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- by cadman1736 On Sep 12, 2014 - 10:49 AM
Hello everybody I would just like to say high and to introduce myself. My name is Stephen but you can call me Steve, I was retired due to health reason but still looking to try to get back to work even part time. I enjoyed modeling when I was younger and have played with it here and there when life let me. So now I'm looking for something to get me through the winter and so on but not just a winter project if that makes sense. So til next time keep the glue flowing.
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- by Armstrob On Sep 07, 2014 - 8:16 PM
My plans for the Bounty do not show any gratings laid over the top of the three beams across the beak of the Bounty. I would have thought that a grating would have been laid over these beams for safety and for ease of walking and use of this area. Does anybody have plans which show grating in this area?
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Title: Nameplate Carving
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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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An extra thick band of planking along the sides of the ship that strengthens the structure. They were about the same width as the hull planking but thicker and thus projected 3-4 inches beyond the planking on 16th and 17th century ships and 2-3 inches on 18th and 19th century ships. The top and bottom edges were slightly rounded off and attached to the frames before planking.   Or [View Entire Category]
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