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Very basic Newbie Question about cutting out parts in kit.

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Examining my recently purchased kit, I was trying to figure out exactly how you cut out the wood parts. Do I cut slightly out side the line and then sand to the outside of line or do the parts get shaped to the inside of the line. I wasn't sure. On my kit to get the bulkheads to fit the slots in the deck, The deck slots have to be cut to the inside of the line. Does this mean that all the cuts should be to the inside of the lines? I have looked everywhere I can think of and can't seem to get an answer on this. I don't want to overcut any pieces. Thanks, Newbie Ron.

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As I recall with my Wasa from Billings, it was cut outside the line and then finesse them into position.  Time consuming but it made for perfect fits.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

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 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

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