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Sapper

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  1. Google Solid Model Memories and scroll down to Marine Miniatures, also Modelcraft. There are some merchants on those files. Regards Sapper
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    Glove Thread

    Daniel Looking at the web site it appears to be like any other cotton thread. I have no intention of using it as I am quite happy with fly tying thread. I was curious because I had seen it mentioned a few times. Seeing as how no one else has heard of it let's just put this post to bed.
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    Ahoi!

    Welcome aboard Galvein. The more the merrier.
  4. Sapper

    Glove Thread

    It is thread used to make gloves but I can't find out whether it as fine or coarse. I do know it is 100% Cotton. The only supplier I could find is in Paris.
  5. Hello Craig Welcome aboard. Sapper
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    Newby

    Hello DCook Welcome aboard from another old modeller. Sapper
  7. Hello All I have seen this mentioned several times and assume it is used for rigging. Can anyone enlarge on this. Sapper
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    Alan Forgot to mention. I started with Leon's book when I joined EASIB. Also have the DVD. Sapper
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    Collective Name

    For Alan and DSiemens According to the Macmillan Dictionary, Carafology is The Art of putting Tiny Ships in Bottles. This was submitted by Bob Arrowsmith, Honorary Vice President of EASIB on 25/10/2015. Carafe is French, The open top flask in which wine is served. There are a couple of entries on Google. Sapper
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    Collective Name

    Scrolling through the Bottle Shipwright newsletters I came across an article stating that the late Jack Needham called us Carafologists.
  11. Nice one. Will start making one forthwith.
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    Collective Name

    Hello All I know we are all Ship Bottlers, but is there any other name for us? I quite fancy Marine Flaskologist.
  13. Hello All Picked up a copy of The Oxford Companion To Ships & The Sea in a charity shop yesterday. Almost 1,000 pages of marine interest and great to just dip in when you have a few minutes to spare. (£2.00) Having suddenly realised that my rope work skills were dying I bought The Directory of Knots by John Shaw from Amazon for the vast price of 1 Penny plus Postage and am now brushing up on my Knots. Whilst on the subject of knots, the Swedish Bottlers site have a couple of interesting gadgets for tying Turks Heads. Look under tools.
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