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If you used wood or white glue you can use alcohol to loosen the glue to re-position it. I have had to do this a few times. In place like this you can use a paint brush to get it in there where you need it. It takes patience, might take several times of coating it in there as letting it soak in and doing it some more until you can move it.

 

Jesse

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2 hours ago, JesseLee said:

If you used wood or white glue you can use alcohol to loosen the glue to re-position it. I have had to do this a few times. In place like this you can use a paint brush to get it in there where you need it. It takes patience, might take several times of coating it in there as letting it soak in and doing it some more until you can move it.

 

Jesse

OK I'll give that a try. I use PVA Ph neutral glue

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2 hours ago, Jim Rogers said:

Are your masts glued in yet? If not I suggest adding your blocks now. I have learned the frustration of adding blocks and rigging line later in the build and now do both at the earliest stage I can. Trying to thread a line threw a block under a fighting top is a challenge for these old eyes.

Too late. I'll struggle later

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14 hours ago, HIPEXEC said:

JesseLee

I can't seem to budge the glue on that crooked fighting top. I tried alcohol and then plain water? That was after a three hour soaking with alcohol. Maybe I have to drown the top. 

You might have to. After the glue dries the water will do no good, it will have to be the alcohol.

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2 hours ago, Tochvi said:

Amazing build and great attention to detail and not just "settling" with something ok! Its admirable! Looking forward to seeing this done.

 

Has given me alot of tips for my build and the one that will surely follow after that! 

 

Cheers from Sweden! 

Thanks. So who made off with the Crown Jewels? 

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On 8/14/2018 at 1:43 PM, Ebomba said:

Rich, amazing work , as always, do you use some type of magnification? I can hardly see them on my screen with zooming in.

 

Ed

 

 

 

 

Yes. I had to use a magnifying glass to double check positions. They're still not perfect but I'll sand and file them level before gluing.

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