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H.M.S. Triton Cross Section by Long9Ron - Scale 1:48


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Long9Ron

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Please be gentle with me as this is my very first build of any kind in 50 years. 

 

Okay, I have made most of my homemade tools such as a wood lathe, drum sander, thickness sander and table saw,

http://modelshipworl...ade-wood-lathe/

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Now I'm ready to go. Except that I would like to make a mini table saw soon. 

 

So I got some old wood that a buddy gave to me from an old broken down recliner chair. I don't know what kind of wood it is, but we think it may be Oak. I ripped it down to size and put it through the thickness sander and I think it looks pretty good.

 

I have made the Keel and the False Keel so far. I used the homemade scraper shown below to scrape out the rabbet on the Keel for the Garboard Plank to sit. The Keel shown below is my second attempt, the first one was not good at all because I used a utility blade to scrape the rabbet and made a mess of it.

 

More updates to come in the future;

 

Ron 

 

 

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Ron:

The keel looks pretty good. Nice beginning.

 

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Ron,

good to see you finally got started. Nice to see someone else using recycled timber.

 

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Good start, Ron.  Like they say 'a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step'.  Good luck on your journey, Ron.


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Ron,

There's nothing to be gentle about...  :)  Your keel looks excellent.


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Russ, Grant, Bob and Mark

 

Thanks for all the nice comments.

 

I have been busy in the garage making the keelson and trying an experiment on some sample pieces of timber. I was thinking of making the keel, false keel and keelson a darker color. I stained one piece with a dark walnut stain, but I don't know if I like the looks of it. It shows every little grain mark and flaw. Another piece of timber I used Canola Oil (thanks to the Admiral) and it looks very natural, but not as dark as I would have liked. I have loaded a couple on pictures below and would like to hear what you guys think, or if you have any other suggestions for making the timber look darker. Or should I just leave it natural looking, which is pretty light. The camera quality may not be great as it is from my cellphone cam. 

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Hi Ron, For me I prefer the lighter one but it's more about what you like.


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Hi Ron,

   Good start on your Triton.  I myself prefer the natural look of the woods, using something like tung oil or a natural stain.

But it is your build so pick the one that you like. Keep up the good work.


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I also prefer the lighter, more natural color, but you are the captain. Your choice is what matters.

 

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Hello Ron,your off to a good start.Funny I spent part of the day testing stains on oak and basswood.I will post pictures of the oak.

 I have found that pre-stain conditioner,natural,and cherry are what I use most of the time.I have a hard time with the darker stains.Could be just me.  Larry

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Thanks for the input Rusty, Pete, Russ and Larry.

 

Seeing that this is my first build I don't want it to get too complicated with stains and such, so I have decided to go with the natural look for now. I think it looks better myself. More experiments to come in the future. Anyway, I have a few more pictures below. I have made my jig and have mounted the keel. Also made a revolving table from a flat screen TV stand that I had laying around. Keiko the cat wanted to get into the picture. :)  Next step is to find some timber to do the frames. Also, had to reinforce my thickness sander, I had to much vibration in it. The board wasn't thick enough. 

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Current Build: H.M.S. Triton Cross Section 1:48

 

Why is it that I always find out the best way to do something is after I have already done it the wrong way? - Me

 

 


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Looking good, Ron.  I like the approach your using of testing everything before doing it.


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Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0

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Triton Cross-Section
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Wasa (Gallery)


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Nice start, Ron.  Looks like the ship's cat is there to over see your work. 


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Everything looks solid and the keel looks nice, clean and tidy - which is a good sign for the build to come..

 

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Great start,You should do very well with youir build    Larry


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Looks good so far. I like the idea for a revolving table.



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I've been busy in the garage making sawdust with my home-built mini thickness sander. I had a setback when the sanding drum broke on me and I had to make another one. You always build a better one the second time around. As I mentioned before the wood is from an old recliner rocker that I ripped to size and then put through my thickness sander.

 

Thickness Sander

 

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Once I got the wood to the right thickness, I put masking tape on each piece.

 

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I then cut out all of the frames template pieces and then ran some paper glue on top of the masking tape and laid out all of the frame template pieces on each board. 

 

This is the glue that I used. I used masking tape on top of the wood so that after I cut the frame parts out with the jigsaw and sand them to the proper shape, I will be able to just peel the masking paper off and leave clean bare wood. No scraping glue off of the wood I hope.

 

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Here is a picture of all the frames template pieces laid out and glued onto each board ready to be cut.

 

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Closeup of same.

 

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Well that's all for now. Next step will be to cut all of the pieces out and do some sanding and then make the frames. I will post as I go along.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Current Build: H.M.S. Triton Cross Section 1:48

 

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I like the the idea of using masking tape on the wood first. Will be much easier than getting glue of the face of the timber after the frames are cut.

Another tip I will use myself sometime.



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Some very nice progress, wood is looking good.

Simple but effective sander  LIke it :)


Triton Cross Section 1:32

 

SEE YA LATER

 

im-outta-here-bye-bye-smiley-emoticon.gi

 


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Nice work, Ron.  Love the thickness sander.  Very well build.  Thanks for wharing.  Now you get to stand in front of your scroll saw for a while..  LOL


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