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On 4/28/2020 at 7:45 PM, wefalck said:

No screws in the hinges ?

Eberhard . I did actually think about it but I decided to take the slap dash approach.

 

Thank you Keith, Richard, Pat and John, and of course all my other visitors.

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I think the straps are only about 1 mm in my measures, so not a lot of room. However, I noticed that on well-made and installed hinged the most visible part would be the screw-slot (assuming that we are talking about countersunk screws). So I was thinking that one could make a minute chisel and simulate the screw-slot with a light tap of this chisel ...

 

Working in miniature, I always have this problem that features are really too small to reproduce, but one notices that they are not there, when left off ...

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4 hours ago, wefalck said:

I think the straps are only about 1 mm in my measures, so not a lot of room. However, I noticed that on well-made and installed hinged the most visible part would be the screw-slot (assuming that we are talking about countersunk screws). So I was thinking that one could make a minute chisel and simulate the screw-slot with a light tap of this chisel ...

Eberhard - yes only 1mm wide and 1/2mm thick. I think any attempt to punch would inevitably bend the strip but a small scratch might work. I take your point about the slot being the most visually obvious feature.

 

4 hours ago, Keith Black said:

send me a can of that "slap dash"

Keith - sorry it went out of stock many years ago. No longer required as the younger generation in the main prefer computer games to model making.

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I am still on deck houses but this one is a little different as the hatch / doors will be open giving a glimpse of the interior.

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As usual I started with a sketch, again one square represent 0.1" x 0.1" at model scale.

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This deckhouse is asymmetric and as before I will build the skylight version.

 

I don't have much detail of the interior but I will build what I think I see through the hatch. A little bit of photo editing gives more detail than is apparent on the photo.

 

I started by building the interior which consists of a floor, door and 4 walls.

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The walls have a skirting board and a dado rail. The walls and the door are made from 1/32" ply.

 

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I constructed the stairway sides on a template that facilitated cutting identical slots for the steps.

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Using the same template I also cut slots to take the stair spindles.

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The steps were cut and the stairs were assembled and glued. They are just over 2" long

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The spindles were .08" diameter and were made by drawing mahogany through a draw plate -  they were then drilled and wire was inserted in each end to fix them in the pre-cut slots in the step sides.

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The handrail was then shaped and attached.

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Well done !! 
I see you have great skills with brass. 
but your skills with wood are also great!

 

Great job ! 
 


all the best.. 

Boris279. 

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Paul, Pat, Richard, Boris and Mark - thank you all for your appreciative comments, they are most welcome. Also thanks to everyone who visited or liked my work.

 

A bit more progress:-

 

I painted the interior walls but felt they needed a picture.

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The walls were then assembled around the floor piece. The door got a brass knob.

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The completed interior was then inserted into the hull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very nice work, as usual !

 

Sometimes, I am kind of the devil's advocat or perhaps the devil himself: would there really be a banister with columns, when there is a partition right next to it ? I would have thought that the banister would be put onto consoles screwed to the partition ...

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4 hours ago, wefalck said:

a banister with columns, when there is a partition right next to it

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Great tool skills Keith. The balusters are very unusual, I've never seen anything like them, but I suppose that I know more about balusters in buildings than in yachts. 

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On 5/3/2020 at 3:54 AM, Keith Black said:

I assume that's the grandchild, nice touch. 

Yes Keith - that is Splodge (she is named after her first ultrasound image). Eventually the yacht will be hers so a bit of personalisation seemed appropriate.

 

Thank you Richard and Mark.

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15 hours ago, Keith Black said:

I can just see the look on your wife's face when you call her granddaughter, Splodge. 

 

12 hours ago, mtaylor said:

I would hope he ducks when does that.

We all call her Splodge (or Splodgie) - her farther started it now all the family use it - mother, grandparents, aunts and uncles. I think it will stick.

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4 hours ago, KeithAug said:

 

We all call her Splodge (or Splodgie) - her farther started it now all the family use it - mother, grandparents, aunts and uncles. I think it will stick.

That's good then.  We were worried about your health and safety. ;)

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Over the last few days I have been progressing the deckhouse that sits above the stairway. In this instance I need to show some of the internal detail. The two side walls were built first before making the flag locker.

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The flag locker was a bit of a fiddle - the petitions being .025" wide and the pigeon holes being .075" square. A grid was cut in an oak block and the partitions built into this grid.

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This block was then used to join the two sides.

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I needed to create the top from mahogany planks separated by caulking. I can't remember whether I saw the following idea in another post or whether something I saw prompted this but I have to say it was very successful. Rather than cut the planks and then insert the caulking I glued the caulking card on to the pre cut stock before slitting off the strips I needed. 

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The strip were 0.1" wide by .06" thick with the .006" thick caulking card. The result was very neatly caulked planking strips.

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The resulting top can be seen in the next photo.

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I then went on to make the wings of the deckhouse - this time by building them up on shaped oak cores.

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These were then clad with mahogany as previously.

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And that is it for the moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I trust the flags in that flag locker will be proper code flags made to scale and then 'made up' to fit the locker. :D

 

John

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Just now, Jim Lad said:

I trust the flags in that flag locker will be proper code flags made to scale and then 'made up' to fit the locker. 

John ----- Hmmmmm! thereby lies a problem. I tried printing flags on paper and then rolling them up and putting them in the pigeon holes. They were so small they looked a mess - Not sure what to do.

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Keith, would tight rolls of different coloured paper in the different holes work? No design would be needed.

 

John

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4 minutes ago, Jim Lad said:

Keith, would tight rolls of different coloured paper in the different holes work?

John - tried that and made a mess of it - probably need to give it another go. Thinking about it now I could make long rolls and then just cut off short lengths - will give it a try.

 

 

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