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2 hours ago, pwog said:

I am new here and waiting for my first kit to arrive so I can begin. Following this Build thread Is intimidating to say the least, but gives something to aspire to.
 

Absolutely stunning craftsmanship! Just beautiful!

Pwog, 

First of all even though this is in the wrong section I would to extend a warm :sign:.
It would be helpful for all of us if you would like to provide us with your first name.
Now as for this Bluenose, yes you are absolutely right. This is a stunning job!
But don't get intimidated, some of us don't have the tools to create this Bluenose.

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7 hours ago, Nirvana said:

Pwog, 

First of all even though this is in the wrong section I would to extend a warm :sign:.
It would be helpful for all of us if you would like to provide us with your first name.
Now as for this Bluenose, yes you are absolutely right. This is a stunning job!
But don't get intimidated, some of us don't have the tools to create this Bluenose.

Hi Per,

 

yes of course, my name is Paul

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On 8/9/2020 at 2:35 PM, Nirvana said:

Richard, 
I just got back to my Bluenose, and I have to say.... the detailing of yours is outstanding, 

and I know I won't even close to yours when mine is done.
However, you are an inspiration to all of us. There is always something to learn from others.

Thank you

 

Hi Per thanks for looking in and commenting on my build, I do love to highly detail my models and it has taken a few years to get to this stage, and I do agree with you regarding learning from others, have learnt from many 👍

 

On 8/9/2020 at 6:31 PM, pwog said:

I am new here and waiting for my first kit to arrive so I can begin. Following this Build thread Is intimidating to say the least, but gives something to aspire to.
 

Absolutely stunning craftsmanship! Just beautiful!

 

Welcome to MSW Paul, look around the site and you will see a lot of amazing builds going on and please do not be intimidated by what I or others make, as I said to Per I love to figure out and make detailed pieces.

And thanks very much for your kind comment.

   

On 8/9/2020 at 9:07 PM, Nirvana said:

Pwog, 

First of all even though this is in the wrong section I would to extend a warm :sign:.
It would be helpful for all of us if you would like to provide us with your first name.
Now as for this Bluenose, yes you are absolutely right. This is a stunning job!
But don't get intimidated, some of us don't have the tools to create this Bluenose.

 

Totally agree you have to have tools to make parts as I do, but also have the knowledge to work the tools and this comes by practice, practice and more practice and a lot of patience 

 

On 8/10/2020 at 2:59 AM, NovaStorm said:

Well I would be very interested in seeing what you could come up with by using some weathering effects. I really want to try my hand at weathering have it in mind to do the Terror that way.  Cheers ~

 

Weathering does bring out the model and have done it on plastic models but have not seen any done on wooden ships 🤔 so will have to experiment on some old parts which I have made before trying on the Bluenose.

 

This is what I did to my 1:24  scratch built Jeep, was worried that I put to much weathering on it but I think it came out not to bad.

 

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Regards

Richard

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On 8/20/2020 at 11:02 PM, Retired guy said:

Weathering does bring out the model and have done it on plastic models but have not seen any done on wooden ships 🤔 so will have to experiment on some old parts which I have made before trying on the Bluenose.

 

Richard

 

Gary is the master of ship weathering

 

 

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18 hours ago, KeithAug said:

Richard;-

 

Pity you spoilt the illusion. If you had given me a set of keys I would have tried to drive it away.

 

Should have said semi scratch build but it was a lot of fun building it thanks Keith

 

18 hours ago, KeithAug said:

Richard

 

Gary is the master of ship weathering

 

 

 

Thanks for pointing me to Gary's build you were right when you say master of the ship weathering, I think master of building too 

 

8 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

WOW!  nice work on the windlass Richard :) 

 

Thanks very much  it's coming along slowly

 

Regards

Richard

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Hello Richard,

 

I’ve been reading your build log from the beginning off and on over the past few days and have just now caught up.  To simply say that I’m impressed with your skill and craftsmanship would be a gross understatement.  Your work is superb.  The detailed upgrades and replacements you’ve made put the kit supplied parts to shame.  I particularly like the windlass, gears, pawl and other mechanics.  Great stuff.  I’ll be watching for future updates.

 

Gary

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On 9/21/2020 at 8:12 PM, FriedClams said:

Hello Richard,

 

I’ve been reading your build log from the beginning off and on over the past few days and have just now caught up.  To simply say that I’m impressed with your skill and craftsmanship would be a gross understatement.  Your work is superb.  The detailed upgrades and replacements you’ve made put the kit supplied parts to shame.  I particularly like the windlass, gears, pawl and other mechanics.  Great stuff.  I’ll be watching for future updates.

 

Gary

 

Hi Gary thanks very much for taking your time to look at my build and your very nice comment, feel the same regarding your build as I have said do like to make small details, and have another update soon :D

 

Regards

Richard

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Last update I stated that up next was going to be making the Ratchet Quadrants and associated parts which go along with them, so it has taken me awhile to figure out how I was going to make them, so went back to the drawing from LB Jenson and also looked at a picture on the web of a Ratchet Quadrant and this is my take on these.

 

Picture from LB Jenson book (this is to help with my build if not allowed please delete)

 

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With the gears I had made they were .046" wide so I needed .046" + width for middle part then add .010" for sides which go passed gear teeth. and looking at drawing I assumed they had a ridge in the middle because I see he drew 2 lines, so made body from three pieces of .016 brass sheet, the middle piece I cut out a little bigger to have a ridge, the sides I made from ,010" sheet brass. Once I got the shape I soldered the three pieces of .016" and one of the .010" together then the other .010" side I CA glued so that I could remove later then I made an easy jig so that I could drill holes as per drawing. 

 

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Then made a jig so that I could work out heights

 

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Made the shackles and did a some clean up and then put back in jig to work out link

 

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Got the dimension needed then bent and soldered links

 

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After this I un-glued the one side on both pieces so I could solder a piece of .010" round brass so that it would hold to the gear once I install, forgot to mention the three pieces of .016" I ground away so that the pawl would fit. 

 

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Next was to make the handle shafts, made from brass machined to fit square rocker then filed to round for the shaft, mounted rocker with some small bolts then made the handle parts.

 

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Reworked the jig so that I could solder the handle parts to the shaft

 

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And it came out just as I had planed

 

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Made the small pawls and then Casey Blacken all parts

 

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Last pic off the whole Windlass still need to make the u-bolt pins

 

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Kit supplied parts

 

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Next up to make some pump parts, will be looking at Gary's (FriedClams) blog did see he has made some of these 🤔

 

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Thanks again to all who comments and all who hit the likes do apricate it 👍

 

Until next time

Regards

Richard 

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On 10/13/2020 at 5:41 AM, KeithAug said:

Never seen such a complicated pawl mechanism Richard - but beautifully executed. Kit parts look awesome (i don't think)!!!!!!!!

 

Yes they are complicated not sure why, all they were used for was "if the engine did not work" 

Now I wonder if I should paint all pieces as I see in Pictures 

 

Regards

Richard

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Looked at Gary's (FriedClams) Bilge pump on his 1920 New England Stonington Dragger and he built a Edson Model #2 so looking at the drawing of Bluenose supplied it did not look the same so I have gone with the drawing.

 

 

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Made some rough sketches 

 

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Machined the body first out of 5/16" brass bar here it is just taken it off the lathe

 

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Machined the top brackets

 

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Once all that was done, cut the part were the water would flow out and ground sides so that I could solder a piece of bent brass to the body, also machined the bottom tabs for mounting pump

 

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Then parted off then press fitted it upside down onto a piece of wood and machined the excess metal between tabs also drilled the holes in tabs for mounting.

 

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Then made the mount plate with a small piece tube for easy of gluing to deck

 

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Blacken the mount plates and made them so they would be parallel and flat because the deck has a curve, did carve out a step so they would sit right 

 

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Next was to make the plunger this was .135" dia 

 

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Next was to make the links, I took a piece of 1/16" tube machined the sides to get .049" then soldered this to a piece of brass same width, but I did notch it with the angle as per drawing

 

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After some cutting drilling and clean up got the links looking as per the drawing supplied then made the handle started with the width of the tube hole then filed to shape, got to do the second one, blacken the two pumps at this time

 

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Got them just sitting there not mounted but they turned out ok

 

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Thanks to everyone who made a comment and all who looked in and and left a like do apricate.

 

Regards

Richard

 

 

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Thanks very much Dave, Robin, Eamonn, Michael, Gary and Denis for your very kind comments, I think these parts were the last items of metal work to be made did just finish the last handle, will need to blacken them.

 

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Now have to the finish the painting of cove , adding ship name, scroll work on the hull, look for all the small stuff like eye bolts and rings etc etc that I have not added yet then will start to paint some of the items in my parts box, then I can start to assemble.

 

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Also thanks for all the likes until next time

 

Regards

Richard

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