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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2017, 10:34:18 PM »

Your planking is really nice and neat. I like the bottom, interesting to see a sloping bilge rather than a flat one.
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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2017, 10:39:57 PM »

 %)...chip.....[modern designs!] she has some very unwomanly looking underlines  <*<......but I am sure all true to design and your planking is going at a great rate of knots....what type of wood are you using?

Do you rip your own planks with your PROXXON table saw?

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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2017, 11:01:08 PM »

Your planking is really nice and neat. I like the bottom, interesting to see a sloping bilge rather than a flat one.


Hi Brian,
if it is of interest to you, here is how we do our hulls on the cnc.  Pros and cons for PoF & cnc but as Ballastanksain says the sterns are becoming as complex as the bows.
If it interests you i have posted a very short clip of our prosess of 'cutting' the stern here -


https://en-gb.facebook.com/Clyde-Model-Boats-421996587986355/




Your doing well in a very short time!


Regards,
Kim
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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2017, 11:37:27 PM »

%) ...chip.....[modern designs!] she has some very unwomanly looking underlines  <*< ......but I am sure all true to design and your planking is going at a great rate of knots....what type of wood are you using?

Do you rip your own planks with your PROXXON table saw?

Derek


I am using pine and hardwood Derek, to be honest I ripped an old door up for the hardwood LOL. The proxxon is a good saw but the amount of planks that are required it would be a bit much for it, I have a Dewalt bench saw that I used  :-))

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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2017, 02:33:20 PM »

is this the plug for a GRP hull?
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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2017, 06:07:29 PM »

Beautiful work!  I like the planking too.
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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2017, 10:30:53 PM »

is this the plug for a GRP hull?


Yes it is a plug for a GRP hull

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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2017, 10:34:27 PM »

Beautiful work!  I like the planking too.
Thanks  :-))

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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2017, 04:33:39 PM »

Hi, enjoying watching ur two builds, what wood do you use for frames and base and what you cutting with, very very neat. Many thanks


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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2017, 08:43:54 PM »

Hi, enjoying watching ur two builds, what wood do you use for frames and base and what you cutting with, very very neat. Many thanks


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i used 9mm ply for the frames and base, I have a dewalt table saw that i use for the straight cuts and a band saw for the shapes.

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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2017, 08:53:52 PM »

A small update,  I am now at the part using the fillers and sanding then more filling and sanding I find this is the worst part of the build.

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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2017, 08:58:55 PM »

Sadly a part of the process we can rarely avoid  :((
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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2017, 08:33:18 AM »

Thanks, looking superb.
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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2017, 03:11:39 PM »

Here is the latest update on the Grampian plug, i have fitted the belting bars and given her a coat of primer, i find this is the best way to show any small faults that need extra fillers and then more sanding. she is beginning to take shape.

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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2017, 09:05:43 AM »

Definitely going to be a tough looking ship when she's finished!

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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2017, 06:09:31 PM »

Beautiful!  It looks huge!
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Re: Building a Grampian D-Class
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2018, 07:26:02 PM »

First Hull from the mould, the belting bar was remove from the plug before the mould was made, it just did not look right.
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