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HMS Victory 1:98

Started by WP Rayner, October 06, 2021, 08:18:44 AM

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finescalerr

If you are modeling a ship, your preferred drink for the duration of construction must become GROG. -- Russ

Lawton Maner

Just what I always dream about drinking, diluted cheap rum!  If I drink rum it has to be a Cuba Libre.

WP Rayner

It's been a long time since I've posted an update on this project. Took July off from the model bench to build a vendor display (in Maple and Purpleheart) for my sister's embroidery business. Because of its size, that project took over the entire workshop. Our two remaining Ash trees were felled last month, so I've been spending a lot of time flailing about with a chainsaw, schlepping logs, and splitting firewood... it never ends.

Concerning the Victory, the solid wood Bow Timbers are now glued up to the modified Mantua plywood keel and the joint has been cut in the solid wood Keel/Sternpost assembly, ready to be glued and treenailed in place.

KeelTimbersAssyWIP.jpg
Paul

Whisky Workbench
Stay low, keep quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.

finescalerr

Construction is just whizzing right along. -- Russ

Ray Dunakin

Nice! It's amazing to me how many separate pieces of wood went into making that bow timber.
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WP Rayner

Quote from: finescalerr on August 04, 2022, 04:16:28 PMConstruction is just whizzing right along. -- Russ
Isn't it though. Can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually looking forward to winter when all the outdoor work and construction will slow, freeing up more time for the workshop.
Paul

Whisky Workbench
Stay low, keep quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.

WP Rayner

Quote from: Ray Dunakin on August 04, 2022, 11:13:48 PMNice! It's amazing to me how many separate pieces of wood went into making that bow timber.
Thanks Ray. There's a lot of complex miniature joinery in that assembly.
Paul

Whisky Workbench
Stay low, keep quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.

WP Rayner

After months of intermittent work on the keel, attention can now be turned to the Victory frames. First photo shows the full keel assembly with the solid timber keel, sternpost and bow timbers married to the modified Mantua plywood keel.
KeelAssembled.jpg

Second photo is a detail shot of the forward section showing the Boxwood treenails used to reinforce the solid timber keel to plywood joint. There are also three brass "treenails" (not visible) reinforcing the joint between the bow timbers and the plywood. These pins come in from the top of the plywood keel and pass into the bow timbers. Near the upper right of the photo you can see one of the two threaded brass inserts in the keel which provide the option of mounting the hull to machined support pillars as opposed to a cradle.
KeelAssembledDetail.jpg
 
Paul

Whisky Workbench
Stay low, keep quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.

finescalerr

You have made a silk purse from a sow's ear. Acceptable. -- Russ

Carlo

Paul - I've been following on YouTube.
I love your patient and meticulous approach to building.
I wish I could do more of that; I tend to rush things sometimes.
Carlo

WP Rayner

Quote from: finescalerr on September 01, 2022, 12:10:28 AMYou have made a silk purse from a sow's ear. Acceptable. -- Russ
Thanks Russ!
Quote from: Carlo on September 01, 2022, 05:39:15 AMPaul - I've been following on YouTube.
I love your patient and meticulous approach to building.
I wish I could do more of that; I tend to rush things sometimes.
Carlo
Thanks Carlo. Lately it hasn't always been a matter of patience. The past few months it's been more of an available time issue for me and, as a result, the temptation is always there to rush through a process. Past experience has taught me that rushing, in any discipline, will always result in an unacceptable outcome.
Paul

Whisky Workbench
Stay low, keep quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.