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San Felipe by Sherry – Scale 1:96 (First Scratch Build)

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Hello, Sherry, and Good Choice!!!  look forward to watching the build - will pull up a seat next to Popeye...popcorn07.gif

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Thanks Andy! I tend to always "go big"....sometimes lands me in hot water, but it keeps life interesting. yeux.gif

 

Thanks Popeye! I'm looking forward to the planks too!

 

Thanks Augie! There are a lot of "masterbuilders" here on MSW! I have a LOT of hard work and practice ahead of me before I can ever take on that title!

 

Thanks Mark! I probably will be asking for a lot of help!!!

 

Thanks...you know who...! 3d-mdr.gif

 

Thanks Wayne! The seats are filling up! Now I'm getting nervous! effraye-2.gif

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Thanks Mark! Your humorous observations are a real compliment especially coming from an experienced builder ! The wood is basswood.

 

Thanks Jeff! I used a coping saw with a high tooth count.

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very nice!!  they fit extremely well!........I can see when you fall into the dark side..........well.....we'll send out a search party!  I'll bet you made jig saw puzzels in a past life  :)  ......the only thing I will suggest though,  is be careful with the edges.  these parts should fit flush together,  with hardly a seam.   I feel...like a heel....to make such a big deal,  but perhaps a block, or a rounded chock,  will sand them square,  so when they're laid there,  will be jointed flush and fare.

 

sorry........I caught a bad case of poetry......

 

oh, really.......how long have you had it

 

oh.......once upon a time :)

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Hello Sherry,

 

Nice start, it looks great animaatjes-applaus-32566.gif

 

Take care,

 

Anja

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Great start Sherry!

 

You steal the smileys from Mark?

No worries, I don't tell him…..

Your secret is save with me  :)

 

Sjors

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Thanks Augie, Popeye, Anja and Sjors! Hope to have more updates soon!

 

Popeye: It's contagious!

 

to show my intention
for the tweaking I did mention
was to make them fit tight
and then they'll look right
so I'll take your advice
and sand not once, twice, but thrice!

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but don't sand too much.......'cuz then you must splice!

 

sorry....couldn't help myself.....LOL!    your doing great!  as mentioned though......I hated like  you wouldn't believe,  to mention something like that,  but it's just something I saw..........you are going to love your new endeavor.   your off to a great start  :)

 

 

oh........nice limerick......few people can grasp my twisted mind.......I hope it doesn't drive you mad!!!!

 

they're com'in to take me away

they're com'in to take me away....ho...ho..hee..hee...ha....ha

Edited by popeye the sailor

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Don't worry about it Popeye...advice always appreciated. Better to catch any problems early. :)

I was anxious to post a picture and in my zeal, posted the unfinished product. What I was trying to say in my little "ditty" was that I knew the pieces were not finished and still needed "tweaking" as mentioned in my earlier post with the photos.

Now you've scared me...I don't want to splice! I'll have to take care....so I'll not further err!  :D

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I knew that.......you mentioned it in the post.......I'm glad that the advice reached you early in their developement :)  ;)

 

I didn't mean to scare you....srorry about that  :o

Edited by popeye the sailor

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Your saw work is lovely,

the timbers so clean

if I weren't so clumsy

To try this I would lean!

 

Very nice job, Sherry - thank goodness I have 3 kits to finish before I contemplate moving to the dark side...but I think I'll start more simply with a cross section of some sort!

 

Very nice job on these pieces with a coping saw!!!!!

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We need elections for poet laureate.  But let's wait until they vote on the Pope first.

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Thanks Wayne! I see we have another poet in our midst! I told Popeye it was contagious. :)

 

Thanks Andy! Yes, maybe we are all a little nuts, but it keeps things interesting. The electrical assistance will arrive at about the same time as the financial assistance. :D My husband has a vast array of tools which I am free to use, but they are all too large for my project. :(

 

Augie...I nominate Popeye...he started all this!

 

Mark...that title has a nice ring to it! Where else could you build a model ship, have a laugh, share some poetry and make friends! This is a unique site!

Edited by Newdarksider101

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Hi all,what a site,better than going to the movies. one can sea a masterly built ship coming over the horizon,thanks for the entertainment. will follow your blog with great interest,(starting right usually ends up right),I think you will become a good teacher to us novices. well done, Ed. ps,have also ordered a case of popcorn.

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I finally have a small update! :)

It's been very busy...brother had a heart attack, daughter broke her foot...and that was just one day! :(

Anyway, things have settled down now and I have a chance to work on my San Felipe!

 

Even though I was "coping" well and not "fretting" too much with my hand sawing...I now have a scroll saw!

The first picture shows the brand new saw that lasted about 3 1/2 minutes...until the plastic bearing collar broke and parts flew!

The second picture shows the used scroll saw that I replaced it with (all metal, 22 inch). It works like a charm!

 

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This is the finished knee of the head/keel parts that I fine tuned until they fit properly.

 

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Next up was the building slip and attached false keel.

 

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Truly sorry to hear about your brother and daughter.  Hopefully they are on their way to full recovery.  You are a true darksider now --  we get to see power tools :D  :D .

 

Nice work on the building slip.  Oh, yeah -- the bulkhead former as well !!

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Thanks Augie! Yes, they are both doing better now! Not sure my daughter wants a speedy recovery since her husband is apparently spoiling her!

Power tools are great. We have lots of power saws, but nothing that would make such fine cuts...until now. :)

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Hello Sherry,

 

I'm sorry to hear what happened to your brother and daughter. I wish them a complete and speedy recovery.

 

Glad to have you back.

 

Buildslip and bulkhead look great!

 

Take care,

 

Anja

Edited by Anja

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Yeah... very nice...  very clean and precise. A good clean solid foundation to start off with will go a long way. Hope your family if feeling better soon.

 

Note to self.. avoid buying plastic scroll saw.. go with scary looking antique steel one...

 

Andy

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Sorry to hear about the family... hope all recover quickly.   Lovely work with the scroll saw.  New isn't always better and that old saw cuts very nicely.  Are you sure you've never scratchbuilt a ship before? :)

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Nice work Sherry, I see your moving right along ( as expected ). glad to hear your daughter and brother are doing better.

Like your saw!!

Frank

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