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  1. I have had the same issue with LOS. I moved with the same components to Brass black from birchwood casey for use on guns and no problems, black as you like.
  2. Not sure if it is any use to you at all and even less sure of how to, and even if I am allowed to mention or post and upload. I was lucky enough recently to pick up a number of old nautical research journals from flea bay which I am steadily reading through. There is an article in vol 14 nos 3-4 (1967) about the building of a 1/4" scale Boeier by Harry V Dunn Jr. More than happy to copy and send PM or upload if the site allows.
  3. Were the carvings done on a professional CNC set up, if not what program and mill has been used?
  4. They also do a round handle SF1 to SF4 depending on the length you want, which makes them a little easier to use than the standard handle if it helps.
  5. Just a thought if it helps I can send you some photos I took when I visited last year, not sure how much use they will be for you
  6. Have you tried the Sydney Maritime Museum, they have a full size replica there, might be able to help you out
  7. Well done guys, here is to the next 30,000
  8. Seeing them side by side you can clearly spot the differences and improvements, but I bet there will still be a list of people queuing up on this site to take your reject off your hands.
  9. If you are looking at hand tools I would recommend looking at the veritas range of miniature tools. They are good quality tools, not cheap versions of their bigger cousins, hold a good edge and very useful. I would suggest the block plane and spoke shave to start. Many places sell them including Axminsters, or RDG Tools, You can use the bigger ones but I feel these work better on the smaller scales.
  10. John, A good home made Christmas pudding laced with Brandy for 3 months before hand is joy to behold, and space must be left in the pudding belly for this and the White sauce (Not Custard) also laced in Brandy after the festivities even if you have to wait an hour or two afterwards in order to consume. Shop brought ones like everything else claiming tradition or otherwise are only as good as the ingredients and love that has gone into making them.
  11. Check to make sure your blade is in the right way round Jon, you should be cutting on the down stroke on a scroll saw so the blade pulls back into the table. This may be your problem. Regards Noel
  12. Hi Keith Thanks for the info, nice easy solution for you. I would not have thought about the difference in braided and ordinary twist rope for the time line of your vessel. Just another tick on your exquisite attention to detail list. Regards Noel
  13. Hi Keith You may have answered this question earlier on in you log, if so apologies I have missed it. Are you using commercial line for your rigging or have you made your own, if so where are you getting your raw material and what are you using? Regards Noel
  14. Hi Aviaamator, Nice work on the Jacinthe. Are you basing the ship on the Boudroit Monograph and scaling it up or using some other source. Looking to have a go at this next and trying to get information together. Keep up the good work sir.

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