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Thanks to all of you for your patience over the Holidays.  I was busy with family and fun for the last two weeks or so and barely stepped into the workshop.  But now I am back at it.  I know many of you have contacted me about some some items not in stock but rest assured that over the next two weeks or so they should be ready. I apologize for the delay.   I have several sizes of rope and blocks being made as we speak and should be fully stocked very soon.  I just finished up a bunch of 3/16" and 1/8" blocks as shown above....1800 of them in the last two days and the image shows them fresh out of the oven.

 

Thanks again for understanding as I was relaxing with some much needed rest and family time.   2016 should be a banner year for us and I will even have a few new products coming out throughout the year.

 

Thanks for your patience..... :)  :)  :)  :) and thank you for your business..... :)  :)  :)  :) 

 

Serving machines are also now back in stock for those who have asked over the last few weeks.

 

 

Chuck

Syren Ship Model Company

www.syrenshipmodelcompany.com

 

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Thanks Dirk and Greg...I was pretty run down for a while there!!!

 

One of the things I am shooting for is to launch this new kit by summers end, finish the Cheerful and Start on the Winnie again...its the King William III Shallop 1691.  Its a large fully framed model about 20" long.  Its 1/2" scale.  

 

I am working with some others to launch a few more projects as well.  Plus some more deck fittings and goodies.

 

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Ahoy Chuck

 

What great news from you on the future products coming. As if I already do not have enough to do! How's the  custom triangle deadeye's Order for my Mary Rose progressing?

 

I just finished wrapping the masts with your .025 rope this morning. Your rope makes the difference for sure.

 

Thanks for all of your products and for those still to come!

 

Happy Customer and shipyard supervisor  Keith and Pickels

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Hey Chuck - Just doing a little call out on a little of why you needed the break.  Working through getting the Druid-X ready to start rigging and Syren has helped a TON.  Larger blocks went together with no problem (still have to tumble them).  

 

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Great resource to have on hand to help select associated rigging line.  -Mark

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Everyone needs a vacation sometimes....... :)

 

I should be caught up real soon.....laser cutting more deadeyes as we speak....Then its onto cleats as I simultaneously make some rope sizes.    It can sometimes be a grind....just a few weeks off and I am ready to start grinding again.

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Any sizes......whatever you need....they are custom.   You would be surprised what sizes folks need.  They come 28 deadeyes to a package....thanks for the order by the way.  It is preferred that you use whole mm size measurements....3mm is the smallest I can make them...

 

3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm etc....

 

Chuck

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Just a heads up.....I have upgraded my payment gateway and shopping cart.   This was done over the last two days.   It was upgraded so you would no longer have to be redirected to paypal in order to process your credit cards.   I also added a PayPal Express button feature.  All systems are a go.

 

BUT.....even though this should not have disrupted any orders over the last two days....if you submitted one please check to see that it actually went through.  I had a few calls where they actually didnt go through while the upgrade was taking place.    These orders will need to placed again....no monies were exchanged in any event the first time around.   If you didnt get an order acknowledgement email from me then it is likely that the order never went through.

 

Sorry for the hiccup but the upgrade was needed to make your online shopping experience more pleasurable!!!  :)  :)  :)

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Just an FYI....

 

Boxwood mast hoops are now available for the Cheerful model.  Although they will probably fit many projects.  

 

Click Here 

 

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Eighteen Laser Cut mast hoops for the Cheerful project. ID = 7/16" OD =9/16"

They are 1/16" thick. Secure them to a Dremel shaft (not included) usually used for those mini sanding drums. Use a fine grit emery board or sanding stick to sand the char off of the outside edge. Then also round off the outside edges a bit to suit your tastes. But do this on a lower speed setting on your Dremel. Not too fast!!!!

Carefully remove it from the center when you are done. You do NOT have to remove the laser char from the inside edge because it wont be seen after you slip these onto the main mast. You may clean up the two connector tabs on the inside edge with a fine round needle file if you want to.

 

A big thanks to Mike (Stuntflyer) for coming up with this unique way to make mast hoops.

I will be making more sizes for other projects but I just dont know what sizes to make yet.  This seems like a great way to make these relatively quickly.

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    Just a quick note to let folks know that Cheerful starter packages are now back in stock.  I know that several of you folks have been waiting patiently for them to be restocked.  Sorry for the delay.


 


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Currently working on internally stropped block kits.  These are the prototypes for single blocks.   I am going to make some doubles real soon.  These pictured are 3/16" long.  I think making these kits smaller will problematic or at least tricky for some folks to build.   But manufacturing them shouldnt be an issue.  These 3/16" singles went together pretty easy but going down to say 1/8" will need some testing.  Larger blocks will be easy to make and I plan on producing 3/16", 1/4", 9/32", 5/16" and 11/32" long blocks for sure.

 

They are laser cut boxwood....with nickle chrome strap included in the kit.  I couldnt source brass thin enough and the correct size width for the strops because they are very tiny.  BUT these will blacken beautifully and for more modern boats and yachts will work very well.   The sheave can be replaced with a brass one should someone want to.   And it will be a working sheave.  But pictured are wood sheaves in these blocks.

 

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They will come six per pack like my other laser cut kits for blocks.   I am not sure when they will be in stock but I figured I would share my progress as I work up the prototypes.  Many have asked me to make these in the past but I just didnt have the time.  The layers were glued together first for all six blocks at one time.  Then a removed them from the spru.  After sanding some of the laser char from around each block to get them pretty clean I placed them in my block tumbler for about 1 minute to finish the cleaning of the char and round them off a bit.

 

Next the strops were bent and pushed into the engraved slots all the way through the block.  Then the sheave pin hole was drilled out again so it went through the strop metal.   Finally the sheave pin was pushed into position (22 gauge wire) and snipped off on both sides.  It was finally cleaned up again to file the sheave pins flat and remove and dirt from handling.  I think these came out pretty good for the first go around with these.

 

 

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