Cannons of Avondster

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Project by Tuanie posted 09-01-2009 05:43 PM 2025 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having made the 15ft Model and the cross section of the mid ship of the Sailing ship Avondster. I decided to make a detail of the Cannon and gun port just for fun. But I realised that I had to give gifts, to two Gentlemen of the Old Guard, who visited my place as often as they were able to. Appreciated,encouraged, praised and understood my work and gave me wise counsel.They were – Dr. Ray Wijewardene and Lt.Commander Somasiri Devandra. I am making 2 more, one for me and may be I may find a market to sell such items.

-- tuanie

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#1 posted 09-01-2009 06:16 PM

beautiful work !

i am so glad we have you as one of us here ,
your skills and knowledge are unsurpassed !

thank you so much !

we have so much to learn from you !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-01-2009 06:37 PM

Hi, Thanks, I’m Glad I found you lot, who appreciate and have encouraging words for all of us Jocks, as I mentioned earlier I am isolated in this part of the world, I was and am, still shy to show my work, but in this site I am going to town. Showing, what I had done all these years to guys who know the value of our work.
Thanks David,
Thank you,All you Jocks,
My Best Regards,
PS. I’ve got the real boats and boat plugs I made to show you. shall do so soon.

-- tuanie

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#3 posted 09-01-2009 07:13 PM

Truly fine work. I really like the scale of these.
Are the barrels real? 5…4…3…2…!
Thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 09-01-2009 10:19 PM

Those are really cool.. Nice Job! You have an incredible talent.. I wish you were close by you’d have a student.. An old student mind you but a student..:) Maybe you should consider selling your design plans.
I’m certain people would buy them from you. Those type of plans don’t exist to my knowledge.

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#5 posted 09-01-2009 10:23 PM

that is wonderful!
just wonderful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 09-01-2009 10:35 PM

A fantastic job. Nice looking. The picture of them on your lap, make me finally see the scale.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 09-02-2009 12:24 AM

I second Karson. I did not have any idea of the size until I had some perspective, very nice! The detail work with the ropes is amazing.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#8 posted 09-02-2009 12:58 AM

very impressive work!

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 06:29 AM


-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 09-04-2009 08:04 PM

Everyone watch what you say. This guy has access to cannons.

Really nice, I mean it. I am not saying it just because you could blow my head off. ;-)

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 09-05-2009 04:37 AM

Very impressive! Great detail. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 07-26-2012 04:01 PM

Awsome work I hope to be that good someday

-- The fair wind blows just as well whether the sailor sleeps or is awake. Keith, Highlands Texas,

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