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  1. Hi Ed, can I ask a question on the stays? they seem to have a spliced eye at the masthead, but thay are also fixed at the lower end. How did they set up these stays, is such a way that there is enough tension? Jan
  2. amateur

    Piet Warmerdam

    Thanks for the action and the message! Jan
  3. The art of shipmodelling by zFrolick shows a planking like that
  4. Do I know this tutorial ? I should have saved it last time, but this is even better Jan
  5. amateur

    1st Prize.jpg

    Congratulations! Jan
  6. amateur


    Only the grain of the wood blocks on the right side show the real size of this work bench. I like the details in your workshop: green paint dripping of the bench....
  7. amateur

    Uhhhhh, hello?

    Gluedfingers? Jan
  8. However, that proces is far more difficult in a bluff-bowed ship. I don’t know how it is wirhbthis ship, but in my PW the distance between keel and deck was largest somewhere in the feont part: the frame length is comarable, but the sheer is quitestrong, i needed an additional plank there. With second planking. I choose to let the planks run slightly lower, and added a stealer as top plank (hope you understand....) Jan
  9. amateur

    Uhhhhh, hello?

    Hi Adrie, Question: where is your build-log of the Ruyter to be found ? (some way or other I'm interested ) Jan
  10. amateur

    Uhhhhh, hello?

    And greetings from the other half of the low countries Jan
  11. Hi Marcus, those sailsare only used at ‘low wind’ conditios. Sometimes just two out of four are used (always on opposite vanes). At higher windspeed no sails are used to keep the mill at reasonable speed. you might have the same speed problem when you put your mill outside with sails rigged. (partially) furled seems to be an option Jan
  12. amateur

    Push hammer?

    The problem is: the plywood needs predrilling (otherwise the splitting risk is large, and becomes larger by using a heavier hammer). On the other hand: predrilling will give unsightly holes in your planking that will not close without using filler. You may try sharp, thin pins in stead of nails. Usually works better than nails. I liked using clamps, like shown here: Jan
  13. amateur

    Push hammer?

    Using violence is usually not a good idea. using clamps is sometimes a much better idea. Second question: which parts do need pins while the glue dries? Most of the time, parts should hold their place without pinning them. Jan
  14. Nope, and his last visit to msw dates back to september 4th. Jan

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