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Jeff B

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Fail!!!!

The wood disk was too thick that when folded in 3rds wasn't gonna fit.

I attempted to thin it to 1/2 thickness. It split and shattered. 

I have another piece of wood. I'm gonna try to thin it to size first. 

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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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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. 

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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. 😀

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