Hi Marc, thanks for the encouragement. By the way how is your own maritime model coming along?I hope you haven't given up on it.
Gordon, I am really working hard at keeping things tidy, old habits die hard and I am a slob to be honest, that said there is a lot of merit to being able to find the right tool right when you need it instead of the (now where did I put that tool, bubble over my head) frantic search for it under a pile of assorted detritus that seems to accumulate as we build.
Russ I totally agree!! absolutely disgusting I don't even know why I continue with this charade called modelbuilding! When I could be hard at work greeting folks at the Walmart door
Don, yes it does seem to get bigger by the day. Don over all the hull will be 63 inches with a additional 24 inches for the bowsprit. The mast will be 80 plus inches. By the way the last time I was in the UK Judy and I spent some wonderful days on the north coast of Devon. When I was a kid we used to go to North Devon for our summer holidays, Linton and Lynmouth, Coombe Martin, Poorlock hill with its 1 in 4 grade always gave my Dad the willies, probably something to do with an old 1939 Ford 10 cwt van with poor brakes. and thanks for the compliment on the boat.
Anyway back to the boat.
the planking continues and while waiting for the glue to dry I have started to make the planking for the second layer, this will be pine and 1/16 inch thick. the first Cedar layer is a bit higgledy piggledy with plans that are all aver the map as far as consistency goes regarding the widths. The second layer will be more clean and will be more prototypical regading the widths and overall appearance.
I cut up some 1x8 pine into 24 inch lengths and then stripped it up into 1/16 thick planks one 24 inch length yielded 100 lineal feet of planking.
I cut a few other offcuts into some thinner planks for some other projects down the road while I was at it.
I did a little test with some tiny model aircraft rivets just to see how it would look.
and the difference between the # 68 drill in the pin vice and the dental pick was negligible as far as preparing the wood for the rivets.
so this is where we are at regarding the cedar on the hull.
I'm off to Jasper national Park for the Libraries conference tomorrow so no work on the boat for a couple of days, just communing with the mountains and doing a bit of poetry and watercolour painting.