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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by lauckstreet » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:43 am

mrshanks wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:52 pm
I made a mistake by planking the hull with the narrower planks intended for the deck. Luckily I had sufficient stock in my lumber yard as there would not have been enough in the kit for both the hull and deck. Since I was already well into the planking, I opted to continue with the narrower planks. The result came out the same except for an increase in build time since I had to lay more planks.
Hi Mike,

For some reason these three photos don't show up when I look at the webpage. Just wondering if they show up when you view it.

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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by mrshanks » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:59 am

Yup, they are there.
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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by mrshanks » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:41 am

Just completed Chapter 3. I was a bit intimidated by the nibbing strake. I followed Bob's instruction closely and spent some time practicing the notching cuts. I used a single-edged razor blade to cut the nibbed planks. I found it more accurate and easier to control than using the Chopper tool. A brand new #11 Xacto was used to cut the notches in the nibbed strake. These notches are smaller than they might seem. After a few, it became much easier. When matching the planks to the nibbed strake I purposely went for a slightly tight fit. The soft nature of the basswood has some give allowing for very fine tolerances on the fit. A standard #2 pencil was used to mark the caulking on the edges of the planks. Like Bob, I glued in the nibbing strake prior to cutting the notches. I was able to fabricate all the nibbed planks prior to gluing them in. This allowed me to make fine adjustments where needed. Work very carefully when cutting the notches as correcting major errors would mean ripping out the strake and starting over. I think its less risky to cut the notch first and then fabricate the nibbed plank to fit. Its easier to make a new plank than deal with poor notch cuts. This chapter went much faster than the hull planking in Chapter 2.

Build duration this step: 8 hours
Total build duration: 82 hours
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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by zoly99sask » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:50 am

Hi Mike,I can't see those 3 images either,I tryed to fix it but did not work,when I get home I gibe another try on my pc.

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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by mrshanks » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:53 am

Hmm.. I just opened it for editing and republished. Let me know, if that doesnt work I will delete and repost..
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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by DonRobinson » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:15 pm

I can see them
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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by zoly99sask » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:23 pm

Now it works,I can see them too.

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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by mrshanks » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:40 am

Chapter 4 - Quarterdeck Planking - as Bob describes in the practicum, I was unable to keep the nibbed planks even port/starboard. I also ended up with +1 plank on the starboard side. While not as good as the forward deck, I am pleased with the results and am happy to get this completed. With the deck planking out of the way I can move on to Chapter 5.

Build duration this step: 16 hours
Total build duration: 98 hours
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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by DonRobinson » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:46 pm

I can hardly wait to see the real thing!! LOL
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Re: Bluenose Build Log

Post by mrshanks » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:24 am

Got the waterway planks filled in, deck re-sanded, and another coat of poly. With this, the ship is now completely sealed. Time to attack the bulwarks.

Build duration this step: 2 hours
Total build duration: 100 hours
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