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About toms10

  • Birthday 09/18/1961

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    Connecticut, USA
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  1. Hi Mark, I don't know about flying along but thank you for the compliment. I seem to be working on it in spurts which I guess is better than not working on it at all. Tom
  2. Got the upper deck cannons mounted and rigged. Now I will go back and work on the quarter deck and see how that will fit up with this deck. Tom
  3. I am pulling up a chair... this will be a good one I am sure. Tom
  4. Hello all It has been a while since I updated my log. I have been working on my Leopard in spurts and did manage to get some things done. I made all the cannons for the upper gun deck. They are just dry fit for now. I was busy reworking single and double blocks to make them look “acceptable” along with about 100 eyes for the cannon tackle. Lately I have been spending most of my time making components, tiny components that are time consuming. But that is what scratch building is all about. There will be plenty of assembly later. I also built some of the quarter deck. Still have a lot of work to do there. Progress has been slow but steady. Tom
  5. I didn't want to say anything. Didn't want to risk bring the discussion down the gutter and getting a warning. The cats look much better with the lighter color. Tom
  6. Hi Jim, Michaelangelo has nothing on you! The figurehead is looking good. I am a bit away from the carving stage and like you I have zero experience. But hey, that is half the fun of this hobby. We get introduced to all kinds of new things. Congratulations on conquering your first carvings. Tom
  7. Congratulations on making a beautiful model and being recognized for it. It was well deserved. Tom
  8. Hi Jim I just used a standard hardwood dowel you would find at a craft store. Actually, they were not very hard and the package did not say what kind of wood. Cost me about $2 for 4 feet. It just started out as an experiment and I was happy with the outcome so they are now on the model. Tom
  9. Very sorry to hear. My condolences to his family and friends. Tom
  10. toms10

    How similar is building a model to a real boat?

    In my engineering eyes, building a static model is entirely different ball game than building a working boat. Models don't take into account loads and stresses, actual full scale fastening techniques and the list goes on. Tom
  11. Hello all just got back from a fantastic vacation in Ireland. Problem about having a great time on vacation is eventually it must come to an end. I have now since settled back into reality. I did manage to finish turning my 12 pound wooden cannons on my homemade or should I say poor man’s “lathe”. I am pleased with the results. Just need to bore out the ends and put the pin holes in the full ones, paint them black and the assemble. Tom
  12. Congratulations and thank you. It has been a real treat following this build. The level is skill is something to aspire to. Tom
  13. Jim Nice work. It is going to be a very nice piece when completed. I am actually spending the last day of a week long trip in Ireland. Your boat looks much nicer close up now that I am here and closer to it. 😀 Tom
  14. Thank you to all the administrators who keep this site up and running. It is greatly appreciated. Tom
  15. Alexey, I just found this demonstration. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you for sharing. MSW is a wonderful resource. Tom

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