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  1. Looks first class, Daniel.
  2. Many early models show no bobstay, and I would agree that the jib outhaul passes through a block at the side of the stem.
  3. druxey

    Atlantis by Thistle17 - Robbe

    Lovely work, Joe. Have a safe trip transporting her (or should that be 'herself'?) to her new berth.
  4. Corrosion could also be from lead as well as white metal. However, lead salts are more usually whiskery or powdery and white (lead carbonate).
  5. Those details are lovely, and the subtle curve in the horse looks just right!
  6. druxey

    A silly old boy tale.

    But the good news is that you won't do it the wrong way again, Dave.
  7. When forming brass - or silver, for that matter - one cannot anneal too often. If you don't, the metal will tear. Beautifully done, Michael. That is a tough shape to achieve.
  8. My watchmakers' screw slotting files go down to a little under 0.010" wide. Unlike fret files, they cut a square bottom slot. Jewellers' saw blades are a good and cheaper alternative!
  9. Any guitar fret file I've ever seen is far larger and rounded compared to the minute watchmakers' screw slotting ones.
  10. Beautiful work, Daniel!
  11. Very impressive work, Johann, especially your metalwork.
  12. Nice progress, Pat. Are there really only three turns of line around the drum of the wheel?
  13. It's not cheap, but a watchmakers' screw slotting file is perfect for fine detailed profiles.

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