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  1. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    I'm causally browsing build logs on my lunch break, and decided to provide an update. Back in the 90's I visited a replica of the Nina which made its way to the Oregon coast (Newport) close to my home. I took photos of the ship, one of which showed the interior "ribs" of the ship's boat. I'm going to try and replicate that on this tiny little thing, knowing in advance that that will really be difficult; we'll see how it goes. It would be extremely satisfying to be able to replicate the ribs at this small of a size. The boat has been sawn in half and re-glued/sanded. It's hard to see any seam, thankfully. It actually fits in the space now. The test pieces of wood I applied tung oil to (one sanded almost perfectly smooth, the other sanded with a "normal" fine grit) look identical. Not sure if it was really necessary to have sanded the hull as much as I did, but it was fairly relaxing/fun to do, at any rate.... I think the hull is ready for an application of tung oil. Man that's scary; so much time spent in creating the thing can all be for naught if the finish doesn't turn out well. For my Triton, I'm considering the tung oil/bitumen experiment; and quasi-considering that for this model as well. Not sure if the bitumen will add a lot of effect considering the black walnut "should" be pretty dark with just the initial tung oil application. We'll see what it looks like after a coat of tung.... Alan
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    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Door installed. Now the black walnut appears to be a fairly light colored wood. However, in all areas, it's been successively sanded down until it's as smooth as glass. I believe the white streaks in the wood are sawdust between the fibers of the wood. The last grit of sandpaper used on these pieces was almost as smooth as paper. I'm really not sure what it will look like when I apply stain/oil, etc.. I have a couple of pieces in the garage right now on which I've applied tung oil. It will be interesting to see what they look like when dry! And there's that huge strip in front of the cabin. It's seriously too wide... Alan
  3. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Here's how the boat I made sits. It's just inexplicable. Not sure how I manage to do these types of things sometimes. Lol. Alan
  4. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Here's how the boat is supposed to sit on this piece. (metal kit boat pictured). Alan
  5. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Remember this? Alan
  6. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    This piece appears in an earlier photo on the deck, but it hasn't been glued yet. I think it's too high, and might need to be fiddled with before installation. Alan
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    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Another view.. Alan
  8. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Quarterdeck railing installed. Alan
  9. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Another view of posts. They look out of alignment in this photo, but the railings indeed eventually sat flush against everything.... Alan
  10. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    View from front. Alan
  11. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Another view of the railing. Alan
  12. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Quarterdeck posts installed. Alan
  13. knightyo

    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    Railing installed. Additional components installed on hull, which I later removed and redesigned. Alan
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    Nina by Alan - Mini-Mamoli 1:106

    All lifts glued, and piece is ready for sanding. Alan

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