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  • Birthday 07/18/1957

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    Crown Point, IN, USA
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    Dutch Ships (1600-1850), Especially different types of yachts, Everything about VOC history, Woodcrafts (carving, scrollsaw), Bonsai, Edible gardening.
    Member & Secretary of the Nautical Research & Model Ship Society of Chicago.

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  1. Mark, Sad news. My wife's father also got Early Onset Dimentia but without the paranoia. He lived with us for a while until we couldn't take care of him. Regards Marcus
  2. 90% of my builds are 17th century Dutch merchant ships. The 10% are ships through request from family and friends. I like the Dutch merchant ships because of the way the hull looks. Like the tumble home of the Fluit. Furthermore, the Dutch ships are a challenge with the extreme curvature of the bow. Marcus
  3. For your first scratch the Heemskerck would be difficult. Built 2 smaller vessels and then the Heemskerck is doable. Marcus
  4. Ab, Thanks for the encouragement on building the yacht. When I need a break from working on the Fluit, the Zeehaen, I work on understanding contracts. What is the name of the 60 gun man-of-War you are building? Marcus
  5. Ab, It is good you are showing the plans from the Speel jacht (Pleasure Yacht). The learning curve in reading the contract from Witsen (and your latest book) has been steep. I will take the information you have on this thread and compare it to my notes of building the jacht. I have made many mistakes just by understanding the length, width and height of the ship. I will master this exercise,......... eventually.
  6. Been a while since I've worked on the Fluit with the great weather and my edible garden in full production which is in a need of my attention. Furthermore, in the last 4 weeks I have manned the woodworkers booth on 2 occasions. I entered my Boyer and the Windmill in the woodcraft catagory and won 1st place for the Windmill in the mixed woodcraft catagory and 1st place, Sweepstakes and Best of Show in the all woodcraft catagory. I glued balsa wood in between the bulkheads and started to shape the outside of the hull with very coarse sandpaper. Marcus
  7. Thanks for all the likes and comments. It has been an interesting week, with some big mistakes on the bow. Made several horizontal and vertical templates to fit around the bow and nothing would line up. Then it dawned on me after a couple of days that the bow was 38mm too long. I had added an extra bulkhead to the ship. So I sawed it off, balsa cuts easy, and a bit of sanding it was ready for the little piece of the bow. Resawed a new bulkhead # 95 and glued it to the balsa spacer. Now it will dry. Marcus
  8. Kees, You are back. Beautiful job on the deck. I like how the planks are different shades of brown which looks more realistic. Marcus
  9. Marked on both sides of the bulkheads where the different decks go. Deck templates. I have a lot of this veneer so I used it to create the deck templates. In the end I may use them and then just cover them with planking. Slowly shaping the stern. Getting the right shape is a slow process. Don't want to muck it up. I'll do the same for the bow. Marcus
  10. Thanks for all the likes and answers to my questions. Did some preliminary sanding especially the Stern and the bow. I want to get a visual of the curvature of both and with some sanding I can get that. Stern and bow. Next I made templates of scrap wood for the bow. One piece for the X axis and one piece for the Y axis. The empty spaces will be filled with balsa. Did the same for the Stern but only for the Y axis and will be filled with balsa and sanded to get the curve Next took the individual paper templates, one for each bulkhead, lined them up, clamped them to each bulkhead. Now I can mark where all the decks go. Marcus
  11. Agreed with everyone else, the details are wonderful. Love all the details you put into the model to make it come alive. Marcus

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