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About flying_dutchman2

  • Birthday 07/18/1957

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    Crown Point, IN, USA
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    Dutch Ships (1600-1850), Especially different types of yachts, Everything about VOC history, Woodcrafts (carving, scrollsaw), Bonsai, Edible gardening.
    Member & Secretary of the Nautical Research & Model Ship Society of Chicago.

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  1. Nice pictures of the Boeier, Wefalck! Het Friese Scheepvaart museum has a lot of plans online, free for the downloading. Then on archive.com their are 3 books by Emile van Konijnenburg, Shipbuilding from its beginning volume 1, 2, & 3. The first 2 are descriptions of ships in Dutch and vol 3 is all plans and color drawings of Dutch ships. Marcus
  2. Still having problems uploading pics from my phone. After much research there seems to be a glitch in the actual transfer from my android phone to the forum. It comes and goes for no reason. (don't you just love technology). Marcus
  3. flying_dutchman2

    Piet Warmerdam

    Piet, I am glad you and Gwen are doing well. I was a bit worried not seeing you on the forum. Marcus
  4. The deck is beautifully done and the pins in the deck as well. I like how you made the curved baton for the bow. I am assuming that it was a difficult job. I love all the curves from Dutch ships. It's what makes them unique. Marcus
  5. Created some of the deck items from walnut. Installed the bits and bollards that line the sides of the boat. The mizen mast holder is from walnut and I had to file the railing a bit so that the piece would sit straight as well as the mast that goes into the holder. Finished the pinntels and will drill tinny holes to fit the brass nails. Having trouble uploading pictures. Marcus
  6. This boat has clean lines and you did an excellent job of planking her. Both the bluff bow and stern are an exercise on its own. I know this from building yachts and presently building a Boyer. You are correct, a sperwer is a type of hawk. Did you get the plans from het Friese Scheepvaart museum online or if not where? Marcus
  7. Spent several hours bending and forming the pintels. Next I got out the soldering iron and soldered 1mm diameter brass wire as pins and filed excess solder from the pintels. On another note, I am thinking of making my own blocks and deadeyes. I have many articles on how to make blocks but nothing on how to make deadeyes. Are there any articles on MSW about this? Or is there something on the Net about it? By making my own, I want to see if the finished product lookes like the material you buy from an online store. If after the exercise I failed I'll just continue to buy online. Totally different question. Some of the plans from the 17th century Dutch merchant ships are in scale 1:96. If I want to make them 1:48 do I set my printer at 200%? Twice the size? The Fluit is 1:96 and I find it rather small. Enlarging this I can add more details. Thanks for answering. Marcus
  8. Alzheimer is rough. Several years back we had my wife's father live with us and we experienced first hand seeing someone you love deteriorate over the years until there is nothing their. I'm glad you enjoyed and learned something from the build. It was an education for me as well and still learning from it. Their are so many types of mills and I will continue to build others. Just don't know what to do with them all, put them all in the backyard? Now that would look strange. Their are many people living in the Chicago area from Dutch heritage and maybe sell the finished product to them. Marcus
  9. flying_dutchman2

    New Dutch modeler

    Welcome Mark. Another Dutchman is always a good thing. Lots of excellent builders on this forum which is also the best forum this side of the universe. I am a Dutchman living in the US and built only Dutch ships mostly from the 17th century. Marcus
  10. Almost done and pictures will follow. Still need to dye the sails and paint and install the step on the kruibalk. I've been putzing around not doing much. I spent Thanksgiving in the Netherlands at my mother's funeral (I just came back to the US). She was 90. Her brain was no longer working due to late stage Alzheimer, her body was still going strong. I am glad she is gone as it is no way to spend a productive life with Alzheimer, just staring at the wall and no communication whatsoever. (I am pragmatic in this) Marcus
  11. flying_dutchman2

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Still have both my HP 15c and 16c calculators. Used the 15c extensively in statistics in grad school. With this calculator I no longer had to wait 24 hours for my results from the university statistical computer. I instantly had it The 16c was a calculator for debugging computer programs. Marcus
  12. flying_dutchman2

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I have enjoyed reading everyone's 'first' experience with computers. My first experience was with an Altair 8800. Bought it as a kit. 256 bytes of RAM. I bought it purely to put it together, to see if I could do it. I was amazed that it actually worked. So you talk about ANCIENT.... Marcus
  13. flying_dutchman2

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Bought my first Dell in 1994, lasted about 10years. Bought Dells for every shop I worked at. From servers to workstations to desktops. I presently have a Dell workstation and my wife has a Dell as well. For work she has a sleek HP laptop. I've never had a problem with them, ever. Easy to fix and upgrade (unlike Compaq - remember those? and HP ) . I've fixed other name brands but never owned them. So, did I just luck out? Picked out the correct combination ? Marcus
  14. flying_dutchman2

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Wow, Jack, XP? Still? I have one box with 7 and the other is 10. W7 has Turbocad and other critical apps. W10 used for the Net. Marcus

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