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19 hours ago, Wallace said:

That is a handy looking lathe sir. 



I extended the minicraft lathe attachment with two longer stainless steel bars. The original one does not extend to that length......it does the job reasonably well I just have to support the longer yards with my fingers as I sand or turn. 

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as the great Rolling Stones would say......Paint it Black...(main yard)….notice the plans near the anchor.....that is my workshop mouse who has eaten them. He often comes out to watch me work....quite a friendly chap he is.

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1 hour ago, harlequin said:

Airborne initiative.....comes in handy all the time.

True dat!

For all those out there who chose another path in life, here's food for thought:

Not all men are created equal......

 

Some become Paras.

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Hi Harlequin

In your post from may 14th 2013 (let the planking begin) you seem to have done something to the area on the false keel below the transom. What was it and why did you do it? Thanks.

Cheers

Pieter

 

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I have trimmed the keel a little to accommodate the 2 layers of planking. The first planking has also been thinned in the corresponding area to ensure a nice smooth even contour down to  the area where the rudder will fit. 

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1 hour ago, peveka said:

Hi Harlequin

In your post from may 14th 2013 (let the planking begin) you seem to have done something to the area on the false keel below the transom. What was it and why did you do it? Thanks.

Cheers

Pieter

 

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if you look at the pic of the first planking in the next pic the first planks fit just below the false keel where the rudder will fit....this is due to me having removed or thinned some of the false keel in the area you mention.

 

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1 hour ago, peveka said:

Hi Harlequin

In your post from may 14th 2013 (let the planking begin) you seem to have done something to the area on the false keel below the transom. What was it and why did you do it? Thanks.

Cheers

Pieter

 

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this pic demonstrates the reason for thinning the false keel.

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Hi Harlequin

Thanks for the warning.

The false keel is 5mm so I guess if I gently work myself backwards beginning at bulwark #11 I could end up with some 2.5 mm at the stern and compensate the rest with the planking. Will be a dusty procedure ;o)

Cheers

Pieter

 

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3 hours ago, Dwight said:

And BTW where did you get that handy little thing. I've got a Unimat but too short to do much.

it is a minicraft lathe attachment....not made anymore but can be picked up on ebay…...the two rods are not long enough in the kit so i bought some stainless steel rods to extend the range of the lathe.  

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On 3/14/2019 at 2:15 PM, harlequin said:

will be onto the rigging soon

Katie Melua comes to mind ... "9 million clove hitches is my thing" or something like that ...

 

Cheers

Pieter

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