The reason I collect Sawdust is because I use it in conjunction with White Glue for making Putty to fill in gaps.
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…
I made this Stand probably 10 years ago. It has gotten me through 3 builds.
All it is a piece of Fence Post with some 1.5″x1.5″ attached to it. Then I simply taped some Paper Towel around the ends. .. 🤔🙄🤭
Here’s a picture of my Work Space.
I am going to clear out the Kitchen in a bit when I receive the Shelves from Amazon. Of course, that’s not to say that it won’t get filled up again!!!… 😲🤣🤭
Obviously this is a what is called a “Plank on Bulkead” type of Ship Model. Where you lay the Planks across the entire Hull structure of the Ship.
After sliding the Bulkheads in, which they slid in beautifully, by the way… Usually these kits are far from “Exact” on their cutting. This one by Occre is good though.
This Basswood strip is for stabilizing the Bulkheads to one another.
My first problem just came up though. It just occurred to me that I need a Jig to hold the False Keel straight while I am able to get the False Keel straight while the glue has time to set.
The False Keel is bent a bit, but I don’t think it will be a problem because I’ll use the Jig and the forcing by the Planks that I glue in the future to hold it straight. It won’t take but about 2 or 3 Planks to be able to do that
Not the worst Warp I’ve seen though… 🙄🤔😫
I was just looking ahead at the Instructions. On this ship, they have you building it from the Top Down. I think I’m going to start it from bottom up though.
I had to make some different Jigs that were shorter than the ones I made before.
I put 2 Deadeyes on different sides of this Board.
I bought a pair of these Embroidery Scissors in Straight Blades and I liked them so much that I bought another pair in Curved Blades. They are ideal for cutting the Rigging strings. Very sharp and accurate.
I made this Line Faking Tool by sticking a couple of pins in this piece of wood.
I then tie a Midshipman’s Knot on one end and slip it down one of the Pins and then carefully coil the line around the 2 pins.
After I get the line coiled, I dab some Transparent Wood Glue on it and let it get hard. After which I lift it off with a Flat Xacto Blade.
I bought this Rigging Hook from Micro-Mark. It came in a Set that included some other hooks that I’ve never used. This one is handy though…
It allows you hook String as you’re trying to Rig.
I also find that this in combination with Tweezers is very helpful.
I found out quite by mistake that these Cuticle Cutters are ideal for cutting the Strings on the Rigging. They work especially well for the little string ends that I’ve “fixed” with Superglue.