Hello everyone. I want to share my build of the San Francisco Cross-Section kit from Artesania Latina. This kit took me about 6-7 months to build. It is a quite easy kit as the hull is very easy to make but the most difficult part were all the details. It was a fun kit to build with a very good quality of the materials and I am really happy and proud with the result. I hope you like it. Tell me what you think!
Thank you for taking the time to explain. I understand somewhat better. If you would share additional photos: that would be great!
I have understood that your horizontal wooden strips have an extenting part at the bottom so that it fits into the base grooves. I assume my milling the excess away.
Is it the same construction at the top?
I have seen in your photos that the glass is held in place by clip-skrews. I assume that the horizontal wooden strips at the top are only at the outside, to allow the sliding of the glass?
Did you need assistance for sliding in the big glass panels, because of the weight?
Hi Andre, thank you for your comments. I am glad you like the case! Because I mill my own lumber i mill the bottom of the glass frame so that it fits into the glass trough of the base and the glass goes into the glass trough of the frame (I hope I am not confusing you). You cannot see it from the photos but when the top of the case (cover) is removed the top "stringers" of the case are flush with the out side edge of the vertical stringers glass trough so the glass can be inserted/removed by sliding it up or down. I use mirror clips to hole the top of the glass to the top stringers and when top cover is screwed in place it locks every thing in place. It really works well. If you build your own cases I would be happy to get some photos to you to help explain. Just let me know. Thanks again.......Mike AKA Shipshaper
And so it happens: I will be needing to make one myself very soon.
What I wonder: do the glass panels go through the horiontal wooden frame parts into the grooves in the base? Or are your horizontal frame parts equipped with extending part to fit into the groove of the base?