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Tom Towle

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About Tom Towle

  • Birthday 05/19/1943

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  • Location
    On Beaver Lake in NW Arkansas,USA
  • Interests
    Bird Carving,Woodworking Cooking and now Wood Model Ship building (kits)

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  1. Tom Towle

    For Beginners -- A Cautionary Tale

    Thank you Roger Pellett for your post.I am a novice at wooden model ship building and I find myself in that same position.I can not give myself permission to make a mistake. I chose as my first build ModelShipways "Rattlesnake" thinking that my knowledge of carving duck decoys and furniture building would see me through.I did not realize that when they say "build a ship model" they mean BUILD! Now I'm hung-up on Knightheads & Timberheads and the plans & manual are vague on the length of each.The plans seem to indicate the Timberhead is shorter than the Knighthead,but photos I've seen show them both terminating at the bottom of the cap rail?Any suggestions? Thank you, Tom Towle

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