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How to do Gunport Lids
- by GeorgiaSalt On May 27, 2015 - 12:30 PM
I'm completing a 74-gun 3/16" scale scratch-built - struggling with the gun port lids. Lots of lids to make and I want them to look right but not fragile to the touch. Not interested in making working hinges. Seeking suggestions on how to attach the lids to the port opening.
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Summary: The purpose: The shape of the V will determine the depth of the cut you intend to make, say you determine you want a deep cut within the letter, you will draw a squatty or short V at both ends of the centered line. Likewise should you decide on a shallow cut, the length of the V will be elongated, where-as the centered line will be shortened,. The depth of the cut is up to your taste. Just remember whatever you decide on has to be replicated to all the letters and numbers and kept as uniform as you can make them.
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Crossed beams under the mast tops to support the structure as it sits on the mast top. Depending on the size of the top, there could be 2x2, 2x3, or 3x3 crossed beams.   Or [View Entire Category]
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