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Old Jul 20, 2007, 01:09 AM
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Top'sl Sloop Providence Build

Hello,
Here's some new pics of my 1/24th scale top sail sloop Providence. I lated the keel in Sept 2006. Planning started a few months before that.

My web site geocities com/sloopprovidencerc is where the build blog has been up until now.

More photos to follow.
Jason

-BTW Edit 2015 - Geocities website is dead .... so I'll continue this thread with pics, etc. here.
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Old Jul 20, 2007, 01:35 AM
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Upload of about a month's construction photos.

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Looking very, very nice Jason.

I just love these old sailing vessels! I look forward to watching her come to life in the days that follow.

Good work!

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Old Jul 20, 2007, 01:49 PM
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The Q-deck planking is complete now!

I like the idea of using a sharpened brass tube on a soldering iron to burn/scribe the deck pins into each plank. I may have to experiment around with that.

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The Q-deck planking is complete now!

I like the idea of using a sharpened brass tube on a soldering iron to burn/scribe the deck pins into each plank. I may have to experiment around with that.

Jason
Yeah..that is pretty ingenius...I wished I had thought to do that and a some of the other things that have come about since my buildup. I could aways strip her down and do a redo!

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Old Jul 20, 2007, 09:08 PM
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outstanding job so far
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Old Jul 25, 2007, 01:27 AM
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Well, today I resanded the Q-deck and brought all the planks down to the level of the 0.060" thick caulking stripes. Cleaned and rechecked the edges of the Q-deck hatch. I am ready to do the finish sanding and restain the deck now.

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Old Aug 01, 2007, 02:34 PM
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Well,
Finish carving the main spar and staining it this week. Been reading up on how I want to rig the spar; ties, jeers, or lifts... I have photos from my trip and some rigging books, so its just matter of sitting down and looking everything over and getting it clear in my mind, before I build the main crosstree.
Well later,
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Old Aug 01, 2007, 02:40 PM
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Jason, glad to see this post still alive. Keep us posted
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Old Aug 01, 2007, 07:44 PM
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Mast anyone?

OK, just talked to a friend with a 42in bed lathe...

Tomorrow, I turn the mast!

This will be an interesting experience... I'm going to write down a number of offsets for the mast diameter at X hight from the step. This should give me a good read on the taper of the mast. One of the books I picked up recently has a great drawing of the mast head and how to step the topmast into the builtup trestle-tree assembly. This plan will mean turning the mast from a starting dia. of 3/4 to about 3/8 squared off at the topmast step and above. Carving out the flats for the side cheeks. Should be "fun", challenging but fun.
The order of sheaves has arrived and I can start fabing the blocks now. With the main yard carved down to tapper and ready along with the top yard partially rigged, the mast is what is holding me up now.
If all goes well... maybe Friday and this weekend wil see the mast and spars come together.

Then will come the rest of the fun, mounting the servos, routing the running rigging, building the blocks, the list goes on.

Later,
Jason
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Be sure that you use a steady rest and a follower rest when you do this! It's going to be mighty floppy between centers.
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Thank's for the help Bob,
Yep... Think I'll feed the mast thru the chuck and work on sections of it at a time and also be using a live center. Just looking it over most of the taper on the 36in mast is in a center 22in section. The rest I'll hand carve.
12 years ago I watched a master modeler turn his masts on his lathe at his house for his 1/15th scale 'Alma' scow-schooner.
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Old Aug 01, 2007, 11:22 PM
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Top mast

Just got done roughing out the top mast from a square piece of stock. Also added the flag staff into the top of the top mast. Do some quick checks of the measurements and stain the top mast.
That will be one more piece down...

Umteen hundred to go!

Jason
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i'm still amazed. a race boat i can do, but this? me thinks not. kudos to you bro. looking forward to the finished product. a ship in the water

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Yeah... I have a way of bitting off more than I can chew....

Most of the time though... that just means it takes longer to swallow.

I don't know if I'd have fun with a kit build class boat. One of the guys at the pond offered to let me sail one of his spares this weekend and get some practice on the water after club points, which I will gladly accept. But this one project is also more than enough. This is not my main hobby... more of a hobby from my hobby.

As long as it is 'fun' I'm good!
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