HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

Mike41

Moderator
Staff member
Blandford Group Build
Joined
Aug 10, 2017
Messages
865
Points
343

Upper Deck Framing:
The two end beams were installed first, the next step was mounting a poor man’s laser on the center line. All dimensions for the carlings are taken from the center line. This is a few photos of the installation.7934879349793507935179352793557935679357
 

Mike41

Moderator
Staff member
Blandford Group Build
Joined
Aug 10, 2017
Messages
865
Points
343

Upper Deck:
This is a small update on the upper deck, I added a ladder, grating and started the planking. I used white pine for the deck planking, this is the first time I used pine for planking. I hope it blends in well with the other woods.

811008110181106811078110881109
 

Mike41

Moderator
Staff member
Blandford Group Build
Joined
Aug 10, 2017
Messages
865
Points
343

Thanks everyone for your kind comments and likes. This build is going to be more challenging than the Blandford and assumes the builder to have a basic understanding of the plank on frame building process, it will not be more difficult than the Blandford just more detail work. I hope to have the drawings ready to release in mid-summer after they have been reviewed and corrections made.
 

Canoe21

Lawrence
Blandford Group Build
Joined
Mar 31, 2017
Messages
716
Points
343

Location
Sutton. Ontario, Canada
Hello Mike
Just checking in on your great build of the HMS Ontario cross Section. Thanks for showing so many ideas on this build. I do have a question and that is how thick is the copper that you used to make the gun port hinges, also how did you cut them out to get such a very nice shape? ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 

Mike41

Moderator
Staff member
Blandford Group Build
Joined
Aug 10, 2017
Messages
865
Points
343

Hi Lawrence,
Thanks for your kind comments. I used 36-gauge copper foil for the gun port hinges using patterns attached to the metal with spray adhesive and cut out with scissors.81327
 

Canoe21

Lawrence
Blandford Group Build
Joined
Mar 31, 2017
Messages
716
Points
343

Location
Sutton. Ontario, Canada
Hi Lawrence,
Thanks for your kind comments. I used 36-gauge copper foil for the gun port hinges using patterns attached to the metal with spray adhesive and cut out with scissors.View attachment 81327
Thanks, Mike
I will have to get a piece of that copper. You sure do make your Gun Port hinges look great, ENJOY
Regards Lawrence
 

Mike41

Moderator
Staff member
Blandford Group Build
Joined
Aug 10, 2017
Messages
865
Points
343

This is a few photos of the Main Mast Topsail Bitts, pumps and some planking. The mast and pumps are just sitting in place the will be installed when the deck planking is sanded, tree nailed and finished. I need to add a little more deck planking for the windless and belfry.829208292182922829238292482920829218292282923829248292082921829228292382924829328293482935829368293882939829408294182942829438294482945
 

DocBlake

Well-Known Member
Blandford Group Build
Joined
Jan 24, 2015
Messages
1,119
Points
433

Location
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Really nice, Mike! Great job!

That is really unusual deck framing, Mike. Why are there no ledges? All I see are beams, carlings, and pretty wide areas spanned by unsupported decking. Is the decking thicker than usual so it can span those distances without ledges?
 

zoly99sask

Admin
Staff member
Administrative
Blandford Group Build
Joined
Apr 13, 2015
Messages
3,612
Points
578

Location
Saskatoon,Canada
Really nice, Mike! Great job!

That is really unusual deck framing, Mike. Why are there no ledges? All I see are beams, carlings, and pretty wide areas spanned by unsupported decking. Is the decking thicker than usual so it can span those distances without ledges?
Good question Dave,thats what I was asking Mike too a while ago.
 
Top