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Hubac's Historian

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About Hubac's Historian

  • Birthday 08/11/1973

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    New York City
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    17th Century Naval Architecture, furniture design and construction with an emphasis on the Art Nouveau period, 20th Century architecture, wood carving, muscle cars, the Knicks, and early American longrifles.

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  1. Ad Infinitum, for sure. My wife, of education, can attest that I am a poor speller. However, the Iphone is little help. Spell Correct - PLEASE!! I’d be saying much worse or wronger things, if I relied on that. Not, ad-nauseam, though. I never tire of this stuff.
  2. Gaetan, this is a work of spectacular complexity and execution. Your chaloupes are so elegantly constructed; they are ship models unto themselves. The ship stoves are of particular interest to me. Thank you for taking so many good photos of them. Would the basic structure of these stoves have been more or less the same in the 17th Century? For his St. Philippe, Lemineur shows two smaller stoves between the middle deck guns, at the bow. For my Soleil Royal, it only makes sense for there to be a larger stove, perhaps with two separate cooking bays, in the c
  3. Great prep and early construction progress, Tom! In thinking about this method, I was wondering about grain selection for the various lifts - particularly the bottom lift. Most of the poplar stock you have shown appears to be rift-sawn. I wonder, though, whether it may he particularly advantageous to use quarter-sawn stock for the first lift because you won’t be cutting out the middle. Do you find that the relative stability of poplar negates this consideration?
  4. You know, I just marvel at the fact that even the parts of the model that aren’t to be seen - in the end - can be looked at freely.
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