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martno1fan

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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2017, 01:26:11 PM »

Lovely work,i did this for real for a few years after leaving school to do my Apprenticeship 30 odd yrs ago as a boat builder and shipwright.These pics bring back a  few memories lol .
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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2017, 03:17:59 PM »

time I posted some more pictures, the first model is off the building blocks and number 2 is started, meanwhile the first layer of planks is on the transom, and the rest of the model is being cleaned up, the noggins for the deck are being inserted and some work has been done for the rudder.
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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2017, 11:19:57 AM »

Hi Grendel,

May I ask where you got your planking from please. ?   I used to cut my own but since the incident with the circular saw and my thumb, I'm rather against cutting my own any more.

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ken


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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2017, 12:32:43 PM »

Ken, sad to say I cut my own from raw timber - 15mm skirting sections from B&Q - picking out the least knotted boards.
I saw a sacrificial board to the plank width, this then stops the pieces dropping down the side of the saw blade, then rip up a plentiful amount ready to use at about 2.5mm thickness. I am careful to use a pusher anywhere near the blade, you do waste a little with the 1/4 round edge, but this gives you something to push on as you near the edge, then you get left with a piece of quadrant bead.
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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2017, 08:25:00 PM »

Thank you for the info.   :-))   

 I have been looking on Ebay and found Obechi, which I have heard mention of on the forum.  Each strip costs a pound a yard so I might have to make my own again.  (using extreme safety measures !)

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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2017, 09:15:38 PM »

one thing I will be trying on the second model is linden blind slats, you can get 2 x 10mm planks out of each by taking a strip off each side - avoiding the slots, I am already using this on the second model for the ribs.
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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2017, 06:44:59 PM »

more work has been done, the ribs are progressing on model #2, on model #1 the deck supports are going in, the the bow these are of course curved slightly. work has been done on the floor in the rear cockpit, keeping the rudder as tall as possible, it has been cut down. supports for the floor have been added and a floor plate fabricated.
I have also rough shaped the oak block for the bow, this will be temporarily fitted and sanded to shape.
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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2017, 07:43:48 PM »

Been following your thread with interest, great build.

I know it's probably quicker and easier to build a second boat but there is a hell of a lot of work in those hulls. I salute you.

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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2017, 09:01:39 PM »

the thing that brings a model to life has been added - the bow, this is fixed exactly as the real one, its a separate lump of oak, just bolted on the front. shaping has been done and some sanding to get an idea of the finish, this is one part of the boat that will be finished in natural, showing the timber.
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Re: Broad Ambition (Star Supreme 1) Evolution of a Model
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2017, 08:09:11 PM »

I looked at the pictures of the real boat, and realised my bow was too pointed, so tonight its been sanded back to a flatter curve.
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