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Brian,

 

I guess I should ask:  define reasonable?  

 

Alexy (one of our sponsors)  makes a very nice one that has a motor option:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/5366-serving-machine-25-serving-machine-20-power-option/?hl=serving

 

I have this one:  http://www.shipahoymodels.com/equipmentforsale.htm  (near the bottom of the page).

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Hi Mark,

 

A colleague of mine who knows I've gotten into shipbuilding, somehow had one of the serving machines you have and gave it to me. It didn't come with any kind of paperwork or instructions and I don't have the first idea of how the thing works. I based on the picture, I have all the parts.

 

Is it difficult to use? Do you know how I might learn to use it? Thanks.

 

Best,

Steve

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Steve,

 

Have a look at Gil's Victory log starting here:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/485-hms-victory-by-gil-middleton-jotika-172/?p=128568   That post and the next one. He explains it very clearly. 

 

The box is in my wood storage area (closet) and if I can remember where in there I stashed it, I'll see if there's instructions.

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Hi Mark,

 

Thanks. I looked at Gil's build log and the way it looked to me that the machine was basically used to simply serve a thead around larger cord. Below are some pictures of what I will be needing to do:

 

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Do you think this machine can help do these?

 

Don't worry about looking for the instructions, the gizmo has a phone number on it I will call.

 

Thanks,

Steve

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Steve,

 

It would let you serve the large line/cable only.  As for the seizings, those would have to be done manually.  So for a deadeye, you would serve the shroud, lay around the deadeye and then seize it.  Third hands with two alligator clips are good for doing the seizing.

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Thanks Again Mark,

 

After I made the post, I realized that all the lines in the pictures were served first. Do I need to serve all the the shrouds/lines before I seize them to dead eyes, eye bolts, shackles, etc. ? If so, I'm really glad I have the machine! :);)

 

Thanks Again,

Steve

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Steve,

 

It would let you serve the large line/cable only.  As for the seizings, those would have to be done manually.  So for a deadeye, you would serve the shroud, lay around the deadeye and then seize it.  Third hands with two alligator clips are good for doing the seizing.

 

You can actually use the machine for seizing as well.

 

Here is a video by Alexey, who is the maker of the serving machine.  I think my link takes you to where he is finished assembling the machine and begins the demonstration on how to use it to serve rope, make beckets, strop blocks, and do seizing.

 

http://youtu.be/o5gZQRN6yoU?t=7m8s

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Go to the main page:  http://modelshipworld.com/ .  Down on right below the globe are number of dealers who help MSW by donating money, kits for auction, etc.

 

You can also go here: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/forum/41-traders-dealers-buying-or-selling-anything-post-it-here/  and have a look at the pinned posts.

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