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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. A really good approach. 👍 Your build log ist full of smart ideas like this. Greetings, Götz
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Hello everyone, time for a "micro-update" or just a proof that this log is still alive. Didn't habe much time for working in the shipyard. I've finished the stancions for the reling of the forecastle. Quite a lot of work filing each piece by hand. Also had to make an inlet for my router. Quite time consuming, but every piece is in one box now. That's it for today. Götz
  11. Hello Everyone, it's time for a small update. Finished the deck planking of the forcastle. Work keeps me quite busy. And my wife has a lot of things to do for me around the house. This will result in a significant reduction of "ship-modelling-time-amount". Sorry for the bad quality of the photo. My camera does not work properly, don't know why.
  12. Nice work Nils. Your hand plane looks interesting. I'am using different sizes of hand planes for woodworking at home, and also for ship modelling. It's essential that you keep the blade sharp - very sharp. Using a simple waterstone gives good results. As your plane has no mouth, it may happen that you cut all the way through the wood. Veritas or Lee Nielsen have good hand planes (also small ones, good for modelling), but they are far to expensive in Germany. Maybe you look at "dictum.de" or "feinewerkzeuge.de" for more information. Grüße in den Kreis Stormarn
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