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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. Kees, You are back. Beautiful job on the deck. I like how the planks are different shades of brown which looks more realistic. Marcus
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Agreed with everyone else, the details are wonderful. Love all the details you put into the model to make it come alive. Marcus
  5. Unconventional method of figuring out where the decks go on each of the bulkheads. Took the longitudinal lines plan, divided the plan into 38mm by 38mm squares and colored in some key areas. The decks are colored green. Created cardboard templates from each bulkhead. Y which are the numbers on the bottom of the plan and is from 0 to 100 (left to right) and X which are the numbers on the plan on the right side and is from 0 to 35 (bottom to the top). Lined up template for bulkhead 75 where Y is 75 and X is 10 and marked on the template where the deck intersects at these points. Once all created the paper templates are transferred to bulkheads and with pencil mark where each part of the deck goes. Hope you understand what I am trying to explain. I do everything using math when building a ship. Marcus
  6. Jan, You are correct about the anchors, 4 total on plan 4b. I wonder do they have them all on the bow ready for use or like you said, keep them as spares. The plan shows four anchors, if their are spares there would be more than four. I just checked the pictures of the Zeehaen in the book and it has 2 anchors on each side. Don't know which ones are which and does it really matter. Marcus
  7. All bulkheads and spacers have been glued together. All bulkheads have been reinforced with extra wood. I have spent a considerable time copying some of the plans at twice the size and then with a glue stick putting them together. Paper template of each bulkhead so I can figure out how to place the decks. I will make a notch on the inside of the bulkheads. Question : Three types of anchors x 2 total of 6. Where do I place all of them? It's going to be crowded at the bow. Marcus
  8. I've written about these in the past and had only one Dragon Flower. This year I got 7. They smell like manure and the flies love it. Once the seeds mature they turn bright orange. Marcus
  9. Jack, They are looking exceptional. WOW. The colors are vibrant We had a wet spring and my maple bonsai look amazing. Marcus
  10. In the horticultural industry the following plant names are mispronounced. Maple is moply (rymes with monopoly) Cotoneaster is cotton easter Arbovitae is arbor vity Burning bush is called fire bush as well. Burning and fire is the same These are the ones that come to mind and there are many more Marcus
  11. The following two sayings are the best I have come across. If you win, don't say anything. If you lose, say even less. Here is one for the woodworker. May you always be...as long lived as redwood, as sturdy as the oak, as wiry as hickory, as useful as all woods, as nice as walnut and reach for heaven like the pine. Marcus
  12. Jack, Looks great and I like the color combination of blue and yellow. Marcus
  13. Nils, Beautiful lines of this small boat. Looking forward in following your build and observing your attention to the details. Some of the rigging is similar to the Dutch coastal vessels. Marcus

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