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About Waister

  • Birthday 10/17/1963

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    Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK
  • Interests
    Walking, Kayaking, Sailing and ensuring my Admirals wants/needs are seen to, mainly cooking and washing up..!
  1. Looks fantastic Heinz, love the colour of the hull strakes, don't copper it...!! John.
  2. Congratulations on finishing Bibounde...! Looks Great...! John.
  3. Quick update to where I am so far.. Spiling a tapered plank - clamped, then heat with the Admirals hair dryer. 2 mins does it nicely, then let it cool. The Admiral was out at the time, inspecting something or other at the shops..... Difference between a spiled plank and a straight one... Once a routine is established, you can crack on... Using a slow drying CA, I'm able to position for 10 seconds, then after its cured, a quick cleanup where the next one is to go.
  4. Kester - I was so looking forward to the freebies in the mag.....!!!! But don't tell Eamonn...!!! Malta was great, I was in the sea swimming every day.! Jonny.amy - I suppose I will change some things, my initial thoughts we just to go along with the kit plans, but as you gain more confidence, It's good fun to try something different and experiment a little. I, like yourself, quite like the way Chris Coyle rigged this Sherbourne, with full sails, I am inspired to do the same, and after seeing some paintings (of which a link was posted on someones blog) of cutters in a following wind with stunsails... Great paintings, but alas I never saved the links..... Anyway, she will evolve as time goes on.... !
  5. Kester, Eamonn, thanks for the introductory offer to the magazine, every time I pass a news stand, I look for it......!! Holiday with Admiral in Malta was well received, her 50th celebration continued to the saluting battery in Valletta harbour, where she thought the afternoon gun was especially for her, I told her I'd arranged it....! Lots of cannonades that were breach loaded, with what seamed a small charge at the time.. When fired you really know about it, It's a big bang, and an impressive amount of fire and smoke is issued from the muzzle, you had to have to have been there to believe it.... A full broadside from a 74, or 100 gun ship must have been some sight.! All the local Maltese boats were very colorful, and all had eyes..... Anyway back to the Sherbourne, before continuing with the 2nd planking, I had an experiment with treenailing, I intend to use a hypodermic needle to create the effect i want. I attached a .65 needle to a file handle, just to make it easier to apply just the right amount of pressure to create the treenail. After giving a coat of wipe on poly, it came out as i wanted it. In one angle you can see them , then by turning it they blend in with the planks. So, time to stop playing and do some more serious planking......
  6. waister - English waist +? -er Noun waister (plural waisters) (nautical) A seaman stationed in the waist of a warship. "The largest division of a ship's company, and the most ignoble, was that of the waisters, the men stationed in the waist, the men " without art or judgment," who hauled aft the fore and main sheets, and kept the decks white." John Masefield, Sea Life in Nelson's Time, 1905. If I'd have known, I would have chosen differently! The first of the second planking laid,after heating and steaming. You can never have enough clamps...... The stern Fascia, I found a pan who's curve matched exactly the one required to fit the part without force or stress. I boiled the fascia in it for 15 min's, and then clamped it securely to the outside. It was left to dry overnight before attaching. I'm in two minds as to whether I should fit a capping rail to the top of the fascia. The NMM drawing shows there wasn't one originally, but it does look pleasing to the eye on all of those models built with one. This is where I am today, Four strakes fitted both sides, 5mm x 0.5mm spilled, (if that's the correct term), not tapered, ready to mark out bellow from the planking plan I'm going to produce. All strakes will be produced from the 5mm, although for the majority of its length it will be 4mm down to 2.5 at the bow, this way hopefully, the stern wont require any steelers. Anybody see a hole in my plan..? I'm now going on holiday to Malta for a week, part of the Admirals 50th birthday celebrations, should be good... bye for now. John
  7. Thanks Dimitris and Tony, and for all the likes..! So, just a small area to finish off the planking - Had to use 2 small steeler planks in the stern, with the second planking, I aim to use none, and only drop one plank in the bow. Lets hope for a bit of beginners luck.. or should that be study Chucks great posts and work out the widths beforehand in your plank plan..! We shall see. Fitted the stern counter and planked the aft bulkhead with 0.5mm mahogany strips. I plan to do the second planking in mahogany of the same thickness. Cleaned up a bit with file and sandpaper. Opened up the rabbet line using a dremmel with a fine diamond tip burr to accept the second planking. Tried hard with the symmetry to keep the planks even and not end up as if it was clinker built.. Gave it a good sanding outside, till it was smooth, just a few spots need filler. John.
  8. Hello, my first build and build log..! After looking at lots of logs on here, I have learned loads and picked up some great tips and ideas of how I'm going to build the Sherbourne, and what I would like her to look like when complete on the mantlepiece. I've been building for eight weeks on and off, before deciding to create a log, so there's quite a bit to show before we get to where I'm at now. What I've realized is I like the logs that show the actual techniques of what is built, stage by stage... what I didn't do was exactly that, no action shots. So from now on that's what I'm going to do..!! Knife, file, or sandpaper in action, as well as the result, I promise! Suggestions are more than welcome. John Although the instructions say to attach the sternpost at the beginning, I removed it later to make it easier to plank. Lesson learned was, don't always follow the kit instruction The fit of the Caldercraft kit parts was good, only one bulkhead was adjusted before gluing, and leaving for 24ths to cure. Very little adjustment was needed with my warding file to make the false deck fit. Curves achieved fore and aft, as well as from port to starboard. Bulwark's fitted ok after steaming over the kettle spout and clamping. The last bulkhead was strengthened with some spare ply, decided not to use balsa as in the next pick of the bow. Also decided to attempt to create a bearding line, which at this stage with the stern post in place, was a mistake, I ended up damaging it. - Newbie for you....... I found planking quite straight forward, and experimented with different widths of planks, to see what would work and what wouldn't. Garboard plank was steamed over the kettle and pinned, as it twists in two directions, I left this to dry thoroughly before gluing. Bending the plank with a hairdryer really works, but you need to attach it almost straight away, as the longer I left it the more of its bend it lost. I used a mixture of wood glue and CA and experimented to see what would work for me, and what I was happiest with. I ended up using wood glue all along the edge of the plank I was attaching, then when happy it was where i wanted it, spotted CA where it met the frame. Nearly there, What was i worried about....!! Fun to build, AND the Admiral gave me the time to build it..!! Till the Next catchup John
  9. Tony, Great photos that have given me something to think about my Sherbourne Build, Thanks. John

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