RESTORING AN ANTIQUE SAILING MODEL OF THE SCHOONER
In the “ON THE WORKBENCH” section of the site, I’ve always highlighted a new project, L. A . Dunton. Emma C. Berry, Kate Cory. But I thought since I have been doing a lot of repair work lately,...Read More »
SAILS, SPARS AND RIGGING
I will discuss my findings in the order above and try to address them from fore to aft, top to bottom and port to starboard, as needed.
When The client and I discussed how the repairs would be carried out, he mentioned that he might like to...Read More »
Just finding out what needs to be done took quite a long time with this model. Here, we continue the findings, moving further on with the spars and the aft cabin.
THE FOREMAST had sustained some damage a long time ago. The broken section was at...Read More »
From this point on, the actual repair work begins
For ease of transportation to my studio, all of the temporary rigging was removed, the model was dis-masted and it was packed into my car.
Once in the studio, many “before” photos were taken and there was much poking and...Read More »
The majority of the time repairing this model was spent on the spars, sails and rigging. As I did earlier, I will outline the repairs from fore to aft and port to starboard. THE BOWSPRIT AND JIB BOOM were in good condition and needed no repairs. ...Read More »
In Part One of this report, I outlined the damage discovered on the MAINMAST. The repair for this mast and the foremast are very similar. After determining how much needed to be cut away, a diagonal scarf was cut into the sound part of the mast. Again,...Read More »
The November-December issue of Ships in Scale magazine has the first part of the article I wrote about building the Kate Cory. It’s also the cover story (my first)! It seems they plan to publish the rest of the article over the next two issues. So, January-February, then, March-April will...Read More »
Here you’ll find some of the “whys” and “hows” of scratch building this sweet little whaling brig.
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Kate Cory carried four whaleboats; 3 active and fully equipped boats which hung from iron davits and 1 spare boat carried on the “featherboards” off...Read More »