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About garyshipwright

  • Birthday 06/22/1955

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  1. Outstanding is the only thing comes to mind. As druxey said very impressive. Gary
  2. Thanks marsalv and Clay. The infor on the cutter's is most helpful and keep up the outstanding build. Gary
  3. Hi Clay, I tried to get the set that Marsalv showed but for some reason it would not let my order go through. I found what I believe is the same set that you show. Have you by chance got a chance to use them and look forward to what you think. Gary
  4. Nice build and outstanding rigging. I really like the small figures that show up ever once in awhile and brings a big smile and a chuckle. Look forward to your next update. Gary
  5. Hi marsalv. That's ok on the video tutorial and much prefere seeing photo's of you building but thank you very very much for the information on the carving tool's that you use. Looking forward to your next update. Gary
  6. Hi Clay. Well good sir my thought process on the framing was I used butt's to hold the parts of the frame together that is shown on page 18 in Goodwin's book. Being a expert , thank you for that, but call my self more of a student who will never finish school. When i started building my frames I did use chocks to hold the parts together but being that you make about a 130 frames it takes awhile which is why I used the butt and dowel that hold's those parts together. Not as time consuming and once the planks are installed on the outside and inside you can't see the chocks but if I had to
  7. Thank you Marsalv. The machines that we use will always be controversial but then again as you said, they will be just another evolutionary step, sort of like when I purchased a mill for my self. As far as what tool's you use, be that a set of carving tools or Cnc doesn't matter, both takes a lot of work and skill to achieve what you have shown us. One last question Marsalv, but what tool bits did you use when you did you cnc carvings, a self made set or a set that one can purchase to do the carving's? I am getting in to CNC, something that I should of done years ago and knowing what the rig
  8. Hum. Between your blocks Chuck and rope, rope I can make, blocks is a little on the hard side, and then add in the qualty that your are really makes me want the block's. No were on God's green earth can one get blocks as good as your's. I have a rope walk to make my own so I would have to go with keep making those little jewel's and i would be happy. Thanks Chuck.
  9. Well guys the Cnc parts are on the way for fitting out the mill and lathe and maybe I have it all put together by the end of the month. Learning how to use the programs, well that just may take a little longer. Will add more later. Gary
  10. Hi Chuck, sorry I missed the buying spree but am very interested in the in depth tutorial on how to make them. Am working on turning my mill and lathe in to CNC which I don't think will have much to do with making blocks but using you tutorial will help me in time to make them for Montague and give me a reason to buy the drill you mention. As far as the other tool's you mention I seem to all ready have those, so that part am all the ready in good shape. Look forward in hearing from you. I will be sad and will miss your block's but your health is most important, of course who know's maybe you
  11. Hi Marsalv. Have a question for you. What program are you using for doing your carvings? I just may purchase the same one. At the moment am looking at V Carving which might be the route for me to go. Thank you and keep up the outstanding work. Gary
  12. Thanks druxey and you may be right. I did take a look in Boudriot 74 gun ship vol 4, page 74 and it shows the exact same set up that I believe was common for are era. Seems that the messenger just went around the front of the bow sprint and was just helped along with the crew with no rollers in the manger. Apparently both the French and English were using the same set up during our time frame. He did say that they had pillars/rollers placed out far enough from the center line to keep the messenger from rubbing up against the pumps and other items. Did the English use rollers along the side,
  13. Hi Clay I went and looked in Peter Goodwin's book, The Construction and fitting of the Sailing Man of War 1650-1850 And talks about the Messenger Rollers, on page 156 and says that they didn't come it to use until1792. He says that maybe a simple snatch block may have been used before this date. Am think out loud now, that maybe they used two snatch block one on each side to help the Messenger cable around the curve but that's just my thought's on them. Am not sure if you have Peter's book, but would be a good addition for ones library. The one I have is probably about 30 years old and is
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