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  1. Hello Steven, for further Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Bremen and the official Website of the City of Bremen: https://landesportal.bremen.de/bremer-landessymbole (in german, maybe google translator will help) Götz
  2. The Colors look fantastic. One question about your "special mixture": Once dried, does it leave any stains when touched, or do you apply a clear coat afterwards?
  3. Just an addition: Personally I'am using Iwasaki files for cabinet-making and ship modelling. These files are superior to normal cabinet files. The teeth cut aggressively, but leave a very fine and smooth surface. You may have a look here: https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/iwasaki-carving-files.aspx Götz
  4. Hello Richard, one important thing to point out: The Festool machinery is for professional use. Therefore it has to match certain criteria, at least here in Germany. Dust is classified in categories L, M, H. For wood shops using a M-class extractor would be recommended. In our modelling ship yards a L-class machine should be sufficient. Nevertheless wood dust can be carcinognic (e.g. beech). Personally I'am using a festool CTM Midi in my workshop. It works fine with my large Power Tools, I use for cabinet-Making and all other stuff around my house, and it works fine
  5. What a nice model. It was really enjoyable following your build. When you've finished your rebuild - your next ship model will be...? Perhaps something australian? Götz
  6. Hello Louie, I'am a native speaker (german), too. But in this case it's difficult for me. Nevertheless from the old low-german dialect, the phrase "sie haffen stund" could mean "they where waiting", oder "they were standing (watching, etx.)". The phrase "so al von den turken skafft" could mean "bought from the turkish", "got from the turkish", "it was al brought / bought by the turkish". Looking at the drawing, I'am not sure if this word really writes "skafft". The first letter could also be someting else than "s". Maybe we have someone here with proper knowledge in medeavial
  7. Thanks Steven. @ chuck: I'am glad there are quite a few experts on this forum. Unfortunately I'am a chemist not a historian. One more tip - in "middle low german" the word "kraweel" was commonly used, especially in the period of the hanseatic league. "Krewaal" was used also, but it is less common. Another point: The phrase "hanseatic cog" (Hansekogge) is often used in common language as an generic term for all types of ships of this era. Götz
  8. Thanks Steven and druxey and the others for all the likes. Hopefully the next update will go a little faster, but there's only 24h a day. Götz
  9. After a few month of silence, here's another update. Finished the rails on the forecastle. Next were the two ladders. I did not take pictures of the work in progress, sorry. Small parts will be next.
  10. A really good approach. 👍 Your build log ist full of smart ideas like this. Greetings, Götz
  11. Hi Steven, I think you are right. A major problem in academic research is indeed, that some people often do not accept any new aspect or ideas, etc. Often these are the "old masters". It seems to me this can become a problem at a certain stage of their reputation, when some researchers think they are in general superior to others. Can also be a problem of getting "mentally old" (not physical). This can be frustrating, especially for young researchers starting their academic career. Götz
  12. Happy new year everyone! An unusual update (in order to avoid someones deleting my log for inactivity...): At the moment my spare time goes into cabinet making. I have to finish some projects at home. Here's a shelf rack for music sheets: I like working with hand tools - like my grandfather did, he was an organ builder. The "downside" is a slower progress. During the next weeks I have to finish some woodworking in the kitchen... and then "back to the shipyard". So long, Götz
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