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About yamsterman

  • Birthday 07/05/1968

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    Model making ships and horse drawn carriages.good red wine , home cooking,blues and rock music.

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  1. hi carl merry christmas and happy new year too. must be the worklight and/or camera settings.....just treated myself to a new camera for xmas..... when ive worked out how to use it i will take some photos for comparisons sake. cheers....mick
  2. hi all time for a short update......been busy making a few fittings. gunports are now fitted...just need to get the ropes rigged. still lots to do but the list is getting smaller!! festive greetings to one and all cheers....mick
  3. Hi all Gunport lids in the process of being fitted. Brackets for sweeps fitted on larboard side. Just about to start work on channels and anchors. Cheers for now....mick
  4. Hi paul No straight out of the box .....just snipped off about 0.5mm above the joint and bashed away! Cheers....mick
  5. Hi paul The hinges are 1/16 by 1/32 brass strip silver soldered to 1/16 od brass tube. The pins are 1/16 brass rod soldered to the same diameter tube , the tube then filed to the width of the rod. The two are connected by a 0.8mm diameter brass rivet which is cut off and the end peinned over with a small hammer. The hinge will be glued to the gunport with epoxy and smaller rivets dropped through the holes to represent bolt heads. The pin will locate into the hull. Hope this helps Cheers.....mick
  6. hi all the saga of the hinges continues the first attempt with copper was not entirely successful so decided to switch back to brass. the hinges are nearly done ...just a load of 0.5 mm holes to drill....a lot of cleaning up and then to blacken photos enclosed as per usual
  7. Hi all On a slightly different note a lovely slab of beech arrived the other morning for the new workbench. Still got to make some drawers for the left and right sides.....vacuum lived in the middle! Bench top is 2m in length.....plenty of space for tools! Just waiting for the danish too dry. Cheers.....mick
  8. Hi carl Violin planes,good ones anyway,are pricey.....ibex is a good brand Steer clear of some of the far eastern stuff...some are good but most are dodgy. Well spotted its not brass but copper...easier to work and easier to blacken eith liver of sulpher. I shall make the anchors from copper as well Still bending impossibly small bits of brass? Cheers for now....mick
  9. hi all finally started on the gunport hinges almost forgot to put the clocks back today.......extra one hours modelmaking...yipee!!! photos for your perusal hopefully they will load in order....but if not the method should be self evident cheers....mick
  10. Hi alde Photos as promised I ve took some of my usual model making planes A lie nielsen And a quangsheng luban pocket plane. Plus a small spokeshave...ebay find This still needs to be fettled and the blade sharpened.
  11. Hi alde Thanks for dropping by Its nice to make some headway.....dont seem to get much time these days. The little brass plane is a small thumb plane or more correctly a luthiers plane. I will upload some more photos. I think the brand name is e.s.e Its only 1 1/4 inchs long by 1/2 inch wide. Cant remember where i got it from.....definitely pre internet days. Cheers...mick
  12. oops nearly forgot thank you paul apologies for not responding earlier ...been a while since ive been on site cheers....mick

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