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I started the TRITON cross section build as a first step toward scratch building.  Or as they call it here the "Dark Side".  The plans are very easy to follow, crisp and clean.  It has been a pretty steep learning curve for me.  Going from having most of the parts laser cut to having to cut and shape each piece myself.  Had some set backs but for the most part, progress has been in the forward direction.  I have postd a few pics with descriptions to cover my progress to date. 

 

 

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Hello Bob,

 

Found it animaatjes-blij-61122.gif

 

A first step into scratch building. I envy you

As far as I can see you've made a good start. I will follow your progress.

 

I wish you good luck with this build.

 

Thanks for sharing and take care,

 

Anja

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Hi Bob: So this is where you'er at, the DARK SIDE, very impressive work there Bob, have you given up on your other builds? Did you make the jig for your frames? it's a very good looking project you'er working on. I'll try to keep up with your progress, thanks for stopping by . talk at you later1

Frank

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Thank you all for the very kind comments.

Sjors, I copied the gantry-style build board from Mike41 over at Model Ship Builder web site.  I've added the link to Mike's thread on building the build board.  Take a peek, it's pretty easy to construct.    http://www.modelshipbuilder.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?5571.0

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I like how you kept the false keel long so the you could screw it down. Great way to hold it. If I change scales and redo my first step then I'll make sure that I do the same. This is something that should be adding to the start of the plans for everyone to see. Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for sharing.

 

Later 42rocker

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Bob

Can't help it, your

 

"If at first you don't succeed, you need a bigger hammer"

 

Makes me think of the old chestnut of

 

"if at first you don't succeed, then don't take up skydiving"

 

Looking forward to more on your build.

 

Later 42rocker

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Bob,

it's looking good. You're right, a little bit at a time. All my screwups occurred whilst rushing things. There is a jig for doing deck beam rounding (from TFFM), if you're interested I can dig out some pictures. It does make life a little easier,

 

Regards,

Grant.

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Thank you Rusty.  It's repurposed douglas fir (approx 50 years old, very nice to work with) from a remodel project in the house.

 

You bet Grant.  I'm always interested in new ways to do a task.  And pictures are a great help.  Thanks.

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Bob

 

It's looking great. I like your clamps you are using. I will have to make some. Your planking looks great too.  

Maybe it my eyes, but on the lower gun deck beam on the right hand side, it looks like the beam has a split in it. Does it? I zoomed in on the beam but it's still hard to tell. Just thought I would bring it to your attention.  :)  

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Ron, If you are referring to the second lower deck beam, its the paper template coming unglued from the wood, but no split.  Thanks for keeping an eye out.

 

Thank you Russ.  Just trying to keep up with your quality level of work.  I'm really enjoying your Biloxi Schooner build.

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Bout time you get this build log up!  Jk.  Great work.  It's really coming along.  Sounds as though you've made great use of research and used all the best techniques.  The quality of the build shows that it's paying off.  

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