Re: Not a wood worker but did work with wood
Thank you both for stopping by and leaving your kind comments...they were really fun to make. About the Bronze, I managed to acquire "copies" of original blue prints thanks to a kind gentleman who put me on to them. The blueprints used archaic terminology and measurements and so I had to "equate" a few things to get the job done. I also had to use subsititutes for materials that they used back then that is not around today, or if they were, I had no clue as to what format those materials may have evolved into, today. Not to mention I had no understanding of blue prints whatsoever! But every now and then, as I kept studying the heck out of the 136 pages, I would come across a measure or a number I could make sense of - this, after lugging the blue prints around with me: to work to study on breaks, to the dentist, the doctors etc...for months on end! Finally, after burning a hole in my brain I just said, "to heck with it, just start the thing, already, and get it done!!" I found once I actually started...it all fell into place.
With the carriage, I found one little hint that was given/written in the caption beneath the picture of the carriage I wanted to build. It listed the height of the wheels. From that measurement I was able to up-scale the rest of the carriage. If you make the picture that I built the carriage from, larger, you might be able to read the caption for yourself and see what I mean. The carriage turned out perfect.
There can be no creation before imitation.
Last edited by JellyBeanLadee : 08-16-2018 at 05:55 PM.