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About flying_dutchman2

  • Birthday 07/18/1957

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    Crown Point, IN, USA
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    Dutchman living in the Midwest.

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

    Unofficial Moto from the VOC.
    "God is Good, but Trade is Better"

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  1. Thanks for all the likes, suggestions and comments. After sanding the windlass barrel, added the ratchet teeth for the pawl bit. Painted the holes matt black. Added the supporting posts on each side and installed the complete piece on the upper deck. Added the anchor rope and put the excess into the holes of the hatch cover. I will also add the square poles that fit into the square holes. For a change of pace looked through the 2 mast and accessories plans en ID'd all the parts that make up the different masts. Using the measurements from the index of the book and the plans and multiplied it by 2 figured out the sizes of it all. My model is twice the size. Plans are 1:75 and model is 1:37.5. It is going to be a rather large model. I knew it was going to be big, but not "that" big. I'm not even going to think about when she is finished and where I am going to put her. Marcus
  2. Hi Petr, I am pulling up a chair and will follow your build with great interest. I will probably build a Pinas after I finish my fluit, the Zeehaen. You are in good hands. Ab is extremely knowledgeable on Dutch ships, which will make building the Pinas much easier than if Ab wasn't available. Marcus
  3. I have machine tools, but no lathe. I made a jig to hook up a variable speed drill in it and that is my ersatz lathe. I need to register to read it, so I will register and practice my German ☺️ Marcus
  4. @wefalck When I going to build the Heemskerck (other ship of Tasman) I will follow your method. I made the windlass for the Zeehaen in one piece and the results were very good. Marcus
  5. As I look at your excellent and meticulous work on your sails, I look at my sails on the Boyer and the Utrecht and we do pretty much the same details. I do all the sewing by hand using many Dutch books for that particular era of the ship I am building. Sails for the Fluit will be much simpler. Marcus
  6. Thanks for all the likes, suggestions and comments. Now that there is less work in the garden I am continuing work on the Zeehaen and working on the windlass. After the 1st try, which went in the wood box the second attempt is much better. I use walnut as I have a lot of that and I like working with that wood. This will be an 8 sided windlass. After I pm'd Ab Hoving on this he msgd., me that the Dutch in the 17th century used either a 6 or an 8 sided windlass. It all depended on how large the ship was and how much power you needed to haul material. I have a jig to plane 4 sides to a 45 degree angle. Small vice bolted to a dremel stand clamped to a table. Mark distance with pencil and use a carving knife and Xacto blade to slowly shave of areas. The outer sides are lower than the inner ones. Next side. The end pieces will be cut off. The square holes are made and still needs to be sanded. Marcus
  7. Ab Hoving replied He thinks either 6 or 8 sided existed. Depending on the size of the ship and the power one needed to use it. Free choices. For the Dutch speakers. (Ik denk dat beide varianten voorkwamen. Uitgaande van de grootte van het schip en de kracht die nodig was om te bedienen. Vrije keuze dus. groet, ab) Marcus
  8. @amateur Hi Jan, Thanks for clearing that up. I looked at all the plans which are all 2D and all the books I have and I can't tell if it 6 or 8 sided. I am just assuming it is 8 sided. I found a picture on another site from a Fluit and he has it 8 sided. From a professional model maker I'll pm Ab Hoving here on MSW and see what his opinion is. He is the expert on 17 century Dutch ships. @Louie da fly Hi Steven, Scale of the Zeehaen is 1: 37.5, so it is 110mm. The plan is 1: 75 and I doubled it all to get a bigger model with more details. Just don't know where to put it once finished. Oh well. Sharp tools is what I use as well, vice for stabilization, glove depending on what I cut. Marcus
  9. @amateur The drawing shows it is 8 sided. Wierd looking 8 sided so I'm doing a regular 8 sided. I am working on two attempts, one is where I will do it in 3 pieces and gluing them together and one is doing it in one piece, again. @Bob Cleek Using a little vice bolted to a Dremel drill stand clamped to the table. I would not attempt holding it in my hand. @allanyed Allen, Thanks for the advice on the wood, I'll remember that next time when I look in my stash. Not really Kevlar but a fillet glove. Yes, you lose the feel of the wood and the wood slides a bit. I just wished the had little rubber grips and they may make something like it. The glove has protected my hand several times from a knife. It is cut-resistant NOT cut proof or puncture resistant. Marcus
  10. @Gregory I'll take a good look at Chuck"s windlass. I like the idea that the slats with the holes are glued on. One can make them more accurate. @Bob Cleek You should see my box of tried parts. Some items have been done several times. Practice, practice is how it gets better and that item will only have to be done once on the next ship. You said it "thinner cuts", I need to control my movements better. I'm using the softer parts of the walnut. Sharp tools is what I use and wearing kevlar gloves so my fingers are protected. Marcus
  11. Hi, I am attempting to make the windlass for my Fluit, Zeehaen 1639. I made one but it is off on one side, so I want to make a new one. I make them by hand using a small planer, carving tools, knives, files, home made punches and sand paper. The first one is from walnut and want to stick with that wood as I have a lot of that and easy to cut. The easy part is making 8 sides with a plane and then it becomes a challenge. 1st attempt Original plan (sorry about the measurement scribbles) Question. Is it better to make separate segments and then glue them together or one piece ? Has someone else done this by hand and are there any other posts on MSW about this? All advise is appreciated. Thanks, Marcus
  12. I was revisiting some of my old builts and I see there are questions. What I liked so much about Bluejacket Shipcrafters models is that the plans are well put together. On the other hand the instructions can be better. My sister has the model so I can't give you more pictures. I thought I had enough on this build. There are others that have built a Cape Cod catboat herre on this site so take a look at those boats and see if your questions can be answered. Marcus
  13. The build looks excellent. I like the color green you used. It is not so bright and pleasing to the eye. I follow you on both MSW and on MBF (Dutch forum). Marcus
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