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Time for another update.

 

Progress has been slow for the last couple of weeks but I'm not too worried about that.  It's due to the change in the weather.  As it warms up the garden starts to come back to life and there is so much to do to keep on top of it.

 

With regard to the Beagle, all I've managed to get done is the second planking on the starboard side and the stern.  For some reason the starboard side was more demanding than the port side but I think that was down to how I progressed and the order in which I chose to plank.  There will clearly be an optimal order but I have no idea what that is.  Starting with the bulwarks is probably the best as these are consistent and lay flat and even, without any tapering to be done.  When you drop below the bulwarks things become more demanding and shaping of the planks is required.  The instructions show what looks to be a fairly random sequence and random length to the planks but I'm sure there's some logic to it.  Whatever you do I think you end up cutting small pieces of veneer and making it fit.  Luckily it cuts easily and with a bit of practice you can get a good close fit.  And where it doesn't fit perfectly there is always filler :)

 

Chimp

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, The Gimps Chimp said:

Time for another update.

 

Progress has been slow for the last couple of weeks but I'm not too worried about that.  It's due to the change in the weather.  As it warms up the garden starts to come back to life and there is so much to do to keep on top of it.

 

With regard to the Beagle, all I've managed to get done is the second planking on the starboard side and the stern.  For some reason the starboard side was more demanding than the port side but I think that was down to how I progressed and the order in which I chose to plank.  There will clearly be an optimal order but I have no idea what that is.  Starting with the bulwarks is probably the best as these are consistent and lay flat and even, without any tapering to be done.  When you drop below the bulwarks things become more demanding and shaping of the planks is required.  The instructions show what looks to be a fairly random sequence and random length to the planks but I'm sure there's some logic to it.  Whatever you do I think you end up cutting small pieces of veneer and making it fit.  Luckily it cuts easily and with a bit of practice you can get a good close fit.  And where it doesn't fit perfectly there is always filler :)

 

Chimp

 

 

 

IMG_20210301_155658.jpg

IMG_20210301_185653.jpg

IMG_20210301_223404.jpg

IMG_20210301_223417.jpg

IMG_20210301_223433.jpg

IMG_20210303_213106.jpg

IMG_20210303_213130.jpg

IMG_20210308_200908.jpg

Looking great , looks like you are on top of it

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