HMS Royal William 1719 1:55 by OlegM

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Dear Oleg
You may have explained before, but I would love to know what types of wood you use, they are really beautiful :)
 
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Dear Oleg
You may have explained before, but I would love to know what types of wood you use, they are really beautiful :)
Hi, I mostly use pear, I prefer the more pinky option (but I played a little with the color on the upperdeck hull inner planking to make some contract between spirketting, clamp and quickstuff that have different thickness). For the black I use the black hornbeam, and on the decks here for the first time I put the white hornbeam. It's actually quite different from the black hornbeam in terms of structure: they are both firm, but the white hornbeam is easily piling (or napping, of fluffing - not sure which English word is correct) at the edges, while the black hornbeam is more like a plastic.
For decorations I use boxwood. Or it's castello. I guess it's a whole holywar as to how correctly to call these sorts of wood - what is castello and what is boxwood... in any case what I use now is not what I would like to use. I have a couple of small examples of what I was told was a "boxwood", and it is more firm, more yellow and more looking like a polished stone, in other words more preferable to me, compared to what I use now and what was also sold to me as a "boxwood" (I tried several sellers and they all sent me the same wood different from those small examples I still keep as my perfection example :) ). It's also good, but not so yellow and not so nice-looking. Maybe what I have as examples is some sort of european boxwood, but for now I can't find anyone who is selling planks/sheets from it. Stefan is building his RG from it
 
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This is an example of the milling of some complex parts.
Here is the simulation in Catia:

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Fixing the blank on the table:

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The program is ready:

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Rough machining of the first side:

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Final machinig of the first side:

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Now flip the blank:

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Rough machining of the other side:

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Final machining of the other side:

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Machining is done. Now remove from blank and grind off all the bridges:

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These acrylic windows gave me very hard time. Originally I thought that I will be able to cut them with my laser. In this way they came in the Bonhomme Richard kit that I assembled before. But my diode laser was just simply going through the acrelic without giving a scratch to it. Probably you need a CO2 laser to work with acrylic.
So I had to go to my milling machine. I broke about 10 different bitts untill I figured out the working parameters, before that the acrylic was melting and was wound up on the bitt or the bitt just broke.

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