- Sep 9, 2017
Thanks,Jim. Back to the building board. Cheers, Dan
Thanks, John. Nothing really to worry about. We have about 73 frames...you will have a chance to practice. I am sure you will master it close to the end. While it is a challenging task, it is very important to keep the frames in the original shape\geometry.Excellent tutorial Jim. Thank you
Those darn, round router bits!
Obviously, there are other methods you can achieve this task. Using the file is one of them, but... as you already said you could make it wors. When using a file you have to control 4 edges (see below)Have you tried a square file and working your way into a nice corner or is that something that can be prone to errors?
Yes, Paul, good catch! You are correct, there is a third type of chocks with convex. The chocks on the timber board labeled according instruction manual.Hi be aware that there are also chocks with coveex surfaces, not just concave & flat. You will find when you Polish ( i love that term for sanding) the ribs you will bevel into the chocks and across the bolt points. I have found that if you use the appropriately numbered chock for the rib they fit better.. The Jig for assembly is sensational and with a tight fit with wrap its pushes the parts together well.
A bolt has to go through both sides so you have on both sides a headWhile I am prepping for the next post, I have a real dilemma -simulating bolts. I made a decision to use brass wire, but...do they went all the way through the chocks? Also, what is the pattern for bolting the scarf joints? Alert has two types of scarph joints for frames: short and long, they should be different or? I can not find any documentation. Anyone can clarify?
Many thanks my friend for the comments and help!! One question resolved: the upper image (b) clearly shows bolts are going thru! I am still puzzled with the plain scarph bolting pattern (same image), it doesn't show any? What do you think?BTW: A very good and informative building log - Great work (but not only the log - also modeling!!!)
There were minimum three bolts per joint, but they were very rarely used