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Next is fitting the support for the fwd and aft cant frames.
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Followed by the wing transom. For this a sticker template is used, a simple but great idea from Trident. I used my small proxxon band saw to cut away the marked section and fine tuned with a file.
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Dry fitting the parts.
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Before fitting the keel assembly in the jig I first clean and sand the keel. Here fwd and aft with its sternpost fitted just before fitting into the jig.
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The keel fits into the jig perfectly.
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At the bow I locked it between two pieces of veneer to avoid any movement during first frame instalation.
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Now I can start the first cant frames in the bow.
These are the parts for the first 4 frames.
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With the help of the template stickers I saw these roughly in shape on the bandsaw.
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Followed by filing, sanding and scraping to get a smooth surface.
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Finally the first frame no.1 fitted on PS.
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Thx for all the likes and comments.
Working on tge rest of the cant frames. I see the templates are not always spot on but most probably this will be nearly impossible as it is all hand work resulting in the fact every model will be slightly different.
So my advise, keep some extra meat and dry fit, file, dry fit etc.
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On the outside you see there is no perfect flow of the frames yet, this I will finish when the hull is taken out of the berth.
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Continuing the cant frames.
The fantastic solution of @Trident Model to faring the frames works perfectly.
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Frame 5 is the first that is placed on the deadwood.
To fit it properly the deadwood has to be be trimmed.
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On the left side trimmed on the right side not trimmed.
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The frame now slides in perfectly, also the frame fairing is perfect.
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Same on the SB side with the frames 5 and 6 fitted.
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She is starting to show us her beautiful lines.
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Continuing on the cant frames. Glueing the first sets in the template, again I decided to use my black pva for this.
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After sanding a very fine line apears.
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For the nails of the chocks I made a test with 0.4 mm brass or 0.6 mm soft iron wire which I made nails from following the Russian knive methode.
The aots on Alert mentions the frames are bolted with two 0.5 inch bolts per scarph.
In 1:48 scale this is 0,27 mm, for the bolt head I take 1,5 x the bolt shaft, this means the 0,4 mm wire is the size to go for.
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See the 0,4 and 0,6 bolt examples below.
The 0,6 I will use for the keel.
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The first frame with bolts.
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When oiled they will be more clearly visible.
 

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I love the way you layout the cant frames! This template technology is very effective, and you executed very-well: clean and accurate (no gaps)!!! Applaud!

You will love the burr technology. Try using the smallest for the wire 0,4mm and cut wire flash before 'burring' Make sure to show the results. ;)
 

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I love the way you layout the cant frames! This template technology is very effective, and you executed very-well: clean and accurate (no gaps)!!! Applaud!

You will love the burr technology. Try using the smallest for the wire 0,4mm and cut wire flash before 'burring' Make sure to show the results. ;)
The smallest I could get is 0,8 mm. Sure will test and document :)
 
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