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  1. Ahoy Mates Our IPMS Club is establishing categories for wooden ship models and need to know how they should be judged in a model contest. What I need to find out is what is the criteria used to judge wooden ship models.What is used for wooden ship model contests? Thanks Keith
  2. Ahoy Mates As an old tool and diemaker of over 45 years and model maker for over 60, I have used both and for the diamond files I love them on wood and steel for fast cutting and also use steel files. They both have their places. I like the open cutting of the diamond's,they are like sandpaper,but for shapes and controled filing the steel ones are the best. Just make sure they are not stacked on each other or just tossed into a drawer. Check out a jewler's supplier for files,they will have quality ones which cost more but will last you forever. The ones you get at a discount place mostly are not worth the price.
  3. Ahoy Mates Here's my Cheerful with the flag I just made for it. Printing on the tissue paper and then gluing two together,then forming it. Thanks Chuck. This will be at the Model Show. Keith
  4. Ahoy Mates Come on and Join us at this great Model Show this Saturday. Here's what will be there. Thanks Keith
  5. Ahoy Mates Just less than a week from the Model Show here in Portland,Oregon next Saturday. I will be completing my Cheerful build in the next two days!!! It will be nice to have it completed 5 days from the Show. Here's my last build for the Cheerful. A binnacle out of swiss pear from a photo of one on a boat in the Manatoba Maritime Museum thanks to someone here posting to my question about binnacles for the Cheerful.And to Chuck for his drawing also. Pickels had to help since he wants his 3/4 of the desk space that this model has taken up for months now. He's yelling at me to work faster. I hate to finish it up now since it's been a great build and having learned a lot building it. Keith and Pickels
  6. Ahoy Mates Saturday Sept. 22nd Fall Model Show 2018 by Oregon Modelers Society. Hundreds of all types of models. There's two Wooden Ship Model Categories at this show. Go to ipms-oregon.org for show flyer and categories list and vendors. It's being held at Camp Withycombe 15300 SE Minuteman Way,Clackamas,Oregon 97015 Hours 9AM -#PM when Awards are given out. Enryt of models for judging is Noon. There's two wooden ship categories. There are 40 tables of Vendors alone. Held in the Oregon National Guard facility that is new. Great lighting and lots of room. Tables are 48" high for model's entered. No stupping to see models. Our wooden ship group will have 6 models entered to start with. I will have my Mary Rose and Cheerful models entered . It's a great show . See us on Facebook Oregon Modelers Society. Thanks
  7. Thanks Chuck Your the best my friend. Now I have another thing on my list to be done this week. Getting close. Maybe Pickels will make it tonight for me while I sleep. Keith AND pICKELS
  8. Ahoy Mates Ending the build of my Cheerful,and what came to mind-where's the binnacle for it and what type did they use for a Royal Navy ship of this tonnage and era? Need help with where to find drawings or illustrations so that I can make one up this week. Have to finish up my build for the upcoming Model Show that it will be entered in on September 22nd . Thanks for the help. Keith and Pickels
  9. Ahoy Mates Well it's time this coming Saturday and Sunday September 1st and 2nd at the Garibaldi Maritime Museum in Garibaldi,Oregon USA on HWY 101 at the south end of Garibaldi 10 AM to 4 PM each day-Free to get into the Model Boat Show! I will be there working on my Cheerful along with others from our building group from the Portland,Oregon area along with others from around Oregon. Great Museum-Model ship friendly,not the type with just interactive displays without model ships on display. This museum is the best on the Oregon Coast-bar none. Great sea food in Garibaldi and Tillamook. They still have one of the last Dirgible hangers from WW2 in Tillamook . Come and enjoy seeing the builders on display and working on there models. Ask them questions-and ones that you know they can not answer! Hope to see you there-please message me here if you plan to attend,so we can get together this weekend. Keith Glueck sorry Pickels will not be there-except in spirit and photo.
  10. Ahoy Steve It's just open display both days. No contest. Just a great show and tell weekend for builders and all who love model ships. You can come and go with your model as you please. And if you want to join us working on your model,just let me know so we can leave room for you. All model ships are welcome both days. Look forward to meeting you and seeing your model or models. I will have my Cheerful there. I might be finishing it's build that weekend. Keith
  11. Ahoy Mates Here's what my Cheerful looks like today. Near the end of the build. Just 2 weeks to go before it has to be completed. Set up the port anchor as it was "fished" hauling it aboard. Keith and Pickels
  12. Ahoy Mark and Al Hope to see you at the show and the seafood place. It's the Fresh Seafood Market 3800 Hwy 101N Tillamook,Oregon 97141 503 842 2383. It looks like a worn down place,but do not be put off by it's outward looks. You can buy cooked and fresh seafood. It is the best on the coast. The halibut fish and chips are very hot when they get to you right out of the fryer. Very thin tempura type coating,yum yum yum! I would drive the 3 hrs round trip just for their food. I just might drive down this wek when the temp's here in Troutdale will be in the 90's. Have to make sure they are still great you know! Well back to making up the tackle for the Burton pendant for lifting the anchor up-"fishing the anchor". Found out what knot to use from my freind Gary. It's a Slipped Reefer Knot. And I found in one of my books the way I will rig it. From A Young Sea Officers Sheet Anchor by Darcy Lever ISBN 0-9213335-71-7 page 69 Catting and Fishing the Anchors. I will rig my Cheerful like Fig. 368. Thanks again Gary Isom for your invaluable hepl in my ship building. Keith and Pickels
  13. Ahoy Mates What knots or knots are used for the securing line that is used to lash the anchor to the hull or chain plate? No It's not the anchor bend knot to the anchor cable that I am looking for,but the knot used to lash the anchor on my Cheerful to the top rail. Here's my Cheerful and where the anchor is to be secured on the top rail. Is there a book that covers the knots used and where? Thanks Keith
  14. Ahoy Al and Mark I will take photos and share them after the show,and look forward to meeting you Mark. Please let me know that you are coming. I know of the best fish and chips place on the coast. It's right across from the Tillamook cheese factory. It doesn't look like much,but do not judge it before you eat their seafood. I love their fried halibut,clam chowder and the rest. Makes me hungry justw writing about it at 6am. Keith
  15. Ahoy Mates It's that time of year again for the Annual Model Boat Show at the Garibaldi Maritime Museum in Garibaldi,Oregon USA. September 1st & 2nd 10am-4pm. Contact info: Garibaldi Museum 112 Hwy 101 Garibaldi,Oregon 503-322-8411 info@garibaldimuseum.org Right on the Oregon Pacific coast hwy 101. great museum with each day having tables with local modelers working on their model ships,ship model displayed from modelers in Oregon. I will be there with my Cheerful-Completed and working on my next model along with others from our building group. Just north of Tillamook Oregon and the Famous Tillamook Cheese Factory . They have just completed their new visitors center,and have tours daily and free ice cream and cheese! Hope to see you there. Sorry Pickels will not be there. He hates riding in the car. But here he is today after working on the Cheerful's anchor buoy's. Keith and Pickels

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