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  1. Exactly the kind of boat I like. Nice build! You must be really satisfied to complete it after such an investment of time. I spent a similar time on my first build and enjoyed it thoroughly. Tony
  2. Very nice build, Dirk, as usual! I am thinking of getting this kit as a result, so would be grateful if you could provide a bit more detail as to the alterations you made to the kit rigging. Do you have any copies of the Dutch yacht rigging plan, and if so, could you let me know if there is a guide in English for this. I can't seem to find an English version of Jaeger's book. Thanks for any info Tony
  3. Well, I just gotta add my own welcome from Kentish Town, now that the North of the UK has started filling the room! Looking forward to your builds! Tony
  4. I think the blade you may be thinking of is the one I have for the Proxxon mini drill. These are made by a variety of manufacturers and easily available on Amazon and eBay. They are for any drill that can hold a shaft of 3.15mm (e.g. Dremel), and are 22mm in diameter. They are not at all expensive. The smallest one I have for the Proxxon table saw is 0.5mm kerf, (0.02in) which I obtained from MicroMark in the US, together with an adapter for the Proxxon. I hope that helps. Tony
  5. That's very nice of you, Lynn. Thanks a lot. The Triton cross section is an excellent way to start working from plans alone, especially as there are so many great builds of it available for you to study and think which way you would like to approach it. It was a very good learning process for me. I look forward to your builds. Tony
  6. Many thanks, Mark and Edward, VTHokiEE and Carl for your very nice comments and likes. They certainly make me feel as though I'm not as ham-fisted as I often feel! Tony
  7. Thanks again to all those who commented on this build and signalled their likes. I've decided not to go any further as my struggles with making binnacle have not been very fruitful. In any case, there is nothing to suggest that it carried one - it was more the challenge for myself. So I have marked the build as FINISHED! I am still in the throes of exploring another build, experimenting with a mixture of card and wood on a 1:100 model of the Ancre Allège d'Arles, while also looking in detail at the Ancre Rochefort. I'll post a new log once I've decided on the final boat
  8. I very much appreciate the extent to which you detail the stages and methods of your build. Unfortunately I forgot to ask about the construction of the deck and planking which looks very good. Are the planks made of card, cut into strips and glued on a base, then painted? Or are they wood strips? Also, how did you make the gratings? Thanks, Tony
  9. Further to Mark's comments, for me their value lies in: The very large number of plans showing different aspects of the construction, fitting and rigging, in sequence The detailed history of each of the boats concerned The detail and precision provided by of most of the authors (notably Jean Boudriot and Gérard Delacroix) The commentary and general discussion of each aspect of the construction In view of the years of detailed preparation, draughtsmanship, experience and research that goes into these publications, I would regard the cost as quite fair. Each monog
  10. You might also want to consider The Story of Sail: Illustrated with 1000 Scale Drawings, by Veres Lazlo & Richard Woodman, published by Chatham Publishing in 1999, which you can buy at low cost. This provides detailed history, but almost entirely of the evolution, type, overall plans and rigging of sailing ships. It has no detail of fittings, deck layouts etc. I bought mine for £4 from Amazon. Then there's an older book, The Lore of Ships by Tre Tryckare in 1963 which covers all types of ship, including sail. Also can be bought very cheaply. This is very nice indeed as it goes
  11. That's really useful, Jaager. I've often wondered as I have seen little difference between them in practice. Tony
  12. Just out of curiosity, what's the difference in action between woodworker's white PVA and the yellow aliphatic type? (It's a long time since my organic chemistry days). Tony
  13. Sorry, Chuck, I don't understand. How do you use a drill to cut a treenail? I've seen lots of methods but I don't recall seeing that one. Excuse my ignorance! Just as a matter of interest, I've used a Byrnes drawplate with bamboo skewers and have been happy with that. Tony
  14. Spitalfields Life strikes again! Thanks! Tony
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