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About milw

  • Birthday 11/29/1960

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  1. Sills are in and working on fairing them. One question- some of the top sills are higher than the bulhead ends, should I plane them down even? I’m happy with progress so far and looking forward to the stern framing! Have test fitted them and may have more questions before gluing them in place. cheers! Scott
  2. Placing the lower sills now, I took a couple of days to keep looking at and adjusting the battens first. I might still have pushed down when marking it (the batten wasnt pinned on every frame) because a couple of the sills are not on line with the other side; I think I may have to cut them loose and try again. Overall smooth progression though!
  3. Fairing underway, nothing like a long weekend to get stuff done! Nice weather helps too
  4. Thanks Rusty! but Sigh, there are at least two things wrong now. One easily fixed (I put all frames with etch marks forward) and the other, not so easy perhaps. I was puzzled by the Chapter 1 mentioning 3 bow filler parts; no I say in my mind, theres 4: 2 copies of BF2 (identical, so that counts as one, maybe?) and two different BF3, obviously one for each side. Today I unrolled the plan sheet again (going to tack it up after this!!) and lo and behold, theres a 3/64 “BF1”! But wait, those BFs were 1/4”... it slowly sank in, and with my glasses on I can now see that there are 3 BF pi
  5. All frames glued up! Almost no issues, only a few needed opening up of the slots with a file. Test fitted all before beginning to glue.
  6. Thanks Chuck! At least I can get one side looking tight, the other... not quite as good. In fact, I think I should redo the gammon knee and extension.
  7. Progress on the keel, adding the monofilament bolts. A question on the false keel though- is it supposed to be one strip, or shorter sections with joints staggered from the keel joints?
  8. Hi Chuck, this is my first couple of attempts using some Corel rope. It isn’t unravelling, but it doesn’t feel like cotton either- the thicker one is stiff too. I’m pretty happy for the first go with the Rope Rocket, and I agree it’s extremely fast and everyone should try!
  9. Frames! arrived today, 6 days after estimated delivery (thanks USPS new management). Lets see if image insertion direct from phone works!
  10. Approaching the rigging stage for my 1:48 HMS Surprise, so refreshening on the Winchelsea- I'm going to go with the laser cut frames from Chuck, otherwise this will be a 5 year project!
  11. Jack, are there any instructions or tips on how to finish the boxwood carvings? I haven't turned up anything yet but maybe my search terms aren't right. These carvings certainly are beautiful! cheers- Scott
  12. It’s the ‘new’ blade that came with the saw, but I can’t vouch for its quality. I’ve ordered a set of Flying Dutchman blades (seems appropriate ;)) and will install one of those. Any suggestion on TPI and speed for 1/4” ply?
  13. Thanks Mike, thats great advice. Now if I can only keep the cut line from wandering! cheers- Scott
  14. Ok, going to start over. Put together a building board and practicing with new jigsaw in the meantime; practice pieces and trying rub-on poly on the cedar:
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