G.L.

HMS Triton cross section by G.L. Scale 1:24

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Some special attention is to be drawn to the lower deck clamp. To determine the angle of the upper side of the plank I fasten with clamps a lath on the bottom level of the lower deck beam. I hold a piece of cardboard against the frame and mark the lined of the bottom deck beam and the frame.

This cardboard will be the template to saw the deck beam.

 

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While the glue is drying I start to make the lower deck beams and the lower deck beam arms. On the fourth picture the deck beams are laid in the model but not yet fastened. Before I will do that, the lower deck has to be tree nailed.

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Thank you Allen, but do not overrate my skills, I am rather new in ship modeling.

Tree nailing is a bit a boring job. I didn't count them but at this stage I have to drill some hundreds of holes and fill them again with as much bamboo nails.

 

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When the tree nails are glued, it is time to sand the lower deck.

To reach the narrow planks which are thinner then the surrounding planks, I made a sanding block of a piece of plywood.

 

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The deck beams are made, now I make the 4 hold pillars. I make five in case one of them is not good. On the plan they are represented as square pillars, I will round off the corners. I do it with a small chisel.

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Now I can glue the deck beams in place. To fix the pillars, I drill a hole for a bamboo pin in both sides of the pillar and also on the locations where they will stand on the keelson and in the deck beams.

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I did not see my mistake before everything was dry and fixed: I didn't look to the plan before fixing the deck beams and glued N° 1 to 3 at equal distances. That means: unfasten deck beam N° 3 and replacing it.

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While drawing the notches  for the carlings on the deck beams, I realize that it would have been better to carve them before fastening the  deck beams. Anyway it is too late now, I have to carve them while they are in place. I learned my lesson for the gun deck.

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Tony, I am glad that my log is perking up your evenings. I am a interested follower of your cross section log and have learned a lot after you.

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The process of making the lodging knees is pretty well the same as for the hanging knees. Where a hanging and a lodging knee are meeting each other, a notch has to be made in the hanging knee.

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