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The Hayling Hoy 1760 by Stuntflyer (Mike) - 1:48 scale

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Hi Mike, I'm a little late, just now I've been able to see all of your log. Great job! Congratulations!!

I have a question: How did you calculate the amount of wood needed? Is there a simple rule or do you calculate by the plans? Like 3 boards of 3", 4 boards of 6", etc.?




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Thanks, Mauricio!


Most of the wood used on my build went into making the frames. To calculate the amount of wood needed, I first had to cut out all of the paper patterns corresponding to each frame. The patterns were then grouped together according to the thickness of wood needed for those patterns. Once that was done I was able to layout the patterns, paying close attention to the run of the grain, on several sheets of paper. The sheets of paper were the same size as the sheet wood I would be ordering. I figured in a waste factor of 50% for re-do's.



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Wonder if you could help me a bit.

I've started on this neat little ship and have the backbone completed.

The question I'm looking for an answer to is where did you get your measurements for things like the stepping line?  I'm not finding this on the plans?  Are you just making assumptions?  Or am I missing something?

Any help would be appreciated.



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Maybe I didn't explain what I'm looking for very clearly, sorry.


What I'm looking for is how much to take off to create the stepping line.  In your post you mention you used your mill to create this stepping line, but how much did you mill down to create it?

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Mike - Thank you for being a teacher as well as a builder!  The time you take to explain things is appreciated.


Also, for anyone who might be interested, David Antscherl will be giving a talk on the Hayling Hoy at the NRG conference this year in October at the New Bedford whaling museum.  More information about the conference is on the NRG website.  Hope to see you there!


Mary Van Dahm

NRG Secretary

NRG Office Mgr.

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