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Jesse -  I can only echo what the others have already said.  Our love for our pets is almost as great as their love for us.  I know that I grieved long and hard when I lost a dog.  Hard to say good-bye.  I understand and sympathize.  

 

<<Gary>>

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Thank you all for the words of encouragement. We had Abby for about 12 or 13 years. I'm gonna miss her a lot.

 

Worked on the deadeye strops. likns, preventer links, etc. that are involved with the chain plates. Made the standard jig using different size nails and pins. Did the way the instructions showed. I would rather solder the joints but I am not set up soldering much so i had to settle for dabbing each spot with CA glue and hope it holds well enough. Got them all in the channel slots and got the molding over the ends. It is all still in a rough state. Still need to sabd paint, and touch up the glued spots on the links with gun metal enamel paint.

 

Sorry for the out of focus pictures. My camera was dropped a few years back and the screen is mostly black now so you cant tell how the picture is focused or centered until you put the card in the computer to look at.

 

Jesse

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Well, a little setback. When I tried to pin the preventer links at the bottom the whole chain plate assembly hangs too far down. It all reaches over the wales. Now I have to clip off all the links and shorten them so that everything ends just above the wales. This is gonna take a while................

 

Jesse

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I always worry i wont get the masts glued at the right angles. I made these jigs hold the at the same angles on the plans. Each one is precisely made to fit around the mast and around, over in between, etc. all the stuff in the way to hold it exactly into place. Used small triangle squares to make sure they are not leaning on the sides. I had all this down with a combination of clothes pins and masking tape until the glue is set.

 

Jesse

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