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Page 20 - Ulysses LeLievre and his Boats

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1974/6/1 (1309 reads)
 

To get my measurements, I do it all with this divider. The divider is my head. If it was able to talk, it would explain. Otherwise, I don't know the way I'm doing this. My divider. Here is a picture of the Grande Herraine. To get the right size of it, you've got to measure that by the foot. Then you've got to divide your ship from foot to inch, from inch to half inch, from half to quarter, until it becomes the thickness of a line of a pencil. That's about a thousandth of an inch. Then to be able to then work the boat up, I take a magnifving glass and make it grow. I take ray divider and look through the magnifying glass, raising it to get the right thick? ness • I have to tell by eye. Every move I make changes the size of, say, the mast. . And that is my mathematic. I measure with the divider from the paper to the glass. I had a smaller magnifving glass but it didn't work. This one is 3 1/4 inches wide. Common sense is the main thing. I cannot measure curves on flat paper. I cannot scale them. But if I put the magnifying glass four or five inches from the picture it will give me the right size for my model ship. Then I can take one of those boats from the keel up to the main deck • not the fancy work though--in one day. Frank McKnight Ltd. Everything Musical " 279 Charlotte Street Sydney 539-5030 Frank McKnight Ltd. Everything Musical " Isle Royale Beverages Limited Your authorized COCA-COLA bottler 564-8130 562-4439 245 Welton St. Sydney, N. S. 20 Spacious Rooms with Full Bath & Shower Sun Deck overlooks beautiful Canso Strait Color Television .ourFrientf/, Oban Motel and Gift Shop Box 191, Port Hastings, Nova Scotia Telephone 625-1113 Cape Breton's Magazine/20 BICYCLE &TRICYCLE SALES SERVICE & PARTS 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10-speed a specialty Scott's Hardware 464 Prince Street, Sydney 564-6401 D. GOLDMAN & SONS LTD. "TIIK HOME OF FINK SEAFOOD" 'Gallant Street Glace Bay • Terminal Bldg,, Sydney Airport
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