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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.

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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,

Alexandru

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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.

 

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

 

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