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Re: A Greek BIREME
« Reply #125 on: August 06, 2017, 11:29:12 am »

Ken,

The second link seems to have quite a bit of info about the mechanism buried in it from a quick look.

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« Reply #126 on: August 06, 2017, 11:38:04 am »


Thanks again Colin.  You are very supportive.

I shall be back on the workshop soon with fresh vigour and enthusiasm now.

Cheers

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« Reply #127 on: August 06, 2017, 12:49:57 pm »


This one whilst a bit long, was built and shows the oars and has some sketches which may assist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e1cmprH6BY
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« Reply #128 on: August 07, 2017, 10:20:48 am »

Thank you for your input RAAArtyGunner.   :-))

All clues are welcomed as there's more to this than imagined.

If you don't like horrible sights then please skip over this next section.  :}  :}

Yesterday was decision day and it was  'out with the axe' .  I have cut out the offending sections with the miss-placed holes and started a new section with better spaced holes for the Oars. The holes are slightly under-sized at the moment whilst we decide on their shape and size.

New sections have been cut and placed in position.

 

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« Reply #129 on: August 07, 2017, 10:25:44 am »


The next job was to make a precision master jig for the oar holes and the matching oar movement frame.
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« Reply #130 on: August 07, 2017, 10:27:30 am »

The new sides were then drilled out and offered up to the hull.

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« Reply #131 on: August 07, 2017, 10:35:14 am »


You will notice that the holes are 2mm closer than before.  This is because we need to shorten the length of the pusher arm so that it does not interfere with the curvature of the hull at each end.  (another error unspoken of !!)

The new pusher arms have been cut ready and pre-drilled.  Today we hope to fix the 60 oar pushers into place.

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« Reply #132 on: August 07, 2017, 08:26:24 pm »

I salute your efforts Ken.
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« Reply #133 on: August 07, 2017, 08:43:44 pm »


Thanks Ian,

Day off today.   I'm running out of breath lately,  Not from working fast but climbing stairs after smoking for 60 years. I'm arranging a visit to the surgery to check it out.

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« Reply #134 on: August 08, 2017, 08:27:16 pm »

That sounds like COPD, so quitting now and getting the Docs to check you over will be a boon to your Boat building career! My Aunt has COPD and my Uncle has the beginnings of Emphesema, so they're a right pair Love 'em  %)

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« Reply #135 on: August 08, 2017, 08:35:26 pm »

Thanks Ian.  The next available appointment is 16 days time  ??????

Might go down before they open in the morning and join the queue for an instant decision type of visit.  No work done today, just watched TV for 6 hours.   %)

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« Reply #136 on: August 08, 2017, 10:00:12 pm »

Our surgery is like that too. I think they work on the principle that either the problem will go away in the meantime so they won't need to treat you or that you will drop dead so they won't need to treat you either.....

Good idea to force the issue and present yourself. Our surgery has a resident paramedic who can give you an assessment and refer you to doctor if they feel it necessary. They don't advertise the service of course.

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« Reply #137 on: August 09, 2017, 09:28:45 pm »

No Ken today? Hope visit to Doc went OK.

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« Reply #138 on: August 09, 2017, 09:37:38 pm »


Here I am.   :}  had a quiet day.  Couldn't get down there so will phone tomorrow and make appointment.  Mind you, when they hear me coughing they might 'jiffy up a bit'.
I'm trying to give up the dreaded weed but I keep failing.   {:-{


Catch you later

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« Reply #139 on: August 10, 2017, 07:40:56 am »

Hi there Ken
I can put a picture on that may help you pack in smoking - I smoked for 40 odd year and 3 years to this month - on the 14th to be exact was the last time I had a cigarette.   I used to enjoy a tab.  Now I have a small plastic bottle reminding me - it has tubes in it - they were inserted into my right lung - and the sheer pain of it all when they inserted the tube without any anaesthetic - they used something like a welding rod and pushed it straight through - all I remember apart from being bruised from me armpit to the thigh - I felt like I had been belted with a baseball bat.

In all honesty do I miss smoking - yes I do occasionally - but once you get over the first few days - hey presto!!!

I had patches and everything you can think of to stop - to be honest with you - the best thing I had was similar to a cigar holder to chew on :-)

when they removed the pipes I asked if he would give me the bottle with the pipe in so everytime I fancied a tab I would look at the bottle - do you want to see the bottle?   Cos I still have it here.   Ken, I do suffer from severe COPD and the worst thing ever is sometimes I have to use me wheelchair, I cant walk very far and that gets me down.   Its a killer when you go to the lake as you need people to help ya.

By the build is looking good - I am still watching.  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KEN - AND PACK IN THAT SMOKING :-)
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« Reply #140 on: August 11, 2017, 05:27:07 pm »

Hiya John.

Nice to hear from you.  So sorry about your story.  It does make you think.

Yesterday I tried to stop and failed later in the day.  Same again today but have reduced from 20 down to 5.  I really would like to stop and will persevere.

No more suggestions please.

Onwards with the boat.  I am not pleased with it now the cut out section is re-fitted.  It's all wobbly under pressure so I'm afraid I shall have to give it up.

I have been out to get new timber and will completely make another hull. I shall keep the oars and mechanisms for the next model.

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« Reply #141 on: August 11, 2017, 09:43:49 pm »

Will you continue on this thread Ken ...or will you be starting up a fresh one ?

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« Reply #142 on: August 11, 2017, 09:46:24 pm »

You'll get there Ken. Dropping seventyfive percent in two days is an amazing achivement  :-)) :-)) I think it is breaking the habitual moments that will be the turning point. My sister recently gave up and she said, its those coffee and getting ready to set off on a drive moments that are sticking points.

I look forward to seeing your next stage in project Bireme, you must be learning loads and no one drowned  :-))
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« Reply #143 on: August 11, 2017, 10:06:56 pm »

Worry not.  I am staying with the thread as I have a large investment in it now.  The oars and runners are done and the electronics are on paper plans.  We are going the Arduino route, so that should be fun.   :}

Today we acquired some new timber  (they love me down the shop) all ready to make new planking for the new hull.  Shouldn't take me long once I get going. The model will be 6 inches longer to allow for a better line up of the 60 oars.

7 ciggies today Ian, but we are trying and times are tense.   %)  Went down the Doctors today and they were fully booked for 3 weeks.  They suggested I get in the telephone queue every morning until I got through to claim an emergency appointment. They've stopped the crowds appearing at their door on opening times.  Seems a good job to be in eh !!


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« Reply #144 on: August 11, 2017, 11:36:51 pm »

Well, if you only increased by two on a stressful day then I continue saluting you Ken. That drop by seventy two%  to seventy five% each day really will help and help soon  :D :D :-))

I can't comment on the Health service without getting very soap boxish, so keep up the good work on both counts, the Hobnobs are poised  :}

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« Reply #145 on: August 12, 2017, 04:55:41 pm »


New Ploy today.  Started working in shed straight after breakfast. (can't smoke when bustling around.)

Well, as mentioned the new version is on the blocks. We are using 9mm plywood for extra strength to cover the torque of all the moving oars.

Last night we enlarged the plans to make her 6 inches longer with the matching width being automatic from this, without the need for more calculating.

'By Cracky',  she's suddenly more sturdy and weighty now. Here are some pictures of the plywood with the 'fret sawed out Keel' to give you an idea of the size.  The frames have been cut out with slots to match the slots in the keel and it all dry fits together quite nicely,  These will be shaped for the curvature of the hull and glued together as a solid fixture.


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« Reply #146 on: August 12, 2017, 05:01:54 pm »

The new timber is awaiting cutting to make the planking strips.  Last time I did this I forgot I had 5 fingers on my hand and had a slight mishap.    :((

Hopefully with my new blade guards in place, it will make the job safer.

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« Reply #147 on: August 12, 2017, 06:39:13 pm »

That's a super start Ken.
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« Reply #148 on: August 14, 2017, 10:32:57 am »

The frames were then hollowed out and glued into place.  It's now so solid that I can stand on it.   %%.

As I usually have trouble attaching the planking to the bow, I am trying a new idea of fitting blocks to the stem post and will be chamfering it to match the curve.  The stern is yet to be done.




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« Reply #149 on: August 14, 2017, 08:40:16 pm »


A quiet, nervous day was spent cutting the planking.   %)

We have started by laying from the top and will work downwards.  The strip was laid dead square and horizontal, as all the others will follow it.

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