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  1. Hi Bob. The protractor sounded like a good ideal so I order on and should be here early next week. Should really make the chop saw a whole lot more accurate. Thank you. Gary
  2. I just picked up one at Harbor freight yesterday and been playing around with it. It seems to be a good one, but time will tell. I have a 12 inch chop saw which I use as much as my table saw so figure that this little chop saw should fit in really nice. Now all I have to do is figure out how to make it a little higher so I can see what am cutting. Maybe a table on top of the table. . Gary
  3. Hi Druxey and Mark. You may be right druxey. Does seem that Alfred's dimensions are different which keeps one on one's toes. Mark you are probably right sir. Seems that Alfred taffrail is really a pain. When you look at it, the cove doesn't seem to exist, the part that's right above the upper window's, which looks like curtains that go all the way across and unlike others such as her sister's which had good looking stern's. Her's looks a little on the flat side. ;o} O well, at the moment am having a blast and its nice to hear from you guys. Thanks for your respone. Gary
  4. Hi Mark. Thank you sir for responding and does give one something to think about. Doing my research on the stern I found that model's of the Warrior and the Canada both 74's, have a taffrail fiferail. If you look at the plan its not there which doesn't mean much, that is untill you see the model which does show one. Also if you look at the primary plan of the Alfred class, you will see that it has the fiferail but seems on the plan of Alfred her self doesn't show one. I do believe these plans are as build but not sure why the Warrior has one. Hahn didn't add one because it doesn't show up on her plan. Went through the plans and seems that there was more ships that had one then there was that did. Well seems like there is a reason and hope to find out. . Gary
  5. Hi every one. Just a quick question. It has to do with the taffrail and its height from the top of the keel. Steel gives the height of the taffrail at the middle, of 50 feet 6 inches from the top of the keel, are they talking about the trim also that goes around the top of the taffrail ? The reason I ask is in Steel plate he shows the taffrail fiferail which is setting, guess wise 6 inches higher, is this included in that height. Where does the taffrail starts and where does it stop? Thank you. In the mean time I check a few more things to see what I come up with. Gary
  6. Hi Mike and Oskar24. Mike will do on the photo's sir. Oskar If I understand right Alfred and a few others are building Plank on frame like the real ships back then and the other method I believe is plank on bulkhead, which a lot of people builded. I believe that plank on frame is harder due to building up frames and other internal parts of the ship and plank on bulkhead is that the frames are plywood bulkhead installed on a keel and then planked on the outside once the bulkheads are sanded to accept the planks. There is a lot more to both types of building depending on were your interest ln the two. I have seen some really good Plank on bulkhead, but my interest is trying to build them like they was. Hope this helps. Gary
  7. Hi Mike. Thank you and will do the same. How is your Agamemnon coming? If there is any thing I can do let me know sir. Seems like its been a long time. Gary
  8. Thanks every one. Am still kicking, just to a long break and hoping that after I retire next year or maybe sooner I get back to work on her. Once again thank you. Gary
  9. Hi Mark. Nice job sir and I must say your drawing our outstanding. Mine comes out looking like a first grader in art class. Keep up the good work sir. Gary
  10. Hi Mark. how about air brushing the paint on. Tape up what you don't want paint on and spray on the paint. You can also cut in above the tape edge and it will stop the spray paint from seeping below the tape. Works good for me. You can even paint dye this way. Practice on scrap till you get it they way you want it. As they say practice makes perfect.Here is a space shuttle I painted and built from a kit. I think it came out not to bad. Gary
  11. Hello Everyone. Seems its been awhile but some times life hits you between the eyes but I did get a little bit down on Alfred. Hope you enjoy the photo's. Gary
  12. Druxey I do believe you are right sir and it says that Peter based his book on the work of Bob Lightley's superb detailed model which is in the National Maritime Museum. Well thats ok, I still vote for drawing number 3. ;o} Gary
  13. Hay Mark. Your doing good sir and druxy I do believe that model ship builders are some of the most humble, just look at their scrap box. Gary
  14. Hi Siggi. Went looking in the library and only came across two, one that shows the joint and one that talks about the hook and butt joints. The book 18th Century Shipbuilding, remarks on the Navies of the English and the Dutch, by Blaise Ollivier,1737 done by David H. Roberts and published and distributed by Boudriot. The other is The Anatomy of the ship The Bomb Vessel Granado1742 by Peter Goodwin. On page 52 he shows in figure 6/3 through6/6 the make up of Granado wale made up of 3strakes showing the upper and lower put together like your bottom drawing. Some would say the Anatomy of the Ship is full of mistakes, which I have found some but doesn't stop me from using what I think is right as long as you can back up what your using.I look and see if I can come up with some more for you. It also shows that the middle one as just having a butt joint. Gary

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