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  1. Beautiful joinery Michael, a master carpenter couldn't do better. Those screws look great; any chance of seeing the 'formula' or process you settled on? cheers Pat
  2. Slowly but surely she is taking form John, this will be nicely lined model. cheers Pat
  3. Hi again Steven, WRT your point about throwing the 'lot' over the side with a couple of men seems counter to the purpose if you get my meaning? If two men can lift the lot, then that amount of chain will not have added much weight to the anchor. However, a length of chain would assist in keeping the anchor rope lower down near the seabed thus providing a better 'lead' when setting / getting the anchor to bight? Sorry, just adding to the confusion cheers Pat
  4. Hi Eric, I know the feeling, I too am guilty of such processes - moving ahead without being fully focussed. I wish you well in your travels and I am sure you will be able to fix the 'boo boos'. cheers Pat
  5. There are 'rivet counters' (my preferred term) no matter what you do Michael ; the other benefit of vertical slots is that any moisture will drain better. cheers Pat
  6. Oh well, I tried More nice work; very effective faux-screws Michael - look the real thing! cheers Pat
  7. Very nice joinery Michael; the wood is an excellent choice. Now I have about a dozen doors in the house if you wouldn't mind cheers Pat
  8. Looooove those bollards - very nice executed Keith; the house guests must have inspired your work cheers Pat
  9. Hi Steven, reading "iron-throwing ropes" - could not another possibility be grapnels for throwing during boarding? cheers Pat
  10. Very nice panel work (joinery) Michael, and a very good explanation of how you achieved it. cheers Pat
  11. "Satisfied" is just a tad of an understatement! They are excellent examples of miniature engineering and look so real. Have an extra rum ration for your efforts What did you use for the miniature bolt heads in the plinths? Probably not much holding power but they look good and very much in scale. cheers Pat
  12. As Michael says, great to see your log started. Had to take a second look as at first glance the black object over the manual (to the left of workspace) looked like a pry bar and thought "Wow! must have really glued those planks down well" cheers Pat

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