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HMS Triton 1:48 (cross section) by Kevin


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well i made a start, a few days away from making sawdust though

1x cherry planking

2x pear framing

1x sycamore-don't know what for (forgotten)

1x maple decking

also bought a chuck for my lathe, was fed up not being able to centre the lumber

and a couple of proxxon blades for the fet 

 

i may purchase the brynes sander for crimbo

 

 

 

 

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silly question time

 

what glue to stick the templates to the timber

i have never heard of this glue which is quoted in the Assembling frames tutorial- is this copydex 

 

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Cut paper-form glued on the timber, here components for different double frames, 
so marking with the number of the frame is important in order not to mix them. 
You see also the special glue ( a rubber cement "Fixo Gum" by Marabu) 
I used which is possible to remove afterwards without any rests on the surface of the wood! 
(Highly recommended glue and many thanks to Jim who sent me this tube ) "
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I have found that a Elmer's Glue Stick works great. Used for kids art projects, patterns stay in place and leaves little residue that cleans off with a damp cloth.

I'm sure they have a similar product in England.

Pictures of new tools and a stack of wood, does life get any better than that?! ....I think not ;)

 

 

Sincere Regards,

 

Bill 

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Hi Kevin,

Looks like a great start.  I am considering the Triton cross section also so will look forward to following along.

What are the dimensions of the wood you are and how do you plan to cut it to size? I would think the proxxon saw would not be able to handle the size planks you have shown.

 

I have the Byrnes saw and am also looking at his sander but am not sure whether hooking it up to a shop vac will keep the dust down. I work in a room of the house and need to exercise some constraint about sawdust :-)

 

Richard

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Hi Kevin,

Looks like a great start.  I am considering the Triton cross section also so will look forward to following along.

What are the dimensions of the wood you are and how do you plan to cut it to size? I would think the proxxon saw would not be able to handle the size planks you have shown.

 

I have the Byrnes saw and am also looking at his sander but am not sure whether hooking it up to a shop vac will keep the dust down. I work in a room of the house and need to exercise some constraint about sawdust :-)

 

Richard

Good morning Richard

I dont have all the answers yet, 

i have a band saw, scroll saw, bench sander, wood lathe, proxxon saw table and drill press

i also have a thicknesser but is to big to do this work (i believe) and has metal blades (damaged)

 

i await Mr Brynes for a shipping cost of his thicknesser to the UK (even if it was to arrive tomorrow it is NOT going to be opened before Chritmas) - LOL

 

the wood I purchased is mainly 2"x 2"x 24" so i am going to see what i can do with what i have available

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Kevin,

 

On the pattern gluing question, one trick I picked up reading a scroll saw forum was to apply blue Painters tape to the wood first, then stick the pattern on top of that. The painters tape is low tack, so removal after cutting is easy and virtually no residue to clean up. You can buy the Painters tape in a variety of widths in you local hardware store. The glue you use for the pattern then doesn't matter. I prefer to print on sticky label paper, but some prefer a spray adhesive.

 

Hope this helps.

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good evening everyone

 

well after the 4th attempt i got it right, well i did on the 3rd as well but cut the 3 length the wrong size

i wanted a darker wood for the false keel so used some from my scrap wood pile

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I am itching to move forward, lol (i must wait for admin)

 

what did I learn on Day 1

 

Well all my tools don't cut straight, which i was aware off, but in real life it didnt matter, since dinner time yesterday all the cutting guides are checked with set squares, wow what a difference 

 

Also - it may look right on the first attempt, but would it look better on a second one - in my case yes

 

Don't be frightened of the tools, treat them with care, and remember they will bite, but they were bought for the purpose just have to learn what that purpose is.

 

Do wear eye and ear protection 

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whilst I wait for access to the Plans, i decided to have a look at external planking and get away from glue sand and hide by painting attitude

 

So i copied a frame from the Mantua HMS Victory in 1:98 scale plans, and cut 4 halves "the same Frame number) and glued to a piece of timber, trying to ensure they are all vevel as i have no keel

 

They have no scale representation in the format they are in but as all four are the same i get a even hull shape

even the wales are not in the right place, but i have no better way of doing this at present

lol i am eve chamfering the edges - never done that before

 

 

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