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  1. 3 points
    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    Greetings shipwrights, In the last few days I have been experimenting with the folding disk, it has to look right in the bottle. I' m on #4 and I think I figured it out. Meanwhile I chose one of the ships to be a static display for the shelf above my work area. Still envisioning putting the other in the bottle piece by piece. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Or a nice Thursday for those those outside the U.S. Best regards, Jeff
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    Spanky

    Da Seamans Sloop

    Stealing a few ideas from you fine folks and playing with them. I put some mast hoops of "heat shrink" on the mast, not sure if I will use them but they are easy to cut off if I don't. I used heat shrink to reinforce around the holes in the bowsprit. I tried numerous methods to make blocks that looked O.K. and failed. I ended up rolling a little balls of glue and sticking them in there. Eventually I would like to buy some tools from Micro-mark to help build "little", with accuracy and tolerances, but for now my eye will have to do. She at least fits in the bottle with room to spare.
  3. 2 points
    Bruce Foxworthy

    Tapering the yards

    Mick: Next picture. Now I chuck up the pin vice in my drill motor. Now I cut the template tracing I made out of the paper I drew it on and hold it up to the Yard as I am sanding it till the end matches the drawing. Once it does, you're basically done. You might have to touch it up a little but you should be good to go. Hope that helps you out. Good luck with your new build. Regards Bruce
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    IgorSky

    What's on your workbench?

    The schooner ATLANTIC construction process is almost complete.
  5. 2 points
    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    Attn Shipwrights, presenting the quarter in a bottle magic trick. Rubber band set in a channel cut around the edge of the coin.
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    Very nice as always Igor. Clever use of an empty perfume bottle.
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    And some final photos...
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    And made "the waves" on the surface of "the sea"
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    Then I added a couple drops of "sea"
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    Then I placed the bottle on another slipway, pulled out all the gear of the standing and running rigging, fixed their CA, cut off the ends and set the flag in the stern.
  11. 1 point
    Bruce Foxworthy

    Tapering the yards

    Mick: Just wanted to touch base with you about yards and how I incorporate my making of them with my building practices, at least so far, with respect to square sails and their rigging management goes. Some guys drill holes through the ends of their yards for their rigging purposes. It's part and partial with their building technique. I don't use that method. I use " thread blocks", at the end of my yards for the purpose of rigging. A different technique. I have to say that I'm only just beginning to build ships with square sails so I've got a lot to learn yet about the different approaches to rigging that guys here on the forum use. But that said, thread blocks seem to work okay for me at this point. Here's a picture of one of my yards with the thread blocks attached. I wrote a thread under the menu selection on Forums, called "Build Logs". Search for the tile of the thread , " Trials And Tribulations With A Brigantine, Or Beginners Paradise" , It might give you some ideas. There is so much information available on this forum it staggers my mind. I've been exploring these endless pages for months since I joined up. There are so many techniques and tutorials and videos and references. Just keep looking at the site in your spare time. It's a wonderful thing we have here. And you'll learn so much. Again, best of luck to you on your new venture and please take pictures and show us your progress in "Build Logs", ether as you go along or when you're done. We all learn from each other here. Have a problem? ask a question. It works that way. We're all in this together. Regards Bruce.
  12. 1 point
    Bruce Foxworthy

    Tapering the yards

    Next picture. Once I get that taper where I want it I take the skewer out of the drill motor and I carefully trace the profile of that half of the yard I just tapered. That profile has to match up size for size so you may have to trace it a couple times till you get it right. Next picture. At this point I cut the skewer off at the overall length mark I made earlier from the print. Next pictures. Now here's the thing, at this point the diameter of my yard is too small to chuck up in my drill motor so I have to chuck the part up in a pin vice. If you don't have any of these then you gotta get some. Micro Mart sells them and most good hobby stores. Anyway you chuck up the yard so that the end you finished is inside and the end that isn't is on the outside.
  13. 1 point
    Bruce Foxworthy

    Tapering the yards

    Mick: It's not all that difficult to do but remember like most of our work there is a certain amount of touchy-feely that has to be employed as well as patients with yourself. This is the process that I use to make my yards. I'm sure it's not the only way to do it but it works pretty well for me. This first picture is a standard bamboo skewer that I have in my 3/8 drill motor. First I sand it to the diameter and overall length I want my yard to be. Next picture, Then I take the skewer out of the drill motor and lay it on my print where I mark it with a pencil at the center line and at the end of it's overall length. Next picture then I put the skewer back into the drill motor and I sand the taper I want on the end.
  14. 1 point
    Onni

    What's on your workbench?

    Wow, beautiful looking schooner Igor. Great work!
  15. 1 point
    Hi to all!One more of my small and short projects. You can read the story of this boat HERE So, first, I made the basis of the boat's hull.
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    James w rogers

    Da Seamans Sloop

    That's looking really good! 😎
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    Your level of detail is amazing. When I try to do things at that scale, there are clumsy knots, globs of glue, uneven cuts, etc. Your work is so clean. More practice, I guess!
  19. 1 point
    joe100

    SMS Seeadler, 83’ to 1”

    My latest little creation, SMS Seeadler as she appeared early in her career in 1917. The model is made almost exclusively from boxwood and brass. The sails are a fine tissue paper that has been primed and painted, the rigging is several grades of tungsten wire. The sea base was made from carved basswood, then painted and sealed with epoxy resin.
  20. 1 point
    exwafoo

    SMS Seeadler, 83’ to 1”

    Nice work. I haven't seen a 1 bob piece for a while either. Alan
  21. 1 point
    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    New day!! I have achieved thick less ness.
  22. 1 point
    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    Almost to size! rummaging through my various shop drawers I found a really tight manufactured cork that looks like , if it was sanded, would maybe make a good disk. I'm gonna run it with the wood one and see which is better.
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    Then I put the leeboards on the sides of the boat
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    Then I put the mast in her place
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    Then I took the model off the slipway and stuffed it all into a bottle, applying some silicone sealant to the bottom of the bottle beforehand. I placed the boat's hull diagonally and left it to dry.
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    Nice over view of your work Igor! You do great work on tiny models, and agree those dead eyes were a bit too large and out of scale, better left off a model of this size. Your slipway is very ingenious, pegs and holes to hold the rigging lines is unique and a good way to do things. Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
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    I made more thinner rigging yarns, made new stay ropes, finished the running rigging, added the tiller, the flag on the bowsprit, painted the underwater part with copper and reassembled the whole structure on the slipway
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    Then I continued my sad experiments with the deadeyes
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    Then I drew the decor on the transom
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    Then I drew an ornament on the sides of the boat
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    Then I continued to work with the interior of the boat
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