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    Christchurch New Zealand
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    Modelling of all types.
    Current project a steam traction engine.
    I have signed up for the HMS Winchelsea group build so hopefully some time time in the new year I can make a start.

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  1. Tell me about it! I am the same stage Rusty and it takes lots of checking build logs, drawing and eyeballing to get them any where near. Love the colour of that wood😎
  2. Mike, your craftsmanship never ceases to amaze. An inspiration to us all, well done.👌
  3. nzreg


  4. Thanks druxey, I have the longridge book which explains how the length of the main mast is determined and knowing this the other dimensions should be proportional.🤔
  5. Thanks for the info, this is just what I am looking for. Mark, I am aware of the differences but after much searching cannot find anything of use other than this book. No doubt some one will come along with fully dimensioned plans (I wish) I do believe that the smaller volume you mention is now incorporated into volume 4. Many thanks for your replies.
  6. Can anyone recommend this book by David Antscherl? I am building the Winchelsea by following Chuck’s great instructions. It is my mind to look into the feasibility of rigging (at least to the main tops) this ship. Any help will be appreciated. I see the publishers also offer the plans and I was wondering if these include details of the mast’s, spars etc? Thank you.
  7. Thanks guys for the comments and reactions, always encouraging to know Winnie is on the right track😇
  8. Go fo it Chuck, you mentioned this some time ago and its very much anticipated by me.👍
  9. Finished Chapter Two. Some of the planks widths are "off" but I can live with the ship as she is so far. My thanks go to all you folk who are building Winnie, you are an inspiration to me and an encouragement when the going gets tough, thank you.
  10. Run out best described as wobble, if the drill bit wobbles.. not good..no wobble.. very good. You can usually tell by eye if its OK. Sometimes if the bit wobbles, slack off the chuck, rotate the bit a little then re tighten chuck, this can help. Your drill press looks like a rebadged Proxxon Tbm, if it is then your chuck should be good.
  11. Your skill at converting old floor boards into works of art is amazing. I bet there is some number 8 wire in there somewhere. Following with interest.
  12. No, runs off the mains voltage. Proxxon produce this drill press in both 115 and 230 volt for different markets.
  13. The Proxxon TBM drill press is first rate very accurate and well made. I have only recently sold one in order to move up to its big brother which suits the work I do.
  14. Some of the best ideas are the simplest 😀

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