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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #250 on: April 09, 2021, 10:08:24 pm »

Cheers David, that's what I like to see on this forum - good ideas being shared  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #251 on: April 10, 2021, 10:08:38 am »

Hi Ray I'm sure that glue has a shelf life although I've never seen a use by date on them, I had a bottle of thin styrene glue that had been at the back of a shelf for a considerable time, when I tried it and opened the bottle it was still like water but had no effect on styrene whatsoever, also found an old thin cyano that had turned to jelly, neither of these was as old as your 23 year old canopy glue  %) {-) {-) .


ps I ordered two rolls of that Stix2 tape to experiment with I got it from Stix website direct far less postage than Hobbycraft who charge as much for postage as the two rolls of tape.




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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #252 on: April 10, 2021, 10:31:02 am »

Thank you for the update Joe, much appreciated. :-)
Points to note : 1. Check my adhesives and replace when they start to deteriorate. 2. Shop around for better deals!  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #253 on: June 06, 2021, 09:04:50 am »

Nothing done since 7th April - hope to get back onto it this evening / tomorrow.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #254 on: June 06, 2021, 09:44:03 am »

You go at your own pace Ray the cobwebs make it look more realistic  %)


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #255 on: June 06, 2021, 10:38:25 am »

Will be awaiting your postings  :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #256 on: June 06, 2021, 10:51:02 am »

the cobwebs make it look more realistic  %)

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Cheers Joe


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #257 on: June 06, 2021, 10:58:49 am »

Will be awaiting your postings  :-))


Cheers Dave, hopefully have something to show soon %)


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #258 on: June 06, 2021, 02:18:28 pm »

Hi Ray - I'm looking forward too mate but just do it in your own time  :-))

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #259 on: June 06, 2021, 02:26:47 pm »

Will do mate - cheers  :-)


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #260 on: June 07, 2021, 10:15:57 pm »

Just a tiny update to get back into the swing...

The cockpit seats are in, although the drivers single seat is currently free-standing until I can get the base 'feet' made and stained.
A bit more mahogany trim varnished and glued to the cockpit for'd bulkhead.

...and just one quick snap before the camera batteries gave up. I've got replacements, just need to find them now :embarrassed:

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #261 on: June 08, 2021, 05:01:09 am »

Lovely wood work there Ray  :-)) :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #262 on: June 08, 2021, 08:17:38 am »

Cheers Dave, much appreciated.
Next bit of woodwork will be to tidy up where deck edge meets hull top - that area looks awful at the moment.
Small steps and onward...


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #263 on: June 08, 2021, 08:28:18 am »

You've cleaned the cobwebs off Ray  {-)  seriously though mate from a boat that was due for the tip look at how far you've come great job Ray finish it in your own time mate  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #264 on: June 08, 2021, 08:39:26 am »

Cheers Joe and much appreciated again.
The trim I mentioned is the mahogany 5mm x 0.5 that you pointed out earlier. Probably need a few coats of varnish to help match it up.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #265 on: June 08, 2021, 11:07:09 am »

Yeah I think you will fine that strip will cover the deck joint nicely and bends round easy and with the edges sanded blends in and looks right.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #266 on: June 08, 2021, 11:27:21 am »

Thanks Joe, which glue to use? I'm thinking either aliphatic or cyano - hmmm....


Think I'll try aliphatic first. Cyano probably cause problems if it needs any adjustments.


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #267 on: June 08, 2021, 12:00:49 pm »

I did mine by keeping it fimly in place with tape and running thin cryaro into the join hasn't moved yet


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #268 on: June 08, 2021, 12:40:01 pm »

Just be careful with cryaro glue it can dis-colour the wood.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #269 on: June 08, 2021, 01:37:45 pm »

Joe and Dave, both points noted and thanks lads, very much appreciated  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #270 on: June 09, 2021, 09:49:10 pm »

Cheers Dave, much appreciated.
Next bit of woodwork will be to tidy up where deck edge meets hull top - that area looks awful at the moment.
Small steps and onward...


Ray.


A great quality renovation that you’re doing here. No point rushing in my opinion. (I’m not!) ive learnt a few things from your work (like using homemade decals, making a steering wheel from scratch etc)
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #271 on: June 09, 2021, 09:58:26 pm »

Thanks Stuw and your comments are very much appreciated.
It's a good feeling when other people appreciate what you're trying to achieve - we can all help each other along the way :-))

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #272 on: June 10, 2021, 06:07:38 am »

Ray, I also agree with “Stuw” comments and enjoy your build  :-)) :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #273 on: June 20, 2021, 10:31:06 pm »

Finally, found time to get the side trim sorted.
For anyone with a similar problem as mine ref the tremor in the hand, I found a solution to applying glue to a brush head - just use a vice or similar to hold the brush steady while dispensing the glue. I've used Aliphatic resin and this needed to be applied in stages until the whole edging was completed.

...a few photos, then a smaller update to follow:-

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #274 on: June 20, 2021, 10:38:04 pm »

...once the glue had dried the joint between deck and edging was rounded off, the boat given a good brush off, to clear resultant sawdust, and wiped down with panel-wipe.

The whole deck was then given a coat of varnish. I'll check the result when dry (tomorrow).

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