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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    At least you will he home.

    Sent from a phone.
    Yes, pretty happy about that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    every little bit is a step forward Bruce





    I’ve been really comfortable dealing with them Peter, I’ve never had any doubt that they’d do the right thing by me and I can’t speak highly enough about them - but the proof will be in the pudding. I’ve (hopefully) got it sorted for delivery to coincide when I’m home at Christmas so that I can help unload it and stack it away where I want it to acclimatise until I use it. I’ve got to work through Christmas but can do so from home, so sadly it’s unlikely that I’ll get to do much more on the boat when I’m home.
    Just as well. Rogue Empire now stands as an empty building. I gather they tried to sell, but couldn't find a buyer, so sold off their stock and shut the doors.

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    Greg, from Port Townsend Foundry







    http://www.porttownsendfoundry.com/portholes

    No idea of prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Greg, from Port Townsend Foundry


    http://www.porttownsendfoundry.com/portholes

    No idea of prices.
    Thanks Peter, I’ve dropped them an email
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    My huon pine arrived today from Tasmania after a bit of an anxious wait wondering what it’d be like having bought it sight unseen.

    [IMG]IMG_0496 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr[/IMG]


    Disappointingly the small knots that I had queried on a couple of the larger planks from the photos are what I feared, in that although they don’t run all the way through the planks but they appear to me to be the type of knot that will loosen and drop out as the wood dries out more up here in the heat of Queensland.

    They aren’t in all of the planks but are in the two wider ones that I’d likely prefer for my cabin sides, however a quick measure suggests that they may actually be where I can line up my port holes to cut them out anyway.


    The knotty side of one of the wider planks - running a string line inside the sapwood I get 370mm at the widest end and 290mm at the narrower end of good wood , so plenty wide enough for the cabin sides

    [IMG]IMG_0477 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr[/IMG]


    One of the knots:

    [IMG]IMG_0478 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr[/IMG]


    and the other side of the plank



    [IMG]IMG_0479 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Anyway, they’ll now sit in storage for the next 10 months at least while I’m working away in Canberra and I’;; get more serious about which planks to use on the cabin sides when the time comes.


    wrapped in fly screen mesh to keep out the mud wasps and native bees that took an immediate interest but which would stain the wood if left to their own devices:

    [IMG]IMG_0497 by Greg Larkin, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Good to see that despite being time poor there is still progress Greg. I have a complex piece of Huon stump about 90cms across and I have to keep that secure as well. It's a piece for a sculptor really, beyond my poor imagination and creative abilities. I will have to find a home for it.

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    I hope the heat in your workshop is OK for the huon Greg, different humidity should be OK as it will gain moisture rather than crack.

    BEAUTIFUL WOOD!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I hope the heat in your workshop is OK for the huon Greg, different humidity should be OK as it will gain moisture rather than crack.

    BEAUTIFUL WOOD!!!
    It should be fine Peter - but then that’s the idea of buying it far enough in advance to stabilise it before putting it on the boat
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    Default Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I salute your perseverance, Larks - I remember thinking years ago what a huge project this would be when you had just gutted her and started cleaning up the hull. May you endure to the bitter end!


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    Maybe a spot for a Dutchperson Greg, if the portholes don't sort them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darroch View Post
    I salute your perseverance, Larks - I remember thinking years ago what a huge project this would be when you had just gutted her and started cleaning up the hull. May you endure to the bitter end!

    Thanks darroch, cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Maybe a spot for a Dutchperson Greg, if the portholes don't sort them.
    That may be the way to go Phil, it’d deal with at least one lonely knot that doesn’t line up with where a porthole could go
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    Default Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    And if you mount a little bronze eye, or hook or plate or something over it, same spot each side, you will be able to have long discussions about the pros and cons of gronicles, and whether you should remount them or go without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    And if you mount a little bronze eye, or hook or plate or something over it, same spot each side, you will be able to have long discussions about the pros and cons of gronicles, and whether you should remount them or go without.
    .......there’s also the age old builders advice to build in an obvious mistake that draws everyones eye so that they don’t see the rest of them.... but I like your idea better
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