"bastards" - Oh YES - but when they are done- these details are looking greatMany thanks for views and likes. Struggling with margin planks. These hook scarf joints are cheeky little bastards.
Uwe,"bastards" - Oh YES - but when they are done- these details are looking great
BTW: Until now, nobody was able to tell me, if these kind of joints were used for the deck or waterway-planking, or not? - But looking very good
You're absolutely right. Last time I cut them I did them right - this time I screwed up. Oh well...The scarph looks great but you would expect the scraph of the waterway to be in the height of the plank instead of the width. If the scraph is in the height of the waterway plank, countersunk and bolted on top of a deckbeam it contributes to the strength of the hull. With a scraph in the height of the plank on top you see only a but joined.
They are really looking good - we need more of these photo etched parts in the different scales on the market, like hooks, gun port lid hinges, horseshoes etc....Thanks for the likes. Much appreciated. I recently purchased these rigging hooks (3 mm) from ZHL store at Aliexpress. Superior quality to anything I've seen so far. They are so tiny, so how on earth am I going to rig carronades with them? I guess, microscope is next on the list.
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Thanks for the tip. That cross my mind, but makes me very nervous. I think I'll experiment on some scrap wood before I dig into the deck. I haven't apply any finish yet (intend to apply wipe on poly). Would that enhance seams between planks?Looking very good and accurate! Cracks can be repaired using wood filler, as for caulking simulation restore, one of the methods to try is to use very sharp needlepoint and move it between the adjacent plank edges to make a grove, then use a very sharp pencil to mark caulking again. NOTE: this has to be done with extreme caution as too much pressure and the wrong move can mark the planks. Please think twice!!!