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About kscadman

  • Birthday 04/27/1963

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  1. I managed to attach all the hearts to the bowsprit. I'm not very satisfied with the results. Does anyone have an idea as to where I can look to find the proper way of lashing the hearts, I've looked in my books and in the resource sections here and haven't found anything. I hope my rigging gets better as I move along. Thanks to all for your likes and comments, it really helps.
  2. For some unknown reason I cant download the rest of my pictures. Sorry
  3. Thomas, I totally agree with you. I've made more progress. I completed the open and closed hearts but I'm not happy with the results. I wasn't sure how to lash the cord to the hearts. I need a how to book on this one. When I examined the drawings it looked like all the hearts have double cords on them but in the picture in the instructiions look like only the open hearts had double cords.
  4. Work continues. I've attached the jibboom and added some paint.
  5. Bowsprit is finished and the cap has been installed. Test fitted the jibboom and flying jibboom.
  6. From what I see so far your work is very impressive! With this hobby it seems that the more work is done the more is needed to know and the more books that are bought. LOL I agree... It is so much more fun
  7. I'm doing the same. I think I've bought more books to build my Syren than I did for college.
  8. Work is progressing on the bowsprit. I started with the kit supplied dowel but after sanding and staining it still looked like a dark dowel rod. I noticed that the diameter was smaller than the plan drawing so I bought a new basswood dowel rod and and remade the bowsprit. I'm much happier with the results. The jibboom and flying jibboom went off without a hitch. I assembled the dolphin striker and lathed the jack staff My question is: does the bowsprit sit on top of the stem or is it cut into the stem? My angle "looks" too steep to me. Richard
  9. Beautiful work Jesse! I agree GS hypo cement is a godsend. I used it a lot back in my watchmaking/clockmaking days. I hope you stay safe from Florence. Richard
  10. Hello and thanks Thomas. Its good to be back. I still have the hammocks. I removed them for the moment. I hope your staying safe from Florence. Richard
  11. Jim, thank you for the compliment. Actually I altered the lift drawings in my Syren drawings and used the 18ft yawl drawings from "Anatomy of the ship book USF Essex" to make my jolly boat on the aft davits. It was quite the adventure. I show some pictures of my progess in this log.
  12. I've finished the ships boats and I've started on the bowsprit. I have the bowsprit tapered, and fitted and currently the stain is drying. I'm fairly sure I have the angle correct.
  13. Beautiful work so far Peter. Simply amazing Richard

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