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  1. Really nice touch Dave! I guess Iโ€™m going to have to steal these ideas as well๐Ÿ˜‰. BTW how did you make the cannon balls, or buy them?
  2. Steve, this is a beautiful build! You are so close now. I have Dusek's 1:72 San Martin on my shelf although I don't know when I'm going to get going on it ... but your project gives me added motivation. Ian
  3. Hi Dave, I really don't want to pollute your log with my poor attempt and I'll delete it later. I followed your build but didn't do a few things you did in particular putting bolts in the trucks. I used hard maple for the cannon, cherry for the carriage, boxwood for the trucks and quoin and yellow cedar for the deck. I may switch out the nuts and bolts when my smaller diameter versions arrive especially with acorn nuts for the trunnions. Anyway it was a fun diversion.
  4. Hi Dave, I went ahead and built this cannon and thoroughly enjoyed it. A question, do you have any additional information on this cannon? Was this design actually in service, did it display an insignia? Ian
  5. Sitting here in a hotel room on my southern US road trip I canโ€™t stop checking this site and thinking about my favourite hobby. Reviving an old thread about dust extraction I thought Iโ€™d post a couple of pictures of my main machines bench extraction system. A Festool vac with hepa filter pulls sawdust through these gated ports. Turning any machine on triggers the Festool. I just have to remember to open and close the correct gate. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  6. Thanks for that explanation Bob. Very interesting. I love the wood and have quite a stock of it but really knew very little about it.
  7. First class build and case Paul. I hope you will continue to showcase your skills with another project! Ian
  8. Don, as usual thanks for being so helpful. I was a little stuck because the Cheerful plan doesn't show the mast sides being inset nor the cheeks being mated to the mast. However upon closer inspection of Chuck's pictures I see they are indeed inset.
  9. Hi Shipmates, I will be on shore leave for a month starting Monday so I want to show the extent of my progress before I leave. I managed to make all the spars. You will notice that the boom is slightly different boxwood. The lighter stuff is Castello, just like I used for the bowsprit. I had originally planned to make all the spars out of boxwood but never checked to see if my stock was long enough. Alas I decided to draw the line at the boom which shall remain unpainted (poly) which I rationalize will provide balance to the bowsprit. ๐Ÿ˜€ I'll paint the yards and the designated portion of the mast/topmast black and maybe the gaff but if that doesn't look right I'll remake the gaff out of boxwood and leave that unpainted. If anyone could enlighten me as to how to make the mast cheeks it would be appreciated. I can understand the two dimensional drawing but without hollowing out the portions that sit against the mast I don't see how they will fit properly? It's probably right in front of me.
  10. Thanks Don. Best of luck with all that coppering and rigging on the Stefano.

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