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  2. Love latine rigs. I look forward to seeing more.
  3. tartane : The Book of Old Ships by Henry B. Culver pg 140
  4. I collect stamps. I always like to see the ones with ships on them!
  5. Last week
  6. Its not a SIB unless there is DNA in it ๐Ÿคจ Alan
  7. Finger is better. I got got the wood for my disk good on side. Working on t'other. Going through the planer out in the garage workshop.
  8. Just started this, it is going to be a gift for someone that has done a lot for an elderly family member, so thought it fitting to choose something related to his native home. Loved doing the lateen rigged la nina so much that I'm going to do it again. Only problem seems to be, at the moment, is a lack of info on this ship apart from this postage stamp, but that could give me a bit of artistic licence, so might be a good thing as far as detail goes! ๐Ÿ˜‚
  9. James w rogers


    Excellent work, looks great! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  10. Jeff;take it easy." Don't work your fingers to the bone" as the saying goes. Onni.
  11. Today's update: they both look the same. My index finger in my dominate hand is split, probably from sanding. I need to take a break. Let it heal. Bet ya I'm going to chisel away on a disk for the prototype. Picture of my finger. Cheers!
  12. Jeff B


    I am amazed at your ability to work in such fine details
  13. A picture didn't post. Or I pushed a delete button
  14. Thank you fellow shipwrights for following along. Final progress for today. Putting the struts is easier. The engines are off balance. I'm thinking I'm going to have to put glue in every "hole" prior to going in the bottle. Silicone glue sounds ideal. More time to fumble with dropping stuff and all This is the prototype. No glue just mortise and tenon joints.
  15. Mortise & tenon worked perfectly!
  16. Will do. Thank you so much for the tip. I can see that working! Jeff
  17. Earlier
  18. A hopefully helpful suggestion: try a mortise and tenon joint on the nacell struts. That may help control the strut angle.
  19. And a flop! Awe SeaBiscuit! Can you say "prototype?" I cut my struts from a coffee stir stick down to half width, per drawing. I cut the slots with my xacto knife at what looked to be the proper angle. I put them in and couldn't get that angle. At first I had to enlarge the slots a bit, then wiggle, but the angle wasn't happening. I'm thinking to myself, if I'm struggling outside the bottle... Imagine the trouble I'll have inside! So filled in the slots with silicone glue, punched the struts in, set the angle, pulled them out, and let it harden. Mean time, I made another one. I think I will drill the slot holes with the mini drill, see if if I can get better control of the struts and the angle . The struts below have not been cut down to proper size yet. And then there were 2.
  20. More progress. Fuselage is right. Somehow I "nailed" that thing on the front of it! So I made a mount and parked it and marked off lines for the supports. I'm thinking I'm going to slot them in deep.
  21. This is one place its never been before ๐Ÿ˜ Alan
  22. Jeff, Yes, staying in NC, bUT can see SC from the new place...moving only 18 miles from the present house. Yet a move is a move, and we have been downsizing.
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