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Looking for plans of Mayflower Scallop
- by HMGould On Jul 30, 2015 - 4:01 AM
The John Howland Society of which I am a member has constructed a Scallop named the Elizabeth Tilley. I would like to build a scratch model but am unable to contact the Society via email or phone. Suggestions?
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Herb Gould
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- by Chirodoc On Jul 27, 2015 - 7:02 PM
Has anyone any suggestions on the best way to frame gun ports. I am working on The Rattlesnake by Model Shipways and the only reference is an example on the blueprints. I have searched the forum as well as several other sites which seem to only show how to cut them out through the planking. I have put down some temporary planking on gun deck and built a cannon to get the height right, but measuring and placement are driving me nuts. Any help will be appreciated.
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Title: Nameplate Carving
Contributed by: Landlubber7 on 07-30-2013
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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Title: Planking the hull, running the planks (Part One)
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On the smaller upper mast section junctions where there was no mast top, only the crosstrees were present. This was called the trestletrees.   Or [View Entire Category]
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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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A series of rollers and rope wrapped around a mast and yard which allows the yard to be raised and lowered by sliding along the mast on the rollers.   Or [View Entire Category]
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