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  1. both covers looks like lead 74 guns 1780; lead under and copper on the top (only half part shown)
  2. We have to be careful with drawings, especially with some curved parts which are sometimes exaggerated like the rear balcony, and maybe? other parts on the side view.
  3. Hi Gary, in comparison, here is what the french were doing: in this case : 2 steps and the floor was made after the molding and holding on the molding
  4. a twisted wire in the jar, the rope pass through the ring, you pull the other side through a sponge, and you let dry, rope attached at both ends in the air
  5. I use walnut stain made from walnut shell https://ardec.ca/en/p/62/walnut-stain The color has to be fix with alchool. I also do some other mix with beewax and other components depending of the results I want I am not sure you use a good method to turn ropes, look like some turns are missing to hold every thing together.
  6. Thank you Mark, it was educational for me as well. I watched a lot of video up to Seki knife festival in Japan. I also watched many video on sharpening and everyone had his way, but it was always about the same thing: making a Burr and Polishing.
  7. It is a good thing to know where is the blade without necessarily seeing it. I like to watch on Historia channel a program called Fire and steel, a competition to make and test a knife: blade and handle. Every time they test durability by hitting the knife on hard objects when the handle is round, the handle slips in the hand and reduce the performance of the blade: the judge does not like that. I think that the size of the handle is also important. Just like it is easier to build at 1/48 scale than 1/184, because the part is easier to hold. I think that the same rule can apply here. I knew that I have more control with a bigger handle and I think that this one reason.
  8. One last element to add at this level a double wall filled with sand. Before it is too heavy to turn upside down, 1 coat of tung oil is applied below first deck outside, it gives a complete different look to the cherry wood. I did a photo of a word program text. Before I was able to copy text from outside MSW, but now when I copy text, it is included as a photo in small definition!!! My search for knives continue. I ordered new blades to try, assembly require.
  9. Congratulation Mark, You have succeeded in an area that I have never try and an area that I will never try. I would prefer to turn 144 guns instead.

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