progress pictures for this little fun build hopefully will be finished this week most of the time spent is the thickness sanding of the wood and drying time for the tung oil. side planking installed(HOLLY) toe rails dry fitted(CHERRY), cabin roof dry fitted(CHERRY) bottom planking dry fitted(CHERRY), Hatches dry fitted( BOXWOOD AND ROSEWOOD) this exercise i hope shows all modelers, what can be done at $5.00 scrap wood(not neccessary to thickness sand) but to use woods that you have on hand, hope critisims and coments always welcome
Hi J.W. and Dave thanks for the comments, J.W. the deck is RED GUM, took a 1/4 inch piece and using my poor mans thickness sander got it down to 1/16, has one coat of tung oil, will give every thing anothr coat an finis it up with a coat of poly, again thanks guys. Don
more updates, coming along OK so far, showing the door to the cabin dry fitted, need scraping to get glue off (MADE UP OF PEAR AND BOXWOOD with cutoff belayingt pin as door knob, also showing bottom planking(cherry), stem (rosewood), the windows of the cabin are made with index card, will try to get a more weathered look, also cabin roof and bulkhead veeners are installed(cherry), looks like I will be finished this week, 98% of materials was thickness sanding, and band saw cuts, also showing something that has been a problem in the past if you notice the IRWIN bar clamps they have a slight bend in them witch causes a lot of slippage the other clamp I got from MENARDS are flat no slppage
Thanks Jim that was one of my goals, to take a basic build and do something different with it, enjoyable so far, loike I said before a lot of time thickness sanding and have learned quite a bit one of the best tools I have ever got well worth the money half the cost of other thickness sanders. Don
T hanks KNUT AND DOC, Knut that was the main purpose of the build to take the simplests kit and do something else with it 98% of the wood was throw aways that I used my poor mans thickness sander on and the band saw to cut the strips, I was able to take a 1/4inch piece of ROSEWOOD and take it down to 3/64 inch, then put it on the Band SAW. Don
JIM, this is 3 hulls of HMS Endavor, which I just made for planking exercise.
Something I will probably do before my future POF project.
Now I have purchased the plans of The Rattlesnake by navy board models.
So, soon the great planning, will soon begin. Yiippi,
a quick update, showing the chaffing strips, ( rosewood), and the tung oil finish, now the hard part waiting 3 days for drying the a rub with 0000 steel wool, Jim is it 2 days or 3 days, waite, now just the stern post and rudder and tiller to do and install the centerboard
Hi everyone, finishing this little project this weekend as long as power is still on,STORMS ALL OVER THE PLACE HERE right now working on the stand for it I just want to show my POOR MANS THICKNESS SANDER and how it does certain tasks pictures will show before and after on a piece of 1/2 inch unfinished PEAR, then have to put it on the BAND SAW TO CUT OUT WHAT I NEED now the thickness is down from the 1/2 inch to 7/16 inch