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  1. The accuracy of your mitres and joinery at this scale is incredible. It can be so unforgiving. Great work.
  2. Congratulations on what you have achieved so far Keith. Awesome build.
  3. Hi John. I have a full set of these and could scan the articles and email them if any good to you. If you PM me your email address and give me a few days to organise, I can get them over. Regards Noel
  4. What an absolutely fantastic project and finish, very original and educational throughout. Thank you for sharing, very inspirational You should be very proud
  5. Might be a bit obvious, but if the boat is for sale with a broker would it be worth dropping them an email to ask them directly. You might get cold shouldered but you never know..
  6. The turning mentioned by Bedford is called involuted turning. The idea is to take 4 square and numbered pieces of timber. Glue a piece of paper between the mating faces, making a larger square. You then turn the required design. Once complete you separate the pieces and glue back together so the design is now on the inside. You can now turn the external design of the item. Important to go with the grain in order to ensure on invisible join.
  7. Rutland do a version of it. Here is the link for you. Great to help out a fellow Yam Yam Regards Noel https://www.rutlands.co.uk/sp+woodworking-tilting-angle-vice-100mm+DK7104?tyah=y
  8. Druxey, if you put the finish on a lint free cloth first and then apply this to the work, you get no splash regardless of the speed.
  9. Only time I have wished I lived closer to Sussex, would love to observe you making something like this first hand. inspiring Keith, thank you. Noel
  10. There may be one relevant information on Vanhorn's document Eighteenth Century Colonian American Merchant Ship Construction on the following site https://nautarch.tamu.edu/academic/alum.htm My apologies if if is the wrong era for you. Regards Noel
  11. Your work never ceases to amaze me Johann. Thank you for the video, it pulls your progress together so far perfectly.
  12. Although I can't disagree with you about your comments on apprenticeships Mark, I also think that necessity is the mother of invention. Too many times when asked why something is done the way it is, they answer is Because that's the way it has always been done. Sometimes a different approach is all that is needed to improve a process, there are lots of different skills on this forum which makes the sharing of knowledge possible. After all an apprenticeship with one master does not mean that another will do it the same way, but the end result can be the same. We can see this by all the different ship build methods in a particular era by different yards or countries to achieve the same results. So long as you learn by mistakes the apprentice eventually becomes the master regardless of the approach.
  13. Hi Mark They are called Japanese bar clamps. Very useful for loads of operations. Love this build, Thanks for your insight. Regards Noel
  14. The trick is relearning how to saw again. Western saws definitely need a different approach to Eastern saws No pressure is certainly the tactic, let the saw do the work. Start off on the right and square line and stick to it. They don't like changing course part way through. One of the hardest parts I had to relearn was to fight the years of muscle memory pushing a saw with tension which is a certain way to damage any of these pull saws and easy to fall back into once you get into the rhythm

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