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I'm also going to join in the fun and have been looking forward to this build for a long time.  This is going to be my first scratch build so I will have a LOT to learn.  I'm going to depend on you all for some help and guidance along the way.

I have my order in the cart at National Balsa for some Birch Ply (false keel) and Lite Ply (bulkheads) and will be pulling the plug soon.  I will be building it in Ceder & getting all the help I can from Syren (laser cut parts).

Plans are at the printers now.  Unfortunately I will not be making any saw dust til mid October due to work but I will be getting things ready to go. 

Looking forward to following along with everyone.    👍  😀

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I found some time during the Labor Day weekend.   I have all the parts cut out and done a dry fit with all of them.  I cut all of the slots a touch on the small side and then sanded them down for a good fit.  

Nothing is glued yet. Still have a little tweaking to do but almost ready to start assembly.....

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Good luck to everyone in Florida and along the east coast...   Thoughts & prayers to everyone in the Bahamas.....

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Hello everyone:

Well I have finally got some time to get back to the shop and made a little progress in the last couple of days.  Got my build board set up & ready to go. 

I made the braces using left over plywood from the bulkheads.  I got the base board from Menards, it was a bookshelf that was damaged on one end.  Cost all of $2.49 and it works perfect for this job.

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The rabbet strip has been installed on the bulkhead and I also got the stem assembled and about ready to go.  I have yet to sand down the former to meet the rabbet strip.  That is next on the list. 

Then on to getting the rest of the keel assembly attached and finish up a few little details.   

Then hopefully move on to all of those bulkheads in a few days.  Looking forward to that....👍

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Made a little progress since the last update.  

I got the keel assembly glued together and to the former along with all of the bulkheads attached.  Also got the bolts put in the keel. 20191019_165208.jpg.6e9590f69762f0171f686c96b6f1d9cc.jpg20191019_165018.jpg.30b051854e9fbed01572eaafb5be97ae.jpg20191019_164848.jpg.0b015ff2fc7678e01c91a3c2412d974e.jpg20191019_164728.jpg.f944610f24f3e489f33744e146ef3bb2.jpg

Do all you guys put WOP on the keel and head assembly at this point to help protect it during the faring process?? Seems like I read that a couple of people did that.  Thoughts??

I know I will use a lot of blue painters tape to help protect it. 

I also have a couple of bulkheads that are off a little and a couple of the guidelines for the batten seem a little off also.  But for the most part I'm pleased with how everything lined up. Pretty good considering I cut them all out.

I'm going to print out a few patterns to see if it was just where I put the line or something more serious. I'm going to take my time with the paring process.  I don't want to mess this up.... 

Next up - heading to the store for a mask -- I see a lot of sawdust in my future...👍  

 

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I did use wop from the beginning.  It helps protect the wood and even hardens it a bit.  Nice progress.  The skeleton is coming together.

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Just a quick update to show where things are as of this afternoon.  Not much has changed but got most of the faring done over the last few days and the batten looking pretty good. 

I've been stressing about that lately because so much rides on how that batten is positioned.  It seems like everything else on this build depends on how they are positioned....

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I still have a little more faring to get done on the lower part but really want to get those lower port sills in to help strengthen the hull.  Plus I have a new saw that is calling my name every time I go into the shop...

Thoughts & comments are welcome & appreciated...

 

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Strange ..  Your link wants me to log in to see the item..  If I click on my eBay bookmark, I am logged in.

 

I searched for " Byrnes Model Machines 4" Table Saw " and found it...

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Just a quick update.  I finally got the upper & lower port sills added along with all of the sides.

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The last couple days I have been working on the stern framing.  I think it turned out pretty good.  Chucks templates really help a lot in getting things to line up and make sure the openings are the right size. 

Definitely made things a lot easier....

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Time to so some more sanding and some more faring so I can get moving along with the quarter gallery framing.

One step at a time......

 

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Finishing up Chapter One.  Got the stern framing finished up and rough sanded. I'll still have to tweak a few things to get it ready for the stern planking in Chapter Two.  Looking forward to that!!

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I used all 3 sets of the bollards and the one below is probably the best of the 3.  They are not glued in place yet, keeping them free in case I need to tweak them a bit later and prevent any damage.  

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I won't be getting much else done for a while as work is calling me.  I'll be in Florida till February. It will be nice to get out of Michigan!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to everyone.    :^)   🎅

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Well, after a little hiatus away from the shipyard I have had some time to get things going again.  As you can all see I have got the wales and black strake attached and ready to go.

The photos show the current state of affairs.  Things have been rough sanded and still a little tweaking is necessary. 

Also have to work on some of the port openings a little bit and get them painted so they are ready to go.1046792786_20200207_1301072.jpg.b926878f941aee101cda3f2cb46b6298.jpg20200207_130124.jpg.8812a3795dc7f7a7c2d36eba84eb1dde.jpg

I also had to do a little de-construction and then some re-construction to get the run of the wales correct.  Hopefully they are close now and the rest of the planking will flow into place.....1789178241_20200207_1303002.jpg.22e1b2c5a9f934b9bbd21888b2f88126.jpg

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And now its time to make some dust and cut some 1/4" strips to get ready to plank above the wales. 

Feels good to get back into the shop again.....  Time to get serious now!!!!

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Really looking good.  Dont be afraid to sand the heck out of that planking.  Get it nice and smooth.

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Well I got the planking done above the wales - only on the port side.  Here are a few pics of where we stand as of today.  20200213_111157.jpg.145ae1068ece5aa59a18803c5de28abe.jpg20200213_111309.jpg.357a176ebe409214dc53dfac9353ebac.jpg20200213_111335.jpg.e7abe90fd4ae93f1b945e9c920971e7e.jpg

Going to take some lessons learned from this side and make use of them on the starboard side.  I don't think this side turned out too bad but hoping for better results on my "show side".  

Moving right along.....

 

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That looks really good.  Nicely done.  That type of planking with all of those tabs is not the easiest thing to accomplish.  Yours looks neat and tidy.

Chuck

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Thanks Chuck - and everyone for all the likes... 

I have finished up the other side above the wales and got everything rough sanded.  Below are a few pictures of the current state of affairs.20200217_154633.jpg.3b09b17b0e49f1474931b7d423aaff41.jpg

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Time to review Chucks videos about bending the planks and getting a good fit.  I have to keep telling myself to be patient and not get in a hurry.  

Sometimes that's the hardest part !!!

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Just a quick update - I got the 2 strakes added below the wales. They were a challenge to get them looking decent.   

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Time to do a little finish sanding to get things in order and then figure out how I'm going to do those wales and black strake.                             One at a time!!!   👍

 

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Hello everyone:

Another little update.  I got the wales and black strake finished up and about 90% of the interior bulwarks sanded down to the correct thickness. 

I still need to get the anchor linings attached, painted,. Then I will finish up the interior bulwarks.  Then I can use Chucks tick strips to line off the bulkheads and see how everything really lines up.  

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I'm getting to the point I don't like my camera to much anymore (just my phone).  It shows way too many of the little details I don't see or miss.  I don't think you all will be seeing any close-ups for a while.....   I might have to use it after each row of planking to see how things REALLY look....

 

Moving right along --- one plank at a time.....

 

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Hello everyone. 

I hope this post finds everyone happy & healthy and dealing with this virus OK. I think it has touched all of us in one way or another.

I've been plugging along and got one side of the planking finished up yesterday.  

It turned out pretty good and I've learned some lessons to apply to the other side.  Mostly pay more attention to my seams and the tick marks....  

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The paper clips are there to protect the stern frames.  Yes, I snapped one off but thankfully it was a clean break so not a big issue.  Those clips do a great job protecting them.

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Question about using the wipe-on-poly.  How often does everyone apply it??  I like the way it looks and protects the wood but I always seem to have issues with glue sticking to it down the road.

I have not applied it yet. It's just wiped down with a damp rag to see how it looks and help locate any areas that need more attention....  and there are quite a few...

I have a little more sanding to do and then some paint touch-up on the wales but I'll hold off till I get the other side finished up.  

Be safe out there!!!

 

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