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  1. Beautifully executed, Michael. Using dial indicators is a spot of genius!
  2. Prob'ly, Mark!
  3. And you'd probably lose count of the turns! Lovely result, Gaetan.
  4. I don't believe that I've ever seen parcelling carried out on a model before. Groundbreaking stuff, Ed!
  5. Thanks for the explanation, Gaetan.
  6. See my illustration of a fixed block. I only found this out from the extract of the draught shown a couple of years ago. It makes sense for repair when necessary. Fixed block rev.psd
  7. A good solution, providing that you do not get cumulative error along the deadwood.
  8. In the photos, the pattern of nails appears to be as they would have done this c1800. It's pretty unobtrusive: the rougher the surface, the more drag and turbulence it would create. At scale size, the pattern would almost disappear.
  9. Good to see the hull growing, Ben, even if it is slowly. Don't forget to add the 'ears' on the fixed block later.
  10. Several pictures would be worth more, but the stern identifies the model as Flying Cloud, registered in New York. Built by Donald McKay, she held the record for the fastest passage from New York to San Francisco in the 1850's. If you can also post the hull length measurement of the model we can help give you more information.
  11. Oh my, Karl! Carefully does it on this model.