Thanks for the try, Poul! No, neither of those. It is much simpler than this. I thought to insert bolts after the final sanding but opted out because all the bolts I have inserted was fixed with a drop of very thin (like water) CA glue.you pushed the bolts a little below the surface and after sanding you pushed it back from the outside?
Or you drilled before sanding and inserted the bolts after sanding?
Alright, folks..., it is time to reveal the magic. Many thanks to all who tried guessing. Well, the answer is... Wood Scraper!!! Yes, that simple!! I have a set of miniature scrapes mostly used in the violins makes. They are made from high-end steel and came burnished (ready to use).The heads are nicely rounded as the mushroom. What happened? What is the magic behind this? Does anyone guess???
You are correct, John. You cannot see with bare eyes, at least, I cannot see. What makes it even more pitty, it will be hidden under various cabin structures and deck beams, partially deck planks. But... it is something, I called an acceptance level and self-satisfaction.Suppose you can't even see this with the naked eye.
Difficult framing, man. You did excellent job! What a kit!Continue with the Stern assembly. Having fun yet? The next step is to connect side counter timbers with the Helm port transom. You must pay attention to counter timbers (part BL38 and 40) those parts have the notches in both Wind and the Helm pot transoms.
This is why before gluing parts BL37, I suggest dry-fit parts BL38 and BL40 with a connection of part BL32 (Helm port transom) and side counter timbers (BL37). From my experience, parts BL37 need shaping at the ends to fit nicely into the ends of the part BL32.
- measure the parts BL38\40 and widen the notches in both BL30 and BL32 so they fit snug.
- They must be installed without the gaps.
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View from the back. Note, there are no gaps.
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Once you satisfy with all parts fit, only then you can glue the side counter timbers in their respective places (both left and right sides) View attachment 191763
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Some macro from the back of the Helm port transom, all parts are fit snug without the gaps.
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Now, we will talk about the Deck transom, part BL31. Well. this is another part of the Stern and it is installed using the berth parts CL15 as the guides. Deck transom has notches, the size of those notches has to match the width of counter timbers BL38\40. Also, you may need to cut a bit (both ends) so it fits better, and widen the berth parts. To better understand, and visualize how this part attaches to the rest I made some shots in various views.
The Deck transom with notches widened and cleaned. Back view
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Counter timbers dry-fitted the way they will be glued.
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...and now, the Deck transom installed in place. and all parts glued.
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And macro from the back
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To be continued... stay tuned
Thank you, my friend, it is just the appearance that I am building fast... However, I am addicted (in a good way) to this kit\build and use every possible chance, and use in full when having one.Now you are going at warp speed Jim, looking great.
To avoid getting bored by repetative work I a m doing my build frame by frame.
So you will overtake my build in the coming days