Chasseur Posted August 16, 2015 Author Report Share Posted August 16, 2015 Life has been exceedingly busy. I rarely get into the man cave these days as work has me going constantly. As well I have a big shut-down coming up which will require me to work 20 days straight to supervise the safety aspect and I will be on-call 24/7. However every once in a while I do manage to get a bit done regarding the planning and implementation of the Preussen build. Lately I have been working on building a few special tools for inside the bottle work. My seas are ready to install but… I needed two special tools to proceed, and one more for inside the bottle finesse work. The first is a tool to touch up the cracks/seams with some modelling paste. The second tool is to then mask the paste with some acrylic paint so henceforth an inside the bottle paint brush system with interchangeable brushes. I went out and bought some more piano wire and some brass tubing. I heated some piano wire with a propane torch to form the modelling paste. I love piano wire it's very usefull for building tools. The third tool is still in the design stage. It will be a spring loaded grabber type tool to maneuver stuff around inside of the bottle like yards, masts, sails, rigging etc. I purchased some brass tubing and bullet proof piano wire. I love the wire as I can heat it and beat it into whatever shape my heart desires. The tool for painting inside of the bottle is designed to incorporate interchangeable paint brushes. I just soldered some brass pipe on the wire and I can cut off the tips of paint brushes to use as desired. So there you have it for now ... Jeff Lboro, Gwyl Blaser, IgorSky and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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