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I am getting the gun port sills and lintels ready.  I cut them all out using my calipers to find the lengths and then using my home made scroll saw crosscut sled.  That setup lets me accurately cut both sides at the same time.

 

 

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First, I measured the gap at the bulkhead former.

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Then transfer that length to the crosscut sled stop

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Then cut two sills or lintels at once.  I still had to sand a little to get a good fit, but I did that together as well to ensure the same length on port and starboard.

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Thank you, Chuck, Mark, and the likes.  It felt good to make some new progress again!

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My gun ports are all framed in and faring is pretty close to complete.  I’ve taken my time and had to fix a few problems.  I broke both sides of bulkheads 25 and 27 early on.  That mainly happened because I messed up the installation of 25 and had it off center by about 1/16th.  It did look bad until I started sanding and could really see it proud on one side and recessed on the other.  I was trying to cut it free and broke one upright.  It all turned to crap as I tried fixing it and ended up with a new pass through the scroll saw.  As you can see, I did some reinforcing on the new ones.  I also broke the starboard upright on A and fixed it with a bridge.  In these pictures, the stern frames are just dry fit so I could see how they look.

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It was a beautiful day here in southeast Michigan today:  50 degrees and sunny with just a little more breeze than I would have liked.  So I pulled my table saw out of the garage and milled my chapter 2 lumber.  My saw is a Jet 10” contractor grade saw with a pretty good blade, but a crappy fence.  So I used a piece of 3/4” birch plywood to make a false deck that I clamped on top of it and screwed a 1/4” thick piece of basswood onto that to use as a fence.  That gave me good results.  Unfortunately, my blade kerf is thicker than a band saw blade.  Thirteen 1/4” billets yielded about 150 planks.  So I’m sure I’ll be short.  I’ll wait to order more until I get an idea of how short I’ll be.  I’m very happy with my results.  I made a ton of pieces today and kept all of my blood inside me.  Table saws are very unforgiving, so I took my time and did it very carefully.

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I’ve made some progress on the stern.  I’m not quite sure how to use the other two stern filler pieces.  It looks like they should go on the bottom of the stern frames horizontally.  But I haven’t quite figured out how they fit.  Do they need to be sanded a lot?  I was thinking about using the stern planks to guide me a bit.  

 

In case you noticed, I changed the white balance on my camera from “auto” to “incandescent”.  My shop lighting is mostly soft white LED fixtures. This still isn’t quite right, so I’m going to try using the custom white balance setting.  But I need to read up on it a bit first.

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Bollards:

Chuck, thank you for including extras of the bollard blanks - I used all of them to come up with a passable pair.  I wasted the first three by trying to use sandpaper over a rounded edge to carve out the larger grooves.  Then I figured out that I should try to make them more squared using jeweler’s files.  That worked much better.   I like Rusty’s idea of not gluing them onto the model until I have to.  I’d hate to break them after all the work it took to make them.

 

edit:  I noticed after posting my pictures that the bollards were sitting high compared to Chuck’s. So I took some measurements and lowered them to the right location.

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I’ve made some progress on the wales and painted the gun ports on the starboard side.  I used masking tape because I’ve never been sorry for doing so and can’t say the same for the converse.  I used Testors acrylic Caboose Red paint and did it with a brush.

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I’ve been working on the upper planking on the starboard side.  I’ve had to back up and fix this a couple of times.  It’s not perfect by any means, but I think it will look fine with the frieze over it.  I just discovered that I did not fair the stern quite enough.  I’ve tried just sanding it down, but I’m not sure it’s enough.  Luckily, I haven’t gotten up that high on the port side, so I still have time to fair it more before planking.  If I understand the rest of the construction, the difference will be completely hidden.  

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I have to agree with Mr. Kenway here Matt, the planking does look good. It's nice to see lessons being learned (I am referring to the bulkhead fairing), that's what a build is all about isn't it. You're doing a fine job mate. 

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Thank you, Mark and Edward.  And thanks for the likes.  I’m trying to carve out about 1/16” at the transom to allow the planks to tuck in enough to clear the window opening.  I think it will work.  I’ll have pictures over the weekend.

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I made more space for the window by carving out about 1/16” between the planks and the stern frame.  It’s a little curvier than it should be, but I don’t think that will show.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends!

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That will work kind of.  But just be prepared to do some extreme shaping when you start building those qgalleries.  If at all possible you should try and straighten it Just just a bit more.  Less curvy.  But you can make it work if you dont.

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