the book detailing the basics of building models of sailing ships,
various technologies and tools. The text is accompanied by a large
number of explanatory drawings. This book is filled with exceedingly
useful information. Its only drawback is that it recommends using what
are now outdated materials by current practice. The largest difference
is that Mr. Porter advocates using balsa wood where more currtnt books
advise basswood. But it is an easy leap to make to more modern practice.
His conversion charts are are very helpful.