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    Sad that all those pictures got photobucketed

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    Phil, I thought of doing something similar in 316 as, didn't want to mix metals on a critical item. Maybe the answer will be to make up something (did I mention how absolutely sick I am of making things?) and then some sort of shroud boot or cover. Don't want the ss all wrapped up where it can't breathe (who'd a think that metal has to breathe).

    Re pictures, one day when I am retired then I will the time to sort my it/phone, but you know half the reason is having to go into one of the telco stores and being made to feel like an idiot by some "helpful" hipster and then sign for some plan that I could have got better or cheaper by phoning up instead. Been taking lots of picks. Cheers
    the invisible man........

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    Yes, almost worse than the dentist.

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    I thought we all knew not to use photobucket. Here I am, late to the party, and no pictures in evidence, merely photobuckets ransom notices. At least WX didn't have 130 pages of pictures deep sixed.
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    Check the dates of the posts. They are all pre ransom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Check the dates of the posts. They are all pre ransom.
    Right you are.... Saw the 2017, not the 2. Thanks for the correction.
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    I can send you a picture of Masina's fitting if that would be helpful. It's SS on aluminium spreaders. I don't think you'd have a problem with SS inside a leather boot as it doesn't starve the fitting of oxygen enough to cause crevice corrosion up there, it seems to me. I put new rigging on Masina when we arrived back from NZ and really checked out the tangs etc. that are all SS on Masina's aluminium mast, and they were all good, and remain so. But if someone can put you onto a good setup for wooden spreaders, that ought to be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I can send you a picture of Masina's fitting if that would be helpful. It's SS on aluminium spreaders. I don't think you'd have a problem with SS inside a leather boot as it doesn't starve the fitting of oxygen enough to cause crevice corrosion up there, it seems to me. I put new rigging on Masina when we arrived back from NZ and really checked out the tangs etc. that are all SS on Masina's aluminium mast, and they were all good, and remain so. But if someone can put you onto a good setup for wooden spreaders, that ought to be better.

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    I appreciate that, but not really necessary.
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    No worries Rick. I will work out something, probably should have started a specific thread, thanks anyway.
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    DSCN0810.jpg2 of the riveted spreader bases, PB1 sheet, Sil Bronze rivets in foreground, made from 8mm rod on lathe
    the invisible man........

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    DSCN0811.jpgThe larger piece is the mast band, 3mm PB1 sheet, what a pain to get curved around mast
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    DSCN0822.jpgA demo of the riveting, the cylindrical thing is hammered to draw the pieces together before riveting, the countersunk holes (10 each side of the band) will be for screws to provide additional holding power to the mast. Also have to radius the corners where the 3 clamping bolts are.
    Last edited by maxwaterline; 02-03-2018 at 07:00 AM.
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    Attachment 10455The drill is to located the spreader base until some rivets are put in
    the invisible man........

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    Attachment 10456The rivets are peened with the pin punch, the dolly is the square bar in the vice
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    Attachment 10459The mast band/spreader assembly
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    Attachment 10460Mast tangs, Aluminium Bronze
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    Attachment 10461Sheave boxes, PB1 sheet and Sil Bronze rod
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    DSCN0815.jpgThe numbers show which shaft goes in which location because trying to silver solder the little pieces that locate each shaft was difficult
    the invisible man........

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    DSCN0816.jpgThe gammon iron I think, bronze, the chain rollers are Ertalon, bushes yet to be made
    the invisible man........

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    DSCN0818.jpgKing post cap, note threaded rod that clamps cap on to king post. Behind that is the cranse iron, bronze, and the bowsprit.
    the invisible man........

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    DSCN0819.jpgThe ghost is holding the anchor and also the main sheet
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    DSCN0821.jpgRed lead on parts of the mast that will be covered by fittings or painted
    the invisible man........

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    Very cool metal work!

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    I'm so glad you have the picture thing sorted, that's very interesting work! Also allowed me to show my wife that our place is pretty typical of a garden/verandah of boat people

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    Fantastic! Beautiful work Adrian! She's going to be amazing!

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    Wow. Stunning work!

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    Thank you for compliments. Not sure what happened to images for posts 48 to 52, I cannot open them. There are some images at work that I will try and load. Boating backyards, would much rather see a place where something happens, people need to do stuff, connect the mind, spirit and hands
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    What more can be said other than you are doing a proper job! But just a bit more all the same.
    It is a joy and a pleasure to see these things done by one who works both with his head and his hands!
    Inspiring!
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    Great work Adrian. Bert W will be smiling !

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Thank you for compliments. Not sure what happened to images for posts 48 to 52, I cannot open them. There are some images at work that I will try and load. Boating backyards, would much rather see a place where something happens, people need to do stuff, connect the mind, spirit and hands
    Have to agree with that!

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    Thanks Neil Jay. I often face significant self doubt over all these things I have made, are they strong enough, are they too heavy, clumsy design, over complicated, will they be reliable, etc. There are no plans for this stuff, it all comes out of my head, I try and absorb as much info through reading/observation, I come from a time when you were expected to be good at whatever you did, no practice and somehow whatever you did wasn't good enough, still struggling with stupid male criticism for the smallest defect in something yet they make nothing. Old demons are persistent. I guess this reply should be on the show us what you make thread, maybe I'll post some things there (boat and non boat).
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    Adrian, the ghost design for your bowsprit is really nice. Did you design that or have you restored an old fitting? Either way, I really love it!

    Rick

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    Adrian:
    Sorry if I'm being too familiar, but I see your name in posts above. Your work is excellent, a really good reflection upon those who steered you into doing things yourself, instead of hiring out. The design details I see look like careful thought, and care in execution. Pay no attention to those demons!
    Carry on, please.

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    Lovely metal work Adrian, a credit to you !
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    Adrian, my spreader ends have a small slot and the shrouds are held in with seizing wire. A 75x 10 mm tufnol wheel ( similar to a pulley sheave without a groove) was slipped onto the 1x19 shroud before the ends were swaged. This wheel is quite a loose fit on the shroud and sits on the top side of the spreader, the headsail rolls on this. No chafing and the spreader end is exposed and easy to inspect .

    I have used a leather boot and also tried those plastic chafe guards, both of which seem to harden with the UV and the sail drags / chafes on them. The wheel works well.

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