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  1. A little more progress with bulkhead fascia installed and some progress at the stern. Scott
  2. Hi everyone, I wanted to see if I’m on the right track to bend a strip of 1.5mm walnut to match the bend of the stern fascia on my Caldercraft HM Chatham Yacht build. The instructions call for the strip to be applied at the bottom of the fascia and I’m thinking of using a jig as shown in example 7 of the NRG article on plank bending. I know walnut is quite brittle so I want to be careful. A photo of the instruction showing the bend I need to achieve is in the photo below. Any thoughts/suggestions are welcome, thanks, Scott
  3. Good afternoon everyone, It has been a few months since I posted an update. I’ve have had very little time in the shipyard -between work and home and life in general it seems I can only steal away an hour or two on the weekends. I’m now getting to the point where the first planking is largely complete. I’ve added filler and am working on sanding to try to get as smooth and consistent a base as I can. Stay safe, Scott
  4. Ever so slowly the first planking continues. I soak each plank several hours and clamp to the ship and let dry. Then I remove the plank and taper. So far this seems to have worked well.
  5. Well if you squint your eyes when you look at it maybe you can turn it into a B-17. In the meantime attached is the Halifax hanging from my son’s bedroom ceiling.
  6. Slow progress in the shipyard but I have done an initial single plank on each of the port and starboard side and have used tick strips and the planking fan to mark the taper on the bulkheads that the planks will need to follow.
  7. Ok, a bit of a pause here. I looked at the only other partial build log of the kit and based on that thought that I sanded too much of the bow balsa filler. I had sanded it down to align with the profile of the foredeck so there was no overhang of the filler, but in doing so it meant that the bow plank termination pattern was fully exposed at the sides and that’s where my planks would end rather than flush with the prow. So I added on more balsa and sanded so that they are flush with the top of the termination pattern and meet the prow rather than having the plank end meet the side of the te
  8. The balsa filler blocks being glued in I realized after a dry fit of the foredeck just how much sanding I had in store for me to align to the curvature of the bow. The result below - the foredeck is still not pinned and glued at this point.
  9. The material accompanying the model does indicate a 1741 launch date but then indicates a rebuild/relaunch date of 1794, and Jotika/Caldercraft indicate that this specific model of the HM Yacht Chatham is based on the 1794 rebuild. It was on that basis I had selected the original topic date category. However I will defer to the moderators if they feel 1501-1750 is the most appropriate date category.
  10. I’ve decided to add balsa filler blocks at the bow and possibly the stern - here is the first test fitted but not yet glued.
  11. A slight update with the inner/outer stern counters now glued in place and a test fit of the fore and aft deck.
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