They are looking very good - and we can see that you can never have enough of these magnets !
I have also to order this tool !!!!
One question to the second photo:
Did you glue two planks one over the other , or did you sand them down to half of the thickness?
BTW: it is real good small tutorial - thanks for sharing the different working steps
Masts and Tops continuation:
The masts are made from popular dowel rod with rosewood for the caps. I also used rosewood for the trim on the tops with beech planking on the tops. This is a few progress photos.
Looking good Brother, How you like the Magnetic Table. I had one awhile back for plane building. sure made things easier to hold parts in place and way more durable then sheet rock and wax paper. and I didn't have a million pin holes in my wood from holding the parts down. The sheet metal got rusted when My basement flooded and I have been wanting to build another mag table.
Thanks for the Info. I tossed the Plate for the table as well as the magnets they were rusted badly. The Wax is a great idea and should also help prevent glue sticking to it. I'll have to run to the local sheet metal shop on Monday and grab a piece of sheet metal and get my table working again. I bought a bunch of the magnets last year, they are sitting on my bench.
The three pounder cannons are turned from ebony and the carriages are made from blood wood. Since there is only four guns shown on the model after turning the guns I made the carriages using hand tools.
This set of photos shows the guns in place.
The model will show the standing rigging only.
The rope for the rigging is made from DMC cotton thread on a ME rope walk about ten years old a new rope walk is on my wish list. I am using 3 strands of no 8 for the lower shrouds and 3 strands of no 12 for the upper shrouds and backstays.
I use a Proxxon DB 250 for small model ship parts, it works fine if you don’t overload the motor, it is very small. If something looks to big for the Proxxon it is. It is a lot of fun to use. I have an old Craftsman I use for larger stuff.