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Hi all,


The cap rail and frames have all been sanded to their proper dimensions.


Next I sanded the floorboards and prepared them for installation.


They are laser cut and required minimal heat bending to get a nice fit.




Here the fore and aft platforms have been glued up and ready to install.




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The fore and aft platforms are now installed. Chuck showed a nifty idea for using a "T" made

from scrap wood to measure the correct position of the platforms on the frames. Align the top

of the T with the cap rail and then make a tick mark at the depth of the platform. Transfer it to

the matching frames and you have the correct depth. Some minor sanding of the frames was

required to get it correct.






Next is drilling a couple hundred holes for the simulated nailing of the planking.

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5 hours ago, Rustyj said:

Thanks Chuck and Ben.

Drilling a hole in wood that is one 1/32" thick without going all the way

through sounds like a lot of fun. ;)


Make a drill stop by putting a piece of blue tape on the drill bit to mark the depth.   When the tape touches wood, stop drilling.   It will take some fiddling to set this depth stop

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Thanks Tim, Mark and alde,


Been a little busy so my reply is a bit tardy. Mark, trying to gauge 1/64" on a drill bit was a bit tricky. :)


I was able to be successful drilling the holes and use the supplied black line to simulate the bolts.

The line was cut off flush using a sharp razor blade.




Now its on to interior work and, shudder, painting. 



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Well the admiral is a bit under the weather so I've stayed home from work to in case she needed anything.

It did afford me some extra time to get some "work" done on the barge.


I painted the bench arm rests and glued them in place. Then the upper portion aft of the arm rests was planked.






Then the seat base and seat tops were added.




You can see I painted a small portion testing the consistency of the thinned paint and

checking the seams at the planking for a nice tight fit. I've found that if there is a bad joint

it will show up when paint is applied. The paint I'm using is Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Crimson.

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Hi All,


I've got some catching up to do here.


The risers for the thwarts fitted, clamped and drying.






The benches, bench seat back and coxswain seats have been added and the first several

coats of paint have been applied with many more to come.


Here are the laser cut thwarts and the two long saw tooth looking strips are for the stretchers.




I kinda got caught up working and forgot to take pictures. Each cross piece was specifically cut for its

position so numbering them and keeping them in order was real important. All pieces were test fitted

then taken apart and glued together. After assembling the thwarts I realized I had gotten ahead of myself

and forgot to put the stretchers in. Oops followed by a bunch of swearing. Luckily I was able to slide

everything in between the framing. No harm no foul. Whew.




 Many more coats of paint is needed and well as planking above the thwarts.




Edited by Rustyj

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That looks very very good.  One thing you can do that I recommend is to spray the painted surface with dull coat or a matte fixative.  Dont spray a heavy coat but several light coats from afar.  This really evens out the painting and you wont see any brush strokes at all.  It works a treat!!!:)   And you dont have to worry about getting any on the unpainted cherry.  It works there as well.  

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Thanks Chuck. That saved me bothering you with another question. ;)


Thanks Ben.  I've never painted soooooo much. And the end is not is sight yet. 


Hi B.E.  Your gonna love it!


Thanks Dirk and all the likes too!

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