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  1. A bit wavy is a understatement, that is part of what is bothering me. Also I am having a lot of trouble at the stern with those turns and bends. But I am becoming quite proficient at removing planks, cleaning the area and replacing them.🤕
  2. Thanks, I guess I'll press on with the planking and see how I feel about it when completed...at the very least I'll get some more experience...
  3. I've been moving along..but I am not very happy with the Hull planking. I am at a crossroads. I'm thinking about starting all over again from the beginning, I realize that we are out own worst critics, and in reality I will most likely be the only person who will see this after it is finished. So maybe it won't matter, but I have a lot invested in this and I am reluctant to move ahead with all those expensive parts on the stern. So maybe better to begin again.... Bottom of Hull as of today
  4. I decided to use this set of Bollards, second attempt needs a little refinement on the Bowsprit slot
  5. Your planking is great, I'm starting down that road soon...I can only hope that mine is half as nice...😉
  6. I bought a set of these. Best sanding solution I've seen. Thanks for the link, you're work is inspiring . These different build threads are really useful in avoiding traps and scraps...
  7. Thanks, I only wish I would've started with this , sanding symmetrical sides can be very challenging. Trust me I'm no expert😉
  8. I make it a habit to build most of my models in 3d so I can see the sequence before I start building. I went ahead and lofted the lines of the bulkheads to scale and then intersected then with the model, this resulted in getting a template of the sanding profiles so you could sand just short of the lines and save a lot of time....which I didn't do... Anyway I might just start a second hull and use this method to see if it makes a huge difference. This is what the template looks like for bulkhead 27
  9. These group builds are just the ticket, I make it a point to peruse all the posts so that I can learn and benefit from others problems and their solutions... I am always motivated to keep moving forward when I see Chucks posts, even though I know my ship will never look like his, unless I Photoshop It I next set up the model to fair the bulkheads Binder clips worked just fine to keep the bulkheads stiff for sanding I added this block so I had a clamping surface to hold the hull while I inverted it for fairing Hull set up for sanding I used a 360 vice so that I could get good access and save my shoulders and wrists This is as Fein detail sander I used 60 grit for bow and stern , and then switched to 180 for the rest, finished off with 220 grit I also followed Stuntflyers advice and bought the Foam Sanders, man was that ever a good move, made for easy sailing. Lots of odd positions to get the job done. I cut a pair of bars that were the exact size of the ports and framed away Lots of clamping and adding strips to check for symmetry along the way I used the gantry to make sure the stern framing was aligned and it also aided as a holding device The window templates were a big bonus in getting the alignment just right Final check just to make sure it was in the ballpark Sanded the Bow on the insides in preparation for the Posts Not happy with these, so I am going to make sets 2 and 3, then choose Poor shot, but it was just set up for the picture, will continue working on this area, I am most likely going to cut some planking to the correct size and do some mocking up to get this just right.... to be continued
  10. Been awhile since I posted progress, but it's moving along slow and steady The bulkheads were plotted and cut out on my CNC Router which I built over a number of years, Plot established the lines, the cuts were roughed out with a first pass and then the second pass was a light finishing cut to eliminate flex of the tool and gantry This is how I kept the bulkheads square and the Keel in alignment, the first two bulkheads were glued into place and spacers were added to keep them in alignment and then i used these two bulkheads as reference points for the run to the bow and the stern A square was clamped to the keel as i moved off to prevent twist and the bulkheads were kept equidistant with the help of the gantry which moved along as I glued each bulkhead and allowed them to dry before moving to the next one... This kept the keel in the same position as I added each bulkhead Moving to the Bow i used a black thread with two clamps to check the alignment after all the bulkheads were in place. I use Titebond Glue exclusively, I have avoided Cy as it seems to have a affect on me as of late... I am now starting the Fairing of the Hull, or as I like to think of it , as the unfairing of the Hull, because the whole process of sanding for days on ends seem so unfair.... More to follow.
  11. 1/16" part of a jig for the build board for my Winchelsea project.... That's 1/2" ply its sitting on.
  12. I guess they improved it, I cut a 1/2 × 3/4 aluminum angle with it today. Carbide blade, no wax, went right through it.

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