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Landrotten Highlander

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  • Birthday 03/31/1970

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  1. I cannot bring myself to like the last post. I love the pictures, but got a bit of a shock to read about your health issues. Wishing you as much relief as you can get.
  2. Try these. Have not bought from them yet, but the feedback I managed to find seeme generally positive. https://www.arkowood-lossburg.de/shop/brettchen/buchsbaum-brettchen-50-x-500-mm/
  3. I have no experience with this particular machine ,but as an Engineer my experience with tools is that the cheap 'all-round' tools are usually they are not good at any of the tasks they are advertised to do. However, for the hobbyist level of working this machine might do the trick, as long as you let the saw do the work: never push your wood through the thing, just guide it to where it needs to cut.
  4. pulling up a chair, as it is very possible I have missed al the fun in the past.
  5. I was thinking the same. Yu want them out of the way when not in use, but easy to reach.
  6. I am guessing, but it appears to me that the pipes go from the galleries and down into the ship at the point of joining the pipes. The pipe on the left of the picture appears to have a slope of approx 3-5 degrees, which is the slope recommended for draining. So I would gues that these pipes are used to capture rain water, thus increasing the water availability for say personal grooming during long voyages?
  7. Wonderful work. How did you solve your problem with the carving hanging over the windows as in post #38?
  8. I may be wrong, but a brief glance at the new book L'egyptienne by G. Delacroix seems to infer that the French classed their armed sailing vesslels based on the weight of shot, and not by the number of guns it carried. Unfortunately I cannot look it upo, as I am in the middle of reorganising the mancave and all my books are in various boxes (I know which box it is in, but that one is in the middle of the pile, and I have no room to move them about at this stage). If this is indeed the case, it is even more difficult to start comparing vessels from different nations Perhaps someone more familiar with the French naval history might clarify?
  9. This is my personal preference, and in no way should be taken as gospel. For the standing rigging I would prefer the #3 Aurifil 4241 Very Dark Grey For the running riggin I would prefer the #2 Aurifil 5011 Rope Beige Both these colours 'feel' right for a scaled down version of a vessel that has been subjected to the elements during a voyage.
  10. I beleive Chuck is using yellow cedar for his kits. Perhaps he can answer your question?

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