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  • Birthday 11/11/1960

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  1. As a month has gone by lets update. As there were some holidays and some other projects not much has happenend. I finished the galleries bottomsides. Also the windows under the Spiegel were placed. Next steps I decided to work on the Fortuining and getting the top side railings in the right shapes. I guess the glass wasn't perfect in these days as well, so I am happy with the results
  2. Just before we go into the new year a last update. As the coming weeks the warf will be closed. I was not happy with the gallery and the method of the filling blocks. It put me in trouble for planking. So I went with an early advise of someone to make the bottom parts of 1 piece of layered oak. I used 3 layers of 6mm wide that nicely fits the size and shows an imaginary planking. The pictures explain the rest I think. I am going to fill the last part up and then plank it with same width small pieces.
  3. Just a short note and update as it has been quite some weeks now. And I do not wat you to think I stopped building The hand has healed well so we can start building again. But we first went to Down under for 5 weeks I had hoped to visit the Endeavour but is was closed until end of this month. I am still thinking about the mass production of hinges so in the meantime I started working on Het Torentje... All still dryfit and first test models. And not to my satisfaction but we are getting there.
  4. Very very nice. Interested to see you proceed. What is the wood used? Hans
  5. The work has stopped for a couple of weeks. Finally I underwent corrective surgery on the righthand. But before it, I was just able to comple some things. As said I am trying tio finish all on the gun deck. And the waterpumps.. Then the frontmasttop And finally the gunport hinges. I am working on a method to build them easily in quantity, production line like.. I hope to start building again in a couple of weeks. Have a nice weekend!
  6. September. As said working on the Rahout and getting the right routerbit. I offered a proxxon bit for this, diamond sanding it to the right profile. This got me the right profile. I used walnut and not oak. I tried oak but that was to coarse to get a nice profile. Finished fitting them. Later on the difference in colour from the wallnut will dissappear after colouring. Then the kaapstaander. I will now finish all the parts of this gundeck so that as I start on the next deck this one can be fully fitted. Although I have not yet decided on guns. I am thinking to leave this deck with closed gunhatches and only fit gund where you can see them whole. Rounding the squares pole was not always succesfull...
  7. August. Not much progress, the weather keeps nice and warm so few hours to spend and also low motivation. Finished the foremast and mars, same procedures used as foir the main mast. T Then I worked the planking up to the rahout. I am now going to find a way to get (router??) the right profile for the Rahout. Not easy as it will be 5-6mm by 2,5 to 3 mm. I really have to build something here and make my own router bit.... Not easy
  8. Yes thats possible, but that leaves no nice surface and as the copper is soft it wrinkles and bends like h.... So I would like to remove it keeping nice smooth copper wire. Tried lots of solutions. None worked. Alass.
  9. Received it today. Works great, very soft. Ordered 0.8 and 1mm. However since it is wikkeldraad there is an enamel paint over the wire. Tried different solutions to get rid of it, aceton, terpentine. But it wont solve. Maybe wasbenzine. Well, i.ll keep on trying. Thanks for helping me out Jan.
  10. haha, I am in the electronics business.... But no 1mm solid core copper. The main there is either stranded wire or solid core but then 1mm2 or up. So As said I do have the 0.4 and 0.5 but 1mm seems hard to find. And some times you find 1mm brass but as said above that tends to be quite stiff. Well we keep looking. Thanks for all teh help/answers. Hans
  11. July, and the weather keeps good here, too good to be really busy. But some progress was made. I proceeded with the main mast, cap and top and also the formast. I enjoyed making the top (mars). I needed some workabouts to get the nice round sphere. Fine tuning the size and shape. here the hings holding the outer ring are still too bulky, I sanded them into a smaller outline by hand. As you can se here. and the outer is glued and hold fast for drying by some tie wraps. Coated and dry fit on the mast The status as per today. Now the top for the foremast. Also some experimenting with oil colour for the hull and decks. The smaller parts like masts gratings ornaments will be in 'beits' the colour as per previous picture.

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