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Discussions about chapter two - External hull planking for Winchelsea

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On 9/21/2019 at 10:54 AM, Chuck said:

I havent finished chapter two yet.....but soon.   Nobody is that far in the project yet anyway.   Remember that chapter two is planking the outboard hull.   I am not even finished doing that yet.  So for now,  folks will need to use my log which is very detailed.   It has all teh info needed which will basically be copied into the actual chapter.

 

Lou its OK......because you can still buy them from me until that times comes.  LOL...:D

 

Chuck

Chuck: Thanks... I did notice you had the tick strips in the download section for chapter 2. Saw your videos on tapering the planks on the bow.. You made a onerous process for me a lot easier.. thanks... I did a less streamlined version of what you did (I soaked the wood) but I did have lots of problems in wood shrinkage and the wood getting "furry". 

 

I do have one question for you as well as the group build members and I apologize ahead of time if I missed something. I notice the plans for the project are at 1/4 scale and the wood products are at 1/4 scale but I notice a lot of the build logs are at 1/48 scale. I do admit I haven't read every group members log, I am curious in the interest at 1/48 vs 1/4 scale (either than the sheer size of the model?) Any information would be great.

 

Thanks again Chuck for this project. Its got me keen on starting something different and new as well as me renewed impetus to get my present Agamemnon project completed.

 

Mike Draper

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They are the same thing....its just another to way to say 1/4" scale.  It should really read 1:48 whenever anyone uses that terminology but they sometime type it wrong.  1/4" and 1:48 are the same size........same scale

 

It like 3/16" scale is the same as 1:64.  Its just another way say the same thing.  Its all the same size.

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1 hour ago, Chuck said:

They are the same thing....its just another to way to say 1/4" scale.  It should really read 1:48 whenever anyone uses that terminology but they sometime type it wrong.  1/4" and 1:48 are the same size........same scale

 

It like 3/16" scale is the same as 1:64.  Its just another way say the same thing.  Its all the same size.

Chuck: Thanks.. I was figuring that but I was wondering if I was missing something. 

 

Appreciate the quick response

 

Mike Draper

 

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Thanks Chuck, great videos. 
 

Just out of curiosity, I wondered why you have switched from using hot air (which I saw you using to good effect in a previous video) to an iron?

 

Derek

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On this model at 1/4” scale the planks are much wider.  Therefore they need more heat in my opinion.  In addition,  the hair dryer will work but it will take a lot longer to heat up the plank enough.  I think mike is using a hair dryer and its fine.  

 

The method of heat delivery isnt as important as the overall concept.  But i do find that the iron works quicker and is more effective.

 

i am still using a hair dryer elsewhere when a plank needs to be bent the other way or twisted.  For example at the stern where the planks bend and twist into the tuck of the counter.  So i am really using both.  Different tools for different situations that work best for that type of bending.

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