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About dvm27

  • Birthday 04/05/1954

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    17th and 18th century naval architecture

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  1. Had you thought of debonding the piece with isopropyl and replacing? Paring that piece back around the curve to a uniform thickness could prove challenging. But then again the new surface would be hidden by the cheeks anyway so perhaps it doesn't have to be perfect.
  2. These two crack me up every time I hear them for some reason: Did you hear about the optician who fell into his lens grinder? He made a spectacle of himself! I used to own a boat building business in my attic but had to stop when sails went through the roof.
  3. I purchased the Vandalay duplicator for the Sherline lathe many years ago but had poor success duplicating parts. The link is https://www.vanda-layindustries.com/html/duplicator.html Perhaps you'll have better luck. I know of no others.
  4. Perhaps I missed it in the videos but where did your cannon come from? I assume they were cast.
  5. Our first glimpse of kangaroos while driving to our hotel from the Sydney airport was greeted by "oohs and aws"! After three weeks in Australia and NZ it was "oh, another kangaroo".
  6. Another beautiful model on the stocks, Alex. I don't notice a rabbet. Are you planking with veneered stock?
  7. Yes, we are including the detailed plans for our binnacle. Keep in mind that the binnacle is less than an inch in length so those extreme close-up photos magnify every flaw a gazillion times.
  8. The bending was done after cutting the square sides to their final dimension, Mark. Remember that the over-sized square stock was chucked in my four jaw holder with a live center. So essentially I had a round tiller piece emerging from square stock. One of the square faces was then placed against the table saw fence and the opposite face was cut to the outside diameter of the round portion. The piece was rotated 180 degrees and the opposite face cut. This was repeated with the other two faces.
  9. Speedwell is up in Canada receiving her carvings so not too much to report from the shipyard. Her deadeyes are dyed with Fiebings brown stain and a new tiller created. The old one was built up from hollow square tubing and round tubing but I never quite liked the way it looked. So I replaced her. Basically, I started with oversized square stock and turned the round tapered handle on the lathe. I then cut each side of the square stock on my Byrnes table saw with slitting blade until the matched the round stock. The small ball was silver soldered in place and the new tiller blackened. Much improved! To forestall building the masts and spars I decided to build a binnacle. David Antscherl designed a simple version which would be appropriate for the sloop. I built three because...why not. But only one has a compass. I would be happy to give the other two away to anyone who can provide proof they purchased our Speedwell book (a photo on your desk will suffice). Just send me a PM.
  10. Lovely case alexander. I may use the design for my own case if you don't mind.
  11. We had the pleasure of Mitch's presence at several Admiralty Models workshops. In his non-assuming and humorous way he always seemed to be the center of attention. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
  12. Just catching up after a vacation, Chuck. Great tutorials! One question regarding the tick strip patterns. Is it possible to add a small scale on these? From experience I have learned that downloadable patterns sometimes print out larger or smaller on different printers and this can create problems if the builder doesn't realize this.Also, I encourage each participant to make sure that they are printing at the "actual size" in their printer dialog box. This has solved many problems for me in the past.
  13. Watch this video from Beaducation. Very concise. https://www.beaducation.com/product_videos/65-sparex-pickling-compound

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