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  • Birthday 11/11/1960

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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Kees, very nice!! Question: the copper wire is that 1mm? where do you purchase that in NL? I do find 0,5 but I also need 1mm and can't find it. (Maybe not looking hard enough....) rgds Hans
  8. Thanks for the explanations. I will follow your build and further lessons about the historical building of our Dutch vessels with interest. Rgds Hans 👍
  9. Another month passed by so time for another update. Not much has happened as we were out to the sun for a couple of weeks. As said I continued with the masts, below the 3 masts are the final masts outlined and all.. This was quite some ado to get them in the right angels in both directions... langscheeps and dwarsscheep... (Longship and sideships???) Next step the ezelshoofd and hommer, the pictures speak for itself but there was some mindbraking involved to get what I liked. As the mast were too long form mu turning device I had to invent a workabout...
  10. More than a month ago so maybe time to give an update. Steadily working through the gunport hatches, a tedious and boring job. Fitting all in place.. Working the hatches into place and adding the gunwale parts. 4 But I am happy with the looks. Not too tight and perfect. I like it that way, as I am sure ships in those days weren't neither. Then the insides grounding. And I still like how it came about.. The next steps will be finishing the maingun deck so I added some loose parts that I build earlier for the looks. I guess any builder wants to see how it will look and cant wait to see the whole....?? Also I will be doing the final masts at least first parts, as I have been using too short counterfits. Below the right lenght cuttings ready for working on them. This I will do first as I will be happy to turn from the monotonous work of the gunports. (Please ignore the deformation of the mobile lens.. it gives some strange angles here and there)
  11. In the meantime we have advanced. I build a new clamping/workboard. As there is no longer need to hang the ship upside down and I want free space to work all around the ship. The next steps are working gradually upwards now. I have to finish everything around the main gundeck before I can close the next deck. A test with a 3D printed model of the emblem Filling the gap to be able to add the planking Then the gunport rabbits and hatches Rabbit sanded to follow the hull. And so far for the port side, now on to starboard side.

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