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Thank you Thomas and Steven for the compliments! 

 

Today I finished installing the floorboards. These things really transformed the look of the boat. They were a bit tricky to glue because of the curves and bends. I used CA glue on the ends and the wood glue in the middle. 

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You are very correct on bending the ribs but the finished job looks great. Very nice spacings and the floorboards look extremely nice. Great job. Just a note I started to work on the longboat as a break and hadn't dry fit the furnished stem, keel and sternpost only to discover that i'd not shaped the bow in the radius of the furnished stem. So to fix the problem I used Sculpey to copy the bottom and used it as a pattern to make my own stem, keel and sternpost. I'll post the results when finished.

 

Beautiful job.

Stay well and stay safe

Will :pirate41:

 

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10 hours ago, niwotwill said:

You are very correct on bending the ribs but the finished job looks great. Very nice spacings and the floorboards look extremely nice. Great job. Just a note I started to work on the longboat as a break and hadn't dry fit the furnished stem, keel and sternpost only to discover that i'd not shaped the bow in the radius of the furnished stem. So to fix the problem I used Sculpey to copy the bottom and used it as a pattern to make my own stem, keel and sternpost. I'll post the results when finished.

 

Beautiful job.

Stay well and stay safe

Will :pirate41:

 

Thanks so much Will! I think others also had the same issue with the laser cut parts. I still have to dry fit mine to see if it fits, otherwise I plan to scratch my own ones 

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20 minutes ago, Overworked724 said:

Beautiful work!  I’m amazed you were able to sand the shell so thin. I was terrified of going through!

There was one spot where I sanded it too much and could sense it would flake if I put a bit pressure. But now after painting and adding all the details it should be ok! 😁

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I finished with the cap rail. The laser cut one did not fit well, so had to scratch it from a sheet of basswood: 

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Next I'll be cutting out the keel, stem, and stern posts since the laser cut ones also don't fit nice 

 

EDIT: I realize I may have to thin down the cap rail a bit more. I'll try and will post additional photos 

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Longboat is almost done. I finished cutting out the keel, stem and sternpost from a basswood sheet. I also painted the rudder: 

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I pre-bent the molding strip prior to installation. It was still very tricky to glue it and used CA glue in many parts for a quick set. I just hope it doesn't break apart after some time 😅.... It needed some intense bends especially at the bow... 

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Some shots of where the boat is at now: 

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Thank you so much for the nice comments!! It's very much appreciated. Also, thanks all for leaving the likes and looking in! It really motivates me to do better! 😄 

 

Slowly approaching the finish line for the longboat... The knees, bowsprit step, and splash guard have been installed. For the knees I cut out triangular pieces which were then shaped with a round needle file.. 

 

Only thing next are the gudgeons and pintles, oarlocks, shaping the tiller, and the oars themselves (which I am hoping to complete for my next post). So yes, lots left to do 😅 

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On 12/21/2020 at 2:32 PM, abelson said:

Really fine detail.

 

23 hours ago, NovaStorm said:

Great set of pics. Looking good ~

 

16 hours ago, KHauptfuehrer said:

Super clean craftsmanship.  Congrats!

 

16 hours ago, Eugenio Treviño said:

WalrusGuy:

 

The boat is amazing!!! I love all the detail you put in it.


I wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year !

 

Keep up the great work !!!

Thank you for the compliments! Also wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!

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