Charles Royal Yacht, 1674, Scale 1:64, by Woody Joe (Japan)

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Thanks all for your birthday wishes, they are much appreciated. However, time flies when you're having fun! Today I will continue our build with a bowsprit.

Recall, Woody Joe provided material (dowels) for the mast, spars, and bowsprit. The wood look's like poplar or similar kind. A sample varnishing with Lensed oil didn't change the color, and I was not convinced enough to use it. So I use Pearwood and black hornbeam (the same color scheme as I use for mast). In fact, I use the same technique to glue all 3 parts together before turning on the lathe.

It seems that to glue all three parts is not difficult. However, it is worth noting that this is not entirely true. As with the gluing of the mast, I used a steel bar to impart integrity and strength when machining on a lathe. I begin by punching the center on all the mating parts and drilled a hole for the steel bar. Then, using a cutting disc and a Dremel, made notches for better contact with the glue.

* Note: each hole was countersunk with ball bur. This is necessary for the glue to escape when both parts glue together

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Then, using medium viscosity CA glue, I glued a steel bar to the base of the bowsprit (pear tree). Before gluing both blanks together, I apply the PVA on the whole steel bar, leaving only 5 mm from the top, for which I apply CA glue and quickly glue both parts together. This method allows you to glue without clamps. CA glue holds all parts together while PVA drys.

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Once the entire piece dried, I prepare for turning on the lathe. But the end of the bowsprit should be square, so I shape the correct size using a flat surface and sanding paper.

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Flagshotok knee made out of Ebony and attached to the bowsprit using wooden trenails.

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The last piece to the puzzle is Gammoning saddles made out of Ebony, and then cut using my miniature saw

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In conclusion, the bowsprit was assembled and put in place as a fitting.


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See you soon mates!!
 

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Hi Knut, and thank you for the compliments. I have not made this saw myself, I bought the kit (saw handle + 3 replacement blades and spacers) on eBay from the Czech Republic. Miniature miter saws I acquired from MicroMark. You can cut both: wood and light metals (copper, brass). When purchasing replacing blades, make sure they labeled JLC (Libor Kopecek). There are similar blades and they can fit the saw, but they not as good quality.

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