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  1. Did a google search and this came up. I don’t think this breaks any copyright rules as the Library of Congress has this as a free download. Not sure if this helps. 20100616002tr.pdf Tom
  2. JOHN! You made it. The finish line is now behind you. You must be feeling a great sense of accomplishment right now and rightfully so. Time to sit back and enjoy it for a while. Congratulations. It was a pleasure watching it develop into something really nice. Tom
  3. Ian, The first link is the earlier post I mentioned. The second link has the picture I was trying to locate. It is an excellent rendition of hammocks stored in the cranes and netting. I believe the pics start on page 17. Hope it helps. Tom
  4. Hi Ian like you I am sure someone knows better than I. I believe they were rolled th long way and the folded in half and the stored in the netting with the folding top. I remember seeing a picture of this. It was a demo on hammock making maybe here on MSW. I remember printing it out because I would also like to include them on my ship. When I get home I will try to locate the picture. Tom
  5. Just found this post on MSW. This should help. Tom Hammocks, cranes and covers By dafi, February 24, 2013 in Discussion for a Ship's Deck Furniture, Guns, boats and other Fittings
  6. Hi Ian I found this on portandterminal.com. Sailors differentiated between hammocks and bedding. Hammocks were the canvas slings that cradled the bedding, which consisted of mattress, sheets, blankets, and pillow. On Royal Navy vessels, sailors could buy bedding for which they paid through deductions in pay. Detail from A sailor bringing up his hammock, Pallas, Gabriel Bray, 1774, National Maritime Museum Sleeping arrangements were cramped as the diagram below from 1775 shows. According to various accounts, regular sailors were allocated about 14 inches per
  7. Hi John i was on the Morgan a year and a half ago and took some pictures that look a lot like the ones you are posting. Are you sure those pics aren’t mine?? That model looks an awful lot like the real thing. Hmmmm. 😜😁 the elusive finish line is within reach... well at least until you find another detail to clean up. 🤣. It really looks good. Tom
  8. John As Tom R. (TomShipModel) mentioned, I have been using Elmer’s white glue diluted with water (1:1) for securing knots. This is the first time I used this Liquitex medium. As Tom R. Said, it can leave a milky residue on dark rope where the diluted PVA does not. that makes a great lead in to my next picture. After sleeping on it I decided I did not really like the dark bolt rope. Just a little to much contrast to the sail... almost distracting. So I took some of the rope I make for running rigging and dipped it into some Special Walnut stain and what came out is much more to
  9. Hi John here is a pic of the bottle and uses. I am not much of an artist so I don’t know much about paint mediums and what is used for what. I am just adapting a technique that was shown to me by Ron Neilson at the last “in person” New London” conference a couple of years ago. This stuff acted like a glue in this case so it made sense to use it for securing knots. It dries clear with a matte finish and is a bit pliable. One more reason not to use CA on rope. Tom
  10. That is the plan. I was actually pleased that the conference was pushed out to October. I don’t think, no wait, actually I know it would not have been finished in April. 😁 Tom
  11. Hi everyone Here is a little more sail work. I ended up going with the darker bolt ropes. There were cases for both light and dark. After making a couple small sails with the running rigging color I could barely see the rope on the sail. The color was too close to the sail. Including the cringles it was a lot of work that would basically go unnoticed. I leaned toward the more artistic side where the “ordinary” non-modeling person would appreciate the work. Neither one seemed to be wrong from the research I did. Here is how I did the cringles. The head cringles is ju
  12. Tom I am a relatively new member of that club. I am starting to reap the benefits of not only friendships but not trying to reinvent the wheel and seeing others great ideas. Tom
  13. Hi Tom, I do have that book and it has been a great help. Like you I am not a sailor and learning as I go. As you mentioned, I will not be doing anything regarding the studding sails. Those are stored in the sail room below. 😄 I am not sure what sails I am going to set. I may just take a a picture out of the Seamanship in the Age of Sail book or some other reference and duplicate it. Thanks for the help (I can use all I can get) and the kind words. Hopefully we can see each other in New London at the joint conference in October. Tom
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