La Belle Poule 1780 by Thomas

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A seemingly easy matter. Fitting the hand rails.

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The middle rail is too short, but the bow rail is a bit too long. The frame was widened with a piece of scrap wood.

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The filler wood will later be covered by the planking.

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The contur is created by slowly pulling several times through the supplied decoration mold. A small laser burn mark is left so that the rail does not become too narrow. The rail is very fragile due to the many openings and can break easily.

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The bow and stern rails shold mounted 1 mm away from the frames to accommodate the interior planking. A spacer strip was made for this purpose.

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A trial fit.

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And glued and weighted until dry. The port side lies loosely on as a paralel piece.

Now construction is stopped. We already going to Augsburg on Thursday, visit the sights and of course the Regional Meeting of "Arbeitskreis Historischer Schiffbau" :D on Saturday.

Best regards
Thomas
 
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