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by Donnie
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Building Materials: Lumber, Fittings, Plans, Sailcloth, etc
Topic: Blocks
Replies: 12
Views: 63

Re: Blocks

Actually, I have been wanting to make some similar to these a long time ago.
by Donnie
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Building Materials: Lumber, Fittings, Plans, Sailcloth, etc
Topic: Blocks
Replies: 12
Views: 63

Re: Blocks

How in the world do they do that - incredible.
by Donnie
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood
Topic: Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130
Replies: 35
Views: 1148

Re: Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130

Hows the Bluenose going?

Donnie
by Donnie
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood
Topic: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace
Replies: 32
Views: 1203

Re: Build Log: Panart Armed Pinnace

Very nicely done. I know that you are very proud of your work. Its gonna look fantastic when done.

Donnie
by Donnie
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood
Topic: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.
Replies: 66
Views: 2199

Re: Le Requin Xebec ZHL plank on frame kit.

Hi Brian.
It is absolutely stunning .... sorry...its been a while since I have checked in with your build. Just awesome workmanship. A true craftsman you are.

Donnie
by Donnie
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood
Topic: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log
Replies: 298
Views: 15627

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Dry fitting some ornamentation before quitting for the evening.
by Donnie
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood
Topic: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log
Replies: 298
Views: 15627

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

This image below is an alignment block to make sure I have all the rails at the same height spacings. The height is 7mm. rails036.jpg . . The next image below show the cap rails. The box came with "half dowels". There are some brass figures that will be sitting on the half round dowels. D...
by Donnie
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Tools, Lathes, Mills, Jigs and Techniques
Topic: Making Stanctions with Lathe
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Making Stanctions with Lathe

Yep, I would say that a duplicator is nice. Not found one for a mini lathe though. CNC would be the next deal for this, but on CNC, it really depends on what you are doing. On this size post and the amount to make, it was just as easy to crank them out by hand. The DRO is what made it easy. I could ...
by Donnie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood
Topic: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log
Replies: 298
Views: 15627

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Thank you all again for the nice comments. Well, this is it for the evening. Basically almost finished with front head railings.
by Donnie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Time for Coffee, General Discussion and other Interest
Topic: Making Stanctions with Lathe
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Making Stanctions with Lathe

I am not a spokes person for Sherline, but they offer the least expensive 3.5″ x 8″ Machine Lathe with adjustable “zero” handwheels for about $655. Comes in Metric or Imperial. I had a drill type before and built a "carriage" for it. This is one of those tools that has just that one specif...

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