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    Valais - Switzerland
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    Historical figurines, Music, Golf

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  1. Thank you Bob for your kind words and thank you to all the 'Likes'. This week I worked on the simulation of the deck treenails. I therefore opted for a 1 mm drill bit. Once the holes are drilled, the edge is accentuated using a pencil with a finely sharpened lead. At this scale, it seemed appropriate to use toothpicks to simulate treenails. A new coat of teak oil is applied to remove the traces of sanding. The deck is ready to receive the two hatches. But... Before gluing them, I would like to
  2. What an interesting project! Exactly the type of project to get started with scratch building. Very nice initiative!
  3. Thank you Derek for your answer and thank you to all the 'Likes'. It is my first work done with the MF70. The work is not necessarily faster but on the other hand what precision. For the diameter of the deck treenails, so I will start with a 1 mm drill bit.
  4. Thank you to all the 'Likes'. The work on the gratings is almost finished. I still have to glue them on the deck. For the hatch, I used strips of wood cut with my Byrnes table saw from a sheet of 1/4" thick milled Yellow Alaskan Cedar sheet. I really like this wood because it allows for precise cuts and makes for clean angles. The coamings have lap joints on the corners. The first coaming is done and ready to receive its grating. First, all coamings are prepared. The lap joints are made with my new tool, a Proxxon MF70 micro milling ma
  5. Glad to be able to follow this new project. The work done on the New Bedford Whaleboat was outstanding and I am looking forward to the start of this Schooner.
  6. A nice step forward with all these futtocks in place. What finesse. On the way to a new little beauty!
  7. Wonderful work! I really appreciate the choice of colors and their harmony. The technique is also mastered with brilliance.
  8. Wonderful work as always ! And again a lot of information that will help the next modelers 😀
  9. Thank you Glenn for the answers and thank you to all the 'Likes'. Glenn, I will reread your log carefully to study the interaction between the different parts (fashion pieces, square tuck, counter and planking).
  10. I had put my project on the longboat on hold because I have a pretty good idea of its future presentation which will be inspired by Steve's wonderful work. I was looking for gratings that could match the 1:24 scale. Finally, I found what I was looking for at CAF who provides gratings at different scales. The largest one allows for a 3 mm spacing. So I cut 3 mm wide strips with my Byrnes table saw. The assembly is then a breeze. The three elements are then cut to size and sanded.
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