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  1. Newbie on a Mission

    It’s hard to turn away once you are hooked. Best Regards, Ian
  2. Thanks For that information Yuriy. I may give that a try.
  3. Thanks Yuriy and David. I think then, to your original question Yuriy, it sounds like coating the inside of models is unlikely to have much of a protective effect from changing humidity levels as you yourself appear to recognize. This actually doesn’t surprise me at all but it is really good to hear it from the master himself. Perhaps coating the inside simply adds structural assurance.
  4. Thanks for asking this question Yuriy, it is something I’d like to know as well. I’ve completed a few models over the last two years and I have applied poly to the inside planking in the hope that it would provide future protection against cracks. I am in relative desert dryness here in calgary but I expect a couple of my models are going to find a hope in Vancouver in the not too distant future. Notwithstanding humidity control, will they crack and buckle over time? Ian
  5. Atlantis by Thistle17 - Robbe

    Beautiful model and exceptional work Joe. It is going to be hard to part with this. I am sure the client must be happy! regards, ian
  6. Alaskan Yellow Cedar

    I certainly must defer to Chuck’s far broader and professional appraisal of AYC. Hereforth I sneak my picture in of my AYC decking of Chuck’s Cheerful. I hope the beautiful hue somehow shows through.
  7. Alaskan Yellow Cedar

    Hi Dave, I have worked with Alaskan Yellow Cedar quite a bit. It is a beautiful wood to work with, but soft. I built a bit of furniture with it decades ago and it always stuck with me how nice it was to work with. It planes like nothing else. It holds an edge well, sands nicely (although with coarser grits it will get furry) and takes stain fairly uniformly. It does not bend nearly as readily as boxwood but maybe I just haven’t figured out the best way to do it. It has a very distinctive smell that many like, others dislike (I’m one of the latter). Your observation that it is a bit harder than basswood is how I’d characterize it. For that reason one has to take care not to mar it using undue clamp pressure. I have decked two models with it and find it perfect for that application since I use my fingers to hold it in place while the glue dries. I love the colour and hue of this wood like no other. Regards, Ian
  8. New to this wonderful forum

    Welcome to the forum Larry. You will find lots of support here. I see you built the Cape Cod Catboat. I completed that one last year although I'm going to re-rig it next year sometime. Regards, Ian
  9. Happy Birthday Don! Have a good one.



    1. donrobinson


      Thanks Ian, I did have a good one I finished the Trabakul then celebrated!!

  10. On my recent visit to the Lisbon Maritime Museum I was intrigued by this boat. I vaguely remember there was a thread a little while ago that discussed and showed odd sail configurations like this but I could not find it on a search. I hope I’m not repeating something. Just for interest anyway. Wonderful museum. Ian
  11. A Modeler does a TED Talk on making miniatures

    Completely lost for words. Simply amazing and beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us. Ian
  12. Hello New Member Here

    Welcome Matt! ian

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