to see you back on this Lady Dennis. The PE looks real good, adds a lot. Round about story; I learned just last night Better Half's father served on DE 393 Haverfield from shakedown through the end of WW2. Named after Ensign James Wallace Haverfield who is entombed (assumed) on the Arizona. Sam
  2. Jo, That look great, you have done very well indeed. For masking many here like the Tamiya tape. there is also Frog tape, might be a different name in your land. probably gorF since you-all live upside down. Our scenic painters use a 3m tape found in automotive paint stores: http://autops.co.nz/tape-masking-products/676-3m-233-3mm-masking-tape.html That site is NZ not your world but you should be able to find it if interested. Another trick I see them use to stop bleed through is to apply some comparable clear before laying on the color. Try it on some scrap first to get a feel for it. And BTW, my fingers dont bleed, Better Half does the house cleaning..... I better go nor before I get hurt. Sam
  3. Sorry to hear about the warp Dennis, looks like you got it straightened out though. 31 years, wow, that is rare in our generation. Congrats. Sam
  4. J, Lots of progress since I looked in last, looking good. Looking forward to your cleats, you tackled them differently that I did, I might like your way better. Sam
  5. Great to see you back at it Rich! That is one great Dr you have there, if I ever end up living in AZ i am looking him up as my Doc. Work s looking good, especially with limited use of your hands. great inspiration for not giving up. Sam
  6. Hello patient strangers! Made it back for a bit. Lots going on in my personal life; work related mostly, nothing bad. Better Half and I are both on really screwy schedules, resulting in the usual story of no time/energy to play. You have all heard my lamentations before. We did take a cruise to Alaska last month, that was a great trip and we actually ended up in the ports advertised this time; no hurricanes! I haven't been a TOTAL slug since though. I have decided not to mount the gaff from earlier, most likely I will look for a way to lash that and a couple of failed masts to the deck. I started tinkering with the Fore Yard, results below. Today's task is to work on the iron work for the stuns'l yards. Now, off to see what the rest of ya'all have been up to. Sam
  7. Getting caught up here Jo, Your planking looks quiet good. Give yourself an Atta-Girl! Sam
  8. Great work as always, where do you get your cup burs? I am so stealing that!! Sam
  9. This weekend I promise Carl. explanation will be in my build. Sam
  10. Holy Cr@p, RIch! Sre you going to be ok?? Three weeks in burn unit sounds rather serious, what on earth happened?? nYou say the can blew up, was there a pilot light nearby? that happened to a guy I used to work with years ago, he was cleaning contact cement off of a counter he just installed and he didnt shut off the waterheater pilot, burned himself and the customeres kitchen. Hope your going to be ok and will be back at your build soon. Sam
  11. All righty then Carl, you showed us the carrot, where is the build?? Or did Gregs talk about Bears and Roos and Sharks give you the nighttime willies? Sam
  12. They live in the cities ...???  They are called politicians and bureaucrats in the Northern Hemisphere Carl. Sam
  13. Not a problem vossie. As far as entertaining your new supervisor, perhaps she will need an assistant? One advantage to my Enterprise taking so long, mine is old enough the rigging doesnt much interest mine. Sam
  14. Its like the Swiss and Fondue, everybody has their favorite recipe. Yours looks good. I dont think it would work at the scales we work in here, but I have watched our scenic painters muddle, spatter, or drip their "mud", "grease" or whatever and then spray it with a Hudson Sprayer and water. Quite effective for some things. Again though at our scales I don't see that working well. Sam
  15. Hey Dennis, Yea that was the last thing I did before going on vacation. They will still rub the jaws a little, I can live with it. Before I went away I started cutting blanks for my yard arms, nothing to show at the moment, hoping to get some bench time in tomorrow. Thank to everyone who hit the like button. Sam
  16. Mighty fine work Carl, mighty fine. thats not a list, she is rolling in heavy seas. Sam
  17. That looks good Dennis. Too bad about the interior, still looks good. What are you using for soot? Sam
  18. Dennis, Sorry if I was unclear about the paint can clamp method. I type at about 1/4 the speed I think so sometimes I end up leaving complete thoughts out of a comment. But that is exactly what I was referring to. What resolution do you need to print a decal at? I was under the impression an inkjet printer was 300 dpi regardless of what the "specs" say. Sam
  19. Since Carl is in a Notoriously Known Alcoholic Stupor at the moment, I will translate ROFLMAO for you. Rolling On Floor Laughing My A$$ Off. Sam
  20. Well thats an ooops, not like I havent made plenty of my own. At least the windlass will cover it. No one would know if ou hadnt said anything. Your lighting doesnt look bad, remember you can take a piece of white notebook or printer paper and use it to reflect some light into the shadows. The other parts look good to my eye. Sam
  21. Wo! WO! WO!! Wait a minute!!! I didnt drink THAT much on our cruise. We did pre-pay for the drinks before we left so had to make sure it was worth it. Jo, I must have missed it when you mentioned you cleaned all the glue up. Carl has me so afraid of showing a mistake that I have to re-do everything before I take a picture. And besides, the more redos the lower the cost of build per hour. What color do you plan on staining? at one point you mentioned something about green paint and stain below?? Sam
  22. Vossie, Catching up here. Looking real good as we have come to expect. I second Dave's suggestion of epoxy. I used 30 minute on mine rather than the more common 5 minute, its stronger although you have the added chore of how to clamp it properly. I made round headed nails and the combination seems to have worked well. My bigger challenge was when the started growing fuzz on them. I believe from the baking soda/water i dumped them in to neutralize the blackening solution. Congratulations on you new dockyard supervisor, mine has finally given up on trying to school me in ship tasks. She used to remove any parts not up to her expectation and carry them into the kitchen where the became House Hocky pucks. Sam

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