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On 5/20/2020 at 8:59 AM, Gahm said:

Beautiful deck details! I love your pump!

 

Thomas

Thomas thank you! Your build is my inspiration, thank you for watching mine  :) 

 

Been working on the companionway, also added the other pin rail at the bow. Couldn't take the stark white grating any longer and stained it with several soaks in a gun stock stain. It's not the best but ...

Take a look, a few picks, haven't added the doors onto the companionway yet just the hatch.

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Thanks for the comments and likes from all of you. Much appreciated :)

 

I've been just goofing around while waiting for my new dremel and some brass for the last carronades to arrive.

Set up for the mast bases, worked on the fife rail and trying my luck with the head rails.

 

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Hope you are all staying healthy wealthy and wise :) 

 

 

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The head rail is one of the tricky parts of the model. But you are off to a very good start!

 

Thomas

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Well I've been put into isolation due to possible covid exposure. So I've had to stay the blazes home! That wouldn't have been so bad if I had everything I need right here but of coarse it never works that way.
Anyway I've been picking at the head rail system and hawse pipes etc. It is a very tricky area which hopefully I can get right. My new dremel finally arrived today and the brass wire I needed for the carronades.

Just couple pics for your entertainment ;)

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Cheers all stay safe :) Regards ~

 

 

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15 minutes ago, NovaStorm said:

Well I've been put into isolation due to possible covid exposure.

Hope all is well and a false alarm. Silver lining is you can spend more time in the shipyard 😄

 

The head rail is looking real good, been reading that this is one of the most trickiest areas but looks like you got a good start! Also don't know if I mentioned this but am loving the look of the pearwood! 

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17 minutes ago, WalrusGuy said:

Hope all is well and a false alarm. Silver lining is you can spend more time in the shipyard 😄

Lets hope went shopping for a dremel at the local hardware then two employees who were on that day tested positive. But yes now I've got my dremel (amazon) and some extra time if the admiral quits putting me to work. Only her bathroom left to paint ;)

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Well I think I cut my teeth doing the cheeks on the stem and hull. I just cut out using pear and carved the top head rail and it didn't go to badly. Think I will do up all the rest of the head rail parts and catheads before assembling them. Not totally sure if the top head rail actually gets notched into the rail or if the rail gets notched, or if it just rests against the rail and is really held there by the cathead?

If Anyone wants to add any knowledge on that one I am all ears :) Oh the Admiral and I are out of isolation today all good! Phew!!!

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1 hour ago, Gahm said:

As usual you can do it in different ways. One of the easier methods is to notch the top head rail into the rail (see picture)

Thomas, great pic huge help thanks so much for taking the time :)

It has occurred to me that I can use the basswood like a trial run template to. which I will do to hopefully get it all right before the final shaping and attaching of the pear parts. I'm slowly learning here!

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On 5/28/2020 at 4:33 PM, NovaStorm said:

Thanks for the comments and likes from all of you. Much appreciated :)

 

I've been just goofing around while waiting for my new dremel and some brass for the last carronades to arrive.

Set up for the mast bases, worked on the fife rail and trying my luck with the head rails.

 

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Hope you are all staying healthy wealthy and wise :) 

 

 

very nice work on figurehead congratulation! 

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OMG! THE LOWER HEAD RAIL TIMBERS ARE IN!!!  man that would drive a sailor to drink ;) 

 

Btw in the first pic you will notice I did not sand the starboard inboard planking! I left it natural on purpose because I wanted to see  the difference with the port side which was sanded lightly.

 

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PHEW!!!

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 Thank you all for the comments and likes :) helps keep the build juices flowing. Took the Admiral to Lunenburg for her bday. Of coarse we went down to the wharf and saw the Bluenose II, had a great chat with some of the crew and grabbed a few pics. No one is allowed on board as the crew are all self isolating together. They are in the process of getting her ship shape to head out around the Maritimes for the season. The plan is to sail around most of Nova Scotia from Yarmouth to Meat Cove, as well as parts of New Brunswick and PEI. 

Season schedule: Here

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Finally got my top head rail and timbers installed on the starboard side. I made a bad cut and had to redo the top rails. I don't think I've done a very good job on this area but I've got to much on my plate at the moment to want to change it out and start over. I'm calling it as a learning experience and will hopefully do better on future builds with head rails and timbers. Heading off to Newfoundland end of next week also for a couple of weeks and looking forward to that :)  Cheers ~

 

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20 hours ago, Gahm said:

Beautiful job, Robin! These head timbers really are a challenge!

 

Thomas

Thank you so much Thomas, you were a big help by suggesting the rails needed to be placed to achieve a concave look when adding the timbers. I doubt I would have gotten that without your advice :) 

 

Adding the timbers to the port side went quite quickly in the end. Once you know what basic ruff form to shoot for in cutting out your timbers. I used 1/16 X 1/8 to cut out the tiny ruff form, this would be test fitted by sliding it into place for the particular timber spot. If all the little angles of which there are many worked I would spot glue it on and use my mini chisels, mini sanding sticks and files to final shape it properly in position. I am not totally happy with the timbers, but with the naked eye they look pretty good. My spacing could use some improvement but they are tricky to do at best and I learned a lot doing them. I have some homework to do because I don't totally know all the purposes of the head rail system? I presume it is to help take the stresses caused by the fore sail and jib sails. But I really need to do some more homework.

I placed my rails back a bit more towards the port than suggested in the instructions. This also meant extending the middle rail length along the hull leading to the joint for the extension running to the checks on the stem.

Couple of pics of final results there will still be a straight top rail to go on with stanchions. Once that is done as to how you get in there to rig the eight little eye bolts hidden in back is beyond me, but time will tell lol. Cheers all, thanks for all the comments like's and suggestions!

 

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