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OcCre 1:90 Santisima Trinidad Build Log   page 11





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I. MIZZEN MAST PLANS and LAYOUT

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January 20, 2011

This starts the beginning of building the Mast as the Hull is as complete as I can get it at this point, so therefore, I have set the Hull off to the side to focus on the Mast. I choose to start with the Mizzen Mast as it seems not as complicated and to start out simple. The first step was to gather the wood parts and to study the plans. There are NO written instructions on how to go from here.

Enjoy !

Donnie

Mizzen Mast Layout 01

Mizzen Mast Layout 01


Top Cross Tree and Mizzen Top 01

Top Cross Tree and Mizzen Top 01


Top Cross Tree and Mizzen Top 02

Top Cross Tree and Mizzen Top 02





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January 22, 2011

I guess the only reason I am showing this is because I guess if you are desperate enough, you will do almost anything. Well, I was determined to get those mast tapered. I have the first piece of Sapelli on it now ready to go.

On the tail stock end is a Socket set extension that (will be) epoxyed in to keep it stable. At the end of the socket set extension will be a "socket" that I can choose from that will always fit the stock wood. So, in this case, I think that I have a 3/16" socket and it grips the wood fair enough. There is enough extra length cut of the dowel to work with.

The end that is going into the Chuck is the end of dowel or mast that will go into the deck. So therefore I am not worried about the chuck scaring or denting up that end as it will be set into the deck hull.

It is what it is - any comments are fair enough (good or bad)

Enjoy !

Donnie

Home Built Lathe 01

Home Built Lathe 01


Home Built Lathe 02

Home Built Lathe 02





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January 23, 2011

Continuation the construction of the Mizzen Mast. Tapering the lower mast went fairly quickly with the home built lathe. These pieces have not been glued yet. They are only dry fitted for now.

Enjoy !

Donnie

Mizzen Mast 04

Mizzen Mast 04


Mizzen Mast 05

Mizzen Mast 05


Mizzen Mast 06

Mizzen Mast 06


Mizzen Mast 07

Mizzen Mast 07


Mizzen Mast 08

Mizzen Mast 08


Mizzen Mast 09

Mizzen Mast 09


Mizzen Mast 10

Mizzen Mast 10





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January 29, 2011

About a month ago, I was doing work in my attic at my house, when I slipped and fell. Part of my body punched a hole in the kitchen cieling. Actually half of my leg went through the cieling. As a result, I completely dislocated two middle fingers on my right hand. It has been a very tough month trying to get back to building. I have good days and bad days. The healing is slow, so I went back to doctor again. The first time, I had x-ray to examine that there was no broken bones. However, a month later, I am still having problems, so I went back to doctor. He gave me some steroids, Anti-imflammation, and pain relievers. So, I decided not to do any building this whole week is the reason I have not posted. The swelling has gone down a lot, but it is still stiff.
I really want to get back to the Mizzen and I might be able to nudge back into it today. If I do, I will post what I did. In the meantime, I really appreciate everyones visits and support.

p.s. I have done a lot of work on the website making the gallery a little better on the front page with the slideshow. I invite all to let me know what you think. I always invite to hear from you - donnie@shipsofscale.com

Enjoy !

Donnie





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January 29, 2011

While I are still on the subject on Mast, maybe someone can help me figure this out. See the image below of the plans. The question has to do about the Top Mast Cheeks (for the Mizzen Mast). The plans call for the Top Mast Cheeks to be made of African Walnut. Studying the plans almost makes the part (cheek) as if it is "one" piece.

Looking at the front view of the plan, I see this division mark. Looking at side view, I see the same thing. To me (my opinion) it almost seems as if I need to just make a "block" 15mm x 15mm, drill a hole in it and then saw it in half to make the two cheek "halves".

By the Way, that is #277 on the plans.

Well, as you can tell from the images that follow, I decided to just follow the plans. This is probably not a very popular approach to a Mizzen Top Mast Cheek, but I am satisfied with it. I have a little shaping to do and then finally install the Top Tree.

Mizzen Top Mast Cheek 01

Mizzen Top Mast Cheek 01


Mizzen Top Mast Cheek 02

Mizzen Top Mast Cheek 02


Mizzen Top Mast Cheek 03

Mizzen Top Mast Cheek 03


Mizzen Top Mast Cheek 04

Mizzen Top Mast Cheek 04





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January 31, 2011

Continuation of Mizzen Mast... Since I have posted this section, I have learned that I will need to shape the top mizzen cheek to more of an octagonal shape with more tapering to the mast.

Mizzen Mast 11

Mizzen Mast 11


Mizzen Mast 12

Mizzen Mast 12


Mizzen Mast 13

Mizzen Mast 13


Mizzen Mast 14

Mizzen Mast 14


Mizzen Mast 15

Mizzen Mast 15


Mizzen Mast 16

Mizzen Mast 16


Mizzen Mast 17

Mizzen Mast 17


Mizzen Mast 18

Mizzen Mast 18





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February 1, 2011

Continuation of Mizzen Mast...

Well, here is my attempt at adding the mast wooldings. I used a fair amount of wax on rope (.5mm) to keep rope from fraying. This part was actually fun and was not as hard as I thought. Now, the question remains is did I do this correctly. I am just looking at the end result.

I took the time to show a series of steps.

Mizzen Wooldings 01

Mizzen Wooldings 01


Mizzen Wooldings 02

Mizzen Wooldings 02


Mizzen Wooldings 03

Mizzen Wooldings 03


Mizzen Wooldings 04

Mizzen Wooldings 04


Mizzen Wooldings 05

Mizzen Wooldings 05


Mizzen Wooldings 06

Mizzen Wooldings 06





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February 4, 2011

Continuation of Mizzen Mast...

I was able to fix an old camera that I had laying around that has the Micro mode - So, it really does show the close-ups, the good and the bad. The camera don't lie !!!

Mizzen Mast Rigging 01

Mizzen Mast Rigging 01


Mizzen Mast Rigging 02

Mizzen Mast Rigging 02


Mizzen Mast Rigging 03

Mizzen Mast Rigging 03


Mizzen Mast Rigging 04

Mizzen Mast Rigging 04





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February 21, 2011

Continuation of Mizzen Mast...
The Dead Eyes were next to rig. I used an aluminum wire .50mm Ø. I soaked the wire in Blacken-it. I then have a simple jig to use to hold the dead eye and wire to wrap around dead eye. I will show you picture in this group. It was after making several, that I finally found a technique that works well. Pulling the excess wire through the hole and wrapping the wire and securing. Then I remove the stem assembly (straight piece) out and insert the dead eye assembly through the trees. With the free end protruding through the tree, I then made small loop so that futtock rigging can be accomplish.
I am not too satisfied with my loops, however, with some patience, they are some better. The Mizzen mast is a good mast to start with learning and training.
thank you for your visit today !

Dead Eye Rigging Jig 01

Dead Eye Rigging Jig 01


Dead Eye Rigging Jig 02

Dead Eye Rigging Jig 02


Dead Eye Rigging Jig 03

Dead Eye Rigging Jig 03


Dead Eye Rigging Jig 04

Dead Eye Rigging Jig 04


Dead Eye Rigging Jig 05

Dead Eye Rigging Jig 05


Dead Eye Rigging Jig 06

Dead Eye Rigging Jig 06


Mizzen Mast Rigging 05

Mizzen Mast Rigging 05


Mizzen Mast Rigging 06

Mizzen Mast Rigging 06


Mizzen Mast Rigging 07

Mizzen Mast Rigging 07


Mizzen Mast Rigging 08

Mizzen Mast Rigging 08


Mizzen Mast Rigging 09

Mizzen Mast Rigging 09


Mizzen Mast Rigging 10

Mizzen Mast Rigging 10


Mizzen Mast Rigging 11

Mizzen Mast Rigging 11





II. MIZZEN MAST YARDS and LAYOUT

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February 21, 2011

The Mizzen Yards
Well, this is the "Ugly Lathe" again. I have the Mizzen Course Yard ready to reduce the thickness. Only 1mm taper. The Sapelli dowel is Ø 5mm and the dowel will taper to Ø 4mm on the ends. I have tape on the dowel to show my extents.

The Ugly Lathe 01

The Ugly Lathe





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