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  1. My guess is that some the 17th - 18th c English model makers used Holly for decks and/or someone closer to our time who was influential did and it got the status it has.
  2. First Resawing Adventure

    Michael, A quick check on the Net for your area includes: C.R. Muterspaw Lumber Xenia OH " sells the finest domestic, quartersawn, figured, and exotic hardwoods ... Our specialty is figured wood, including such species as Tiger Maple, Curly Hard Maple, Birdseye Maple, and Curly Cherry " Now, this is exactly the opposite of what interests me, but perhaps they have some plain straight grain boring stock too, maybe a deal can be had? Also, while I prefer 2" length stock, anything from 6" on up is worth having, so end cuttings and short stock may be discounted. What they offer that would interest me + Birch, Cherry, Hard Maple, Poplar There is Western Ohio Hardwoods in Dayton, but I found no Web presence, so what they are and what they have = ? You can also check for local saw mills - rough and green lumber often, but with a good band saw and proper storage - you can save there. I get more wood from the rough cut - not finish planed stock.
  3. The "one plank at a time" = one method of planking is to fit the wales fit the garboard strake. If the remaining space is large, site a batten or two to get a smooth run and divide the area into manageable zones. Determine the width of the first plank and fit it. Then measure the remaining space and determine the width of the next plank from that, not all planks measured at once. Since this is wood and a complex curved surface, each addition will change the open space in an unpredictable way. It kind of precludes mass application, when doing this properly. It is more like two planks at a time - since P&S are measured together. Using PVA, an hour or two should be enough clamping time and since the process does not stress the plank, the next plank can be worked on, rather than over night. If you do not mind the holes and the support is sufficient, hitch chucks and lils will clamp a plank with some force. Water may close the holes, they can be filled with bamboo "trunnels", if the lils are brass, nipped and filled - if you like the brass peg look- I am thinking of trying drawn copper wire as trunnels. Did anyone else see the photos of the old model where iron trunnels were used? The chemical reaction with large black stains in the planks and erosion of the iron?
  4. To supplement Mark's post, in addition to the run of the grain, the species used can also produce problems. The solution is to use species suited to our needs. They tend to be more expensive and harder. The hardness means longer milling time and increased wear on cutting tools. The catalyst for the CA glue bonding reaction is water, so the bond should occur faster if anything with a damp surface. Wood in a humidor? My guess is that fungus would find that favorable. The wood should be in equilibrium with it finished environment.
  5. Build diary - Garden!

    If the Hawthorn is to be a target, I would save as much of it as is of any substantial size. Seal the cut ends, stack and sticker it in a dry ventilated location. It should be good as carving stock. If large enough, beams, knees, ships boats parts,...
  6. Take a look at Bare Metal Foil - one of their products is copper. No idea about the longevity of the adhesive backing. As a material that can be burnished - the thickness may be closer to scale than the usual choices. I have no hands on experience with it. As what is now ancient history, I followed the suggestion from the original Model Shipways, with copper rectangles, flamed treated to darken and adhered using Weldwood contact cement. The combination failed to stick after a few years. The plates popped off, the remaining cement was a copper color, so an explanation may be a chemical reaction that migrated copper into the adhesive and negated its bonding capacity.
  7. To answer your primary question- being literal = yes If you can't get the "brindle" effect reversed to satisfaction, and if you are near a Wood Craft outlet, check out their selection of veneer. Something like a thin Beech to overlay what you have. It could be dyed before being laid - a dye will not affect PVA bonding. Super blonde shellac with or without Tung oil = a bit more control over surface sheen.
  8. Rather than a heat gun, a box with 100- 200-300 W of incandescent lights and a muffin fan or computer cooling fan would reduce the relative humidity and speed water evaporation. The light wattage level = the settings to dry faster but not too fast, and you could do something else as it drys. I seem remember seeing photos of auto paint rooms with banks of heat lamps -- but that paint is solvent based, so drying rate there is probably a completely different equation.
  9. pencil drill

    Guessing that you are asking about AliExpress Under Home Improvement is tool try 12V DC motors and drill chucks also have water stones They have low cost flex shafts with 1/4" sockets and chucks that mount there. I needed for 1" / 2" / 3" bowl sander tools (hook & loop media mount) ( PeachTree)- but I bit the bullet and bought a Kirjes flex shaft from Lee Valley to finish inside frame bevels instead of the low cost Chinese tools. The cost is generally very low at Ali - and mostly they are reliable - shipping is surface post and not too long. There were a couple of mistakes- and instead of a refund - I got some sort of something for a cell phone - a device that I am mostly a Luddite about.
  10. pencil drill

    Small DC motors with chucks = AliExpress a commune of sorts in China Marlin P Jones motors, wires , and a DC 2A power supply that is 3/4.5/6/7.5/9/12 V with banana plug and gator clamp wires - no need for batteries and speed control from power supply @ $17 it would not take many batteries for it to be cost effective
  11. pencil drill

    The General version has been on Micro Mark for a while. There is a Jacobs chuck that fits it, so wire gauge bits can be used with it.
  12. Roger B Taney Revenue Cutter Launched 12/26/1833 Isaac Webb design LBP 74.5" Beam 20" 8.5" Depth 7.5' Howard I Chapelle drafted a hull plan and it is available from The Smithsonian They also have spar plan for the near contemporary Revenue cutter Jefferson and one for the Revenue cutter Washington. Since Jefferson may have been a sister, this plan may be close enough. Chapelle provided the following data on his plan of the Taney Help for the details may be available in one or all of the following books: LEVER,L DARCY EDWARD W SWEETMAN CO NEW YORK 1963 MASTING - RIGGING ART OF RIGGING, THE 1848 BIDDLECOMB,G EDWARD A SWEETMAN NEW YORK 1969 MASTING AND RIGGING KEDGE ANCHOR, THE 1876 BRADY,WILLIAM N MACDONALD AND JANE'S LONDON 1974 MASTING AND RIGGING SEAMANSHIP 1862 NARES,GEORGE S GRESHAM BOOKS SURRY 1979 SEAMANSHIP 19TH MASTING RIGGING SAIL Rigging Period Ship Models Petersson, Lannarth Seaforth 2011 I have not looked at the books to see which are really helpful for a small vessel like this.
  13. From the pictures, there seems to be a very important component missing: The plus added to your vac system by having a passive cyclone dust separator inline is difficult to over state. Very little reaches the body of the vac. I too have an Oneida Dust Deputy. I got one on sale, but it is worth list. An RCV switch - garage door type unit to turn on power to the vac - is very handy.
  14. Walnut or other similar uniform dark brown woods?

    The dust from a bandsaw is a somewhat minor aspect. There is a vac port. With a cyclone trap, the vac filter does not clog nearly as often. For me, it is the blades. A table saw has finer teeth, and higher velocity, so the dust is a lot worse. A thickness sander IS dust. A real advantage with a bandsaw is that if you have access to rural areas, and a chainsaw, wood can be harvested on the hoof. Species can be obtained that are not available commercially.
  15. Walnut or other similar uniform dark brown woods?

    If you are going to travel south, take a look here: http://cpjohnsonlumber.com/lumber-prices The prices look good.