Here I’m applying the Bare Clamp (no Rubber) onto the ends of the Strake applying pressure to the wood in the shape of the Stem.
Category Archives: Techniques
Pre-Bending Planks at Stern
I soaked these 2x5mm Planks for 12 hours in 2 parts Ammonia and 8 parts Water in my Soaker. Now I used both heat and gentle bending of Planks around this steep bend. I have already broken several Planks while trying to perfect this technique. Heat and Gentleness is key. 👍
I am able to get the large Clamp to push down on the Plank by clamping it against a Bulkhead… 🙄🤔👍
I don’t like to use the “Plank Bending” tools that break the grain of the Plank. IMO, it doesn‘t look as smooth. 🙄
The reason I collect Sawdust is because I use it in conjunction with White Glue for making Putty to fill in gaps.
Treating Basswood with Ammonia
I only realized this. When you soak the Basswood Strips in a Combination of around 1:10 Ratio of Ammonia to Water, this treatment changes the color of the wood to this beautiful patina…
Looping Line To Belaying Pin
I had to experiment around with a few different techniques to be able to tie the line around the Belaying Pin. This is the method that works for me.
I have done the looping on the top side of the Belaying Pin both with some Tweezers or a Grab Hook.
This is the way that I make Footropes…
I first cut a length of Line. I use this brand of String because I like how the Nylon soaks up the Superglue.
Make a Loop and tie a Clove Hitch with some Black Sewing String and loop around it.
I put this Block on the end of the Line.
Gun Port Making Process
Drill 2 Holes above Gun Port where the Wire that simulates Rope goes through…
Then, I sand the Gun Port Door so it it the same width as the Gun Port Hole.
I cut a strip of wood… 1mmx1.5mm to act as a “Hinge”… Then I apply Dap Weldwood Contact Cement to both sides.
In the meantime, also put some on the Gold Wire that will simulate a Hinge.
Make sure the Gun is in there first. I use Aleene’s Rapid Dry. Apply to both sides and wait around 2 minutes.
Deadeye Rigging / Channels / Shrouds
This is from Rigging Period Ship Models
I made this short video on YouTube on Rigging the Ratlines to the Shrouds.