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Panart's San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log  page 08





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II. THE HULL AND FRAMING (continued)

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July 16, 2017

This image below is an alignment block to make sure I have all the rails at the same height spacings. The height is 7mm.

San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


The next image below show the cap rails. The box came with "half dowels". There are some brass figures that will be sitting on the half round dowels. Doesn't look right. It is interesting that the box art has the cap rails using plain walnut strips. Since none came with box to do this, I used a piece of walnut planking strips and cut it down the middle. Seems good to me.

San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


A continuation of showing cap rail installment, then installing some support block stanctions and the end railings.

San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


A continuation of showing cap rail installment, then installing some support block stanctions and the end railings.

San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


I do not have a good saw. The only one I have is just a hand saw with very fine teeth. Nothing wrong with it for rough cuts, but when I need a more precise right angle cut, the hand saw is not going to do it, even with the miter box. So, then I resorted to using the lathe - marked off the walnut block and chucked it up and used a parting tool. The lathe cut block off perfect right angle. (however, the railings are not quite 90 degrees, and a little shaping was required.

San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


This image just shows me installing another block stanction. It is hard to get the glue into the tight spot, so, I just treenailed the block into position. This didn't take long as I am already setup to do these things anyways. Then the next just shows that I trimmed the treenail off flush.

San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


The last set of images showing some final work on rails.

San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


Dry fitting some ornamentation on the rails. The ornament on top seems to resemble some type of fish creature.

San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction


San Felipe Rails Construction

San Felipe Rails Construction







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