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  • Birthday 08/27/1942

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    Lexington, Oregon
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    If it is old, I have an interest, have done enough different things to appreciate most.

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  1. I don't know, perhaps a reference for a sight setting device and sight. Or maybe it is one of those markings the gunner used for his own references. I always painted a red line on the side of every 40 MM gun that I had anything to do with, very few ever knew what they were for. A 40 MM gun is not designed to be re-cocked and a second try to set the round off using the firing pin, so the way to do it is not taught or approved. I did it numerous times safely. Before there was a need I tested each gun and its operating handle to find out how far it needed to be rotated to re-cock the firing pin, yet not begin opening the breach, that point was marked with my red paint. Had a misfire once on a forward gun of a newly recommissioned ship, LST 601', the crew was evacuated and I and the trainer stayed, he kept the gun trained in a safe direction and wore the sound powered phones, I was there to make things safe. I requested permission to attempt to unload through the muzzle, received it, re cocked and fired the gun. Next thing I knew the Captain was asking me why that gun fired, I told him and he told me he had been to 40 MM school and what I had just done, couldn't be done. After my explanation, I continued and taught how to do it safely. I hated to open a breach on a misfire, my first was a 3" 50, waited the 30 minutes after the last attempt to fire it, it was a cool gun with no danger of cooking off the projectile. Opened the breach and carefully extracted the round, worked it down through the loader and careful passed it to the Gun Boss, 'a Warrant Gunner', he shook the round, flipped it over and thumped the primer with his cocked index finger, said 'faulty primer', then threw it over the side. So maybe you are looking at some marks left by an experienced gunner respected enough to be allowed to mark his guns as he found convenient. So until you find a better reference, just call those marks, 'Gunner's Tracks', they are stamped or carved in, not cast. jud
  2. Went aboard her in 66, basically a main deck wander about tour. Couldn't get into the guns, Bridge, Wheelhouse, engineering spaces or crew quarters but still glad to get aboard. Looks like a model I will be watching go together, it already looks as if I can expect some interesting historical tidbits scattered around. I really enjoy those tidbits, adds to the build log, for me anyway. jud
  3. Birth Certificate from a hospital in Pendleton, Oregon 1942, assume I am of human origin. jud
  4. Also, it is the standard for a short splice is to have 3 tucks, so they would appear to be one more tuck longer than Chucks examples. It does look like a handy trick for simulating a short splice in the small work he has intended this technique to be used, would hate to see it used where an actual splice could be made, simply because it would be obvious it was not spliced. jud
  5. If you are speaking about my post about closing up the hull and mounting your Bow Thrusters on the foremast and Bowsprit, I was being a Wise ***, thought better of it so it was deleted, hoped it hadn't been noticed. What you label as compartment #2 is where, from photos I have seen would be a typical location for the thrusters. Usually there is a watertight bulkhead near the bow called a collision bulkhead, were I building a ship, I would want the thrusters forward of that bulkhead but I don't know what the practice is, never rode a ship with bow thrusters, used spring lines, wind, current or tugs to swing the bow, rudder only swings the stern. jud
  6. Like the 3 legged hold down idea, thanks.
  7. Will add to John's comment to also use the same twist per inch on each strand of threads and the the same twist per inch of the laid up rope. jud
  8. You are asking for things probably piled up all over, but where few think to look, or the decorators would be lowering their prices. Think I would be looking at salvage yards, older boat building, repair and storage lots. Also Don't forget your shop full of tools, you have the means to produce what you want including setting yourself up for some green sand casting. I will probably never get it done, but I would like a ships wheel, cost restricts me to rolling my own. Rolling your own wall hangers would really make it yours and if something turned out exceptionally well might be marketable enough to pay for materials. Time is yours to choose how to use, you have the means and knowledge already. Follow a load of scrap metal to find your treasures, a salvage yard is my favorite place to shop. jud
  9. Later years the cook delivered the grub in a box, at least on our drives, which were 4 and 5 day affairs.
  10. Been mowing around the buildings and because of the heavy growth this year mowed a 50' wide strip outside the building lot fences. Used the riding mower and had to mow as high as it would go and then went over it the second time cutting close to the ground, safer from fire now, smolder without high flames, but need to replace a spindle on the mower, it will be here Friday. Should have used Massey Ferguson with the PTO mower, but I need to do some carburetor work on it. Now have to pull the mower deck off the mower and replace the spindle, will resharpen and balance the blades while apart, also use the Press to fine tune the blades so all are cutting the same, deck has had some hard use, no longer true, so blade bending is part of the job. Did some more braiding on a hat band I am making for a new western hat. Using flat leather lacing around a round leather lace core, 5 strand counting the core. Got a call from the Sheriff to come in and renew my CWP, do that tomorrow. Hung a picture of the Rattle Snake on the living room wall with a heaving line I made on one side and a large 1" dia. Cotton Rope, 'halter rope', with a Carrick Bend and Square Knot tied in it to balance the Heaving line, monkey fist came out well using 8 turns around a dog toy grade tennis ball. Boatswain Pipe hanging over the picture on a chain is a Decorative pipe, the bowl got knocked off of the one I used while standing Quarter Deck Watches, if I can find the pieces, I will re-solder it, it was tuned with dents in the bowl, a flattening of the tube and some bees wax melted into the bowl, really sounded good, was tuned by an old salt aboard the Helena CA 75. Used that pipe to Pipe Reveille the first morning after recommissioning the USS Clark County, LST 601, had been claiming I would do that for some time, piped it all over the ship, including Officers Country. The IC Electricians did not like the pipe, to hard on their 1 MC so stopped using the pipe after a few days of using it for all calls. Pipe Attention then announce Reveille normally, no dedicated Reveille or Taps for the pipe. just get their attention and announce. jud
  11. larry; only a handful of knots and hitches will be needed and you can find animated how to's on line. Also there are lots of hint, tips and how to secure blocks, pendents and other rigging to attachment points around the ship, masts and yards. So your discovery of this site and making your one post so far has probably resulted in the finding of the best source of model making data that exists in this world we live on, so hang around, read some build logs, 'there are several for the ship you are building', enjoy. jud
  12. Round House
  13. Don't know what was used, but I would expect it to pitch laced plant oil of some type, what was used at and below the waterline may have been lead based. Expect someone will be along who has some historical knowledge on the subject, I will be soaking up their info. jud.
  14. Brook Trout
  15. 1:1 2D plans. OK, is your side view drawn with C/L offset measurements or along the ark, need to know, I would expect them to have been along the ark showing uniform distances between the ports, if so, do your port layout using measurements taken from the overhead view for stationing of your ports and other features. Think about a, '3, 4, 5 triangle', where the base is 4 and parallel to C/L of the keel on your model, the 5 represents a chord distance along an arc along your hull. A, ' 3, 4, 5 triangle', forms a true right angle without measuring angles using distances, it displays the relationship of distances from different view perspective, overhead compared to side views. Reason that farmer Jones gets a larger crop than his neighbor Smith, land in this country is measured horizontally, not on the slope, so Jones hillside 160 acres has more surface area than farmer Smiths flat land 160 acres does, you are dealing with the same problem when mixing views along an ark with flats from different perspectives. jud