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Well that's both the main head rails cut out and had the mouldings cut in to them, nothing too fancy,
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Before I can attach the head rails I need to install the beak head bulkhead, this shows it glued and dowelled in position,
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another view from head on,
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I photo copied and cut out the part of the plan for the bulkhead and then held it in place just to check all will be OK,
the planking of the forecastle deck had to come flush with the top of the lowest moulding which is the moulding
just above the gun ports,
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So this is the beam installed 2mm below where the moulding will come to,
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For the little spindles that go across the bulkhead, I have approx 200 of these little walnut spindles, with a bit of
work I think they will be OK,
once again thank you for all your comments and likes,
best regards John.
G'day Ray, no surprises, they will be cut exactly like the pair that you can see at the very front,John,
Truly remarkable. The joints are tightly fitted and there are no visible gaps. Will the knight heads be carved in or do you already have a surprise waiting for us?
I'm overwhelmed looking at the speed and exquisite craftsmanship that you are sharing with us. Bravo.