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Starting my member build log! I have received my first shipment from Syren Co. and the parts/wood all looks great. I am building the yellow cedar version. I am looking forward to a great experience and to learning a lot during the build. I have a lot of nice 1/4" baltic birch ply in my stash that will be what I use for the keel, and I just received the lite ply for the bulkheads from the recommended source for ease of cutting on those parts. A couple of those lite ply pieces are pretty warped and I'm not sure how much to worry about that. I'll start with the flatter pieces though. So I just need to dust off my DeWalt scroll saw and practice a bit and then get busy with cutting out parts!

Dave

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I've been experimenting with different sized scroll saw blades and practicing, about ready to make some real cuts soon. I noticed that Stuntflyer Mike recommended in another build log cutting just slightly outside of the lines which I'll try doing. That was nice timing because I was kind of wondering about that. I had to order some new blades since most of mine were partially used so it may be a few more days before I start. In the meantime I'll look at making the base supports out of some 1/2" MDF I have in my shop.

Dave

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Hi all. I've cut out my first bulkhead. I left about slightly under 1/16" outside the line (was aiming for 1/16" but ended up a little closer). I did not leave extra at the tops of the bulkhead extensions. Is that OK or should I leave some extra wood there as well? Also, I wasn't sure how much if any extra to leave on the insides of the bulkhead extensions and across the top of the flat part. Where I've marked it with the blue arrows in the picture is where I'm not sure about. I don't want to create more work than necessary later unless it's going to help me get them all to the correct height or even with each other.

Cutting this first one out was easy with the lite ply and #7R blade in my scrollsaw.

Thanks,

Dave

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Dave, get them as close to the line as you are comfortable with, you are going to sand or file them down to the line by hand from there so anything you leave is just work... 😀  If you look at the laser cut bulkheads in the monograph you see that they are cut right to those lines....Also the outer portions will still be faired after assembling to the keel so you can take them to the line before assembling- this is where a spindle sander becomes a friend!

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Dave,

 

You're off to a great start. I suggest that you can cut the inside bulkhead extensions, extension tops and the area of the false deck to the line, being careful that the line shows afterwards. You will take off more material on the inside extensions when you fair the hull inside. The false deck area will be much easier to sand or file now rather than after the bulkheads are glued to the bulkhead former.

 

Mike

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I've cut out the bulkheads for the front section and a few random others and it seems to be going well. As I do more I am getting comfortable cutting a bit closer to the lines.  Still leaving extra on the outer surface but hopefully not too much. Here's a photo of test fitting them. Please advise if any adjustments should be made before I continue to process with the rest.

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front section 3.jpg

front section 2.jpg

front section 1.jpg

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Just a quick question. To make my build board I have a nice flat piece of 3/4" thick plywood plenty long enough but only a little over 10" wide. From the photos in other build logs it looks like that should work fine, but any reason it wouldn't?

Thanks,

Dave

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