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G'day Marsalv 

I must be hallucinating when I was looking at this incredible fabrication of the ship's stove.

The amount of fine details and craftsmanship is impossible to believe, but here it is, in front of me.

My admiral was also dumb founded when I showed it to her.

Bloody brilliant mate!

havagooday mate 

Greg 

 

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Thank you very much, I am very happy that you like my build:dancetl6:.

To Karl: The grid on the green mat (the white lines) is 1 cm. The screw heads are made form brass pins (see next picture), some part are etched, some parts are made with milling machine from brass sheet (different thickness).

So, the chemical blackening is done and the stove is now installed on the deck. I just regret that the stove will be almost impossible to see after deck planking..

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Thank you very much guys.

Denis - the red frame in front of the stove is called riding bitts. Citation from the Peter Goodwin´s book The Construction and Fitting of English Man of War:

These large timbers acted as securing point for cables which held the ship while riding at anchor. And why is the stove so close to the riding bitts - I have no idea:(.

Some new parts - ladders.

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According to the information that I obtained, only the upper capstan was used for weighing the anchor. The lower capstan was propably used only for the control of messenger rope and in case of upper capstan damage (only exceptionally). In this case, it was necessary to remove the pillars and ladder (both were removable).

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