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I bought the plans and started the build log.  However, it may be a few weeks until I start this project. I just ordered a Byrnes saw and will be a while before I get it. Please be patient. I've always wanted to do a scratch build and it seems this is a good one for new scratch builders.  Hopefully I'll get this on the go soon.

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Welcome to the group.  You will love your new saw when it arrives, Jim is an artist in metal.:)

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Hi Derek

Good to see you back at the bench.  You'll get lots of use out of the saw with this build!

 

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So I was reviewing other build logs and a question came to mind.  Probably a no brainer for most but for me, I'm curious.  When you lay the pattern on your wood and cut the shape out, do you leave the line or cut the line out.  For example, what side of the line do you cut to, the outer or the inner?

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I broke down and ordered Syren's laser cut kits.  Maybe I'm not quite ready for scratch build yet.  I like the idea of starting the ship off with accurate material.  And the beauty of this is that you basically buy the parts kits as the build progresses, so your not out of pocket all at once, you pay as you go.  And I trust Syren to give me quality products.

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Honestly, Derek, there have been many times I wished I had just bought the laser cut bulkhead set.  Especially while I was cutting it out for the second time!

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I finally got my order from Syren. And when I say "finally", that is not a slight against Syren or Chuck.

I have been off work since before Christmas enjoying a 2 week staycation. I asked a colleague of mine to let me know if any packages shows up for me at work. I have a lot of my stuff shipped to work to avoid porch divers in case I'm out. I don't hear from my colleague at all. I walk into my office this morning and there is this noticeably large box on the table behind my desk from Syren. I approached my colleague and asked why he didn't call me when it showed up. His answer was, he never noticed it plus my office was locked the entire time. I have no idea how long the package was sitting there.

 

So it's in my shop now. I plan on starting very shortly. Wow, this is going to be big.

 

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I started the head knee assembly and thought I would break it down to a few sub assemblies. I figured this would give me a tighter joint. The practicum recommends the use of Titebond II glue and no removal of the laser char. I ended up getting Titebond III and have not removed any char. I hope I end up with a good tight strong joint. (BTW, I've had problems finding Titebond II at the usual places.  But my wife found Titebond III tonight at another hardware store.  It's supposed to be better and stronger.)20200107_201542_resized.jpg.d270720aad976784eb86a8f78b805201.jpg20200107_202108_resized.jpg.752e9c051f689797ee6e1728d555c542.jpg

 

 

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So here is the sorta final assembly.  I still have to taper the edges and put a finish on it.  I'm thinking of a wipe on poly.  I have also decided not to paint at all.  I'm not into historically completely accurate ships, honestly I hate painting and I think a natural wood finish looks better. I figure I will enjoy this more if I don't have to worry about painting.

 

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The stem looks good.  I do hope you reconsider the painting.  If you use the friezes without painting the wales or ports it would look very odd.  Maybe select some darker woods or maybe bloodwood for whats painted red.  
 

it will be interesting to see what you come up with regardless.

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I have warpage in the false keel.  I'm not too concerned.  I will add additional brackets when I assemble my building board.  I'm thinking 6 per side. Hopefully that should correct the problem.

 

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