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Biloxi oyster skiff by russ - 1/24 scale - Finished


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Here are some photos of my oyster skiff build. This is an easy project for a first time scratch builder. The entire build is in store bought basswood and the only tools are readily available hand tools. Anyone can do this.

 

Here are some photos of the templates, the building jig, and the initial construction of the shell.

 

More to come.

 

Questions and comments welcomed.

 

Russ

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Glad you reposted this build Russ, it is a great little first-up scratch builders project as you say.  One positive or advantage of the site rebuild is the opportunity to revisit all these great builds as they are reposted.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Thanks for the repost russ.

I've been wanting to attempt a simple first scratch built project and this looks like just the project. I was wanting to build a dinghy for my mom-in-law and this would be perfect.

 

Anyway, a couple of questions. Do you have the dimensions and spacing on the formers and what did you use as a template for the sides as they appear to not be straight/square. Also what is the width of the stern? The sides read 14' which would be 7" but i'm also assuming they're longer due to the curvature.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Keith

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Keith:

I would have to look around for the dimensions of the formers, but they were spaced at 56 inch intervals. The entire boat is 168 inches long and they were evenly spaced.

 

My templates are made from file folder material.

 

The max width of the stern is about 43 1/2" at the top of the sides.

 

The sides must be a bit longer than the straight line length of the boat, but I do not have the templates handy at this moment.

 

Russ

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The flat bottomed rowing skiff, although it is a distinctly American boat type, has been updated any number of times by different ethnic groups who immgrated to the United States. We have a large group of people who came here from Croatia and Dalamatia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It may be that they added their own distinct flavor to our local boats.

 

Russ

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Keith:

I just looked at the templates I sent you but I see no cut in the middle of the top of the formers. I have the centerline marked on each former. That is the vertical line down the center of the formers. But the formers are flat across their tops. That is the flat bottom of the boat.

 

Russ

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Michael:

Thanks for the kind words.

 

Down here, these small boats used to be everywhere. Now, there may be a handful of them laying around. I was lucky to get to record the few that I did several years ago.

 

Russ

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Thanks for the kind words. I always enjoy building large scale models of small boats.

 

I used Elmer's yellow carpenter's glue, but any similar glue such as Titebond etc will work. Keep a moist cloth handing to wipe away excess glue. That will keep the wood clean for when you paint or finish.

 

Russ

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