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Lou van Wijhe

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About Lou van Wijhe

  • Birthday 11/03/1939

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    Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Interests
    1. Video filming and editing.
    2. Scale ship modelling.

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  1. The 3 plans by Campbell are the ones made for re-rigging the ship in the nineteen fifties (source: Paper "The Restoration of the Cutty Sark" by Frank G.G. Carr. Read in London at a meeting of the R.I.N.A. on March 24, 1965). The name changes from Cutty Sark Preservation Society to Cutty Sark Trust etc. have to do with organisational changes; there are no different Campbell sets (albeit ones of different copy quality). Lou
  2. Hallo Ed, I've been following your build log with much interest and like the detail photographs that go with it. I remember you once mentioned you sometimes had trouble changing your photos to have the correct colour balance. Instead of post processing them you might check if your camera has the possibility to set the colour balance beforehand. This setting is mostly called white balance. If you set the colour balance on a white surface, like the backdrop (if that's the correct word) on your display box, every other colour comes out correctly. As you can see yourself, on the photos your backdrop often has a slight colour tinge, it is not purely white. Lou
  3. Hi Lou -


    Hope you don't mind the PM.

    I am re-reading Nenad's log around the end of 2013 and learning to be more casual about exact details.  She changed so much over the years.  Generally I'm trying to follow the Campbell plans (and I have Longridge book as well).  You provided Nenad with several links that don't seem to work anymore.  I wonder if you can point me to them?

    One was Dec. 4, 2013: " This document summarises the known history of the fabric of Cutty Sark, culled principally from the ship’s logs and survey reports. It draws substantially on research undertaken by the former master of the ship, Captain Simon Waite, with additional research by the Trust’s Research Assistant, Simon Schofield"


    The other is Dec. 9, 2013: "Nenad,  I'm not sure what you are looking for but I once made some pictures during repair work on the bow that might be helpfull. You can see them on (and download from) Skydrive, they are among the bottom ones."


    No worries if you can't, just need all the help I can get!


    - Tim


    1. Lou van Wijhe

      Lou van Wijhe

      Hi Tim,

      I only just saw your PM. If you give me your e-mail address, I'll be glad to mail you the document as well as the pictures I mentioned. I don't know if dragging large files into this PM works.



    2. mojofilter


      Thanks Lou, It's t-p-w@comcast.net

  4. Great! I store valuable tips like this using http://www.web2pdfconvert.com/. Free and handy. Lou
  5. Bill, A mill's feeds and speeds are to a large extent governed by the material you are working on. Maybe this calculator can give you some insight. Lou
  6. Hobbie, Do you know The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by Longridge? It's authoritative and doesn't cost the earth. Lou
  7. This wooden shoe is NOT photoshopped! Lou
  8. I'm 75 now and I decided to only move finally when I'm in a wooden box. And I just realised I must update my avatar; up to now I accumulated a lot of years and a lot of weight. Lou
  9. I recently read that there are plans to build a sea-going Cutty Sark replica. The small Dutch harbour town of Den Helder is envisaged as a place where she could be built. Very interesting! Lou
  10. Nenad, It is the light, indeed. The panel is definitely black. Lou
  11. Hello Ed, George F. Campbell in China Tea Clippers (ISBN 0-679-20207-2) wrote on page 96: This might be the reference you were looking for. Lou
  12. When handling a knife, always cut away from you. After 40 years the scar on the ball of my left thumb is still visible. Lou
  13. Nenad, Part of your brush problem may be caused by the fast drying time of acrylic paints. You might try using an acrylic drying retarder, ask your art-shop (or mix it yourself...). I admire your work! Happy New Year, Lou
  14. Nenad, She is looking more and more like the real thing! I especially like your choice of brass for the sheathing; it looks much more like Muntz Metal than the usual copper. Lou

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