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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why isn't the price included in the web page for items such as ship models?
A: Countless hours may go into the construction of a model or rope work project.  Since each order is custom designed and very unique, quotes are used to assist in determining specific customer needs and also to assist us in reaching a price agreement. 

Q: Are your models "museum quality"?
A: We believe so.  The term "museum quality" is widely over-used and has been the topic of many a discussion in professional circles.  Please don't be mislead by this often inaccurate branding.  You can be assured that our models exemplify the highest quality available on the market today.

Q: How long does it take to build a ship in a bottle?
A: Depending on the level of detail, these models typically take several days to several months to build. For example, a customer may wish to have a specific model constructed.  It may take weeks to obtain suitable plans, if available, for an accurate reproduction. 

Q: How are ships in bottles built?
A: They are actually constructed outside the bottle.  Typically, the masts are hinged at the bottom.  The model is inserted into the neck of the bottle and the model's rigging unfolded and arranged.  This assumes all goes well.   

Q: When will THE Ship In a Bottle begin offering seminars?
A: Our present plans are to  offer two seminars annually beginning in the spring of 2008. It is possible that additional seminars will be offered depending on the demand.

Q: Is your shop open to the general public?
A: No.  We are a home operated business.  We may accept visitors but request that you please arrange an appointment to ensure your visit is a success.

Q: Who actually builds the models and completes the ornamental rope work you offer?
A: Jim does all the actual construction and detail work.  His wife Sherry assists in the planning and with the initial construction for many of the projects.   

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