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  1. Good morning, 

     

    I have read your tutorial concerning proportional dividers at least a dozen times.  1.  When on some models, there will be a curve to the deck that will cause the center of the deck to be lower than the ends.  How do I handle this?

     

    2.  Should I ignore deadwood areas?  Is there a way to handle this situation?

     

    Thank-you for taking the time to help out.

     

    Chuck

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    2. achuck49

      achuck49

      I appreciate your rapid response. 

       

      In two or three days I will begin assembling the hull on the Dallas.  I will follow your instructions. 

      Am I correct in the belief that the measurement begin with a straight strange?

       

      Thanks for your time 

       

      Chuck

    3. mikiek

      mikiek

      Chuck - for measuring the frame edges the best method is also the hardest. You'll need to mark where the top edge of the upper most plank will be. Do this on each frame. Then mark where the bottom edge of the bottom most plank will be. This might be a frame or it could be deadwood depending on your build and where the bands end.

       

      Next you need to measure the between the upper and lower mark on each frame. I take a piece of string, put one end on the frame edge at your top mark then run the string down, following the edge, to the lower mark. Do something to notate the bottom spot on the string. Then take the string and stretch it out and measure the distance. Do this for each frame. Note doing this eliminates some (but not all) of the curvature error. Someone the other day used tape instead of string to do this. That might be a good idea just make sure whatever you use stays flush with the frame edge. It's important to get an accurate read for this.

       

      Once you have the total distance for each frame edge, divide that number by the number of bands and you get the width of a band for each frame. If you used tape, you can mark the bands on the tape, put the tape back on the frame edges and then mark the edges. What you want to end up with is something like this

       

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    4. achuck49

      achuck49

      Understand 

       

      Will leave you alone tonight 

       

      Thanks  so much

  2. Ahoy! When working on solid hull boats such as the MS Phantom or Sultana not all areas can be shaped with a dremil or sandpaper. So how does one use a chisel to trim that area between fore and aft decks or thin the thick bow portion. The aft part of the deck should be flat but it slopes upward and that portion of the bullwork needs to be cleaner. How to position the hull for chiseling, how does one do this type of work. Chuck A
  3. JAB3124

    Your work is incredible
  4. 20160609 204051

    I so, oh so, wish I had this type of talent and skills. Case it up and protect it from grandkids.
  5. 41

    I so wish I had this much talent. great job Chuck A

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