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  1. 3 points
    Jeff: Thanks for that awesome compliment. I for one encourage you to take your time and do things the way you know how in your own undivided time. Best of luck with your audit trials and tribulations. Regards Bruce.
  2. 1 point
    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    Good day shipwrights, Today the other Enterprise is in the paint shop. This one is going into the bottle in pieces. I have chosen this side of the disk to be the top, as its cuts matched up the cleanest. On previous attempts, I have found that too many times of folding the disk weekend the rubber band holding it together. I imagine paint may make it brittle. One shot at going in. Honestly, that's all that's needed. 😀
  3. 1 point
    exwafoo

    Our next Bottled ShipWright Journal

    No worries. The Health and Safety Police can ruin anyone's plans.
  4. 1 point
    Getting there ! Slow progress as spent more time trying to trace this ship. It is definitely documented as a merchant ship but can’t find any surviving plans or pictures, so apart from this stamp the rest of the decks fittings are a total guess. Here’s the story so far, needs a bit more shaping and sanding prior to paint, so have started on the masts and yards. This is is how I bend planks and other wood items, I soak the wood and then strap to the bottle with an elastic band, then fill bottle with boiling water and just leave over night, usually works quite well as long as the grain of the wood allows. If you need a bigger or smaller bend you can just use different diameter bottles!
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    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    Staric display/ prototype is done. Lessons learned: 1. All 3 struts need to be really tight. They are holding unbalanced weight. 2. The red stripes are impossible for me to paint straight. Amazingly, Scotch tape takes a red sharpie very well, can be cut with a razor blade and sticks well. 3.Paint on tape seems to suck away adhesive property. 4. Measure twice, cut once. 5. The interweb, is a good source for details related to a specific ship. Photos plenty of this one, plans, paints used. 6. Each piece in the bottle will have to dry thoroughly and at maximum hold, before the next is added. I won't be able to use 2 hands to stop things from moving or applying pressure to the opposite side. Not to worry, it's still doable.
  6. 1 point
    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
  7. 1 point
    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.
  8. 1 point
    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    New day!! I have achieved thick less ness.
  9. 1 point
    Trying to fathom out what to put on deck as I can't find any info or pictures of this ship, it appears to be a merchantship so it's artistic licence time. Started with a hatch, from a thin piece of walnut ply left over from a ship kit I've been doing. Drilled some 0.5mm holes and just trying to square them out.
  10. 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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