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  1. Thanks for that tutorial Don. Very helpful. Ian
  2. You're going to be sorry to finish this labour of love Don. Thanks for posting these pictures of your beautiful work. Ian
  3. Hi Michael, my approach has always been to leave most of the bulkhead intact, install fillers then shape the whole thing. Depending on how hard the filler wood is I can see one shaping both close to final dimensions. Don't use balsa wood in that location. ian
  4. That looks really sweet Don! ian
  5. Congratulations Bob, a fine piece of work and an inspiration! ian
  6. Lots of good progress Zoltan. The hull sure looks amazing with that little bit of sanding. Ian
  7. Great to see you back at your fine build Robert. That looks like a very nice plank line. I used very thin battens to get the feel for how the planks would lie in choosing my band geometry. At least for the second side, which turned out better. I didn't think of using string and maybe that would have been easier. ian
  8. Thanks Zoran, it did turn out to my liking. I can't wait to get at the top planks and wales so that I can move on to the decking. You have created a beautiful model. I am on the other side of the country for a while so unfortunately the shipyard work must wait. Ian
  9. What a pleasure it is following your work Eric. Well done!! ian
  10. Thanks a lot Zoltan, just keep up with the beautiful work on the Santa Maria! I get a lot of inspiration from your builds. Best, ian
  11. Thanks for all the likes everyone and thank you for your comments Don. I am always grateful for your sage advice. I wonder whether the physics of bending and twisting a real plank and hence the need to spile or not is directly comparable to small scale models. I've always wondered whether it would be easier to bend and twist a real plank. Maybe it's the other way around? best, ian
  12. Good Morning Shipmates, It has been a long voyage without significant discovery. Since I am about to embark on shore leave I present my latest progress on the Brazzera. I have finished both sides of the hull from the scupper plank down. All planks (essentially 4 per strake), except maybe one or two, have been spiled at the bow and stern giving me a more level look without planks riding up at the bow and stern. Obviously this necessitated different walnut stock (from MarisStella, Don and my own), hence the multi-coloured planks. Not that you don't get that from a single source too. For those interested in following this approach, the widest plank blanks would be about 35 mm with most being about 25 mm. Also keep in mind that in order to optimize the grain running lengthwise at the hook where the maximum bend will occur, you may want to have blank stock considerably wider than 35 mm. A consideration for doing this would be whether you decide to paint the hull which is obviously called for. Why go to all this trouble if you are going to paint? In the absence of spiling this hull poses severe edge bending challenges (I suppose less so depending on how you line out the geometry). Check out Zoran's log on the Brazerra/Trabakul to see the difference in his hull geometry. Just my two cents. I have no idea whether spiling like this this would be a sacrilegious trespass to traditional Brazzera shipwrights, but unless someone tells me that this definitely would not be done, I will use this same method for my Trabakul when I get around to it. I would appreciate it if people weighed in on this issue. It will not offend me if I am called on my approach. Some pictures are with mineral spirits so that I could spot excess glue. A couple of pictures show the notches in the planks at the bow before and after planking. There are actually two but they don't seem to both show up in the pictures. Best, Ian Thumbs.db
  13. Lovely work Nick. I'm learning all sorts of tricks here. I'm sorry that I hadn't cottoned on to this build until now. I hope there is space for me to squeeze in another chair. Best, ian