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JJ1973
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC
Ken,

really nice progress, she looks really good! Great work!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 05:57 AM UTC
Hi all finished the planking on the bow (those little bends in the 2x2mm sapeally were a real pain in the bum, that is the 12th set of those, they kept snapping when trying to bend them) I finally managed to get the bend by soaking them in boiling water then giving them 2 mins in the microwave.



d6mst0
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:18 AM UTC
Ken,

Nice. They say you have to build these kits like they do with the real thing. Heating up the wood is how its done of the big ships.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 05:38 AM UTC
Got some more work on this one done.







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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
Ken,

Nice work laying those boards, they look to be laying flat and even. Sometimes not an easy thing to do.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC
Hi all did some to the stern cabin on this, I must say I'm really enjoying this.






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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 02:17 PM UTC
Nice!
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 08:15 AM UTC
I made a simple jig to keep the ribs the same distance apart and to keep them perpendicular to each other 










Made the cats whiskers too.


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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 10:16 AM UTC
Ken,

Great idea they do look nice and evenly spaced. What are "Cat Whiskers and what are their purpose?

Mark
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 06:47 PM UTC
It's the 2 bits sticking out the front (they're actually anchor davits)
JJ1973
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 07:25 AM UTC
Looks great, Ken!

Very smart approach with that jig!

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 09:18 AM UTC
Thanks Jan
I know I'm jumping ahead a bit (well quite a lot) but I thought it might be interesting to add some of the deck furniture.







I made another little jig for the covers for the hatch as there are a lot of them and they all need to be the same.



RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 10:58 PM UTC
Nice work Ken!

I always am in awe of sailing ships, but can never muster the courage to build one