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New Bedford Whaleboat by Dr PS - FINISHED - Model Shipways MS2033 - Scale 1:16 - Small

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Completed the Compass and Compass Box. The Box was made from 1/32”  basswood sheet according to plans. Compass Rose reduced in Photoshop. Lens effect was made using a drop of CA glue. 
 

In the first photo below, the box slides were glued to a scrap of wood as shown, then glued to bottom of Cuddy.  When the  glue was dry, the scrap was cut away leaving the slides attached. 

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Tiller and Rudder completed. The Gudgeons and Pintles were made from the supplied thin 3/8” wide brass strip. The Pintles were formed and fitted to the rudder and small brass nails were soldered to them to serve as the hinge pins. The Gudgeons and Pintles were attached using small copper nails. 
 

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The Steering Oar Brace is also shown in the last photo. The support brace was made from 1/32” brass wire. 

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The Whaling Gun Box was constructed from 1/16” sheet boxwood. The ends fit the curve of the ceiling.  The front side joins the two shaped ends while the backside is formed by the ceiling itself. The top was split as shown and the front piece was hinged to the back piece by leather strips. The box was stained to match the Bow Sheet.6BE9D747-38E9-4357-8EF8-67337D2BC7AC.thumb.jpeg.219958a20ce0ec7182e97cddc6e3d586.jpeg

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Been doing a lot of work around the house getting ready for winter so the NBW has been on the back burner for a while. With the holidays coming up posts will be few for a while but I will work on the boat as I get a chance. I did get the hull painted though. Next I will be trying to do various detailing of the inboard side. 
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Only worked on the NBW for a few hours and have partially finished the oars and paddles. I decided to carve the complete  pieces from 1/8” basswood sheet instead of using the provided precut parts. This should make for a better look after staining. F0342B35-42B3-47B0-A45D-FDE3127E98B4.thumb.jpeg.227dec9b0bddafff70b5f11e10d92606.jpeg

In the photo, the oars are pretty much done. Four more paddles need to be cut out before the final shaping of all six. 

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I wondered where you ran off to! I like your color scheme. I can't say I envy you for having to make all of those oars! You must be in the home stretch now, if you get it done soon enough maybe Santa will drop off another cool model. 

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Arthur, thanks. There are lots of details to work out before I put this one to rest. One could skip a lot of the details like a raised stitched sail and loads of Whaleboat craft but I plan to push through. However, I am going to take time off to build the MS Civil War Coffee Wagon as a Christmas present for someone. 

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On 11/11/2019 at 11:24 PM, Dr PS - Paul Schulze said:

However, I am going to take time off to build the MS Civil War Coffee Wagon as a Christmas present for someone. 

That is a very nice kit. I built in several years ago.

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I have the stern fairly well in hand now except the knife.  The rudder is painted and the Tiller is fastened.  The Tricing line (lower stopper knot on rudder) runs up port side through a Fairlead in Cuddy to port cleat. The Trip line (upper stopper knot on rudder) runs up starboard side through a Fairlead in Cuddy to starboard cleat. The Tricing line hoists and holds the rudder when the Whaleboat is hoisted on the mothership. The Trip line is used to light the rudder off the Gudgeons.  The final line completed was the Steering Oar Strop. It has a stopping knot in the stern post, then runs to the Steering Oar Brace on the port side, back through the stern post and attaches to the cleat on the Lions Tongue with a Lanyard.

 

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I am now working on a Civil war Limber to go with my finished Coffee Wagon.  However, I did get the mast and sprit pole finished and ready for the sail. I have not decided how I want to do the sail. This will be a challenge no matter what I do. EB0423F4-C41E-4888-81C8-A20C4D44774C.thumb.jpeg.acdae05af230914e27e5facc5685ed9e.jpegAEA15EB3-86B0-45EB-8B38-BBA28C77AFC7.thumb.jpeg.dd695c48ea24dec58b6afe66bd4fdd40.jpeg1D089BF4-2622-42C2-9036-64646F208CDA.thumb.jpeg.11078297dcde1a0107879314c5bfc5f9.jpeg
Rings for attaching the sail to the mast were made by drilling a hole in a dowel larger than the mast and then sectioning it. 

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Mast and Sprit pole. 

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I finished the Civil War Coffee Wagon and Limber. I am working very slowly on the New Bedford Whaleboat but realize that making the sail is going to take me to another whole skill level. I need to learn how to sew. I will be doing some practicing with the help of my wife and her Bernina sewing machine.  After the first of the year, I hope to start up again. In the meanwhile, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

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Finished the Rowlocks, TubOar Lock and harpoon racks a while back and started on the lantern. I bored a hole in a 1/4” square rod, carved out the “windows,” mounted 28 gauge wire in place for grills and painted it brass color with some black streaks. The grill bars were bent at each end and put into holes drilled into the wood.

 

Next was/is to finish the cooperage which I started before finishing the lantern. 
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I completed the “bucket “ drogue, bucket, piggin, water and lantern kegs, waist tub and line tub. The stave sheets were scored and bent to fit the plugs. After gluing and drying, all items were stained with a dark oak stain except the water and lantern kegs which were painted the green hull color. The hoops were made from 1/16” slices of Bristol paper darkened with India ink and glued on last. 

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Eye splices on the end of the whale line. 
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Lines connecting the two tubs and drogue are shown.  The line goes around Logger Head to the bow.  Excess line is coiled in the box at the bow. The Painter or towing line is shown coiled on the port side behind the thigh board.C1FEACDA-2D70-41F2-9457-965CA5ADA012.thumb.jpeg.1fc131cd2705bfb651b314fbddace417.jpeg
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Piggin

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Cannot get rid of following photos. Deleted them but they keep appearing. 😳

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The Grapnel was made from 20 gauge galvanized wire. A length was folded twice yielding four strands. The strands were twisted tightly and soldered to form the shank.  The end loops were cut open and the resulting tines were bent into an eye at one end and four prongs at the other. 
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I delete photos from text, not download area and some pop up in text. I cannot seem to delete them unless I trash them from download area which I don’t want to do if the.photo is used elsewhere in the text. Any suggestions?

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