a bit ? wow, I know this is out of order but the Lanterns were calling my name. I don’t like the fiddly collars the kit provides so I decided to fab some wood ones on my lathe. They will require some tweaking when it come times to mount them but I think they will work fine. Process is listed below
Started with a piece of Cocobolo.
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Drilled through and then turned to size
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Countoured size to lamp base View attachment 227758
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I will be able to sand and angle the bottom to fit the ship.
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Did I mention I do a bit of woodworking.
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Hallo Larry alias @lmcneil1406Well, just opened the box tonight and inventoried everything, all seems to be in order. Removed the keel pieces and filed the edge profile on the first piece. I will try to keep track of build time in the log. I expect to be rather slow and cautious as this is my first ship build ever. I will also have tons of questions as the directions are not so great.
Build Time So Far = 30 Minutes