U.S.S. CONSTITUTION, 1:82 SCALE, "OLD IRONSIDES"

Sgtmik

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Ahoy Ship mates,
Things are starting to go together and this model is beginning to look like a ship. I have been installing frames first the half frames and the full frames.
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One problem I have encountered with the half frames is that you don't have much to hold on to when trying to clamp the half frames. I experimented with contact glue
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but it just didn't have the strength. I have two frames that I tried the contact glue with that will have to be re-installed with wood glue. Maybe nails will do the trick. I'm open to suggestion.

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Mike: Have you considered 5 minute epoxy? The part needs to be immobilized for only a short period of time and the epoxy becomes very tacky. Once set up, the bond is strong.
 

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Half frames and cant frames also benefit from an upright or Hahn style jig to hold them in place until the glue dries. One disadvantage of the gantry style jig.
A small saw tooth type jig attachment could be used to hold the half frames in place with the gantry, sorry I didn’t think of it sooner.
Mike
 

Canoe21

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Hello Mike
Just found your new POF build, you sure are moving along at a great pace and doing a great job on your ship. Sure do like all of your new shipyard tools and along with Mike 41, you are off to a flying start. I am at a bit of a standstill at the moment as I have just realized that I need a mill in order to do a half decent job on the Scarf Joints. It should arrive next week, I hope. Still building rib frames and slowly sawing them out, it looks like this will be a long-term build for me, ENJOY.
Regards Lawrence
 

Sgtmik

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Hello Mike
Just found your new POF build, you sure are moving along at a great pace and doing a great job on your ship. Sure do like all of your new shipyard tools and along with Mike 41, you are off to a flying start. I am at a bit of a standstill at the moment as I have just realized that I need a mill in order to do a half decent job on the Scarf Joints. It should arrive next week, I hope. Still building rib frames and slowly sawing them out, it looks like this will be a long-term build for me, ENJOY.
Regards Lawrence
Hi Lawrence,
Thanks foe visiting my build log, and for your kind comments. I just returned from a trip to Wamego, Kansas for my 50th High School Reunion. I'm slowly getting back to work on my build.
 

Sgtmik

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Mike: Have you considered 5 minute epoxy? The part needs to be immobilized for only a short period of time and the epoxy becomes very tacky. Once set up, the bond is strong.
I think I will give the 5 minute epoxy a go.
Thanks
 

Canoe21

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Hi Mike
That was very nice that you had a great trip, just dropping by and looking for an update but alas it looks like I am just a bit too early, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 

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Hello Mike,do you have any updates on your build?
 

Sgtmik

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I got banished to the garage and with triple digit weather it is just too hot I'll just wait itout. I hope to get back to work soon.
 

Sgtmik

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Ahoy Ship Mates,
My keepers tell me they will remove my shackles soon. I hope to be back in the ship yard soon.
 

Sgtmik

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I had to promise no more keel hauling. (A little nautical humor)
The weather here is beautiful now so I am getting back to work. I hope to have something to show for my efforts soon.
 
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