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HMS Winchelsea - by mfrazier

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13 minutes ago, Chuck said:

No its fine.....it was just your photo.  It looked funny and it wasnt until I looked at it closer did I notice it was OK.  

 

Chuck

That's a relief . Had me worried for a second. 😁

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I got the rest of the bulkheads cut out. What a grueling process it was. I found out that I am not a master of the scroll saw.  Thank God for the disc sander.  I was all over the place with the saw cuts. I just stayed WAYYYY outside the lines and ground them back to the lines. There must be a trick to making that saw go where you want it to, but I sure don't know it. I couldn't control it. I thought I  would have got better towards the end  ..... but I  didn't. 

    Well now that is done I can get to the rabbit strip when it arrives.  I am looking forward to this build. I am now thinking about ways to rip the planking when I  get the blocks.

 

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It looks like they turned out well though.

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47 minutes ago, JToma said:

It looks like they turned out well though.

They are certainly not the quality of the laser cut parts, but I think they will work ok. ( pictures make everything look better). I will know when I  fair the hull , how good they are.

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Everything is glued and all seems square and straight. The hull is very solid. I am ready to start fairing the outside of the hull  and a little finish sanding on the keel. After that I  can start the gun port frames.  

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I recieved the chapter one and chapter two kits and the quality and fit is absolutely amazing.  Chuck has done an amazing job on these kits.

 

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Well , I  have a problem  but I  will be able to work with it. Like I  said, I  discovered I was not a master of the scroll saw. I couldn't get that thing to control for nuthin' . Only after I  got everything cut out ,I  broke the blade and put a little bigger blade in and WOW.... I can follow a line with ease. But too late now. Some of the slots in the bulkheads were a little rough and filling them straight, I got some a little off. This throws them way out at the outside.  Sooooo.... there are a few bulkheads that will have to be shimed on one side and ground off on the other side. It will make planking a real chore, but I  think I  can overcome the problems caused by my inability to run that saw. I rough faired the hull to get an idea of how much trouble I was in. I am putting in the gunport frames now and will Fair it some more. I will post pics when the gunport frames are done. The hull looks okay until I  lay a plank along it. Then I see the low and high spots.  I will sand the high spots and shim the low while planking.

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