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Part 8

 

I had a lot of yard work since before the holiday,  so just getting back to the workshop.

 

I made the bolsters and fitted them along with the cap rails.

Here they show the Starboard side done and the Port side inside marked out

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Port side outside mark out.

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View of the Bow.

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Overall view.

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Stern View.

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Inside stern View.

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I see much sanding in my future.

 

Thanks everyone for the comments and Likes.

 

Bob W

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That is probably the trickiest part of the build.   Well done.!!!!

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8 hours ago, Chuck said:

That is probably the trickiest part of the build. 

 

Very nice Bob, You're on to a lot of fun stuff now!

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Nice work on the bolsters. Coming along great!

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Thanks Chuck,  I only messed up one blank.

 

And,  Rustyj,  and JToma,  I appreciate the comments.

 

Bob W

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Posted (edited)

Part 9

 

All the yard work is caught up for now, (until the next storm).  Time spent in the shop working on fairing the inside of the hull and adding the cap rails.

 

This shows the cap rails added and marked for trimming down to 5/16's wide.  The marks made with a compass are very hard to make out in this shot.

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The rotary tool was used to rough out close to the line  then the sanding sticks brought the rest to the line.  the rotary is MicroLux #86698,  I really love this thing.  Variable speed and smooth as silk.  Not to mention it's small size.  The bearings in the one year old Dremel 4000 are noisy and it may not make much longer.

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View overall of the completed cap rails and a coat of satin wipe on poly.

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Here one can see the inner sheer plank added to the cap rails.  The next step is to paint the cap rails red.

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Port side.

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3/4 Port side.

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Bow view.

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Starboard stern.

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Stern view.

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More to come.

 

 

Bob W

 

 

 

Edited by oneslim

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Really nicely done.....very clean work and your care in craftsmanship really shows.   The joints are nice and tight .......excellent work.

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Morning Bob

It is definitely a very well done boat, inspirational, it has gone

down on my list as a must do. trouble is there are too many of those already.

Cheers Chris

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Thanks Chuck.

 

Part 10

 

I'm thinking Caboose Red is kind of toy like.  Will use the mix of 15 parts of Caboose Red and 10 Parts of D&RW Box Car Red.

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More to Come

 

Bob W

 

 

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Thanks for all the Like's

 

Thanks Chis,  It's sort of like having a Chevy in the Sixties.  We called them 'Belly Buttons',  everybody has one.  Just because they are popular shows that what a well designed kit this is. You won't regret getting one.

 

 

Bob W 

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Part 11

 

Well,  It's be a couple of weeks since the last post.  Been busy in the yard,  but still had some time in the shop.

 

First I finished the friezes on both Port and Starboard.

 

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Mounting the Risers to the sides.

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While waiting for the Risers to dry I started on shaping the Windlass.  I made a small former from brass,  it wasn't very successful,  used a small square file to form the Bar holes.

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A "Veritas"  miniature chisel to cut in the flats.

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I'm thinking of adding sails and wanted a strong mast.  So I made a Mast Step from Boxwood.

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Of course this meant that the thwart in line with mast had to be fitted.  Was very careful to align the mast fore and aft,  also from port and starboard.  There is a slight lean aft to the mast. 

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Here she is overall.  Pardon the background,  Just some white paper taped to the basement stairs.

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A little closer.

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Here is a shot of taking the mast down to octagon using the "Veritas" miniature Bench Plane.  It then was chucked in the lathe to round and taper.  The truck was mounted via a square hole.  This and the booms are going to be boxwood for strength.

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More to come.

 

Bob W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Really looking fantastic.   ☺️

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Thanks,  Jeff and Chuck,  and for all the 'Likes'.

 

Bob W

 

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Bob,

 

One of these days you have to make the trek up to a meeting in Roseland.  I know its a haul for you, but I would love to see you and the model in person.

 

Chuck

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Part 12

 

Here is a shot of the background I made from poster sheets from Walmart sprayed with a matte sky color made by Krylon.

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I use self made sanding sticks of maple with sandpaper rubber cemented to them.  I've found they are prefect for removing the Laser char and I can clean them by dragging the stick on a micro fiber shop towel.  These are from Harbor Freight,  and sometimes You can get them for free with a regular purchase.

 

The first photo shows a sanding stick loaded with char.  The next one after two strokes across the micro fiber.

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The 'Hairy Hull'  with the 'nails' installed

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Overall with floors installed and Platforms in place but not glued.

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Close shot of the Mast step and 'Limber' Boards.

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More To Come,

 

Bob W

 

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Looking really good Bob.   I hope you are enjoying the project?

 

 

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Beautiful work. I’m at the point where I’ll be assembling the platforms and floor boards real soon. 

 

Did you pre- bend and assemble the 5 pieces of floor boards, and after they were done glue the finished floor in place?  

 

I think Chucks instructions suggests pre bending and and installing each piece of floor board one at a time. 

 

Any advantages/ disadvantages in either method?  

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Chuck,  Yes I'm really enjoying the longboat.

 

Richvee,  I glued the top and bottoms together,  then soaked and bent them with the hot air gun.  Also had to sand the edges of the wide boards near the front and back.

 

Thanks for the LIKES

 

Bob W

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