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ships longboat by iaincwil - Finished


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this is the first time that I have attempted plank on frame build, usualy I carve the hull shape from a block then fit keel and planking, then carve as much as I can from inside until I can see a light through, this project has taught me a lot,

 

first I think I have the pics in the wrong order but here goes first I cut out each frame using a fret saw the where the slots were on the kit I drilled a small hole at each end and cut it with "ya guesed it a jigsaw" 

 

I cut out the keel and false keel glued it up then started fitting the frames using the jig shown it makes the job much easier,

 

then came the planking well I dont need to say much about that there are enough articles on planking out there, next the fitting out the inside some bits are quite fidjety for my sausages but I manage,

 

I made the mast and other spars from beech bbq sticks run them in my dremmel to get the taper, I drilled a hole in a scrap of wood held it in the vice and run the dremmel then used a sharp knife to take of the thickest and finished with a few different grades of wet and dry paper,

 

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I think I will make another one now but using english boxwood and holly if I can get it milled, thing is we need a new bandsaw blade its been well used! not much good for any fine work also the thicknesser will need a touch up on the oil stone,

 

aint winter a bitch!!!!!!!!!

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