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woodbutcher

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« on: September 27, 2010, 01:25:46 am »

have been modelling forever but just stated again after a 20 tear break to raise latest batch of daughters. First boat back is Llotd B.Gore(1944 Miki tug) as it was in 1952.Scratch built including drawings. 1/35 model made from scrap materials from my repairs to full size boat (now Ku'ulakai).Hull is yellow cedar ribs and planks, with purple heart guards and cap rails.Lights horn diesel sound and working tow winch etc.Boat is in Steveston B.C. Canada which is where I live. I build local boats from scratch, will send photos. Al
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woodbutcher

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 01:39:21 am »

more photos from Al.
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woodbutcher

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 01:42:37 am »

and more photos. Al
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 01:46:34 am »

Nice models

and welcome aboard  :-))
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woodbutcher

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 02:01:06 am »

and still more, hopefully no repeats.Al
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woodbutcher

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 02:04:59 am »

and more again. I hope these have been of interest. Al
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 03:58:59 am »

Beautiful models!  I love the Gore. You'll have to tell us how you did the working winch. Want to make a couple of those.
welcome aboard
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 07:01:44 am »

Well you haven't lost your touch after 20 years then!   :-))
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 10:33:38 am »


'And what a touch. Your details are superb, do you have any construction blogs ?

Your most welcome here, I can tell you. We love to see how it's done.

All the best

ken

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woodbutcher

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 06:05:26 am »

sorry, no construction blogs, computer is mostly beyond me. Little aluminium gillnet boat is scrap styrene (tennis tournament score board),the sienne boat Northern Dawn is left over yellow cedar blanks from the Lloyd B.Gore build,drop stern ramp and net drum are left over copper sheat from somebody's roof. Life boats on the Gore are card stock layed up over wooden plug. I am a shipwright in real life so these models are both easier and harder at the same time. It can take a couple days for me to cut ,fit and install a plank (for example shear plank from stem back  24' ,4 1/2" thick and 8" wide on the full size Lloyd B. Gore;now called Ku'ulakai)while on the model  I can lay up the hull in a week.The live boats take about an hour to lay up over the plug, another couple to finish, the lanterns take about an hour each,as they are turned from plexiglass rod then brass wire is added. The tow winch is based on a fishing real (with spooling gear) with new end made of copper or brass and driven off the center shaft through a converted flow control valve gear set (from hot water heating system but I have repositioned the output and the drive, good gears and case though) and powered by a deconstructed servo, using the motor for drive and the electronics for speed and direction. Hope this has been of some interest. Al
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2010, 11:30:39 am »

welcome, Ive just bought some plans  for a log pusher, so the photos of yours will come in handy,
bye the way,I think yours look great :-)).All the best Tony.
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woodbutcher

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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2010, 01:22:00 am »

Tony; good luck and thanks for the compliment. Al
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woodbutcher

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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2010, 06:23:28 am »

photos from today at the pond with some web on the drum (will take a month or two to hang net properly) and mast and booms roughly tied on to check stability issues, makes it a little more tender but the Northern Dawn can handle it. Drop stern ramp woks, and the drum turns properly. Al
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2010, 06:33:40 am »

more pics of Northern Dawn in the pond .Al
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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2010, 07:03:35 am »

and one more of the Northern Dawn with some of our pool decorations in the background, Al.
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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2010, 08:19:20 am »

another  fine model there al   O0  will you  'shootng the nets like  ron b's  seiner??  regards ray
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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2010, 07:07:08 pm »

Ray, the idea is to make a herring set, which means a 200fathom net and a power skiff so there is 35' of scale net to hang and a scale aluminium power skiff with a kort nozzle and a qualified skiff man to run its radio. The first few sets should be interesting. Al
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2010, 10:48:30 pm »

another weeks work, another day at the lake, sloughmacs tug in background, my Lloyd B. Gore and still jury rigged Northern Dawn in foreground. Al
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woodbutcher

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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2010, 10:52:40 pm »

A couple more.
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2010, 11:06:36 pm »



  Very very nice  :-))

  All the best , stoney
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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2010, 07:38:17 pm »

fantastic work. :-))
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Krampus

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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2010, 08:21:59 am »

Sir that is some vary nice work. 

 Myself I have only every made one wooden ship, It was an African Queenie looking thing from a kit.
Was nice until we put a steam engine in it. On is maiden voyage it went right to the bottom of the pond.
 I have been doing plastic kits since. 

             Cheers Krampus
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