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  1. Hello, thin leather about 0.15 - 0.2 mm is not available. So you have to make thin leather even thinner. For this I have built a primitive device, as can be seen in the following picture. For example, the bobstays are served with leather. The thin leather, about 0.2 mm thick, can easily be glued around a rope after splitting, as shown in the next picture. The jaw of the gaff was lined on the inside with leather.
  2. Hello Doris, the letters for the nameplate look fantastic again. Simply admirably beautiful!
  3. @aviaamator Hi, if you follow the LINK, then you come to a page where many plans and drawings of 19th century French ships and equipment. Extremely interesting for modellers who deal with this era. You can download the plans.
  4. @aviaamator Hi, a very clean frame. How long is the boat? Is this a "petit canot" You certainly know the drawings in the Atlas du Génie Maritime?
  5. @aviaamator Thank you for your interesting presentation. Meanwhile I tried to fill the gaps of the rope. On my photo above is the wormed rope to see. To the left is the served rope. Looks a little less wavy, that's true. Below, I show the served rope without worming.
  6. Hi Alex, again you have a masterpiece created! Congratulations to this magnificent model ship!
  7. Hi Dan, thank you for your explanations. They are very interesting. Maybe I'll try it.
  8. Hello, today I tried serving with a thin rope. This rope has a diameter of 0.45 mm. It works just fine with the device. But the macro shot shows that the yarn is too thick in relation to the rope. For my model in 1:48 scale this is certainly not relevant. However, it might be interesting for smaller scales. @druxey The worming of ropes probably requires too much effort on a scale of 1:48. Has anyone practiced that?
  9. @ Jorge Diaz O Thank you for your interest and your nice comment. But with assistance here in the forum that was not too difficult. Therefore, thanks also to the others, who helped with suggestions. In addition to a thicker dew Ø 1.6 mm, I have also served a thinner dew Ø 0.9 mm. Now the rigging can begin ... oh, I have to clarify the questions about the material and the coloring before.
  10. Inspired by previous discussion on serving of ropes, especially with regard to an automated thread guide, I tried to implement them according to the examples from the Internet for my rope serving machine. Actually, a simple device that receives the propulsion through the juxtaposition of the thread, and thus moves on independently. Very important here is the adjustment of the tension for the thread, which is pulled by the rotating rope from the spool. A short video sequence shows this process very impressively: LINK A very special thanks to @Dziadeczek for your suggestion. The serving of the ropes is now, more or less, automatic and, above all, very even. Up soon …
  11. @ Michael mott Hi Michael, yes, the carriage with the spool has to be moved by hand. But that works pretty well. Nevertheless, I still try to optimize. I already admired your machine. This is a very nice device. @wefalck Hi Eberhard, your considerations for a rope serving machine are also very interesting. The control of the thread tension with the index finger is very promising. @Dziadeczek Hi Dziadeczek, that is of course a very interesting hint. I´ll try that, if the serving will be tight.
  12. First of all, many thanks for the greetings for the New Year and I hope that your interest in my report will continue in the New Year as well. Steve, thank you very much for your nice comment. Before I start with the shrouds, I still need a device for serving ropes. First of all, I drew a plan to get the material and parts. The first attempts with the rope serving machine were very successful. In order to be able to control the tension on the thread better, I have to think of a supplement for the device.

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