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  1. I had to make my own ballard's. 6mm tall and a tight .010 tolerance with a have drill and files. Who needs a lathe. Lol
  2. Planking is complete with the exception of a few touch ups. I do have one issue however. The last picture shows what needs to be fixed. According to the plans, it is above the water line but I don't have any measurements for the water line. I'm measuring off of the actual size plan. Any ideas as to what to do with this area?
  3. Edward, thank you but they are not quite as tight as I wanted in some spots.
  4. Snowy, we started watching our grand daughter since the closed the day care so I don't get to work on it quite as much right now. She is two and I did have her helping me drill some holes the other day. She is going to catch the bus real early, lol.
  5. One side planked and lightly sanded, ready for a coat of clear. Now to finish the other side.
  6. Bob Cleek, thank you for the info, it had been helpful and appreciated.
  7. Mtaylor, I tried that yesterday but I was a bit frustrated so I will give it another go.
  8. Bob Clerk, how would you spile a 4mm plank? Are you referring to the tapering to the widths calculated for each station?
  9. VTHokiEE, I'm not exactly sure what type of wood it is. There is nothing in the plans with that info. The taper is just 1mm. I tried soaking the pieces for about 20 minutes but ended up breaking another one. I'm about at my wit's end. I have attached a close up of the wood, maybe someone knows what kind it is.
  10. VTHokiEE, That is the process I am using. My plans are. 5mm x 4mm and I am unable to get the bed needed.

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