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  • #31
    Amazing detail, Bob!

    Claude
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    • #32
      After a month of carving ornaments for a client, I am finally getting back to work on my ship model. Yesterday and today I made gratings for the lower deck, out of Pear wood, and eye bolts for the hatch covers. The gratings are made of 3/32" x 1/8" stock and cut on the modellers table saw.

      The eye bolts are made from fine wire, shaped using wire working tools. Patience are a necessity.

      Bob

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      Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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      • #33
        Nice progress, Bob. I'm vicariously carving with you...amazing talent.
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

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        • #34
          Have to admit, I am simply dumbfounded at both the talent and patience you have to do this project! I know absolutely nothing about ships, but your project is fascinating to follow.

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          • #35
            Patience is the key word here and you certainly must have an abundance of it.

            Tinwood

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            • #36
              It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted an update on progress. There are times when a lot of effort has little to show for it, like the construction of the next deck level. Individual frames must be made and each frame consists of two sets of ribs (two pieces each) and a cross deck beam and two support pieces, there are 58 frames, so that is a lot of cutting and shaping and sanding. Assembling is also tricky, so care must be taken to get things as they need to be, so it all fits together. The actual vessel is build in a similar manner, though I have taken some short cuts on the lower hull for ease of construction. Just a different method of building a ship model.

              Bob
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              Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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              • #37
                So far great progress and work, Bob. Looking like the actual ship piece by piece...thanks for posting the pics!
                Bill
                Living among knives and fire.

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                • #38
                  Progress continues, all the deck frames / ribs are in place now and I cut the opening amidships and framed the edge. More openings to be cut in, hatches and ladderways and then gun ports in the side. Plenty of detail work yet to go, but it is taking shape.

                  Bob
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                  Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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                  • #39
                    Amazing detail
                    Ed
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                    • #40
                      Looking great, Bob. Amazing work and detail.
                      Bill
                      Living among knives and fire.

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                      • #41
                        Wow Bob I am going to enjoy watching the progress, had no idea the amount of detail work involved.

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                        • #42
                          Today the shipyard had to wait, two of our Grandchildren came to visit, and they are two of my best clients, they always have new requests for me. After a pleasant afternoon with them I got back to work for a while on the model. I trimmed up the rib tops and leveled some deck planks and trued up the ribs. I love it when a ship begins to take on that special look that only a sailing ship can offer. Smooth lines and a complex construction of so many pieces all coming together into a work of art. I am glad that some folks are enjoying this journey, it will take us some time, months, years even, before completion.

                          Bob
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                          Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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                          • #43
                            You have your priorities set in order, Bob. Grandkids first. Nice progress and fine detail...I hope to live long enough to see it completed.
                            Bill
                            Living among knives and fire.

                            http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                            • #44
                              Impressive work Bob, as always. Committing the hours to the detail is what makes your work stand out.

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                              • #45
                                Not much progress in the shipyard, too busy with commissions at present, but still manage to find some time to work on the upper deck framing. Have the hatchways and ladderways framed and a layer of Pear wood around the opening for the amidships section.

                                Bob
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                                Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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