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I work as a volunteer for three days a week and have been entrusted to restore an old sailing ship. I feel somewhat honoured and not lemoned. It is about 12" loa. It must be about 60 years old. It belongs to a widow. Her late husband built it. It gives me plesure to rekindle what he went through. A point of note is how he has set the yard arms in pairs? Question... Is this normal without sails or a mistake? I want to rekindle it as built but here lies a potential problem. When it is fully restored and mounted in a glass case that will be m
Substitute brass for iron where ever you see it, as the model is built in brass, but the original is in iron, as also the look of the model will be when finished. To build in iron is very simple, unlike timber, as the materials are already of the correct basic dimensions, thickness and shape, and there are only 3 of them, angle iron, plate, and bulb iron. The complications come in the working of them - with timber it is an adze, saw and boring tool for basics, and each piece is worked on in every dimension. With iron it is a blacksmiths shop and a wealth of heavy machinery to bend and f