Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tools for Building and Repairing Stringed Instruments May Be Useful for Model Ship Building

I received a catalogue from Stewart-MacDonald, a company that is a source of tools, parts, and pretty much anything one could want for building and repairing guitars, mandolins, banjos, etc. I got the catalogue because I purchased some parts to restore my first guitar.
So what has that got to do with ship modelling?

The catalogue has about 25 pages of tools, specifically chosen and developed to accomplish tasks with wood involving cutting, filing, shaping and reaching difficult to reach places. It seems to me ship model building involves those types of activities. So there may be tools available from Stewart-MacDonald that just might be the very thing a ship modeller would like to have.

The company has a web site where you can look at everything they supply on line.
Go have a look and check it out.

Bill Williams

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I Published my Novel as an E-Book

At the last CMMG meeting, January 15, 2013, I announced that I had published my novel, The Seven Second Kiss, on line as an e-book. I was told that I could post about that on this blog site.

Here's the link to it's listing on Smashwords. It's also available on iBooks.

Until March 1, 2013 use this coupon code for a 40% discount: FK94V

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Royal Clipper sail-away

These two images are from a series taken during a photo safari at sea circling Star Clippers' flagship ROYAL CLIPPER off Basse-Terre St. Kitts on Boxing Day, 26 December 2012. There are five masts carrying 42 sails with 5000m2 of sail area. Photos by John Clearwater.