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I am planning to try my 1st scratch model with the HMS Winchelsea.

I have a little work to finish on my New Bedford Whaleboat before I start.

I will most likely be purchasing some of the laser cut items.

Looking forward to this as a fun project and a great learning activity.

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Getting very, very close to finishing my New Bedford Whaleboat, so I ordered the laser cut parts

for chapter one of the HMS Winchelsea this morning from Syren Ship Model Company.

Looking forward to the fun of building her and learning about non-kit building!

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Received my order yesterday from Syren for the laser cut parts for Chapter One of the Winchelsea 1764 project.

 

I ordered the parts for Chapter Two and the Brackets for the false keel last night.

 

Ordered a Wren scroll saw and extra blades from Amazon this morning, I have also been watching YouTube videos on using a scroll saw.

 

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Printed and cut out pattern for False Keel yesterday.

Made a trip to my local Home Depot for some 1/4" plywood and sandpaper.

My Wen Scroll Saw should arrive from Amazon this afternoon and going to practice with it awhile before

starting the cutting of any Winnie parts.  Heading out the Walmart early this morning for a can of Krylon spray temporary glue.  :)

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I got to work a little on the printing and plywood cutouts for my Winnie.

I had to stop before noon as the garage gets very hot here in central Mississippi.

I plan to do some scroll saw work tomorrow morning early while it is still some what cool.

 

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Received my Syren order yesterday, Chapter Two & Bracket laser wooden parts.  I have started cutting out the bulkheads on my new Wen scroll saw, l am using an Olson PGT No. 7RG blade.

The No. 7RG seems to work well, but being a newbie to scroll saw work, is this the best blade for cutting out the 1/4" plywood bulkheads?

As always, Thanks for the help!

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Getting ready to build my brackets and stand to support my Winnie as a construct her and have a few questions.

 

What size is the wood base the model is build on in this early stage?

What is the size of the wooden strips used between each bracket?

Are the wood strips glued or screwed in place?

What size screws are needed for the six (6) brackets?

 

Thanks as always for the help!

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It’s not really important.  Just use any scrap you have laying around.  Make sure the base is larger than the model is long and wider as well.  That’s about it.  The strips can’t be wider or taller than the keel but anything will work.

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I got to work some more on my Winnie this morning.

I have been dry fitting my bulkheads to the false keels as I cut them out.

I have not glued anything at this point just checked the fit of the sections as I cut them out.   :)

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She’s looking great!  What variety of Home Depot plywood are you using?  I was thinking about starting this project and doing the same thing, but I am not sure which 1/4 inch plywood would work well versus the more expensive Baltic birch 5-ply stuff that I’ve seen at the craft stores.  I don’t mind spending $70 on plywood, unless I can get away with spending $30.

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1 hour ago, Matt D said:

She’s looking great!  What variety of Home Depot plywood are you using?  I was thinking about starting this project and doing the same thing, but I am not sure which 1/4 inch plywood would work well versus the more expensive Baltic birch 5-ply stuff that I’ve seen at the craft stores.  I don’t mind spending $70 on plywood, unless I can get away with spending $30.

Guess I'm just cheep at heart ~ The $5.00+ per each 1/4" 2'x2' Home Depot plywood.

Since it will be planked over anyway,  I just went cheep for the False Keel & Bulkheads.

I did go through the bin and picked out the best looking plywood pieces.

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Getting close to setting up the false keel on a base board.

Not sure what size board to mount the false keel onto?

Suggestions please!

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The last 2 pages in the Chapter One notes from Chuck show his board and supports - you can estimate sizes from that.

 

 

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36" long and about 12" wide will do the trick.  Make sure its at least 1/2" thick and not warped.  MDF is perfect for this.   

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11 hours ago, Chuck said:

36" long and about 12" wide will do the trick.  Make sure its at least 1/2" thick and not warped.  MDF is perfect for this.   

THANKS ~ Just the info that I needed!

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I finished my Bulkhead Form and my next step is to construct the Build Board.

I have all the wood and parts needed but it is so very hot in the garage this afternoon , 102 degrees, here in Mississippi.

I hope to do some table saw work in the morning!

 

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Completed the construction of my Build Board for my Winnie.

Now, on to cutting out and fitting the remainder of my bulkheads on my WEN scroll saw. 

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Chapter one is much longer...at 27 pages...you only read the first half.   Download it again.  It looks very good.

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58 minutes ago, Chuck said:

Download it again....

Yes Sir, Got the full Chapter One file downloaded now ~ THANKS!

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