Purchased shortly ago / sthg new in your workshop -> present it here

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Arrieved this week the book "The art of shipmodelling" from Bernard Frölich. I hope to find a lot of tips and tricks for my first scratch building. A lot of ideas i will use to modify my Santa Ana from AL.
This is a beautiful book with a lot of hints shown on high quality photos and sketches.
For everybody who do not know this book, please take a look at our "Book Review" of
The Art of Shipmodeling - click on title for the link!
 

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No excuses any more - I want to give carving my own decorations and figurines a try, so I ordered a carving set content 23 chisel from a specialist producer from Russia. The pen-handles are made out of pear. He is producing per year only 10 to 20 sets, so it is only possible via direct contact to him. I am not speaking russian, so a modeling friend from Germany made the direct contact.

When I have more time I will buy some good wood and start with collecting experience.......and hope to get the assistance and hints from some of our specialists in wood and carving.
So @janos , @didit and all others - I need your infos and knowledge !

Take a look at these beauties

Everything is boxed
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Inside the 23 beauties with different sizes and forms
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No excuses any more - I want to give carving my own decorations and figurines a try, so I ordered a carving set content 23 chisel from a specialist producer from Russia. The pen-handles are made out of pear. He is producing per year only 10 to 20 sets, so it is only possible via direct contact to him. I am not speaking russian, so a modeling friend from Germany made the direct contact.

When I have more time I will buy some good wood and start with collecting experience.......and hope to get the assistance and hints from some of our specialists in wood and carving.
So @janos , @didit and all others - I need your infos and knowledge !

Take a look at these beauties

Everything is boxed
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Inside the 23 beauties with different sizes and forms
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What is the website mate? Looks great
Greg
 

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Custom made carving tools with pear handles, and 23 of them at that! My guess is they were not free!
Can I ask how much they cost?
It was 400 Euro incl postage (first to Germany, than to Austria) incl. import taxes, so real material appr. 15 Euros each.
@Peglegreg , like i wrote, not available view web-site - only special connections, and I do not have them (until now)
 

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Not having workshop space I rely on many small hand tools. I have a couple of these hyper thin mini Japanese pull saws bought recently which are perfect for model building and deliver super fine precise and clean cuts. These are have a 0.1 mm thin blade. Cuts through wood like butter with no effort. Very delicate and need careful handling but perfect for modeling. Can be bought here and price is very reasonable.
https://www.zootoyz.jp/contents/en-us/d141_HISHIKA_Super_Fine_Cut_Saw_.html
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A New Belt and Disc Sander
This Saturday is my wife's and I, 33rd wedding anniversary, and Luz gave me this Ryobi belt and disc sander for my present. (F.Y.I. I gave her a 100mls bottle of Channel #5 perfume)
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This unit has 370 watts and a bonus feature the belt can be swiveled from flat to 90 degrees vertical.
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This unit replaces my old one which is quite small and not very practical.
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Happymodeling to all
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As requested by Uwe here are some photos of the Ryobi Scrollsaw P1010781.JPG P1010782.JPG P1010785.JPG
Hole in the front is to attach a vacuum, I was covered in very fine saw dust caused by blowing the dust off the work surface, it goes straight down the hole onto.. you guessed it!

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This is for blades that do not have a "T" type end.

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Will do a test cutting on this. Base is plywood 9mm thick.

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Two pieces cut, not too bad for someone that has never used a scrollsaw before. Part 3-4 happened when I sneezed because of the saw dust. The saw has variable speed control and it was running at about 7/8ths maximum speed.
 

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As requested by Uwe here are some photos of the Ryobi Scrollsaw View attachment 46349 View attachment 46350 View attachment 46351
Hole in the front is to attach a vacuum, I was covered in very fine saw dust caused by blowing the dust off the work surface, it goes straight down the hole onto.. you guessed it!

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This is for blades that do not have a "T" type end.

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Will do a test cutting on this. Base is plywood 9mm thick.

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Two pieces cut, not too bad for someone that has never used a scrollsaw before. Part 3-4 happened when I sneezed because of the saw dust. The saw has variable speed control and it was running at about 7/8ths maximum speed.
This tool is looking like a real good one - many thanks for showing this saw, which will be used very often in future, I am pretty sure.
Your test cuttings are looking realy very good for a first time using such a saw (some modelers are cutting worst still after years
- try also several speeds on different timbers - means hard wood -> low speed!
and also no pressure with the wood towards the blade....the blade should do the work
-> than you can much easier follow your lines (like at your piece "3-11"
I am sure: You will love to work with this scroll saw
 

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Hi Uwe, thanks for those tips, yes I did apply pressure towards the blade. On Saturday I will have a look in Bunnings (a store very similar to Lowes in the US, no idea what you have in Austria) and see if they have reverse cut blades as well as twisted blades. I notice Greg has one in the background.
 

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G'day Eric
I've got the same scroll saw as you. It very good and the way you can control the speed is very useful.
Havagooday mate
Greg
 

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I bought this stuff and will try it on the La Salamandre.
It is like a very stiff gauze and should according the advertisment produce a smooth surface.
After use I will write my experience here in the forum....
BTW: The manufacturer Lux-Tools is a daughter company of OBI, an austrian (or german?) hardware store, so I guess it is only available in these stores.
But I guess also other brands have such kind of sanding gauze.....

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Arrieved this useful book. I will use it for my resaerch for my spanish 1st rate ship Santa Ana. Its not the same, i know, but i think it is the most detailed work for a 100-gun ship.
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This is a very good book (see also my book review) and will be helpful in your research. There are a lot of information inside, nevertheless you have to be careful, due to the fact that the Vic was several times revised (and modernised) and McKay is not giving all these information.
The Santa Ana is avery interesting ship. Would be great, if you could share from time to time the results of your research!

If you are looking for info for First Rates of this time period, I can recommend also another planset and monograph, which is from Gerard Delacroix.
It is the 1:48 scale reconstruction of the 118 gun ship Commerce de Marseille built by the master-shipwright JN Sané in 1788.
Here is the link to Gerard´s web-page:
http://gerard.delacroix.pagesperso-orange.fr/118/plaquette-e.htm
I have this plaset already on my list for reviews, so maybe I make the review earlier, so you can see the content of this doc....
 
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This is a very good book (see also my book review) and will be helpful in your research. There are a lot of information inside, nevertheless you have to be careful, due to the fact that the Vic was several times revised (and modernised) and McKay is not giving all these information.
The Santa Ana is avery interesting ship. Would be great, if you could share from time to time the results of your research!

If you are looking for info for First Rates of this time period, I can recommend also another planset and monograph, which is from Gerard Delacroix.
It is the 1:48 scale reconstruction of the 118 gun ship Commerce de Marseille built by the master-shipwright JN Sané in 1788.
Here is the link to Gerard´s web-page:
http://gerard.delacroix.pagesperso-orange.fr/118/plaquette-e.htm
I have this plaset already on my list for reviews, so maybe I make the review earlier, so you can see the content of this doc....

Hi Uwe,
my research don´t has any progress. There´s a lot of book from the spanish armada but all of them totaly overpriced. A facebookfriend me told that the naval museum in Madrid sell the printed plan from the Santa Ana. But what is inside ? How many sheets ? Is it worth to use my miles and more programm to travel to Madrid ? Maybe a good idea for me and my wife for a weekend trip. I will write to the museum and ask. The other archive that you me show in a other post me doesen´t send a answer. There is a modeller Fenrando Gonzales, He build the Santa from the plan form the Museum. But e he modified the plan to get a better model.

The Commerce de Marseille e fantastic. This planset is now on the top if my wishlist. Hull and masting: 2.07 m x 0.80 m x 1.50 m
I need a bigger house !
 
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