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  1. Hi John thank you for your post, did not use treenails just glued each plank along edges very carefully, if you look at the pictures above (the one I posted of the first Bluenose and the other which Rick posted) you don't really see the treenails some people put them in and others don't. Paint which is on there is primer, top coat will be a Copper/Red. Which Bluenose do you have? If you look in the Nautical research Guild you will find a Bluenose Practicum which has a lot of info hope this helps. Again thanks for looking in Regards Richard
  2. Nice progress Phil they looked fiddly to do 👍 Regards Richard
  3. Great canvas for the 2nd planking, like the way the tapering of the planks went 👍 Regards Richard
  4. Hi Rick, Just to clarify, on post #32 I made the tool/blade to make the groove in the coamings for stern cabin, hatches for deck, Forward companionway and Forward Cabin skylight on the deck I needed a very small groove. I cut the cove in the plank which you have shown with picture above (I think this is what you mean) with my Byrnes table saw From looking at the picture you posted you can see the stern is different from the picture I posted so you might not need to change the AL Bluenose 11 Regards Richard
  5. Coming along nicely Phil, here are a couple more of my pic's from the inside looking out at the Bowsprit thought you might like to see Regards Richard
  6. Thanks very much Mugje she is look quite good, I am very pleased with the way she has gone together seeing this is my second wood frame ship. Thanks Dave hope the build will help in anyway, regarding your question here is how I made the slits for chainplates Traced the top rail from the drawings marking the slit, transferred tracing to cap rail, the chain rail is .016" thick so I used a .016" drill and drilled two holes in each slit (taking great care to make sure I didn't drill into plank), then used a #11 blade very carefully remove some of the wood in between the holes I had drilled, then I took a 4" swiss file and ground sides to the size of slit, on one flat side I ground it down to the thickness of just under .016" thick and then I carefully filed slit so that I could get the chainplate to go through. It was quite time consuming but it did work for me, Hi Rick we will see another Bluenose in the horizon yeah, I have no idea what the AL kit is like but you will find the Bluenose 11 is different than the first Bluenose, I have also bought the book Bluenose 11 Saga of the great fishing schooner by LB Jensen great book, but you will see that the deck hatches, cabins etc are different between each one, also not sure why the stern is more square than the original Bluenose, anyway hope you will have fun building her just as I am with mine, attached below picture of Bluenose 1921 this pictures is to show stern if this is not allowed please delete. The bottom I prime painted with a mix of floquil railway colours zinc chrome and red oxide will be painting it copper red later, will have an update soon. Regards Richard
  7. Made the lower shroud chain plates they are made so that they can be pinned to hull, and also got the lower hull prime painted Until next time Regards Richard
  8. Your start on the rigging is coming out great Mugje 👍 Regards Richard
  9. Hi Jeff thanks a lot not the pretties but did get what I wanted. Regards Richard
  10. Did a test on wood and yes the Tung oil will be used once I glue all deck pieces and thanks very much for your kind words. Regards Richard
  11. Take your time it will look perfect once complete Regards Richard
  12. The ship is starting to take shape nice fit up Mark 👍 Regards Richard
  13. Thought I would show a few more pictures of the coamings, the small grove in each I made with a tool I made up. Next up I have built the Bowsprit, Bowsprit bits, Samson post, Windlass & Counter Shaft, Jumbo Jib Boom Crutch and last the engine and clutch cover boxes Bowsprit I made from a square piece of wood and filed, sanded to shape, note bottom of Bowsprit is straight and tapers on top Made the Batterns for Jib stops and just pined these for now will glue once I mount, wont be able to go through hole Here are some pic's of the Counter shaft assembly and Jumbo jib boom crutch And this is how it all looks REgards Richard

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