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  1. Eight Sided Drainage Mill scale 1:15 (Achtkante Poldermolen)

    In American homes it is referred to as "clapboard" siding, Piet. Judging from Marcus' photos, I would say it is clapboard. On boats I think it is lapstrake as you say.
  2. What have you received today?

    I have that same plane also, Mr Pucko. In fact I have their complete collection of miniature planes. Love using them on models. Enjoy yours.
  3. Cataracts---Choices for Vision Correction

    Phil, I don't have any experience with cataracts but I would think that if you are currently wearing corrective lenses with bifocals in each eye; they should be able to give you a new corrective lens for the left eye that has bifocal (reading) correction in the lower half of the lens and zero correction (clear) in the upper half of the lens and your current reading/distance correction in the right lens.
  4. Al, when I did the furled sails on my Willie Bennett, I made the sails full size (scale full size), raised them to full height on mast, then slowly lowered them onto the boom folding them as I went (same way we fold the sails on the ice boats at end of day), then tied scale rope around them to secure them to the boom. Did the same with the jib and club foot. Furling a square rigged might be a little different, don't know.
  5. Sounds good to me, Chuck. I did make sails for my Willie Bennett from scratch, wasn't too daunting a task but I would love to see/learn other methods.
  6. Update on ice boats photos: Herreshoff designed ice boat - only one he ever designed - note the chain and sprocket steering Lateen rigged Hudson River Stern Steerer: Vixen (1870-ish) Note for Scott - this ice yacht is rigged the same as FDR's Hawk. That's all the photos I can find for now.
  7. As requested DN Class Great South Bay (Long Island NY) Scooter Hudson River Gaff Rigged Stern Steerer Those are the only photos I can find in my collection at present. Photos of other classes are subject to Copyright protection so I will have to post links to those photos. Skeeters : https://www.google.com/search?q=skeeter+ice+boat&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=XAEZo-i04vJO5M%3A%2ClZ4l0pEwPB4cYM%2C_&usg=__9qzC5Eb-5AB5H7C3yzTOrDZs6XE%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih7Pqj9dbbAhVR2VMKHdPlAy4Q9QEIPTAE#imgrc=XAEZo-i04vJO5M
  8. Chuck mentioned "ice boat design concept" in his original post. Does anyone have any interest in ice boat model(s) in general ? MikeR and I each have a build log of two of the many styles of ice boats; there are a number of other designs, from Arrow, Nite, Scooter (Great South Bay Long Island), Skeeters, to name a few. If anyone has an interest post a comment below.
  9. Stage Coach

    Wow ! Nicely done, Sjors.
  10. What have you received today?

    I have that same plane, Mr Pucko. It is a great additon, enjoy using it
  11. Eight Sided Drainage Mill scale 1:15 (Achtkante Poldermolen)

    Mark Taylor, MTAYLOR, did some brick work for his Licorne build, check his log Marcus. I forget what he used but it looked great.
  12. There is an add-on extension to Firefox called Print Edit which allows you to edit a web page (one page at a time) and create a PDF to save to disk. Won't take the whole log in one swoop but does it a page at a time - so 10 pages is 10 PDF files. That's the only mechanism I know of.
  13. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Did somebody say this was our GOLDEN YEARS !??!?! Really !!!!
  14. Welfalck, the one that uses razor blades with saw teeth is quite rigid thanks to a rigid spine and works well on small stuff. And it is very easy to set for repetitive stuff too. The others I too have trouble with accuracy.
  15. Them Old Jokes

    I've seen that make/model car on roads in USA. http://www.smartusa.com

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