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  1. Bruce, I found an old engraving of a 12-pounder carronade on a 4-wheel carriage on Wikimedia: Just search there for "Carronade 12 pounder.jpg". Unfortunately it seems dated to 1913, but the construction seems reasonable. Per
  2. It is a companion port for the helmsman handling the whipstaff. On the Vasa: http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Whipstaff Per
  3. Hi Harley, You could try "Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy, 1866" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19058/19058-h/19058-h.htm#Page_A_46 P. 46 onwards should give you all the information you need. On p. 55 you will find instructions how to house lower-deck guns in different weather. Per
  4. I use a micro attachment for the home vac, a flexible hose with a soft brush at the nozzle end, that works for both models and computers. For really tight corners canned air and an artists brush. Canned air can be got from any camera shop. Per
  5. Oh, and a sturdy fellow being built like a brick s**thouse. Per
  6. up s**t creek without a paddle lot of noise for no wool, said the woman shearing the pig the elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top the wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead not the sharpest knife in the drawer the light is on, but nobody is home he doesn’t have all the horses in the stable Per
  7. I also found this British wartime propaganda poster. It clearly shows a ladder bolted to the mast and, once you got that far, rungs bolted to the outside of the barrel. Per
  8. I found this - Ogden's 1927 whaling cigarette cards: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/wildlife/whales/whaling_cards.htm Kester's bad weather barrel as well as a more minimalistic southern type. Per
  9. Per

    Popsicle sticks

    I'm nicking the stirrers from the box by the office coffee machine.
  10. Something like the sensitive drill attachment for my watchmakers lathe would be useful. The runner slides in a sleeve that fits in the tailstock bore. Per
  11. Now this is what I call a lathe! Ok, not quite up to date and perhaps a tad overpriced, but boy would I want one! http://tinyurl.com/qb5y5qw Per
  12. I was going to suggest a Dremel diamond cutoff disc. Hypodermic needles are very hard and the pieces will shoot off like projectiles when you try to snip them off. At the very least, use safety goggles. Per
  13. The website for the replica schooner Lynx, http://www.privateerlynx.com/# , has some good photos of their swivel guns in the photo gallery. Per
  14. I do have tremors now and then, but they are entirely self-inflicted. One or two double espressos are enough to spark them off. I have found that less caffeine, better lighting and arm support (look at how watchmakers sit at their benches) are important. Being able to sit relaxed at the workbench can work wonders. Per
  15. I have used Scale Link's etched alphabets and number. They look really good. Per

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