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  1. slow2cool

    Pinrail rope coils

    Hi Jd I had the same problem. In the first link it will show how I make coils. The way I make them does help them to lay right. https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/13186-making-rope-coils-with-help-from-many/&tab=comments#comment-402670 The next link will show how I hold coil in place while the glue dries Before I place the coil on the pin and pin rail I will put some water down glue on the rope that bends around the pin. If need be I will also put some on the coil. This will soften the rope and make it so it will flex easier. Then I use the next link https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/12313-just-the-right-amount-of-holding-force/&tab=comments#comment-372390 Hope this helps Joe
  2. Good to see you back, and all is well. I was thinking something bad may have happened. Planking looks great. Joe
  3. Great Job John I have learned a lot from you Thanks for posting Joe
  4. John You are not alone. I have the same thinking as you. When things don't work out I keep thinking it me, and I must be doing something wrong. Like not enough heat, to much heat, didn't let it soak long enough, etc, etc. I like you have come to the point that it must be the wood, and different wood acts different. What you have come up with is not only out of the box, but very smart. I would have never thought of using tile to help with the bending. My hat is off to you for keeping with it, and doing what you have done. Joe
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    scarf joints

    Dennis If you want the best videos I have ever seen, go to utube and look up "daves" or "dave stevens" videos. The build he does is the Caustic "daves" is on modelshipworld If you can't find him or the videos, send me PM and I will look for the links His videos are outstanding, everthing is very clear and spot on. Joe
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    Hello Hello!

    Welcome This is a great place to be. Hope to see some pics of your work Joe
  7. John You are doing some really great work. Looks like all your effort is paying off. At the rate you are going your planking job is 1st rate. Joe
  8. John I have been there done that. I have spent weeks trying this, doing that. Then my admiral will say I don't knnow why you build those things. Any other time she is very helpful. For a long time I thought is was just me that had the results that you have gone through. I thought I was doing something wrong. Thanks for posting, and all the info Joe
  9. John First let me say thanks for taking the time to make such a detailed post, the wording and the pics are spot on. I can see just what you are talking about, and you have made it so clear of how the 2 options are going to lay. I am not a expert in planking different types of hauls, with that said I would have to go with Mark. The second option does look like it will work out better. The first looks like it is almost bent the wrong way. The only other thing I can think of why it may be going in that direction is it looks like you didn't put in of take account for the garboard strake. I am not even sure if your haul should have one. Maybe Mark can shed some light on this, and how that would effect to laying out of the planks. All I can say is I know I have not done it right, and to do it right takes a lot of planning. Once to do it right, I think it will be a breeze after that. Like Chuck said you should have it all marked out so you can see it even before you cut the first piece of wood. The next time I do a haul like you have I think I will either mark it all out and then maybe even use card stock for test planks. Joe
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    Hello from Iowa

    Hi Tim Welcome I was reading your post and missed the part about, I am not without experience in woodworking or with miniature aspects. I am also a Violin and Guitar maker of many decades. With your skills this should be like a cool breeze Joe
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    No modern materials for sails?

    Well Sun I see the windmills of your mind are turning, as I guess like mine and others have. I know for me I start reading, and thinking, and pondering, and the next thing I know I come to the conclusion that we can only make things just only so real. It's all a matter of scale, if you are building 1:24 or bigger then you can be very real, crank up those windmills. Things become complex when you are building in 1:80 or smaller. Then the other thing is, like others have said, is money. I am working on the Robert E Lee in 1:150 scale. On one hand something like build scale stairs is almost impossible, on the other hand, painting this model with those little bottles of paint would cost about $85.00. This is a great hobby, you will learn a lot, may even go broke, and never be the same agian. Now that can be a good thing, or a bad thing. But the time will come when you start wondering about yourself. When you get to this point you have reached the pucker factor. This is the point of no return Let me know when you are there, because here I am. Joe
  12. Hi John My first planking on the type of bow you have, came out just like what you did. I didn't have any wide planking to spile, and didn't know about edge bending. I didn't bother lining off the haul or do any tapering for the reason I just said, so mine came out like yours. When I have done other types of hauls I have lined them off and taper the planks, so I did know the process, just didn't know about edge bending. I have done your jig method, which I find helps keep the wood from splitting. I am trying Chuck's method, I have had some wood that bends fine, and other that just splits. Not sure if it's me, the wood, or what. Looks like you are doing well at this stage. If you have any other info about planking please post. Info about planking is like money, you can never have too much. Joe
  13. Mark and Chuck Thanks for posting. I never saw this before. I can't wait for my next build to try this out. Will this work on all types of wood??? Joe
  14. I have not been doing this for a long time but, I would say that Brian is spot on. I can't think of any thing else. If you can spile, spile. If you can't look for softer wood. I have to say, it takes a lot of determanation to sand away the work you have done. Joe
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    Greetings from Atlantic Canada

    Hello Sun Welcome I was doing plastic models for many years off and on. Then went to wood. This is the place to be for info, help, and many nice people. Feel free to send me a PM, if you ever feel the need. Joe

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