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About Wedan

  • Birthday 08/24/1952

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    Mississippi River minnesota
  • Interests
    18 @ 19th century technology. Golf, brass and bronze. Quality tools. The Bible. Balsa planes. Geography
    and fine art.

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  1. The end table is so beautiful, it competes with your ship. What wood are they made from. Wedan,
  2. A work of art! Love the table and figurine. Bruce
  3. I sanded the hull down to 220 grit and attached the Wales. Some of the African Sapelly planks are quarter sawn and have a lovely reddish brown hue when varnished. I applied a coat of clear satin varnish to the hull planks. While the varnish was drying I started to build the cabin. I had trouble building the cabin and had to redo the walls and consequently wasted a lot of Sapelly and African Ayous. I planked the deck with 1.5 mm x 4 mm. Ayous which was quite splintery. I stained the white Ayous with a “honey maple” colored stain and wiped it dry after 1 minute. My kit came missing the 1.5, x 4 mm. ‘’coaming” so I followed “owend’s” example and laminated 4 plies of 0.4 mm x 5mm. Sapelly together. I’m going to need additional model ship timbers/wood. Would anyone recommend a source in the U.S. Canada. Thanks
  4. THello, I’m Bruce Wedan. I’m 67 years old and from Minnesota. I hesitated to start a build log until I fit the stem planks to the stem post. Thanks to mtaylor for his advice, and to Mike Dowling and Owens for their build log photos. The Sapelly wood was easy to bend if I soaked it overnight. I’m trying to hide the voids with watery wood glue -75% glue 25% water and my saw dust. I’ll sand it tomorrow. Good luck with your project. Bruce
  5. It turned out better than I expected. I went into my careful and slow mode while watching an old Western on TV. It was “Lawman” with Burt Lancaster. It was a good. Bruce
  6. Bob, I’m starting file out a recess for the stem post, as you suggested. There is hope and light so far. I believe I can do it. Thanks again. Bruce
  7. Thanks Bob. I’ll try your method and if it gets ugly, I‘ll use the epoxy fairing. Would you recommend an epoxy fairing? Thanks, Bruce
  8. I’m Bruce from Minnesota. Before I finish the planking, I need advice on the best way to mate/join the stem post to the stem and stem planking. I hope my photos tell the story. The instructions say to plank the hull on step #3. They want the stem. Post attached on step # 19. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks, Bruce
  9. Piet, Nice details. Beautiful photos. I also have a Canon A E1, but it is 45 years old. Sincerly, Wedan
  10. What saw would you use to cut 1/4" detailed printed sheets? I'm not sure if it's pine or fir.

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