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18th century longboat by sideways - FINISHED - from MS plans

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I got the windlass done ,I started with a piece of 1"x5/8"  teak I cut out a 1/2" x1/2 " x 2" piece then cut that  in half and then cut those in half to give me 4 -1/4"x1/4  x2" pieces I then sanded and file one of those pieces to form the windlass . I then used a1/32 drill bit to drill through the square parts near the ends for the handles.to square up the holes I used the end of my tweezers that I modified a bit . For the handles I split another 1/4 " piece  again down both sides to give me 1/8" pieces to play with with a bit of sanding and filing I got a decent shape . I used a couple pieces of 22 gauge wire inserted in wholes drilled into the end of the windlass to hold the unit to the boat . The wire slides into. Corresponding wholes that I drilled into the risers.

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I got the mast and mast step done . I had a scrap piece of teak that I had broken earlier in the project so I used that to make the mast . I used my pocket knife to get the general shape and size I was looking for then finished it if by hand using 120 grit sand paper and a couple hours of sanding. The teak is very hard and takes time to sand . I guess I could have used power tools but it was a nice day to sit outside and whittle up a mast . 

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I made the bow spirit, and almost finished gaff last night . IMG_2055.thumb.JPG.52ae691959841805161924b4af686ca0.JPG

 

But with all the sanding I did yesterday . I woke up this morning with a nasty rash between my fingers 😲 Apparently I bit to much of the oil from the wood sat a tad to long on my unprotected skin . So here is a P.S.A. ..... when working with teak be sure to use a good respirator and cover up as much as you can stand  lol 😂 IMG_2054.thumb.JPG.221ea4d633ea897fe89cf59e13aa3a4c.JPG

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I made the dead eyes and chain plates, not the best but if I never have to make dead eyes this small again it will be to soon :default_wallbash: I needed  9 total but I bet I made 20 and got 9 semi successful ones out of them . I started with a small square and cut out the general shape then finished them with sanding and filing.IMG_2057.thumb.JPG.23d7a0656785434be609c8caca0782d9.JPG

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Then I used a small brass nail " the same diameter of the nails I will use to mount them once there done  "with the head cut of to form the 1.5 " long piece of 28 gauge wire to make my chain plates .IMG_2064.thumb.JPG.3a573720bef96b05a4e67706ec1b9592.JPG

 

I then twisted th wire until the desired length and added the dead eyes using a drop of glue to secure  them into the chain plates.

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i also finished the gaff and applied the paint . I used white and black to accent pieces of the boat . Trying to leave as much of the natural teak showing . I plan on using a two part clear coat used on autos for the final finish IMG_2060.thumb.JPG.9f8d8a74553fcc27ff89cfcd88ab5769.JPGIMG_2061.thumb.JPG.f7625f3d98110fdfdba6f454745ed2c3.JPGIMG_2062.thumb.JPG.663e60d653bb0f63017fb8fcfe1bc381.JPGIMG_2063.thumb.JPG.c70c2e207bfed723af074f80dc0ee243.JPGIMG_2065.thumb.JPG.4d0ca7c78b1f5af13b97a7566151765f.JPG

 

i am pretty pleased with the way she is looking for my first scratch build model 

 

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I cut , drilled and shaped all the 1/8 "blocks I need for the rigging today and for some reason building the blocks went so much better than the dead eyes.

 

I started of with a piece of wood cut to 1/8 " I then cut out pieces to  aapproximately the size I needed and drilled the holes for the rigging20171002_183341.thumb.jpg.28771c79b6ba99fa99ecfd0427ec59eb.jpg

 Then I sanded and filed until I got to the size and shape I was looking for . Then I filed in my grooves. I used a block I had left over from the ms kit to use as a example but now that I went back and saw chucks technique  in his log he put two holes in his and they look sweet so I will have to go back and fine tune  these 20171002_195043.thumb.jpg.e195e89ba28814b303aaae91ccd13375.jpg

I am getting close to doing rigging and making the sails I need to start thinking about acquiring something to make the sails out of . I need to go back and find the forum I got the sail and rigging plans from and see if they mentioned anything about the materials used . If anyone has any suggestions please speak up 

Thanks

Derek 

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I made the rudder today, I used a spare I had from the kit version of this boat as a template I started by tracing the template then sanding and filing until I got it to matchE1D16B68-3D85-491D-998A-F78626975B55.thumb.jpeg.04d07e0669f893a580c913f88dc88103.jpegEC1B96D9-8F82-49D7-91BE-2860699AB567.thumb.jpeg.216371931ab485c825c0f597bfa52fd2.jpeg084751DD-61B2-4A36-AD7E-A7D9358A1ABA.thumb.jpeg.08db15dbc1b32c1f011abd091f1dfa55.jpeg6704F929-FB50-4453-9131-B8B12F396A38.thumb.jpeg.69df4687fcb8a523ed1c4343d45628a6.jpeg

 

Then I mounted the rudder and got the stays rigged 

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next I will rig the boom and gaff and start to mock up the sails. I have read that there are a couple different rigging plans for the sails   One for a short gaff and one for the gaff in the plans I used for this build. I will do a bit more research on this before I commit to either way.not that I have kept the build period correct using the colored rigging on the stays. 

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Hello fellow MSW members :dancetl6:

i haven’t posted in a week , not because I haven’t been working in the shipyard but because what I was working on was kicking my butt !So I thought I’d give a update .I have finished the rigging  and started on the sails  and I quickly found out that my sewing is the most horrid thing I had ever laid eyes on ! I have posted pictures of what I’m happy with after six or seven attempts  :default_wallbash:. I still have plenty opportunity to screw these up as I still want to add a black seam of thread around the sails and make the anchoring points . I plan on attempting this process today after I apply a coat of clear  to the boat I will begin my sewing nightmare again lol C211532D-28A8-495C-8227-1F07B420CFF6.thumb.jpeg.9b9c10ecbdb834addac377ca21975407.jpegEA234133-E170-44DD-8C0E-44D001F68F12.thumb.jpeg.728f5583d2e78021999bded3f4a2401d.jpeg70DB7F16-895C-41FF-84F6-2EB89F157FF6.thumb.jpeg.f01b931154e7634b5f1ede6922a8cde4.jpeg2FB28E9A-7236-4436-BC22-1CE8D4143BA6.thumb.jpeg.cab5efc0c676daea3895eb2619931d21.jpeg

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I applied the clear coat and and it looks good on the wood but did not expect it to ruin the rigging :o. It formed crystals on the rigging so no I will have to attempt to clean it off or just re rig :default_wallbash:.48A27168-D8BD-4AC1-965D-93317C382904.thumb.jpeg.250fad3176c9999bdeded1aeee622a84.jpegF0E47D30-8FEA-4DCF-8517-AA5998F261B8.thumb.jpeg.7edc362f79533637ce392398b57210ff.jpegF0E47D30-8FEA-4DCF-8517-AA5998F261B8.thumb.jpeg.7edc362f79533637ce392398b57210ff.jpeg43C95286-6830-40B0-8DAF-D1874D9AE1B6.thumb.jpeg.f9e3be0f5e9de9c7091cd216d68d35c5.jpeg

 

as as for the sails it’s a slow process but I’m getting there .it will give me time to ponder on the rigging tragedy I am getting thru this final leg of the build at a snail 🐌 pace . I’m getting anxious to start the Triton Cross Section 2F4BFAAE-A817-4EBF-8DCC-B2647C61AB5D.thumb.jpeg.f26de24dc82af0df3651bdd9dc3bd140.jpeg

 

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Thanks Tom 

It was new clear coat but it stuck to the  fibers hanging off the rigging I have already started re rigging not that big of a deal just a minor delay I am hopping between rigging and sewing lol I will have the old girl in ship shape  in a few days. I used cheap line for rigging . I need to order some stuff from chuck at syren his stuff looks great

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I have started replacing the rigging and got the main sail up  slow and steady :P82C360A2-98A2-4120-8289-3FFA8ECE7FA1.thumb.jpeg.9ca86a7315192ae3aa048f3f9e9886dc.jpeg3A5713F2-02DC-4A5D-A321-C50B4D78AD96.thumb.jpeg.5a18c7878c1ee4b5c99c3f811f9be178.jpeg

 

She is coming together nicely I think :D. I enjoyed building the longboat kit I purchased from model Shipway and it was a challenge , that being said ... building it from scratch was  very challenging and a bit of a test to see if I could actually build a boat from scratch before I moved on to something bigger. Doing this longboat has giving me the confidence that I might be able to build my next project the Triton Cross Section. 

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I finished the rigging and sails and put her all together this morning :dancetl6:. Here is a few photos of her all finished up . Thanks to everyone that looked in ,liked,and commented on my first scratch build . I hope to see y’all on my next journey.

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Thanks again 

Derek

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