Oliver Cromwell, POF ,Scale 1:48 by Lawrence

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Hello Ship Mates



Here is a rather fun picture that I wanted to share with my Ship Mates. This is the package that my Oliver Cromwell building board from the Lumberyard came in along with the building board, and 4 Pear carving blocks came in. I have never seen so many stamps applied to a single package before and found it rather interesting that I did want to share as it is so very much different, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence IMG_5053.JPG
 

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Hello Ship Mates



Here is a rather fun picture that I wanted to share with my Ship Mates. This is the package that my Oliver Cromwell building board from the Lumberyard came in along with the building board, and 4 Pear carving blocks came in. I have never seen so many stamps applied to a single package before and found it rather interesting that I did want to share as it is so very much different, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
Looks good and very special......and if I see correctly, the post did not stamp them, I guess the postofficer thought, that it is too much work
 
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Just came back from the Post Office and there was a package for me from Lee Vally. Seams that My Admiral Bernadette has given me some nice tools for Fathers Day, that was very nice of her to do so. I got a set of 6 wood carving tools, a Flexcut Detail Carving Knife and along with 19 Basswood carving blocks to practice on for the up and coming decorations on the Oliver Cromwell, that I thought was very nice of her to do so. ENJOY. Regards Lawrence IMG_5054.JPG
 

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Your Admiral knows everything, also that you want / need the nice tools.......good to have somebody knowing everything. Could you tell her, that I told you, that she should tell my admiral, what I want / need ?

you know, that we want to see latest the work on the 3.rd carving block....
 
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Your Admiral knows everything, also that you want / need the nice tools.......good to have somebody knowing everything. Could you tell her, that I told you, that she should tell my admiral, what I want / need ?

you know, that we want to see latest the work on the 3.rd carving block....
Hello Uwek

I thank you very much for your kind words and overly nice comments. Yes, my Admiral is very good and also generous to me. I told her what you said and she just laughed. And she said try being extra nice and you will receive, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 
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Just a little update, this is really the first major step in starting to build the fine ship the Oliver Cromwell. Over the last week or so I have been milling the Cherry wood for her frames or ribs, making buckets full of sawdust and plainer chippings. Since then I have scanned and printed the framing segments that make up her ribs. Very carefully cutting these segments out and gluing them to my Cherrywood to make temples IMG_5055.JPG for the marking our and sawing out on the scroll saw and then to be ground down to the line on my disk sander. ENJOY.



Regards Lawrence
 
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Rather a bit of a strange day here in Sutton, nice and warm bright and sunny with a light breeze, 90F of 32C., got the AC working that is for sure. Never did very much on my Oliver Cromwell build as my Admiral has been giving me a lit of hints lately about the 4 years layers of dust that has accumulated on my HMS Victory build. So to make her happy I placed a picnic table on our back deck and retrieved my air compressor from its basement home and with a wet brush and a very low air pressure I started making clouds of dust outside, this is mostly my doing as the HMS Victory has lived on a shelf in the Old Ship Yard for the last four years now, However she cleaned up very nicely, needs a few touchups of paint but not bad after all of this time.



Now app on seeing her cleaned up my Admiral wants me to build a display case for her to keep her in this clean state. So now it looks like I may be sidetracked again for a for a few days. with such large pieces of glass, I do believe that I will order tempered for the front and back, but not for the ends and the top, ENJOY.

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She is realy still in very good shape, and your wife is also taking care about her, I’m sure. I saw only one gunports lid hanging down.....great built.....is it a kit, the jotika, or scratch?
 
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She is realy still in very good shape, and your wife is also taking care about her, I’m sure. I saw only one gunports lid hanging down.....great built.....is it a kit, the jotika, or scratch?
Hello Uwe

I thank you very much for your very kind words and overly nice comments. Yes, she still looks nice the gun port well I knocked it loose while cleaning needs a touch of CA glue no problem, also a few touch up with a bit of paint, I do believe a display case is in order. She started out as an AL kit, 1:84 with a lot of changes that turned me towards the scratch type builds, ENJOY.

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Lawrence,
looking forward to your advance on this ship! You've got a nice set of carving tools BUT I would suggest to seriously consider trying rotary tools, first of all for Pear wood. This is obviously only a personal preference.
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Lawrence,
looking forward to your advance on this ship! You've got a nice set of carving tools BUT I would suggest to seriously consider trying rotary tools, first of all for Pear wood. This is obviously only a personal preference.
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Hello Janos

I thank you very much for your visit to my build log on the Oliver Cromwell. Off to a slow start, my home chore list seems never-ending this year. Plan to cut a few frames segments today, it will be nice to start gluing up some framing blanks.

I thank you very much for your carving information. Yes, I was planning on using the rotary tools to start with on the figurehead. I got the carving tools for the relief type carving for the stern, something that I wanted to try, you may get the order after all.

Got a question if you could kindly answer, what is the big difference between Boxwood and Pearwood? The pear wood that I received from the Lumberyard looks very hard, almost like hard maple. I did get a pack of basswood to practice on and they look rather soft is this so? Sure do have a lot to learn, ENJOY.

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Hi Lawrence,
Pearwood is the seecond best material after Boxwood for miniature carvings. It is much softer, has distinctive grain and does not hold the edge as well as Box. It also tends to splinter if you carve it with a knife blade. I would not carve it with blade at all.
There are different types of Box but every one is better than Pear. The best is european Boxwood. Tight grain, no splintering, can be carved with blade very well, very consistent in colour although different pieces can be somewhat different. Th nicest pieces are straw yellow, but some can be lighter or darker. The blade cut leaves a characteristic butterish, glossy surface. There is hardly any difference whether you cut with or against the grain. You can thin it up to a few tens of millimeter thickness, so that it becomes partially transparent if you hold it against the light and still holds itself.
The European Box is by far the best.Then there are the Honduras Boxwood or the Costelo. Slightly duller in colour, softer and there might be some grain. Still better than Pear but not that much. This is what Lumberyard is selling.
Basswood is a soft wood, consistent in colour and physical properties. Some modellers use it for nearly every aspect of modelling but it is unuseable for miniature carving.
Every wood can be carved of course, but their properties determine to what size of carving they are suitable. I give an example for this. If I should carve a face the smallest sizes from which I would be able to make an acceptable carving would be as follows: basswood 20 cm, pearwood 3-5 cm, European Box 5 mm. I hope you understand what I mean here.
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Hi Lawrence,
Pearwood is the seecond best material after Boxwood for miniature carvings. It is much softer, has distinctive grain and does not hold the edge as well as Box. It also tends to splinter if you carve it with a knife blade. I would not carve it with blade at all.
There are different types of Box but every one is better than Pear. The best is european Boxwood. Tight grain, no splintering, can be carved with blade very well, very consistent in colour although different pieces can be somewhat different. Th nicest pieces are straw yellow, but some can be lighter or darker. The blade cut leaves a characteristic butterish, glossy surface. There is hardly any difference whether you cut with or against the grain. You can thin it up to a few tens of millimeter thickness, so that it becomes partially transparent if you hold it against the light and still holds itself.
The European Box is by far the best.Then there are the Honduras Boxwood or the Costelo. Slightly duller in colour, softer and there might be some grain. Still better than Pear but not that much. This is what Lumberyard is selling.
Basswood is a soft wood, consistent in colour and physical properties. Some modellers use it for nearly every aspect of modelling but it is unuseable for miniature carving.
Every wood can be carved of course, but their properties determine to what size of carving they are suitable. I give an example for this. If I should carve a face the smallest sizes from which I would be able to make an acceptable carving would be as follows: basswood 20 cm, pearwood 3-5 cm, European Box 5 mm. I hope you understand what I mean here.
Janos
Hello Janos

I thank you very much for all of your information, I am very much in appreciation for your explanations. I do however think that I will give the Pear a go and if I run into trouble like you have said then I will hunt down a piece of Boxwood, Thanks Again, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 

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I will be following along as well the OC has always been my favorit Privateer type ship and I want to redraw it to a more scale version of framing one day when my skills are honed a little more, so I will be following along closely
 
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I will be following along as well the OC has always been my favorit Privateer type ship and I want to redraw it to a more scale version of framing one day when my skills are honed a little more, so I will be following along closely
Hello JosephH

Welcome to my build log on the Oliver Cromwell. I am always pleased to have a new crew member on board. Your words and comments are always welcome here, please pull up a chair and join in on the fun of building this very fine ship, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 
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I thank you all for all of your visits to my build log on the fine ship the Oliver Cromwell. Also for your very kind words and nice comments



Back in the old shipyard the little fellows and I have cut out and fitted the first set of rib frames that we will use as templates for the up and coming 260 segments that are required for this sets of framing blanks. So you will know what I will be up to for the next few days before we do start to glue up all of these segments. We did have to rework our miter gauge on our disk sander as its face was short and irregular and having a couple of slots in it that made holding small pieces very difficult. We also had to reline up the gives as they were just too sloppy and louse, But now it is looking very workable, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence IMG_5059.JPG
 
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Your stern decorations are very interesting and if applicable they could save me weeks of work in trying to carve them my self. Just for the fun of it what would you want to cast me a set and mail them to me here in Ontario, Canada.

there is no charge you can use them as a model to carve them in wood or finish them in any way.

if you feel like you want to donate a little to the site I rather see that then paying me.
Hello didit

I thank you very much for your very kind and thoughtful offer of the decorations for the stern of the Oliver Cromwell that I am just beginning to build now. I sent you a PM along with my name and address and have not got a reply as yet, just wondering if you got my PM. ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 
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I thank you all very much for all of your visits to my build log on the Oliver Cromwell. Also for your very kind words and nice comments.



Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have completed drawing out all of the segments that make up the 20 Ribbing frames 4 Thru 23 and cut them all out on our scroll saw. Not a lot for a days work but it all helps. Now we must run all of these pieces through our disk sander to true them up before we can start to glue up these framing blanks, ENJOY. IMG_5060.JPG Regards Lawrence
 

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I wish to thank you all very much for all of your visits to my build log on the Oliver Cromwell. Also for your very kind words and nice comments.



Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have finally mustered up a bit of up and go after our bout with the tree in our backyard that left me very stiff and sour with no getup and go at all. Today we did get back at it for a bit as we sanded the outside group of segments for the 20 sets of frames that is 120 pieces and 240 joints. Now it is off to the inside set of segments but they only have 120 pieces, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence



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