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About Sapphire22

  • Birthday 07/22/1967

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    Bristol UK
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    dolls houses 1/12th scale
    wood turning
    model ships
    throwing whips!
  1. striphunter hi and thanks for the advice, that may have been a quicker may. How is your ship coming along? regards Sharron
  2. Well this afternoon when I was meant to be cooking Dinner (which despite setting my alarm to remind me to actually start it ) it is now going to be a later supper instead, I managed to sort out and asemble the rudder, I found that trying to drill a 2mm hole a bit scary as there was not alot of room for error, unfortuantly my little bit drill has a fixed collet so was unable to hold the larger drill bit. So I placed the drill bit in the vice and turned the rudder handle over the drill bit, this worked really well. I then sanded the rudder shaft to the correct size to accept the bushing and finally sanded the end to fit inside the hole I had drilled. was really chuffed that the fit was perfect and ended up flush, only thing is it doesn't state if this should be glued on although it is a good fit would hate for it to get knocked off. must admit I didn't realise how long it took me until he started asking if we were going to eat tonight!!! oppps really need to keep him on side as thinking may need to take over the bigger work top soon! regards Sharron
  3. A few more pics of my work so far, I have just finished the small hatchway, and was lpeased that I managed to get pins into the hinges on the doors.the instructions didnt plank the back of the doors but I felt that they needed to be finished off as they would have been solid wood. also happy that the hatch does slde quite nicely. they have still to be sanded and varnished but will possible do that when the other one is built.
  4. I have just got HMS Bounty by Artesania Latina with the cut away side, My plan is to incorperate my love of miniature dolls houses and set a scene inside the ship that reflects the film. am rather excited about it to be honest. Thank you for your complements I am loving this hobby and itching to get the swift finished, but know that I need to take it steady. Have had a couple of books arrive and been studying up on the rigging, as need to master this as there is a huge amount on the Bounty that currently means nothing to me other that look like a spider has gone nuts on it...... figured that if I can understand what each rope does then will make mose sence to me. sharron
  5. Well having been browsing through other peoples builds I felt brave enough to start one on my Swift...It may also get me in the habit of taking pictures and writting up my progress for when I start the Bounty. These photos were taken 2 weeks in to the build and although I have made many mistakes I have managed to getting it reasonably the right shape. There are things that I wouldn't do the same way, but I am sure trial and error is a great way to learn.
  6. Hi its is a fantastic build, you must be really pleased with what you have done. My kit of the Bounty arrived today and I have been reading the instructions.... but I must admit your blog and photos make much more sense. I love the extras that you have done, I have been planning on similar things myself, even to include a ladle on the yard arm. am looking forward to seeing the finished ship in all its glory. If mine is half as good I will be very pleased. well done again Sharron

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