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  1. Hi Gary, looks very good! I'm glad you work furhter on your Alfred! Please keep updates coming. Alex
  2. The Top Sail, Spread and Cross Jack Yards on Cutters have had two pair of brasses - ona pair run to bowsprit and other to stern. Was this probably the tirck to hold the Yard in position without a Truss Pendant? Regards Alex
  3. I was relatively sure that choks are first used after introduction of double/single frame system after around 1710. Before them floors and futtoks are just overlapped. does you known this thesis? https://nautarch.tamu.edu/Theses/abstracts/batchvarov.html Regards Alex
  4. Are you sure that Falconer show breeching rope in his drawing? It is too thin to be a breeching rope. I think, he show an extra Tackle used to held the gun in position. D. Steel show a cut splice in his drawings and I think, it is only right methode to bring the breeching rope aroung the cascable of the gun. Regards Alex
  5. Mark, I think it is a Fireship... have you this book? https://www.amazon.com/Fireship-Terror-Weapon-Age-Sail/dp/1591142709 druxey was faster
  6. Hi Tony, Fincham states that the planks from foreign oak are up to 42 feet long. That are planks for ships bottom. Planks for boats have smaller thickness and width, so I think more length was also possible. Alex
  7. Hello Mark, here a better image of the setup and drawing showing the duplicator principle. I have changed this afterwards and turned the cannon pattern. Important: the width of cutting tool and taster should be the same, then you will be able to cut rings from both sides. Alex
  8. Hello Mark, here is the setup for turning gun barrels with duplicator. It shows also the shape of cutting tool: Alex
  9. Hello and thank you for your comments! some news from Sphynx have finished inboard planking on Quarterdeck. Manufakturing of Planksheer: Regards Alex
  10. Here is the link to project: http://www.buildthelenox.org/ I hope the ship will be really build and not end as Zeven Provincien... Alex
  11. Incredible carpenters work, Tiziano! It is true Pleasure to follow you work, thanks for sharing. Alex
  12. Hello Karl, it is true work of art! Incredible! Alex
  13. Hello and thank you for your comments! the decks are now treenailed and sanded Regards Alex
  14. Hello, blowing the dust here and show some progres on my decks Treenailing... Regards Alex

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