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Completed 1 side of the copper plating and now starting the other side.

 

Now that football is over and my son has been accepted to his preferred college,

I should have more time then I've had the past few weeks.

 

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Started working on the pintles and gudgeons.

 

I liked how _SalD_ did his and I'm trying to replicate what he did.

 

This was my 5 attempt in trying to solder the peices, it seems to be alright, the hinge actual works.

Good thing my local hobby shop stocks the brass strips.

 

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Now that I'm using the 28 gauge wire, I was able to make them smaller.

That's about as small as I can work with. I wrapped the wire around a 4d finish nail and used  pair of micro snippers to cut them free.

I was using the thicker 22 gauge wire before.

 

 

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I hope there are not too many more of those rings to make.

I must have a couple dozen of them on the floor.

They are no that easy to hold on to while trying to thread them on the eye hook.

 

I think I need to invest in some pliers for jewelry making.

Mine are just too big to handle the small rings.

 

One side down, one to go.

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Having trouble making the rabbits on the gun port doors.

Working with a file. The one on the left is the fifth try.

 

They look rather sloppy.

 

How have others made this rabbet cut ?

 

I don't have access to a drill press or milling machine.

I could easily see that either would be handy here.

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Not much progress, but I think I've found d a way to get a consistent rabbet on the gun port doors.

 

I placed an xacto blade on top a metal ruler and lightly scored to cut the rabbet.

 

The result while not perfect is much better than what I was trying to do with a file.

I'm happy enough to proceed with the rest of the doors.

 

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So far on this build, this has been the most frustrating part.

Not sure why I can't get a consistent rabbet on the gun port doors.

 

Not sure how many I have tried to make.

These are the best I have been able to do.

 

1 side done, one to go.

 

They're just sitting there, not installed yet. 

 

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Sometimes the smallest things can make us despair. Keep at it mate, I think you are doing a fine job. This actually made me smile (and please don't think me mean) because I had made the decision a good while back to have all my gun ports closed on the Vic. I think that was a good choice.

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On 1/15/2019 at 4:32 PM, Wallace said:

Sometimes the smallest things can make us despair. Keep at it mate, I think you are doing a fine job. This actually made me smile (and please don't think me mean) because I had made the decision a good while back to have all my gun ports closed on the Vic. I think that was a good choice.

 

I didn't take it that way at all.

 

At this point, I have ordered some boxwood strips to see if I can get a better rabbet cut with that wood.

I'll keep the ones I have so far and see if I can make better ones.

They have gotten better as I have made more of them.

If this is the best I can do, I'll be happy knowing that I gave it my best shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice progress.  You are getting to the fun part.  I am sure when things settle down outside the shop you will be making your way to the deck details soon enough.

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like chuck told.... now the fun part start, and yes its fun... 

nice build and looks good😊

i also have the syren and am working on the mast and rigging , but its om hold at the moment!

 

have a grait new year☺

 

svein erik

 

 

 

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Got some time today to start the starboard side gun port doors.

Spent 1/2 an hour looking for one of the hinges on the floor, finally found it.

Does anyone know if there are extras supplied in the kit ?

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I think I'll need to straighten up the work shop before going further. Barely enough room to sit right now.

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On 12/30/2019 at 7:05 PM, svein erik said:

like chuck told.... now the fun part start, and yes its fun... 

nice build and looks good😊

i also have the syren and am working on the mast and rigging , but its om hold at the moment!

 

have a grait new year☺

 

svein erik

 

 

 

 

I have walked through your complete build log, very impressive. I have it booked marked

 

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