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« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2021, 08:28:17 AM »

Currently there is a restoration project going on to the full sized ship.  When they removed the masts as part of the project, they discovered a coin from when the mats were first stepped under one of the masts.  Probably the main mast.  Do not forget to include this detail once you get to the stage where you step the masts.

Start of project looks great and I believe will be instructive to those of us who consider a boat to be "A hole in the water into which a rich man pours money".

The coin under the mast is a long-standing tradition and is still practised today. It is an offering to bring good luck and safe passage. Believe I have an old English Farthing tucked away which would seem appropriate for the model. Boats are indeed holes in the water into which you pour money, but fortunately, being definitely not a rich man, the only expense for this one is the exorbitant amount of time it will take to build it.
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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2021, 09:34:57 AM »

     The coin is still a sign of good luck even with the construction of steel hulls.  When the keel of the Frigate California was laid in the late 1960's thee was a new coin placed under the dedication plate on it, and a penny was tossed into the first melt of steel for the castings to come from the foundry. 
     
     The fixture you built for erecting the frames an intriguing bit of work.

     As for the copper cladding on the hull, since you are using walnut and other non-traditional woods for the construction, could you partially cover a small portion of the hull with copper leaf to represent the cladding. Here is a link to a vendor that has the foil ( https://www.riogrande.com/product/copper-metal-patent-leaf/681126 )  The use of the cabinet woods is forcing the observer to focus on the construction techniques in addition to your skills. 
     
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2021, 04:30:32 PM »

     The fixture you built for erecting the frames an intriguing bit of work.

     As for the copper cladding on the hull, since you are using walnut and other non-traditional woods for the construction, could you partially cover a small portion of the hull with copper leaf to represent the cladding. Here is a link to a vendor that has the foil ( https://www.riogrande.com/product/copper-metal-patent-leaf/681126 )  The use of the cabinet woods is forcing the observer to focus on the construction techniques in addition to your skills. 
     

Thanks Lawton and thanks for the link to RioGrande... been a long time since I ordered from them. There's a jewellers' supply house in Toronto that is also quite good, I've ordered several items from them over the past couple of years. Cladding part of the lower hull in copper is a good idea, perhaps one side in copper and the other in finished wood, my preference is for finished wood. But then if my planking skills aren't quite up to par, then the copper cladding will serve to disguise it somewhat... Wink
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« Reply #18 on: Today at 01:30:34 AM »

Gimme a break, Paul. Your planking skills will be outstanding. -- Russ
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« Reply #19 on: Today at 04:53:08 AM »

Paul, I'm afraid their planking will be so perfect that it's too bad to cover them with copper.
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