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  1. Jo just dropped by to take a look, and you’re doing a great job on her. The deck is just beautiful, and I like your decision to use walnut instead of stained “white wood”. Keep at it. I look forward to seeing more progress.
  2. YT Think of as having saved yourself continued irritation and frustration for years to come, give it a decent burial and find another way to bend your planks. 😉
  3. Wow! Now THAT is what I call a playhouse! The crew seems very happy, too.
  4. Dave Can you have a phone installed in the cab? I’m thinking land line in case a cell doesn’t work there?
  5. Hi Just dropped by to see how you‘re doing - and you’re doing great. The deck looks really good with that finish (the blood doesn’t show. 😉 ) and your caulking method is just right to my eye - not too much but just enough. Keep up the good work.
  6. I think it was George Burns who said: ”At my age, if I wake up in the morning and nothing hurts — I’m dead.”
  7. I like the one they call the Quasar, with the 6 LED's around the frame. Micro Mark is one supplier: https://www.micromark.com/Quasar-Lighting-System-for-Optivisor?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyLDpBRCxARIsAEENsrLDhBwUahjs1Q803RRsoqXZJst80AnH3OquphONupWN3kehKJh_Bx0aAi1tEALw_wcB It doesn't stick up and out in front like the single light above the center, and gives nice flat shadow free light.
  8. I just went back to the December 2017 photos to remind me what "before" looked like. What a transformation! Well done. Enjoy
  9. Jo, Just stopped by to take a look, and you've really made a lot of progress. And I agree, the planking looks very good. It's all coming together nicely and hey, you grow more blood every day so don't begrudge your ship a few drops now and then. Keep up the good work,
  10. Now, that WAS a Yacht. https://www.sail-world.com/news/217951/Superyacht-My-Song-falls-off-cargo-vessel
  11. In my sailing day, we used to say "you're allotted a certain number of days on this Earth, and days spent on a boat don't count."
  12. Let me give you one more possibility. Clockmakers supply houses used to carry "bushing wire" which is basically thick walled brass tubing in small sizes. I don't see it anymore in US vendors' catalogs, but Meadows and Passmore in the UK has this: http://www.m-p.co.uk/muk/parts/chap10/bushing-wire-x-2pcs-1.75mm-od-0.50mm-id-0558017515.htm and this: http://www.m-p.co.uk/muk/parts/chap10/bushing-wire-x-2pcs-2.50mm-od-0.65mm-id-0558025015.htm They offer a range of sizes from 0.80 mm to 5.0 mm but unfortunately, no 2.00 mm OD but if you can fudge on your scale size a little, you get the rod pre-centerdrilled and just have to groove and part it off. Good Luck,
  13. How about if you chuck up a piece of the 2mm rod with the end centerpunched, in the Dremel, in the drill press, and then firmly chuck, clamp or whatever you have to work with, the bit for the center hole, taking care to get it vertical and lined up with the dimple in the end of the rod. Lower the spinning rod down onto the stationary bit, and drill a hole deep enough for a few sheaves. File a groove, part off a sheave, and continue, deepening the hole as required, until you have enough to mess some up and still have enough to finish the job.
  14. Dave, Any useful possibilities for you here? https://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/paratransit

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