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Le Gros Ventre by marsalv - 1:48 - POF

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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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Noel thanks for the tip on the vice I think I may order one of those as they do look like a good piece of kit.  Unfortunately I must confess to not being a yam yam.  Although I have lived in the Black Country for 30 years I am in fact a Londoner - although my neighbours consider me to be local now!!

 

marsalv - I thought that your vice may have been modified for more usefulness.  Can I please also ask what type of cutters are you using in your mill.  They look like router bits with a slim shank.  I must also say that your ropes look extremely realistic which will sit very nicely with your amazing build 

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If you absolutely have to use lead, please seal it with clear finish. With time and air it will deteriorate to white lead salts. That's ugly! If you can substitute non-lead metal such as pewter, so much the better.

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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.

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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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