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HMB Endeavour by DaveRow - Corel Amati - Scale 1:60 - First Build Kit

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Hi Pat,

In for the long haul it seems.

Thanks for looking in.

 

Dave R

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G'day Dave,

 

I'm impressed by the amount of work you're putting into the build, it's going to be awesome, Mate!!  Have a good one,

 

Cheers,

Rowan D.

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G'day Dave

Just started to read your log - very impressive work and techniques. Your skills are very high, as good as others more experienced that I've been reading. Keep up the great work.

Cheers

 

Greg

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Thanks for your kind words Rowan, Greg and Ron.

Slow going, but making progress.

 

Dave R

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Gunwales.

I made two(2) types of gunwales.

 

# 1    for the straight runs(from 5x2), rebated underneath to provide a consistent corner edge against the hull. The 2mm edge to outside. Short bit in 1 of the pictures below.

 

# 2    for the bow, cut by template from the exposed bow, out of a block of hardwood. Shaped by using a linisher/disk bench sanding machine. Took some time but worth it, didn't have to bend 5x2 stock.

Forgot to take pictures of the process - bugga. 

 

#2 joined to #1 at line of fore and mid deck jump up points.

 

All eventually painted black.

 

 

 

Dave R

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Your Endeavour is looking really good Dave; she'll look a real treat completed.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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The picture below is my work bench - ala The Shipyard.

Gets pretty hectic when I am working on a few different areas at once.

 

Dave R

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In the Shipyard.

 

First Picture: I am using other parts offcuts to make small hinges, fiddly little things, but after some straightening and blackening, come up fine. This is 1 of 4 for the stern hatches.

 

Second Picture:  The Stern, progress on the Taffarel leaf. Best I can it for now, undercoated. Close up the imperfections show, however after some fine sanding and painting hope it come up a bit better. At a distance looks not too shabby. Have been procrastinating on this detail for weeks, so now done. I am however pleased how the top over hang come out. Formed by laminating 2 x 0.5mm deck planks to form the overhang. 

 

Have decided to get into the hull hatches, get hatch & hinges made and out of the way. Fiddly but in the right mind to do it - that helps.

 

Dave R

 

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Hi Dave

Your work bench looks like mine after a tidy up! You can't see my bench sometimes. You must be a neat worker. Love your hinges! What are the size of it? Difficult to judges by the photo.

Havagooday mate

Greg

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Btw Dave

Were you affected by the storm last week at Brissy? Just been talking to a mate up there and he told me how bad it was.

Hope you and your family is ok.

Greg

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Greg,

Storm was kind to where I live in Shorncliffe(Northern), no problems at home an family all good. Plenty of rain and flooding in places I have never seen so bad in 50 years living in my area.

 

The hinges:

2.5mm width(across the pivot point) x 8.5mm long

The leg 8.5mm long and trying to get a thin as possible. These ones approx. 2mm wide.

I cut the left end to leave a tag that I glue into a hole.

Very fiddly, hope the enclo. picture shows how I rebate the hatch for the leg.

 

 

Dave R

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Hi Dave

Nice work on the hinges.

You may have already thought of this but for the smaller hatches I made the hinges by looping brass wire around a nail in a piece of wood and then flattening the brass by lightly hammering it.

Cheers

Steve

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That hatch coaming looks great Dave, especially with the lip.  Something to maybe consider for the others is to use a simplified square dovetail joint between the end and side timber.  On the plans I've seen manufacturers seem to draw these with 45 degree joints which wasn't the actual method of construction.

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Hi Jason,

It is a bugger(lot of work) getting the joints at 45 degrees.

And you're right, no doubt the shipwrights did not do 45's. I'll have a go to overlap dovetail's for others.

 

Cheers

Dave R

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Steve,

Thanks for the smaller hinges info and picture. Now that's something I can do, and looks fairly easy - I hope.

Let you know how it goes.

 

Cheers

Dave R

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Some pictures of progress on the deck hatch edging.

 

Fore hatch: 4 edges pic. & picture of packing to hold trims in place whilst glue dries

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Companion

 

Amazing how the close up pictures show up little errors in the timberwork.

 

I've yet to decide if hoods are going on the Fore and Companion hatches?

I made both the same size so I can move a hood or grate between them.

 

 

Dave R

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The Capstan.

I thought it would be nice that the Capstan would rotate.

 

I have fitted a length of dowel through a deck base plate, down into a lower plate below.

I have drilled a hole in the bottom of the capstan to glue over the dowel.

 

Aren't pictures great.

Just realised, trim a wee bit of the left side of the deck plate, so it is even about the centreline.

 

 

Dave R.

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Stern Loading Port Hatches done.

When I set them in place, I then realised the hinge point is on the top edge of the hatch, not offset on the planking. Therefore the hatch has a tight radius to close.

I'll be making the side hatches with offset pivot point.

 

Dave R

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G'day Dave

Great progress! I don't fancy you doing all the treenails, that's one job I have to pass on. There's no easy way for me to do that in my condition!

Havagooday mate

Greg

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Hi Greg,

Progress !! slow but steady.

 

There are approx. 3,000 treenails(toothpicks) in the hull and that was only below the channel line(above I plan to paint the colour blue, no nails)

Another 900 plus on the decking boards.

The 0.4mm drill bit got a good work out.

I am glad it is over, took days of drilling, gluing and trimming.

 

Dave R

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Dave I'm amazed it only took you days, are you sure it's not months. Bloody fast if you ask me.

Well done! It looks superb!

Havagooday

Greg

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Hi Greg,

Treenails - I had a look at my photo logs.

I did a test run on the lower hull - just 20 odd plugs to trial the process - that was mid Nov14, and was fine.

So got into it and all done by the end of Dec. My aim was get them done before 2015.

I remember doing hundreds at a time, very laborious, but just kept saying, think of the end result.

1.5 months(many days) for the hull.

Then the deck in early April - seemed a dream compared to the hull.

 

Pic of the hull - memories....

 

Dave R 

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