Author Topic: The Matchstick Fleet.  (Read 2729 times)

Mike G

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The Matchstick Fleet.
« on: June 16, 2015, 12:20:35 »
Went this weekend to the Matchstick Fleet exhibition at the Nothe Fort in Weymouth. The chap Phil Warren must have the patience of a saint! I served on HMS Bulwark in the 1960s. the very basic toolkit can be seen in the second photo


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Re: The Matchstick Fleet.
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 13:19:30 »
a great hobby I am sure. He must get regular back massages for sitting so long..
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Mike G

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Re: The Matchstick Fleet.
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 14:08:10 »
Elsa, I believe he is in his 80s and his wife keeps nagging at him to give it up now.

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Re: The Matchstick Fleet.
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 00:20:44 »
Hi Mike,

When I first saw this my first thought was this is so British, and wonderful, just like the Jags of the past, and the de-coding of the Emigma machine


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Re: The Matchstick Fleet.
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 05:02:05 »
Mike, these are amazing!

I heard that matchsticks are good materials for this kind of fine woodwork because the paraffine impregnated into the matchstick keep the bugs away.
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Re: The Matchstick Fleet.
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 08:54:31 »
Impressive work!

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Re: The Matchstick Fleet.
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 14:34:19 »
Akira, Luckily in the UK we don't seem to have matchstick munching bugs.  :)

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Re: The Matchstick Fleet.
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 16:20:12 »
Akira, Luckily in the UK we don't seem to have matchstick munching bugs.  :)

Really?  That's envious!
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Re: The Matchstick Fleet.
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2015, 05:41:40 »
that is  great....creating things from matchsticks was big in the 70's when I was growing up