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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2009, 07:22:17 PM »

In answer to your question regarding the lights the meaning is 1 AINT WORKING  :-))
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« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2009, 07:27:51 PM »

 
Thanks Andy. I like that. It sounds like me all over.    :-))

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2009, 07:30:07 PM »


Today I decided on a colour change of deck. The Whale deck and roof of the rear cabin, along with the roof and mast were changed to a lighter blue/grey. I think it enhances the boat a lot better.

There are quite a few railings to make, so these were started. I am using the "lay it out on the bench and glue them together first",   type of approach and will drill the holes in the deck to match later.

ps   Andy. Does this mean I don't have to make them nets and trawl about.   ok2

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #53 on: October 23, 2009, 07:35:32 PM »


The Fish storage section was cut and fitted, and was stained, rather than painted. I have to remove the top boards and drill hand holes in each piece, to complete the job.

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #54 on: October 23, 2009, 07:38:59 PM »

Shes looking really nice there Ken ,maybe i will get to see her in action one day  :D we aint that far apart (not in a straight line anyway ) keep up the good work  :-))
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2009, 07:54:10 PM »


Thanks Andy. I haven't been down there for years. Maybe one day.

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2009, 08:05:00 PM »

I plan on doing the rounds so to speak next summer , have tent will travel  :} wouldnt be surprised if i came up to your neck of the woods she gets a holiday and i get to sail me boat  :-))
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« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2009, 08:12:01 PM »


Your welcome to call any time and see my fleet. I could also point you to our local lakes.

I've just realised where you are, only I have a friend in Starcross (Exeter) who didn't want his jig saw any more. Doh!!


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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2009, 08:13:10 PM »

Coming on nicely Ken, though I think I might beat you as I have nearly finished mine, well, apart from the electrics.
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2009, 08:15:25 PM »

Your welcome to call any time and see my fleet. I could also point you to our local lakes.

I've just realised where you are, only I have a friend in Starcross (Exeter) who didn't want his jig saw any more. Doh!!


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 jigsaw , or fret saw ?
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« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2009, 08:24:43 PM »


It's a Scroll Saw and the same model as mine shown below. I'm getting a band saw from Machine Mart as well, now that I'm into woodworking a bit more.  Makes a change from repairing Electronic Organs. My hands (that do dishes) are not as soft as they used to be.  :D

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« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2009, 08:27:07 PM »

Dumb question but whats the difference between a scroll saw and a fret saw ?  {:-{
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #62 on: October 23, 2009, 08:27:47 PM »

Coming on nicely Ken, though I think I might beat you as I have nearly finished mine, well, apart from the electrics.

I've got you then !!!!

ken

ps I do seem to be clocking along........ :embarrassed:  I'll slow down and let you go on. ;)


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« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2009, 08:31:06 PM »

Dumb question but what's the difference between a scroll saw and a fret saw ?  {:-{

I should imagine the fret saw was a hand tool.  My great grandfather built one on a bicycle frame, which you peddled and worked your wood on a little table on the handlebars.

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« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2009, 08:08:11 PM »

I should imagine the fret saw was a hand tool.  My great grandfather built one on a bicycle frame, which you peddled and worked your wood on a little table on the handlebars.

ken


The word "fret" has many connotations....one of which is just prior to anger, an emotion well known to users of these things. BY.
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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2009, 08:53:10 PM »

 
We have fitted the railings all around the ship, now that the paint has dried. I must say this method of making them on the bench and then placing them on is much easier than doing it on the boat.

The lifeboats are from the R,N,L,I.  I like them and might use them. (saves making them !!)

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« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2009, 08:55:01 PM »


The wooden hand rails are in the process of being cut and were not ready for the photo shoot !    ok2

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #67 on: October 26, 2009, 09:12:13 PM »

Still steaming ahead Ken. I have just ordered my electrics from Dave so depending on the PO I might beat you yet.

Yours is looking good though. :-))
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« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2009, 09:31:04 PM »


Thank you Dicky.  It's getting heavier by the hour. I nearly dropped it yesterday when the Missis came in with my tea and frightened me by speaking suddenly !!.    I was turning it around on the bench at the time.   %)

On picture 4556 you can see my first attempt at the upper rear deck supports. I don't like 'their way of doing it' so I'm designing a better support. ( in the stronger vein, as it it has to lift off with the deck)  I have some wood propped under to get the angles as they vary towards the rear. (always something to think about on this boat building lark !!)

Electrics from Dave eh !!  You'll be up and running first all-right.


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« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2009, 07:24:43 PM »


Time to complete the lifeboat Davits. All four were made in a production line type of assembly and glued and left overnight. Today I sprayed them white and will let them dry before fitting them on deck. The original lifeboats have been primed and sprayed white and are waiting in the wings. I decided these looked more original than the substitutes I had lined up.


The rear deck supports have been made and fixed on. I used an alloy bracket up underneath and glued wood supports to reach down to handrail. They just touch the tops and are lifted off with the complete rear cabin assembly to access the innards. I have painted them white and they look a reasonable facsimile of the real boat.



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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2009, 07:31:49 PM »

beautiful model, good workmanship :-))
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« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2009, 07:39:18 PM »


Thank you very much. It's a lonely life in the workshop all day.  ok2

I'm waiting for my Chinese electric lights before I can complete the Bridge, and seal down the roof. I'm moving away from LED's as they don't have the realistic glow of an oil light, so I've ordered some tiny filament bulbs.  (how can they make them for twopence ?)

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Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2009, 08:05:47 PM »

Excellent job Ken, well worked out, the deck supports look fine. :-))
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« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2009, 06:57:44 PM »

 

I've got some bits left over.          %)  Don't we all have this problem.

Here's a picture of them. They are numbered to recognise which ones you can identify.

                    Help


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« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2009, 07:01:40 PM »


The lifeboat davits were finished off and fixed in today. Now I have to be more careful turning her around on the bench.  ok2  I've also added a splash of brown to the little capstan wheels on the upper deck, as I thought it was a lot of white showing.

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