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18th-Century Merchantman Half-Hull Planking Kit by Heronguy - NRG

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I'm joining the fun of this "learning exercise". 

 

Started:

Using a foam core building board.  Rabbet cut.  (Without much thought I started cutting the rabbet on both sides of the keelson before I remembered that this was a half hull - oops)

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10 hours ago, Blue Pilot said:

I think I will follow along with you.  My kit is in the mail.  Looks good so far.

I noticed your interest on Toni's build log and thought if there might be a group project going I should start my own build log.  So there will be at least 2 of us!  Arre you going to start right away?

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The hull is shaping up

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At the bow the slots are prepared for the bulkheads.  I used images from Toni's log to get the depth of the slots for bulkheads 5 and 5a.  (5 is just a press fit in this photo).  Cutting the stemson for 5a with blades and micro chisels was easy enough but did damage the foam core build board.  Of course it will all be out of site soon.

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The errata sheet included with the kit indicates the correction to bulkhead 4a.

 

I used a a couple of strips off the basswood planking sheets to build up material on the curved section.  Then glued a small piece of scrap from the keel sheet to the bottom.  

 

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Off to the sander to shape it and reduce to template dimensions.

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Final adjustments will be accomplished during fairing the hull.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Heronguy said:

I noticed your interest on Toni's build log and thought if there might be a group project going I should start my own build log.  So there will be at least 2 of us!  Arre you going to start right away?

Yes, I spoke with Toni if we get enough people with build logs going then they may make this into a group project, which I think would be great.  I will start as soon as I get the kit.  I work slow and do have other projects going but I think I will make this my primary project.

 

On a bit of a side note I have decided to fully plank my Smuggler kit.  I am hoping this will give me the know how and the confidence to attempt this.  I will be on my own planking the smuggler as its a solid hull kit so I don't have any written instructions to go by or detailed guide to plank her.

 

Yours is looking good, 

 

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Looks great.  Only the first run of kits have the bulkhead issue.  Please remember that I have never designed anything before and what looks correct on paper (or CAD) does not always translate perfectly when dealing with a laser cutter and different versions of the same software.  As soon as there are five builds started we will set up the group build.

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