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dragonflyxlii

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    Palouse, Washington U.S.
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    Scratch Building Baltimore Clippers, Lake Boats & Xebecs

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  1. Hi I am scratch building the Eagle right now. It would be good to hear from you as to you progress and maybe I can help. I am building at 1/48 scale and am in the middle of the deck right now. I drafted all of the ribs directly from the three view plans. The is a lot of information on the lake boats and the U.S methods of construction at that time. Still a number of decisions left to the shipwright ( shipmodelers lik you and I) that make it interesting! Good luck.
  2. HI Anguirel: Go to the USPS web site and calculate your shipping costs from my zip 99337. Let me know!

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    2. dragonflyxlii

      dragonflyxlii

      The previous person was up in Maine and it was about twice this.

       

    3. dragonflyxlii

      dragonflyxlii

      Hi There , Shipped today and exactly $30.35 I believe.  Left the receipt & tracking Number in the car. Should be at latest on Monday!

    4. dragonflyxlii

      dragonflyxlii

      Money received, hope you use and enjoy!  

      Regards, Dave

  3. The first responder was too far away to want to ship so far. I have started to clean up my wood stash that I know I will never use. If you are beginning as a modeler, this would be nice to have extra around. Mostly Sapele which I don't use anymore, some western hemisphere Mahogany and some Basswood. A lot of thin wood and a few planks. Even some Eucalyptus. I will box and mail or UPS to you and you can pay me back for the shipping by check or Paypal. Send me a private message and the first will be the winner. There is a good bit of wood and I don't even notice it is gone! I am in eastern Was
  4. I have started to clean up my wood stash that I know I will never use. If you are beginning as a modeler, this would be nice to have extra around. Mostly Sapele which I don't use anymore, some western hemisphere Mahogany and some Basswood. A lot of thin wood and a few planks. Even some Eucalyptus. I will box and mail or UPS to you and you can pay me back for the shipping by check or Paypal. Send me a private message and the first will be the winner. There is a good bit of wood and I don't even notice it is gone!
  5. I have had this stand for about two years and build only in 1/48 scale. I have had three very different ships a Chebec and Eagle , both shallow hull scratch ships and now the Winchelsea all started on this frame. Just right for this scale!

    I have grown so comfortable with this stand I use it exclusively for the early stages.

     

     Later I switch to separate stands for any ship whilst I am making the deck  furniture and any rigging. My homemade stands are cardboard and tubing that I make just for fun! to fit each.

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  6. Hi Hank: I almost, make that never send messages, but this has been my favorite "Project" to follow progress upon over the past months! Thanks so much! Regards, Dave
  7. Cleaning out my workshop; I have more stock than I can ever hope to complete in my lifetime. So, first I would like to sell my “a wood supplier” timbering set in maple for the Rattlesnake with plans. The plans are Hahn originals with a copy set as well as several plan sheets that I got from the Smithsonian a number of years ago. This is an expert, “scratch” kit where the only kit parts are the laser cut keel, keelson, deadwood, wing transom, stem, rudder, stern frames, stern post, mast partners, and deck beams. The materials and plans are for the 20-gun Privateer in 1/4 inch scale ( hull size
  8. Hi: I cut my own planks and I find the thickness sander essential in two steps, first to mill the width of the stock before do the final cutting. I mill all the blanks to the matching width for the batch of planks before I slit them. Then, I use the sander again to mill any cutting marks and smooth the planks after I slice a batch. I can't really do a satisfactory job for myself now unless I use this tool! Regards, Dave
  9. Thank you for the response. You may count me for a boxwood milled set when they are available. I like others will begin this project after my current build has satisfied me. But I am happy to purchase items as they become available to assist with your production and planning! Best regards to all, Dave
  10. Hello: How do I go about ordering a set of the boxwood carvings? In advance, thank you for your help, Regards, Dave
  11. Hello from the other side of the world. I too set about to build the VASA. After seeing it in Stockholm thirty years ago. Most unlikely now since I have many unfinished scratch ships now at different stages of completion. (All un done)!
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