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    Default A case for the sloep.

    The Sloep model needs a case to keep the dust off.
    All done.jpg
    As a 17th C ships sloep, it was appropriate to build a case reflecting the 17th C Dutch taste, so some Google research. Which found this cabinet.
    The style of the thing..jpg
    with pretty turned onion feet.
    Onion foot..jpg
    The base board
    Baseboard + corners.jpg
    With bracket legs.
    Bracket feet.jpg
    All European Oak, with a dark Jackobean stain and french polish.
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    Default Re: A case for the sloep.

    why not an ornate sloping roof on the wall with a little silent computer fan blowing the diust off and making the sails move?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    why not an ornate sloping roof on the wall with a little silent computer fan blowing the diust off and making the sails move?
    Nah, wait till it is finished and you will see why.

    The onion feet, turned and being boiled in strong tea as the start of the ebonising process.
    5 bag brew.jpg

    ebonised by staining with a solution of iron in vinegar (from steeping wire wool) and then given a coat of shelack.
    Ebonised + shelack.jpg
    Fitted
    Bracket leg onion foot.jpg

    She needs a name plate and bracket.
    Name plate.jpgNBame plate 2.jpg
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: A case for the sloep.

    Now the pediment

    The mouldings
    Pediment mouldings.jpg

    Mitring
    Mitering.jpg

    The pediment
    Pediment 1.jpg
    I have come to relies that I hate and detest mitring with every fibre of my being.

    Stained
    pediment stained.jpg
    and polished
    Pediment polished.jpg
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: A case for the sloep.

    oh ok, yr on a roll.

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    Now assembly.

    Glazing
    glazing.jpg

    Fitting the pediment
    Pediment fitted.jpg

    Corner mouldings fitting completes the case.
    All done.jpg

    Installed to place on the wall bracket.
    In place.jpg

    That's all folks.
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    Default Re: A case for the sloep.

    You were really on the case, Nick! ;-)
    Next- one for the traction engine?

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    I have come to relies that I hate and detest mitring with every fibre of my being.
    Looks like you found a way to cope.



    Nice project, Nick.

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    Default Re: A case for the sloep.

    So, you’re not trying to convince anyone?

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    Default Re: A case for the sloep.

    Onion feet - for what I know were used to keep mice from climbing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henning 4148 View Post
    Onion feet - for what I know were used to keep mice from climbing up.
    Now that is interesting.
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    Default Re: A case for the sloep.

    You have a wood lathe, Nick?

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    Default Re: A case for the sloep.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    You have a wood lathe, Nick?

    (Enquiring minds, and all that!)

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    No, but I have access to my son's lathe. They were turned up during the Christmas break. It was Duncan who gave me the recipe for ebonizing them, as well.
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    A pronkkast for a sloep, that worked out very well, my compliments Nick!

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    Default Re: A case for the sloep.

    That looks very nice, Nick. It's a beautiful model that deserves such a nice case. My only concern is that it should be more prominently displayed on a wall of it's own.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchpp View Post
    A pronkkast for a sloep, that worked out very well, my compliments Nick!
    Thank you./ The proportions may be a bit light weight, but hopefully the spirit is there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    That looks very nice, Nick. It's a beautiful model that deserves such a nice case. My only concern is that it should be more prominently displayed on a wall of it's own.

    Jim
    Thanks, Jim, unfortunately there are no empty walls, they are all full of stuff that we have accumulated.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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