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Havn't got much more to do  -

 

Finish the ratlines, then paint them to flatten them down,  fit the masttop, make the futtock shrouds - fit then paint, attack  two blocks at each end of the foremast main yard, then tie  to forecastle deck railing  and blocks on the mainmast masttop,   then I will need to work on making a wood upper mainmast section, then paint/weather it before fitting it to the opper main trestltree assembly, then fit/lash and connect the upper main shrouds to the masttop deadeyes, then make/serv  another main to foremast stay rope  and associated blocks, then make and fit the topmast to topgallant  support ropes on both main and foremast.

 

Thats before I make more yards from dowel and fit them with thier blocks and ropes:dancetl6:

 

OC.

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6 minutes ago, Wallace said:

Many moons ago an old sergeant major said to me that every step you take (on a march) is one step closer to your destination, no matter how far away it is. I generally apply this wisdom to jobs like this OC. 

Two of the best friends I ever had were both sergeant majors, both US Army Airborne. Both were veterans of WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. Lots of wisdom from those two and better friends one could never have.

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10 minutes ago, CDW said:

Very sorry to hear that you've been in pain. Hope you get to a dentist and get that problem/s taken care of. They won't get better all by themselves. Untreated, more serious problems can develop.

There are no NHS dentists round by us and my doctor wont see me as he says its not his responsibility  - bit of a catch twenty two.

 

OC.

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11 minutes ago, Canute said:

Can't like that situation, OC. Medical stuff needs fast action or like Craig said, it could get worse. Hope you're feeling better, soon.

 

 

Thanks Ken,    the problem is - over here its getting harder and harder to find NHS dentists,  almost all are private  and the cost for private dental treatment is just stupid money  - out of mine ands many other peoples reach.

 

OC.

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5 minutes ago, lmagna said:

You can tell him that if he doesn't get some kind treatment going it will be. Abscesses are an infection that normally need antibiotic treatment or they poison the rest of the body!

I tried lou, he just sent me away saying it is a dentists concern  he was very short with me for waisting his time,   we have a dentist in town and when I went to see them straight after getting turned away from the docs,  they couldn't  prescribe anti biotics  and quoted me  mega bucks to sort my mouth out,   its my own fault  I have always had a sever phobia of dentists  all my life, and despite many attempted visits in the pat when dentists had more NHS vacancies  I just ran from them time after time after time.

I have always said I would have to be knocked out and have all the work done then and there.

 

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11 minutes ago, Old Collingwood said:

I have always said I would have to be knocked out and have all the work done then and there.

Based on what you are saying you may just get your wish. You could easily end up passed out in the emergency room running a life threatening fever and your body half poisoned.

 

I hope not for your case but it is a possibility.

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15 minutes ago, CDW said:

What is an NHS dentist? I am not familiar with the acronym NHS.

The National Healthe Service NHS,   has been going for as long as I remember over here, it  was set up to provide treatment  for Hospital work operations and like, dental work  and hearing/eyesight work,   the hospital work is still free  (for now  till they privatise it)  but the other services is getting less and less available  as less dentists are accepting paitents on NHS grounds,   back in the  70/80/90s  you could step into most dentists and just sign a form and be covered for all your work  if you was not in work. disabled or on certain govenment benefits.

 

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The same here, Even when you have no dental insurance at all!

When my wife and I retired there was a year where we had insurance that for all intents was no coverage at all! (Part of the fabulous SS system) We found out this fact as my wife had an abscess. If she had  been like me and was able to just have it pulled it would have been something under $200 as she was too frightened for that it ran well over $600. We have since switched her to better dental insurance. But that runs about $900 a year even before any work is done!   

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It just may be time to just get it done OC. Get it all taken care of and spend the next few years paying it all off. After all what are they going to do? Put the teeth back? After the teeth are gone so should the bad effects they cause and your dental needs should almost disappear, or so one would think.

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11 minutes ago, lmagna said:

The same here, Even when you have no dental insurance at all!

When my wife and I retired there was a year where we had insurance that for all intents was no coverage at all! (Part of the fabulous SS system) We found out this fact as my wife had an abscess. If she had  been like me and was able to just have it pulled it would have been something under $200 as she was too frightened for that it ran well over $600. We have since switched her to better dental insurance. But that runs about $900 a year even before any work is done!   

It will clear up  its not the first time I have suffered  I sound like a big girl  over it  but honestly I can take pain  - heck I broke my leg some years back  dissplaced fractured femur  - was on traction and had to have it pined through my knee and through my femur, that pain didn'y worry me  but dentist  "No Way Brother"

 

OC.

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9 minutes ago, Old Collingwood said:

Would probably coat about £1000  for my whole mouth then.:huh:

 

OC.

I am sorry to say, but a complete deal, extractions and dentures, would run around $3000 and up depending on the number of teeth that needed extraction and the quality of the denture appliances. Sometimes, there are dental clinics, even dental colleges, who offer discount prices. It requires a specialty to sedate the patient. A standard dentist cannot do it. That's one reason it's so much more expensive.

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6 minutes ago, lmagna said:

It just may be time to just get it done OC. Get it all taken care of and spend the next few years paying it all off. After all what are they going to do? Put the teeth back? After the teeth are gone so should the bad effects they cause and your dental needs should almost disappear, or so one would think.

Cant get insurance to cover work over here lou,  ite either NHS (If you can find one)   or you pay cash by the visit.

 

OC.

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