Hms Alert by Maarten

Maarten

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...being toilet paper a deficit, my Admiral will not be happy with this idea. ;) But...I do love your and Uwe's ideas and the results out of them! Your creativity doesn't know the borders, and imagination non-stoppable.
Haha, most probably you have some additional left from your covid lockdown stash. :cool:
And otherwise used paper? uhhhhh, maybe not a good idea.
 
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Small update. I am now working on the limber strake, the thickstuff and the shelf clamp. These provide rigidity in the frame structure.

First I put in some clamps marking the positions of these timbers, again a handy tool of Trident.
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The first is the limber strake along the keel.
In the kit these are one piece of cherry timber, I have carved scarph joints in these to make them look as three parts as mentioned in the AOTS.
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The carved scarph joint I fill with a pencil to accentuate the scarph joint
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The second strake is called the thickstuff, in the kit 2mm thick. Here also I simulated the scarphs. These are the first to glue into the hull. First I steam it to twist and bend to a fit. For this I use a simple household steam cleaner and a copper pipe. Put the strake in the pipe and steam it.
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As the copper pipe gets hot you can directly use it to bend the wood on top of it.
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The dry fit the strake, file it to a perfect fit on both ends. When finally dry fitting I pull a knive along the stroke to mark the area for the glue. It leaves a very subtle mark.
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Then glue with a small drop of Pva on frame 1 CA on frame 2 and so on. Put in the stroke and clamp it.
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This process should be repeated for all. For the shelf clamps I use the positions of the slots for the deck beams to position the correctly along the hull. You can easily take the correct position and frame number from the drawing and mark it inside your hull. Now the limber strakes, thickstuff and shelf clamp for the lower deck is fitted. The small white plank is a limber board sample.
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Is this part as confusing as it seems?
 
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Back to Alert, which also had a sister called Rattlesnake :) , to make it more complex.

Stil working on the ceiling, laying planks in the second part.
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second part finished, time for making treenails.
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Treenails before sanding.
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And after sanding.
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Compared to actual birchwood treenails on my Royal Caroline which is I think 50 x the work.
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And finished, one more to go.
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This is your add-on to the kit? If so, it is excellent!!!
 

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Finally after 6 months of diy and construction work our kitchen is nearly finished and as of tomorrow I will have some time again to restart my Alert build.
At request of Paul @dockattner here a brief overview.

How it was 6 months ago starting with the foundation works.
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Demolition works
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Making the oak frames while it was still snowing in April.
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After 6 months sweat and tears.
The outside is cortensteel.
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Above the stove we have a Van de Velde printed and baked onto tiles, a facinating new technique.
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We still have a lot of details to do like making a new dining table as we currently use the garden set. This will be a wooden slap which we cast in Epoxy.

As of tomorrow new Alert postings.
 
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Finally after 6 months of diy and construction work our kitchen is nearly finished and as of tomorrow I will have some time again to restart my Alert build.
At request of Paul @dockattner here a brief overview.

How it was 6 months ago starting with the foundation works.
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Demolition works
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Making the oak frames while it was still snowing in April.
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After 6 months sweat and tears.
The outside is cortensteel.
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Above the stove we have a Van de Velde printed and baked onto tiles, a facinating new technique.
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We still have a lot of details to do like making a new dining table as we currently use the garden set. This will be a wooden slap which we cast in Epoxy.

As of tomorrow new Alert postings.
The results of the renovations looks very beautiful, good luck with the Alert Thumbsup :)
 

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Wonderful Maarten! I love the combination of wood and steel and brick. A slab table will be a nice upgrade to the patio table ;) . I'll be over for dinner at 18:00...I'll bring the wine!
Paul, the food is getting cold. It is 18.15 CET.
We have canard a l orange, so please bring a nice Bourgogne. :cool:
 
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Finally after 6 months of diy and construction work our kitchen is nearly finished and as of tomorrow I will have some time again to restart my Alert build.
At request of Paul @dockattner here a brief overview.

How it was 6 months ago starting with the foundation works.
View attachment 253741

Demolition works
View attachment 253754

Making the oak frames while it was still snowing in April.
View attachment 253755

After 6 months sweat and tears.
The outside is cortensteel.
View attachment 253756
View attachment 253750
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View attachment 253752

Above the stove we have a Van de Velde printed and baked onto tiles, a facinating new technique.
View attachment 253753

We still have a lot of details to do like making a new dining table as we currently use the garden set. This will be a wooden slap which we cast in Epoxy.

As of tomorrow new Alert postings.
You have a very creative and exciting addition with the excellent view from inside to out. Very neatly done with your combination of materials and colors. Rich
 
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