Don Farr's Blandford Cross Section Build

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THANKS EVERYONE, yes Mike I know what you are talking about, ALL MY FAMILY, and friends, look and gaze in WONDER, while I think it has to many mistakes to be acceptable, but they think it is super, YES AND I KNOW WHERE THE MISTAKES ARE, but the best is learning, learning, and more learning, as long as I am getting better with each build and as with the BLANFORD with each new step I am WELL SATISFIED, and the help here on SOS is the main reason for improvment. Don
 
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Hi all, NEED HELP, after a day of trying to make gun port liners work to dimensions could not get it right took everyones advice and making it work to my model, so here is where I am at on first cut RIGHT NOW THE DISTANCE FROM THE TOP OF WATERWAY TO TOP OF CUT IS 1/4inch, I have 5/16inch left to work from how much more should I take off, need help20190622_010822[5798].jpg20190622_011042[5797].jpg
 
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more pictures of gun port liner problems, I made a mistake in the top of frame cut offs, showing the distance from the waterways to the gun liner, piece of scrap at 1/8 inch dry fitted to port i think it is to thick not sure, so how low should the gun port liner be from the waterway20190623_230133[5808].jpg20190623_230339[5807].jpg20190623_230531[5806].jpg20190623_230906[5804].jpg
 

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More pictures, going very slow right now trying to make this as good as i can,,, first can anyone tell me if this is BOXWOOD that i am using for the bottom rail, also dry fitting the gun port liner sills 1/8 inch scrap material dry fit will be using bloodwood for the liners, is the 1/8 to thick,,,showing my procedure with the rail stanchions (OUT OF PEAR) the top rail will be out of ROSEWOOD) still concerned about the height, how i am doing this installation is time consuming but after many tries it is the best way to insure everything is right, i am maing a small notch in the rails and pinning it to the rails, to insure that the holes line up on the 2 rails i am rubber cementing them together a drilling through both then pinning the stanchions to the rails, also showing how the final bottom rail will be installed waiting for my prfile shaper to come in so i can make the extenal groove in the bottom ral before cutting 20190630_223125[5838].jpg20190630_223648[5835].jpg20190630_223125[5838].jpg20190630_223310[5837].jpg20190630_223310[5837].jpg20190630_223310[5837].jpg20190630_223424[5836].jpg
 
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More progress slow getting there many re-does the hold up are the rails and stanchions need to make sure the waist rail and the plank sheer rail are lined up properly so the holes for the pins are lined up, having a hard time there, meanwhile doing other things, pictures showing the dry fitting of the exterior planking using cherry finishing it with tung oil using this from rails to top of whales, whales going to be AMERICIAN BLACK WALNUT, below whales will probally be boxwood, due to real screw up on the frames will planking down to at least the turn of the bilge, pictures show deck planking done in red maple not oiled yet, never worked with red maple before, not to pleased with the color thought it woul turn out darker, also made the fenders using beech and the port sills done in boxwood using 1/64 inch chart tape to simulate hinges, PLEASE ANY SUGESTIONS OR CRITISIZEMS VERY WELCOME20190708_201343[5872].jpg20190708_201447[5871].jpg20190708_201758[5870].jpg20190708_201844[5869].jpg
 
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OOPS GUESS MY PROGRESS WAS IN THE BAD DAY GROUP WILL REPOST AND NEED OPION IF I AM ON THE RIGHT TRACK PLEASE. showing first exterior and interior plank and spirkiting, exterior planking to the wales is cherry with 2 coats of tung oil, spirkiting red gum same finish, gun port liner bloodwood, wales american black walnut, as the frames are a absolute disaster they will be planked to the keel probally boxwood, all dry fitted am I ON THE RIGHT TRACK, COMENTS AND CRITISM ALWAYS WELCOME. 20190717_025204[6274].jpg20190717_025229[6273].jpg20190717_025344[6272].jpg20190717_025634[6270].jpg20190717_025942[6268].jpg
 

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Hi Don. We really regret, but you are correct... yours and others post most likely 'lost in transaction' (upgrade transition). This is unfortunate, but things happened. I am glad you have re-post your work to share with others. :)

As for the build, I wouldn't be the best critic, as I never build POF models. Considering the workmanship it looks very good, with different timber contrast. What wood did you use for gratings? Is it Paduk or Bloodwood?
 
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THANKS GUYS the GRATINGS ARE BOXWOOD THE THE FRAMING IS ROSEWOOD, THIS HAS BEEN AN EXCITING BUILD FOR ME< A GREAT LEARNING PROCESS, I WILL GIVE A RECAP ON WHAT I HAVE LEARNED, MANY, MANY MISTAKES FRAMES, LOWER DECK FRAMING BUT PROGRESIVLY DOING BETTER MAIN, DECK FRAMING RAILS ETC BETTER THEN I EXPECTED, SO A SUCESS AS LONG AS I IMPROVE WITH EACH STEP AND EACH BUILD, AND JIM WITH YOUR SKILLS YOU WILL ENJOY A POF BUILD THE ALERT AWAITS, AND A SHOUT OUT TO SOS AND ALL WHO PARTISAPATED IN THIS BUILD THROUGH YOU AND ALL I OWE WHATEVER PROGRESS I HAVE MADE. Don
 
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