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Ulises Victoria

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About Ulises Victoria

  • Birthday 08/10/1948

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  • Location
    Monterrey, Mexico
  • Interests
    Pen turning, Guitar fingerstyle playing, Computer Games.

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  1. Thank you Nick. I have to say... if it looks dusty, is because it is This morning I spent cleaning it so next photos will be cleaner... that is... if I take them before it gets dusty again!!!!😂
  2. A small update and a "Why-have-I-been-so-slow" excuse. Hello all. Since August I started feeling a nasty pain in my left thumb that prevented me from doing almost anything with my left hand. Shortly after, I started developing a "trigger finger" condition in my right index. I tried different alternative options before undergoing surgery, but nothing worked. I wasn't able even to hold my guitar, much less playing it. My chops went downhill terribly. So I decided there was nothing else to do but surgery. I had it on Sept. 17th. Here the scars barely noticeable now I wasn't able to do many things during the recovery time, and my mood went to floor level. I finally and slowly began working again in my guitar and also in my ship. Here is a small update on my build. Here is a general view. Shrouds in the mizzen mast are completed, as well as those in the lower main. 5 pairs still to go. Some details of the ongoing rigging. I am following strictly the instructions order. Not sure how wise this ultimately be This were very difficult to make,,, And my super high tech jig to make coils Result: Thank you all for visiting. I feel I'm on track again!!! Best regards!
  3. Just a clarification: I said I developed this method because I did not copied it from anyone/anywhere else. One day I was thinking about how to make eyebolts easier and this came up to my mind. No doubt somebody else had came with the same idea. I don't want to take undue credit!
  4. This is the method I developed many years ago. The twisted part adds some strength to the joint
  5. Part of the learning process, my dear, and looks like you are taking full advantage of it. 😉
  6. Wow Jo. Hard to believe this is your first build!!! You are doing an outstanding job here. Congratulations!!!
  7. Jo. You can use fine sandpaper to get rid of the shine. More work but maybe that is something you already have at hand.
  8. Hello Jo. Outstanding job you doing here. In my very personal opinion, those barrels would look a lot better in a matte finish. They never were that shiny in real life.
  9. WOW!!! That is a GORGEOUS looking drum set. Congratulatios!
  10. Status of my Royal Louis as of July 25 2019. Finished the standing rigging of the mizzen mast. Remember that yardarms are not fixed yet. Don't mind the alignment.
  11. I know, I know... I have been so slow... When furnishing my new workshop some things didn't quite came out right, and I need the guy who helped me to come back and fix some things, like the height of my main table. Working in the upper rigging has to be done standing up, and I tire very soon. Ok enough excuses. Mizzen mast standing rigging is finished, including shrouds and ratlines up to the topmast. I am following strictly the order laid down in the instructions. Not sure if this is the wisest thing to do, but time will tell...\ Making a mouse in Chuck's Serv-O-Matic machine Placement of shrouds First stay Tying of deadeyes Some more rigging done Mizzen mast finished Thank you all for visiting!!! Best regards!!!
  12. Good topic and as usual, you will get as many different answers as people answering. I usually work in strict order. One of my great pleasures is to go through all the manuals and instructions of a new kit while sipping my morning coffee. So the kit initially is built in a strict order, at least in my mind. That being said, If I see a clear opportunity to do something in a different order I go for it. As an example, some kits have the anchors as the final step... I (may) put them as soon as I finish the hull... At this moment I'm in the process of rigging my Royal Louis. I am following the order of the lines in a strict order. Still not sure if this is the wisest thing to do. Time will tell. Also, so far I have been working on one model at a time, but that was mainly due to lack of space. Since I moved to a new house with plenty of room (3 bedrooms all for my self ) I've been thinking about working on two models at a time, and one being plastic and the other wood, to break monotony Cheers!
  13. Hello dear! Oh boy... you did learn a lot in a single building session Sending you a big hug!!! Ulises

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