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Hello everyone.

I'm starting build log of bracera (brazzera) traditional croatian coastal vessel.

Scale is 1:20 and plans are from 1981 - Tehnodidakta, Pula.

It's pretty simple vessel and maybe ideal for beginners as I am :D

I don't know how fast will be this build because my table saw proxxon is broken and it's on service-reconstruction almost for about 5 month. I use all blocks and strips of wood and improvise as much as i can till i get my saw. I can't make a planks for hull, deck etc...

Wood i will use is domestic pear and cherry.

 

Thank you all  and suggestions, comments etc. are welcome.

 

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Parts for cut on wood

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Glued

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That's combination of pear and wood. I used only flax oil. I think it will be nice combination - not to big contrast.

 

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Past build: BRACERA

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

 

KIND REGARDS!

ELMIR

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Hello Elmir,

 

Thank you for starting your buildlog. She is a beautiful vessel.

 

From what I can see in the drawing, is that a sprit sail?

 

As for your table saw, that is a very long time to be in service-reconstruction.

Just take your time and enjoy the build.

 

Good luck with your build. Looking forward to your progress.

 

Anja

Those we loved but lost are no longer where they were, but are always where we are.


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Hello, Elmir.  Very nice workmanship so far - hope you get your saw back soon so you can show the next stages.  What you have so far is very nice to look at!

Wayne

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
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Thank you Wayne for kind words.

 

Thank you Anja also. About sprit sail - i'm not expert ? Really don't know. I assume that you are right.

 

About proxxon, thing is that my little proxxon table saw is older version and it use a small rubber belt which is expensive and not easy to find. I decided to ask my friend which is engineer to reconstruct saw to work without that belt. But he had his own company, also fabricate a guitars (fender licence) etc. I have to wait :D

Past build: BRACERA

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

 

KIND REGARDS!

ELMIR

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That does appear to be a sprit sail rig - the following is from Wikipedia (they do so much better at paraphrasing the more extensive verbiage in other reference books):

 

The spritsail is a form of three or four-sided, fore-aft sail and its rig. Unlike the gaff where the head hangs from a spar along its edge, this rig supports the leech of the sail by means of a spar or spars named a sprit. The forward end of the sprit spar is attached to the mast but bisects the face of the sail, with the after end of the sprit spar attaching to the peak and/or the clew of the sail. It is said to be the ancestor from which the common gaff rig evolved in 16th-century Holland.

 

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Wayne

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
Epictetus

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Hello Elmir,

 

Don't worry, I'm no expert on sails either.

 

I found this article on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracera

It shows pictures of the sails used on the different types of Bracera's.

 

I'm sorry Wayne, but I think Andy is right.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

Those we loved but lost are no longer where they were, but are always where we are.


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Hello Elmir,

 

I like what I see so far.  Nice craftsmanship.  I'm going to pull up a chair and watch.

 

Bob

Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  SS_ Mariefred

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II,   Two Edwardian Launches 

 

In the Gallery:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray

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Thank you Cap'n'Bob your attendance is appreciated

Past build: BRACERA

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

 

KIND REGARDS!

ELMIR

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Nice start Elmir.

Michael

Current builds  Bristol Pilot Cutter 1:8;      Skipjack 19 foot Launch 1:8;       Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14 1:8

Other projects  Pilot Cutter 1:500 ;   Maria, 1:2  Now just a memory    

Future model Gill Smith Catboat Pauline 1:8

Finished projects  A Bassett Lowke steamship Albertic 1:100  

 

Anything you can imagine is possible, when you put your mind to it.

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Thank you Michael, Hrvoje and John. Its my pleasure to be a part of this great forum and I'm glad you like start of my build log.

Past build: BRACERA

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

 

KIND REGARDS!

ELMIR

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Hello Elmir,

 

Don't worry, I'm no expert on sails either.

 

I found this article on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracera

It shows pictures of the sails used on the different types of Bracera's.

 

I'm sorry Wayne, but I think Andy is right.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

 

So we can agree Elmir's bracera is the lug rigged single mast bracera. :)

I like this Wikipedia! ;)

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Kind regards,

Hrvoje :)

 

Finished: Leut by Dida

My current build: Leut II

 

My forum dealing with traditional Croatian and Mediterranean shipbuilding: http://drvenibrodovi.forumotion.eu.

 

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Hello Elmir,

 

The profile view of your vessel caught my eye when you first posted. Such an interesting subject and your build is looking great! It's also a treat to see another working/traditional vessel among the ubiquitous warships!

 

Regards,

Brian

"Give you joy!"

 

Current Build: RATTLESNAKE 1:64 POB (Mamoli)

 

Kits on hand: "Lexington", Mamoli: "Robert E. Lee", Scientific

Scratch to do: "Fannie Dugan", 1870s Sidewheeler Steamboat

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Tnx Brian.

 

Anchor:

 

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Past build: BRACERA

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

 

KIND REGARDS!

ELMIR

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Thanks Anja and John.

John grapnel is correct word - thank you :)

Past build: BRACERA

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

 

KIND REGARDS!

ELMIR

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Elmir,

 

Beautiful work so far.  I hope you can get your saw fixed or modified and continue.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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  • 2 weeks later...

Although ship isn't finished a cargo certainly is :DD

 

My friend cut planks for me so i started with planking.

Good news is that I'm going tomorrow to get my saw :D and after so much time she gets only minor improvement so I'm not sure how she will work.

In meantime i made some cargo :) hope it will not sink her :D

 

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I made some kind of jig for wet planks to get shape

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Past build: BRACERA

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

 

KIND REGARDS!

ELMIR

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Hello Elmir,

 

Nice cargo and ready to be loaded.

It is small cargo, so she won't sink.

 

Good to hear you will have your saw back tomorrow. Good luck trying it out.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

Those we loved but lost are no longer where they were, but are always where we are.


In the gallery: Albatros 1840 - Constructo

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The cargo looks great.  I hope the saw works well.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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  • 2 weeks later...

TEHNODIDAKTA plans still live !!!

 

Yeah

 

Very nice working

 

NenadM

In progress:

CUTTY SARK - Tehnodidakta => scratch => Campbell plans

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/2501-cutty-sark-by-nenad-tehnodidakta-scratched-campbells-plans/page-1#entry64653

Content of log :

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/2501-cutty-sark-by-nenad-tehnodidakta-scratched-campbells-plans/page-62#entry217381

Past build:

Stella, Heller kit, plastic, Santa Maria, Tehnodidakta kit, wood, Jolly Roger Heller kit, plastic

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Thank you friends for comments!

 

continuation:

 

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Marked for cutting - improvised cargo bey

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Fine sanding of hull before paint will wait still because some more things must have be done before

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Little saw works well :D First cuted planks for improvised cargo bey

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Preparations for deck planking

 

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Next is sanding

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Past build: BRACERA

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

 

KIND REGARDS!

ELMIR

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Hello Elmir,

 

Hull planking is finished and looking good.

I'm glad your saw works well.

 

I have never seen this preparations for the deck planking before.

But when you are done sanding, you will have a nice smooth surface for the planks.

 

Anja

Those we loved but lost are no longer where they were, but are always where we are.


In the gallery: Albatros 1840 - Constructo

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