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Hi Phil

 

I think one of the things that I admire the most about your approach to building, is that you just get in there and do it!  No fuss.  No problems.  Most refreshing in many respects.

 

Well done and I can’t wait to see the cannons on deck and rigged.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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7 hours ago, Omega1234 said:

I think one of the things that I admire the most about your approach to building, is that you just get in there and do it!  No fuss.  No problems.  Most refreshing in many respects.

I can only 100% agree with you there Patrick!

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Patrick and Mark,

Thank you very much for the comments!

 

 I started cutting out the carriages for the carronades last night.

 

 I also bought a 1/8” dowel rod to make the wheels from.

 

 I am learning as I go.

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I got my scalpel and blades in the mail today.

 

 I ordered them after reading the thread on scalpels on this forum.  

 

According to the thread, they work better and last longer than X-Acto blades, which is very important to me, because I burn through an X-Acto blade a week.  

 

So, I figured I would try a scalpel out.

 

 I tested it out on a carronade carriage when I got home tonight.  

 

It worked beautifully.  It made a very clean cut, even when I tried just shaving the poster board (which usually doesn’t work very well).

 

I’ll see how the scalpel does on wood, this weekend.

 

I’ll let you guys know how long the blade lasts.

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I’ve got enough sides cut out for 14 of the carriages for the 12 pound carronades.  I only need 12, but I made a couple of extras.

 

 I’m working on the sides of the carriages for the 9 pound long guns.

 

On a separate note, the scalpel is working well.  The handle isn’t the most comfortable to use, but it will be okay for now.

 

I want to get a couple of the plastic molded grip handles.

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Busy weekend.

 

 I rearranged my shipyard so I can put in an actual workbench.

 

 I installed eyebolts in the sides of my gun carriages.

 

 I tested my new scalpel out on wood.  It worked perfectly.  I still have all fingers, lol.

 

 I need to make the rest of the parts for my gun carriages and assemble them.

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12 hours ago, GrandpaPhil said:

I rearranged my shipyard so I can put in an actual workbench.

Always a good thing, a good clean out is good for the soul.

12 hours ago, GrandpaPhil said:

I still have all fingers, lol.

:)

 

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You appear to have mastered this intricate work Phil. They all look good and hats off to you sir for doing this repetitive (but fun) task so consistently well. 

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All eighteen carriages are ready to take their guns.  

 

Now, I just have to make them.

 

 I think that I will try carving them first, from a dowel rod.  If I don’t like how that goes, I will try chucking said dowel rod in a drill and making a makeshift lathe.

 

But, carving sounds safer, so I will try that first.

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