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    Lawrence
  • Birthday 12/26/1941

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    Sutton, Ontario, Canada
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    Canoeing, camping, fishing, taking pictures and model ship building in the winter.

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  1. Hello Dowmer I thank you very much for your visit to my build log on the little ship the Oliver Cromwell. Also for your very kind words and nice comments along with your very helpful information. Yes, Copper bolts were used in the Deadwood for sure, The Constitution did use copper bolts in her keel area that is for sure. Some say copper and some say iron bolts, it is truly a toss-up. From what I have seen of recks along the coast of Nova Scotia Iron was also used a lot. The bamboo that my Admiral has in her kitchen is a very light color and this is why I have learned to the Black Walnut wood for my treenails. I have cut around 250 of these today and that should take care of the ribbing and also the keel area. For my planking, I just may try the bamboo but hard maple is also very nice and dose cooperates in the draw plate very well. Well, it looks like my next task is the flaring of the ribs of the ship before I can install all of my simulated iron bolts, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  2. Thanks, Carl - Yes we do intend to take it very easy. The French River is but 3 1/2 hours driving time from here, but then again it is a whole new world. A very much slower pace than here at home, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  3. Hello Ship Mates Again I wish to thank you all very much for all of your visits to my build log on the little ship the Oliver Cromwell. Also for your very kind words and overly nice comments. Back in the Old Ship Yard between preparing for much-needed vacation of R & R up on the French River, Ontario. Between gathering things up for our trip, the little fellows and I have been getting acquainted with our Brynes Draw Plate. We have tried a number of different woods. Poplar, Red Oak and Maple. Since we want these treenails to appear like Iron Bolts on the real ship we have tried to dye them in a diluted bath of black Acrylic Paint. Thes do look not too bad at all until we cut them off and lightly sand the ends only to find that the paint did not go all that deep and gave an apprentice that did not at all please us. So it was off again to our little Brynes table saw to cut some Black Walnut. This wood was rather tricky to pull through the Draw Plate but once installed and a light coat of Tung N Teak Oil it gave us the results that we were after. I will attach a couple of pictures of a few of our experiments Picture # 5140 shows a varying degree of treenails out of Poplar, Red Oak and Hard Maple that has been died in a bath of black paint and with the ends lightly sanded, not very nice at all. Picture # 5139 has two Black Walnut treenails installed and lightly sanded and a light coat of Tung N Teak Oil applied. All through this wood Black Walnut is much harder to draw through the draw plate it does give us the results that we were after, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  4. Hello Patrick I thank you very much for your visit to my build log and also for your very kind and appreciative words. Yes, the frames or ribs have been a challenge that is for sure, but very enjoyable at the same time. I do want to add some treenails that will look like iron bolts to these ribs before I install them to the Keel, looks like I have this Bryne's dray plate figured out so I just may get a few installed before our up and coming R & R vacation this coming Sat, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  5. Hello Carl Thanks for your visit to my build log and also for your very kind words. Yes, my Admiral and I do appreciate very much your very kind wishes for our up and coming trip this coming Sat. I will be taking my Oliver Cromwell books along to fill in just in case we do get a day or two of rain, We also hope that our fry pan will not burn again this trip, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  6. Hello Piet Thank you very much for your visits to my build log, also for your very kind words and nice comments. Not much going on in the Old Ship Yard as we are gathering stuff for our two-week vacation up on the French River. I am playing around with treenails or I should say iron bolts to add to the one side of the rib frames that will be partially opened. I tried Cherrywood and found the grain was to correct to make these treenails. I am having much better luck with maple, I suppose that I could use bamboo but I want these very dark to look like iron bolts, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  7. Hello Mark Great to see that you are back working again in your New Old Ship Yard, a fresh start is always a nice boost that is for sure. Those little deck boats sure look challenging that is for sure but then, in the end, I am sure that you will master them. Not much going on in my Old Ship Yard this last week as we are preparing for our fall vacation of 2 weeks up on the French River for some much-needed R & R. ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  8. Hello Vaddoc Great job on your Deben she sure is turning into a beauty that is for sure. I just love your way of making those treenails, your idea sounds great and I want to give it a go. I do have a couple of questions and they are, how fast do you run your needle drill and how do you address your treenails to finish them off? Do you use side cutters to snip them off and then sand them down? Treenails are all new to me as for years now I have always used my scribe and a led pencil to make those false ones. Great job on your grating, they sure do look supper, I find that they are fun to make and do seem to fit together much nicer than those that you buy from the hobby shops, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  9. Hello David Welcome back to your Old Ship Yard, we have missed you with your great sense of humor and very nicely put comments. I was talking to Jerry from Florida a few weeks ago and he asks about you and just where you have gotten to. His Admiral has retired and they sold the homestead in Florida and moved to the Blue Mountain foothills in South Carolina, they built a new home, bought a pontoon boat and now do a lot of lake fishing. Jerrys eyes are quite bad and he is unable to build ships any longer. I told him that I was expecting some pictures of the Cutty Sark from you but they failed to come. I am in the midst of a POF build of the Oliver Cromwell that is very challenging, to say the least, but also very enjoyable. Good luck with your HMS Diana build, I do expect to see some updates real soon, ENJOY Regards Lawrence
  10. Hello Popeye I thank you very much for your visit to my build log. Also for your very kind words and nice comments. Yes, the Oliver Cromwell is not a very easy ship to build, as it involves so very much more than the POB ships that I have built before. But this is something that I wanted to try for a couple of years now. I have all of the ribs cut out now but want to add a few treenails to each to look just a bit more realistic. Treenails are a whole new ball game for me as I have before always cheated with my Scriver and an led pencil, but I did buy a Brynes Draw Plate as I heard they are the best. So in the next few days, I will have to give it a try and make a few samples, should be very interesting to say the least. Needed a break from all of that rib frame building and spent a couple of days drawing out my plans for the sails, so My Admiral Bernadette can start to sew them up in her leisure time, I do hope that they are correct and that they will fit as I had no set plans for this ship. I will be closing the Old Ship Yard down on the 07 Sept. as we are off for our two-week fall vacation, back to the Byers Lodge, such a lovely place and the people up there are so friendly and helpful, We do hope that the fish are just a bit more cooperative this trip, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  11. Hello Mike I thank you very much for your visit to my build log. Also for your very kind words and comments. Yes, it seems that I need a break from all of this rib frame building. And I figured this would be a good time to try out my new Model Machines Draw Plate and add a few treenails to the ribs. I have also been giving the sails a lot of thought and think that I will start drawing them out so that my Admiral Bernadette will be able to start sewing them up as fall is approaching very fast, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  12. Hello Al Very nice work in cutting your ship away from the building board, you should be very proud to have come that far in such a short time. Here I have just completed building all of the framing ribs for my Oliver Cromwell and not as yet installed any at all and here you have an upright model ship to work on now, WELL DONE, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  13. Hello Ship Mates I do thank you all very much for all of your visits to my build log on the little ship the Oliver Cromwell. Also, for your very kind words and nice comments. Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have completed the last four sets of framing segments, glued them up and cut them out on our scroll saw and rough sanded on our disk sander and drum sander. Now we must tackle the treenails as we do want to add some to at least the unplonked side of our ship. We are looking for a few suggestions as to the type and color they should be, I would think that a darker wood would be much more appropriate than the light bamboo, and am wondering if staining them would be more appropriate. This I will have to give it a bit of thought. ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  14. Hello Ship Mates I thank you all for your many visits to my build log on the little POF ship the Oliver Cromwell. AL; so, for your very kind words and nice comments. Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have cut out all the framing segments for the 4th set of ribs, we have also glued these all up and sawed these set of ribs and roughly sanded them. Just one more set of 4 ribs and we will be able to start adding all of these ribs to our building jig. This rib building seems to have gone on forever but the end is in sight with only 4 segments per side, so this will make it a lot faster and easier, I hope, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  15. Hello Mark I do thank you very much for your visit to my build log, also for your very kind words and nice comments. Yes for sure you hit the nail on the head when you said Mother Nature Abhors a Vacuum. But then again it would be nice to be able to spread things out just a bit, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence

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