Good morning from Scotland!Thanks for looking in, guys!
I started working on the model by milling my wood. The frames are double frames, sistered together. each half-thickness frame is 9/64" thick, with a finished frame thickness of 9/32". almost all the billets are 9/64" thick. The stem and keel are supposed to be constructed of two thicknesses also, but I simply made them 9/32". The photos show some of the milled wood, my keel blank with the false keel attached , the stem and the template for the keel scarf rubber cemented to the keel blank.
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Maybe I'm lucky with the factory set-up, but my thicknesser gives a finish as good as sanding.Good morning from Scotland!
Interesting reading your progress with Hannah, and what looks like some outstanding craftsmanship! I would be interested to know what you used to mill your boxwood stock? Many years ago I bought a boxwood log and had it cut down into 36” (1 metre) long rough planks of various thicknesses. Now I want to use the timber but need to finish it first. I have a Proxxon thicknesser, but it doesn’t seem to give as good a finish as your milled stock.
Thank you Dave. I’ve been tempted with both the Bryness thicknesser-Michael:
Once the stock is reasonable in size (3” X 3” X 24” let’s say) each billet is cut from the rock slightly oversized in thickness on the table saw, or re-sawn on the band saw. Final thicknessing is done on the Byrnes thickness sander...the finest tool of it’s kind out there!