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the learner

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    Cypress CA US
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    Ships, Stamps and Bonsai.
    (I grow my own timber for ships)

    Current Member NRG and SMA
    Past Member South Bay Model Shipwrights
    Past Member VCMM Model Guild

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  1. Fantastic build, I love the Brodie stove!
  2. Your mill work is fantastic, please provide as much of your process using this tool as possible, Thanks
  3. the learner

    How to sharpen a file.

    Agreed Bluenose2! Yes you can recycle for other uses, gouges and knives are a good example and they hold a good edge when re-tempered and dipped in oil
  4. Marsalv, A project it is a big model! I have the book and the plans so I will be following along with much interest. You have made a good start!
  5. So basically the roller is not operational? fantastic looking kit! and thank you for the forum build. Count me in for one!
  6. the learner

    Completed Above Starboard Viewa.jpg

    Fantastic job Toni!
  7. Your craftsmanship is perfect, what a fantastic job of planking the whales and the rest of the hull. I have to ask what type of wood did you use between the bulkheads and how did you add the filler?
  8. the learner


    They look fantastic! did you do a build log for them?
  9. PS, your work continues to look fantastic as usual!
  10. Ed, I see that you used twisted wires for both the stirrups and foot ropes have you covered this before and I missed why you used wire as opposed to rope? and would it not be better to use smaller diameter wire in groups of three to look more realistic as rope? I have also read some where that the stirrup was actually nailed to the yard and wrapped around it 3 times before dropping down, can you show a clearer picture of how you attached the stirrup? Thanks Guy
  11. Kurt could you help me locate a set of hull lines plans for a Woban class yard tug? many were used by the army and Navy in the 40's and I was stationed on several during the 60's. at some point I would like to build one.


    Thanks Guy Bell

    1. kurtvd19



      I just sent you plans to your email.

      Take care,


  12. The restoration looks well done, but why the bright white sales?
  13. Fantastic build Clare! I think that its amazing the one can build using card, forget that all the good stuff is printed.

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