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  1. I beg to differ Tony,given that you have only used hand tools,your rendition is excellent!You have succeeded with the one detail I am scratching my head over,the levers for the bilge pumps. Kind Regards Nigel
  2. It worked so,so Tony.Unfortunately the tolerances in the rotary table are not the same as a lathe spindle resulting in small ledges running around the diameter which did require sanding smooth.I would imagine if the item was any longer,the issue would be magnified even further. Kind Regards Nigel
  3. Just had a very pleasurable read through your log Bob,great work! Kind Regards Nigel
  4. Thank you very much for your kind comments.No lathe as yet Nelson58.The bit legs were rotated by hand whilst the milling tool did the cutting,however I think I will invest in one shortly as if I go ahead and fully rig her,I don't fancy hand tapering all the mast parts and spars. Kind Regards Nigel
  5. Thank you very much Eamonn and good to see you 'popping' in.I too have struggled with finding building time.I have pretty much lived at work for 3 years now,however it all paid off.I have received another promotion just this last week and the new position means I can take a bit of a backseat and get my weekends to myselfSo after I have tackled Jurassic Park which is my garden,I can up the pace in the shipyard. Back to Caroline,just a few pics with the bitts finished and plonked in place for the pics along with the windlass.No glue just yet,still a bit more to add. Kind Regards Nigel
  6. Thank you very much indeed OC and Michael and thanks for the likes I am currently debating whether to go fully masted or stub masts?There a some big omissions in the AOS book as to what goes where.Fore instance,there are four blocks positioned just behind these bitts but no mention anywhere as to what goes to them.I have looked at Marsalv's and Doris's logs but that hasn't helped as they are obscured by all the other rigging.The other consideration is space.Three models models with stub masts probably take up the same room as one fully rigged. Decisions,decisions Kind Regards Nigel
  7. Thank you Bob,Marsalv and Pat and thanks for the likes. A bit pic heavy but easier than me waffling on,they say a pic is worth a thousand words Goofed up though,the milling of the trim should be first but forgot about uploading in reverse order Kind Regards Nigel
  8. Good to see you back in the shipyard NickLining gunports is a thankless task,so doing something else at the same time is a good idea Kind Regards Nigel
  9. It works so,so Michael,there is a tiny bit of slop in the rotary table so the finish wasn't fantastic and required some filing and sanding. The top section was profiled using the miller and the pinrail was made up from boxwood and a small edge detail added using the mill.The pins were cut down to 2mm long to dowel into the top crosspiece and the offcuts were epoxied into holes in the bottom of the legs for bonding into the deck later. The whole assembly was glued together with 30 minute Epoxy.Any residue (and there is some) does not show when the finish is added Kind Regards Nigel
  10. Thank you Martyn and Michael. Continuation of main bitts.The boxwood diamond details were roughed out on the miller and finished with a file.These were glued to the Bitts and also 2mm piano wire was epoxied into holes drilled in the top. These were then place in the rotary head of the mill allow the shape to be milled by rotating the head by hand.The angle scale was then used to mill the flutes on the round section.This is simplified from the drawing,the true scale flutes are beyond me and possibly the grain of the pearwood.Boxwood would have probably been the best option to try and mimic these tiny details but that is the wrong colour to tie in with everything. Kind Regards Nigel
  11. Thank you OC and Pat and thanks for the likes. Starting production of the main Bitts now,this also doubles as a support for mast spares and the ships boat.I have come up with a cunning plan that will enable me to shape the round section on the miller using the rotary table on it's side on the miller bed and also add the flutes with a 0.6mm carbide burr.First job is to machine the square part and slots for the sheaves and pinrail.I have left the pear section a handy length and am able to work on both ends and cut to length a little latter. I have mentioned this a while ago,but I built up a new crossslide using components from the proxon pantograph(didn't use it much) and the original slide to get a bigger more useful table as X and Y travel was limited. I have included a pic of the forward bitts as I want to replicate the boxwood X details I added to these.Just trying to rack my brains as how I did this all that time ago.Think I can remember Kind Regards Nigel P.S. drawing in AOS book double size of model
  12. Thanks Jason Cannons installed and rigged on the other side of the model.I have given the deck area a light coat of matt poly airbrushed on,this should seal all the ropes to the deck.The quoins are still to add and I will tackle these the same time as the pin rails between the gunports as both will be natural pear. Kind Regards Nigel
  13. Doris,absolutely fabulous work on a model of a vessel from my favourite period of English naval architecture Kind Regards Nigel
  14. Who would of thought a bit of silicon,toothpick and tape could look so effective! Excellent Michael Kind Regards Nigel

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