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  • Birthday 04/07/1954

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    Tall ships, history, astronomy, photography

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  1. I looked up the Proxxon on ebay - they go for north of $200, which is a little steep for me at the moment. Using the "updated" setup, I have managed to finish the spars for my cross section - was particularly worried about the topgallant mast and royal yard, bit managed a reasonable product. Clearly before starting my next build I will have to rethink this - by then maybe I will have found a lathe at a reasonable price, or at the least figured out how to install a dimmer.
  2. Sprung yards

    Thanks for all the advice - I may have to practice a bit before I trust my hand carving/sanding skills. Here is my new and improved set-up:
  3. Thanks for the link - this is my set up after have read these responses. Thanks for setting me on the right track.
  4. Sprung yards

    Thanks Frankie, that's very helpful
  5. Sprung yards

    Thanks all - yes, I expect the fact that the other end is free supported only by my hand might have a tad to do with the problem...
  6. Sprung yards

    I've made a "lathe" using an old drill and had success with the slight tapering required for the main and top masts of my Mimoli Constitution cross-section. However, when it came to shaping the yards, disaster struck - happened on both the main and topsail yards - the diameter at the ends is supposed to be about 3mm. I'm a bit fearful of trying to shape the top-gallant mast and yard and the royal, since these all need to end up much thinner than 3mm. Is there some trick to this that I am missing? Do I need a drill with less torque? Am I making a big mistake using the dowls that came with the kit - if so, what wood would you suggest?
  7. I've made a "lathe" using an old drill and had success with the slight tapering required for the main and top masts of my Mimoli Constitution cross-section. However, when it came to shaping the yards, disaster struck - happened on both the main and topsail yards - the diameter at the ends is supposed to be about 3mm. I'm a bit fearful of trying to shape the top-gallant mast and yard and the royal, since these all need to end up much thinner than 3mm. Is there some trick to this that I am missing? Do I need a drill with less torque? Am I making a big mistake using the dowls that came with the kit - if so, what wood would you suggest?

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