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  • Birthday 08/23/1960

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    Civil War Cavalry: Elected Brigade Commander, United States Volunteers (USV), the largest Federal Civil War Reenacting Organization in the Country http://www.usvolunteers.org/

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  1. I am sitting here looking at this very kit on my shelf so I will be following this thread with great interest. Good luck.
  2. Gary, This looks great. I know it takes some time to cut and shape the rails, but it is well worth the effort. Love the Cedar.
  3. Welcome back. Capstan looks great. Scale on the bolts looks fine to me.
  4. Tom, The jury is in. I agree. Stain looks great as is.
  5. 6ohiocav

    Wood Ship Kits for Kids

    Thanks all! Some great ideas. Keep them coming.
  6. Our modeling club, Shipwrights of Central Ohio, in conjunction with the Ohio State Fair, is sponsoring a building seminar for kids ages 8-12. the plan is to conduct the program at next year's Ohio State Fair in August 2019. We are probably going to create a very basic wood kit from scratch for the seminar. It will require some assembly and painting. Our plan is to then let the participants take something home with them to build on their own with their parents and bring back to a future club meeting for display. My question is whether anyone is aware of a commercial wood kit that could serve the purpose of a take home kit. It still has to be pretty basic and modest in price. Or, has anyone done such a thing, and if so, what did you do, and what worked or did not work. Our club spent an entire meeting trying to come up with ideas on how to get young folks interested in shipbuilding. I have a hunch that many of you have pondered that challenge. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
  7. Gary, Your pump and rails look great. Not easy to do.
  8. My Sear's Craftsman does the job. Pretty low tech item so you should find a suitable unit on the used market for minimal cost. For ship building, I use mine a lot.
  9. I agree with Jim. I put a cherry rail on my Niagara. Traced it from the laser cut pattern and cut it out on the jig saw. I substituted cherry for bass wood for anything that was not painted
  10. Tom, Can't agree more with Jim on rigging plan. I did all of the standing rigging on my masts while they laid flat on the bench, including all of the upper shrouds and ratlines. I tried to apply all of the blocks, but missed a few. I think I showed that on my log. Good luck going forward. Your paint work is superb.
  11. Gary, Your deck is outstanding. Well done. Love the Cedar and flat poly decision. Good luck on the hull.
  12. Jim, The pain I share in your frustration over photo sequence is tempered by the beauty of your ship. I can't figure out how to overcome this software glitch either.
  13. Gary, I would add that your decision to build these as separate compartments is ingenious. It looks like it would be easier to shape and a better platform to add the gun port and sweep linings (which took forever). Also much easier to paint. good tip.
  14. Gary, Good catch. You will be glad you made this correction at this time. Symmetry is important. Perhaps as important is the fact that the position of those sweeps will affect future decisions for placement of many other items. Looking real good.

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