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Good to see you back again at the table Remco.  Your redo of the pump well looks fantastic, yes, I can see the improvement and bravo for tackling it.

It seems that several of us are in the redo business  ;)  :rolleyes:

 

Cheers,

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Sorry for the long wait, 'life' got in the way....

 

Dave, the wood will darken over time, I like the color of free boxwood too.

Greg, the thought crossed my mind :-)

 

The new pumpwell is installed and the next set of beams too. A bit tricky as they are curved in two ways. 

 

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Remco

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Thanks for all the kind comments and likes.

 

I forgot to add the pictures I made before the pump well was installed. This is the pump intake that is now tucked away deep inside the hull, unfortunately 90% is invisible now.   The last picture is the main mastpartner with the brass bolts positioned but not yet secured and blackened. As a side note, the fabrication of bolts was refined over time, I used to make the dome shape of the bolt head with a cup burr. Later I discovered that when I cut the brass rod with a sharp knife one end is dome shaped and one is flat. I use this to my advantage now. Still every bolt is scored to give it a little grip inside the predrilled hole. If there is intrest I can make little how-to for the thousands of bolts that are used in this build. 

 

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Hidden - but very necessary. The intakes ensure that the pump tubes are correctly positioned in the cutouts. A slight miscalculation here can end in grief further up the track with a misalignment of the tubes. Well done.

 

BTW - you've just reminded me that I need another PE card for my Cross-section of Vulture :) .

 

:cheers:  Danny

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Ok here we go.

 

When cutting a brass rod with a sharp knife a burr is created, I use this both to my advantage and at one point it needs to be removed (otherwise you'll have trouble inserting the bolt in the predrilled hole. Here are the steps involved:

 

1. This is the rod after the last bolt was cut

2. The burr is removed using a small steel ruler

3. A new diagonal burr is created to have the bolt firmly set in the predrilled hole ( I use bot 0,5 mm brass rod and a 0,5 mm steel drill to drill the holes, without the diagonal burr the fit is a bit loose)

4. Cutting off the bolt creates a burr this is the dome of the bolt

 

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Tools needed (I won't cover the use of Liver of Sulphur which I use to blacken the bolts after they are in place):

 

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Step 1 This is the rod after the last bolt was cut

 

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Step 2 The burr is removed using a small steel ruler

 

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Step 3 A new diagonal burr is created by rolling a sharp blade overt he rod to have the bolt firmly set in the predrilled hole

 

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Step 4 Cutting off the bolt creates a burr this is the dome of the bolt

 

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I use a brass rod with a small hole in the point to push the bolt into place leaving the dome of the bolt proud to the surface. When the are all done I treat them with liver of sulphur to blacken them.

 

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The end result (it's hard to capture but each bolt has a nice subtle dome):

 

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Remco

 

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Hardware on the pump intake looks exceptional Remco.  If I didn't know the scale I would say it's the real thing.  Yeah, those pesky domed burs - - when you don't want or need them.  Great tutorial! 

 

Cheers,

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I made an error in the building sequence and I should have installed the main mastpartner earlier. Now I got a bit into trouble getting it in at this stage. I had to take a shortcut and omitted half lapping the carlings under the deck beam. After the gratings are installed this won't be visible, but I'm confessing this error anyway :-)

 

Getting the pump tubes right was a bit of trial and error but after not to much work they were in place without to much hassle, I guess I was lucky today. I added iron bands at the end of the tubes from thin paper.

 

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Hi Remco,

 

Although you didn't cover the use of the LOS, I have a question: where do you get the stuff?

I did try to find it, but succeeded in finding european providers selling it in huge (and I mean huge) quantities, or US-providers charing quite "interesting" postage-costs.

Probably, I looked in the wrong direction....

 

Jan

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Hi Remco,

 

Although you didn't cover the use of the LOS, I have a question: where do you get the stuff?

I did try to find it, but succeeded in finding european providers selling it in huge (and I mean huge) quantities, or US-providers charing quite "interesting" postage-costs.

Probably, I looked in the wrong direction....

 

Jan 

Have you considered jin-fluid as sold in Bonsai businesses?  It is LOC and comes in usefull small packages (from 250ml to 1l bottles).

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