Hannah by DocBlake. 1:32 Scale - Scratch Built, Plank-on-Frame, Admiralty Style

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Now here is the other problem I had. The cant frames and the end stern frame did not jive. Long story short, I came to the conclusion that the stern portion of the jig was wrong. So my first decision was to fair the frames and cant frames. Then pull measurements from Hahns plans and my model, and go from there.

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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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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.
 
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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.
Maybe I'm lucky with the factory set-up, but my thicknesser gives a finish as good as sanding.
 
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Michael:
Once the stock is reasonable in size (3” X 3” X 24” let’s say) each billet is cut from the stock 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!
 
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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!
Thank you Dave. I’ve been tempted with both the Bryness thicknesser-
sander and the table saw. Maybe I should make the investment!

(On a different topic, I note that you are a former physician. There is, as you probably, a long tradition of physicians making models or even turning their skilled hands to art! C Nepean Longridge and Oscar Parkes come immediately to mind! I can’t remember his name, but another - still living - is a retired dentist from Hawai.)
 
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Happy Birthday, Doc, mine was yesterday but I am following your skills lead while some years in advance. May you next year be rewarding. Rich (PT-2)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOC TAKE CARE AND MANY, MANY MORE TO COME. GOD BLESS STAY SAFE YOU AND YOURS DO
 
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Dear Doc
happy birthday , I wish you lots of happiness, joy, health and enjoyment from building ship models
Birthday-CakeBeer:)
 
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