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About davyboy

  • Birthday 12/03/1940

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    Binningen Switzerland
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    British naval warships 17th and 18th centuries. Travel in S.E Asia. Reading.

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  1. Hi André, Welcome on board MSW enjoy the voyage. Dave
  2. Hi Maurice, As usual lovely workmanship. Great job on the replacement catheads and sheaves,I like the idea of using plastic rod for them. Wish I'd thought of that on my Cheerful,I used dowels for all the sheaves. A pita as the smallest ones kept splitting when drilling . Regards, Dave
  3. Hi Mark, When I made a 90° scraper from a Stanley blade to cut the rebate on my current build I did the following. On the non cutting edges I used a small 1000 grit sharpening stone to round them down. Worked a treat,no marks on the keel. Dave
  4. Good evening Maurice,a very nice job on the "white stuff". Looking very good,I'm pretty sure the original waterline looked the same. Dave
  5. Hi Tom, Google The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship. This will take you to the site of the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association,they have reproduced the complete book and tables there. I've that site bookmarked,a lot of reading for sure. Dave
  6. Timboat,Lees states in his Masting and Rigging book that viols were not used on ships below 36 guns. Blandford was a 20 gun ship. It's probable/possible that the Anchor Cable was led straight to the Capstan as their heaviest anchor was only 23 cwt according to Steel. Dave
  7. Hi Tom, This is from Steels elements of Standing and Running Rigging for a 50 Gun Ship fore Staysail :- Staysail halliard :- 3". Staysail sheets :- 3". Staysail tack :- 2". Staysail downhauler :- 2". Hope this helps with your decision,up to you now Dave
  8. Hi, Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that model is of really no value. Tens of thousands of these type of "ornaments" have been made over the years,usually sold in souvenir shops etc. Dave
  9. Not sure if this in the right place or not. For any Forum members who may be interested,Pen and Sword have the following books on their Autumn sale. Pepys Navy by J.D.Davies,paperback £13. Dutch Warships in the age of Sail by James Bender,hardback £27.50. The Sloop of War 1650 to 1763 by Ian Mcglaughlan,hardback £22. All are on Page 10 of their Autumn sale list I have the last book,well worth the money if you are interested in the smaller English Warships. Dave
  10. I had the good luck to salvage over 100 pieces of European Boxwood from a container of "firewood" several years ago. Lengths ranging from 8" to 10" with diameters from .75" to 2.75". Have used some of it on my HMS Cheerful and intend to plank my current HMS Speedwell build with it. Not bothered about any wastage as it cost me nought Dave
  11. Good evening Maurice,you've made a really nice job on the clinker planking. Once faired and cleaned up with the copper bolts done she will look "the bees knees". Dave
  12. Mark,that photo you posted is I'm certain Peter Gilmore and Anne Stalybrass from The Onedin Line a BBC television series from 1971. Certainly not Russel Crowe. The series and it's theme Music by Katchachurian was superb. Dave
  13. Hi Greg, The binnacles look very nice indeed,hopefully a plan will be included in Vol.2. I started on the POB version a couple of months ago,I've much to learn. This will be only my 3rd build the previous being a Caldercraft kit of HMS Cruizer followed by a 95% scratch build of Chucks' HMS Cheerful. I look forward to seeing what she will look like when David adds the carvings. He did say in some correspondence we had that there will probably be a set of cast carvings in the future. I hope so anyway. Kind regards,and I wish you a pleasant week. Dave
  14. Very nice diorama,I wonder who won this engagement. The Swedish frigate is placed in a very good position to cross the stern of the Danish frigate and rake it. Dave
  15. I only have the small Proxxon scroll saw,hardly ever been used due to vibration. I cut the central spines and bulkheads (6.5mm birch ply) on my Cheerful and current POB scratch builds on my Einhell Bandsaw. No problems,no vibration and also quick and much cheaper than a big expensive scroll saw. Dave

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