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On 2/29/2020 at 6:20 AM, marsalv said:

Thank you guys for all comments and likes.

To No Idea: tilting base is specially designed and "home made" for existing Proxxon vice.

To dvm27: I have visited Sherline web - this maschine is fantastic, I´ve never seen anything like it before.

After about one week all ropes are finished, cca 190 ropes in 14 thickness. Lenght of one ropes is approximately 180 cm.


Amazing work Marsalv!

Can I ask you where do you find the thread you are using to make your ropes? You show two different colours and I guess you can find it in different thicknesses to ned up having 14 sizes.


Thank you,


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To Druxey - thanks for informations, I discussed this situation with my friend who had the same problem. I cover these lead items with clear varnish and the whole hull is then preserved with the wax. I hope that it will be OK.

To Alexandru - I am using the french Sajou thread for the ropes (https://sajou.fr/en/339-fil-au-chinois-gloving-thread-1000m-cones). Unfortunately this thread is only in one thicknesess.

Completed ceiling.









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Wonderful job ! Having read the log again, I was wondering about the species of wood used for the deck planking: I suppose pear but for the lighter wood ? Mapple ?

Are the moldings done manually using the scrapper technique or were they made using the mill ?

The model is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing your great work.

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Marsalv, As others have already mentioned your workmanship is superb and of the highest calibre. You mentioned that the moldings were done on the milling machine, Are you using a combination of different shapes on the one molding or are you making the cutters as a single cutter yourself, also what speed are you using to obtain such a fine surface finish.


Regards Michael

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Hi Michael,

moldings are made on CNC milling maschine. I am using VCarve software for this purpose. You have to create only curve (cross section) of molding and maschine does the work itself🙂. You can see in this example that my workmanship is not so superb as you noted🙂.

Preparation of deck beams for forecastle and quarter deck.









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On 7/2/2020 at 3:06 AM, marsalv said:

moldings are made on CNC milling maschine.

To say your modeling skill is next level would imply there is another level beyond, there isn’t. Your work is superb. 

I may have missed it somewhere, how to you get length for your moldings, a special table or home built mod?  Mine Mill is limited to 5 inches.

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To dowmer - this time I used brass, which is then tinned, and tin foil, which is glued to the deck with double-sided adhesive tape.

To glbarlow - the maximum length I can do on a milling maschine is 28 cm, for longer plank I use "special jig" - see picture. I insert the plank into the groove in the jig, perform the milling of the first part, remove the plank and move it forward and continue milling.




I continue with breast hook, collar beam and bowsprit partner.











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