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Old Jun 22, 2012, 03:27 PM
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I glad to see you are back on this!
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 02:34 AM
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Thank you RG

I normally wouldn't be indoors modelling at this time of the year but this is a very wet Summer, over 100mm of rain this week alone! With most of the jobs done around the house, The Waveney is a better option than watching;Tennis, Football and in a few weeks time the Olympics.
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Amen
Welcome back Bob!
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Thank you Jerry

With the mast blank saved from being a useful stick I decided to turn a button for the mast head. I don't have a small woodturning lathe so with a scrap of Beech, (cut to an appropriate size hexagon) glued onto a dowell, whole lot was mounted in the rechargable drill, a Scapel blade mounted at centre height and I had a makeshift lathe.
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Gaff jaws

The introduction of GRP for boats 27-34 into the fleet also bought about a Mk11 Gaff Jaw, Kingcup gets a MK1 but the challenge of moulding the elegant MK11 in aluminium looked like a fun project in itself.

The MK1 is galvanised "C" shoe with a stitched leather jacket
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Parrel Beads

The Gaff jaws on the Waveney are secured by a piece of rope with 22mm (7/8ths) wooden Parrel Beads to act as runners. A scout through the bead box and shops in town drew a blank for anything close to a 3.6 mm bead.

Back in the workshop a redundant watchmakers screwdriver was soon modified into a chisel with the correct bead diameter sharpened into it. Worth noting, after a few modeller's experiments showed that if one leg of the chisel was left a fraction longer than the other it formed a useful parting tool to cut the bead off the dowel.
The 1mm drill acts as a fixed centre when turning the bead and also stops the bead from escaping once it is parted off.
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Gaff Jaws ready for the Gaff

A bit of boot polish, a bit of scuffing and removing the galvanizing where the halyard eye rubs and the Jaws are weathered in a bit.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 07:51 AM
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My goal in life is to build just one model with the same attention to detail that you have afforded this one.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Thank you RG, my goal is to try to finish just one too, this one! I think the luxury of having time in the workshop means that each little fitting or component becomes a model in itself and therefore deserves to be my best effort.

Have you got a model in mind?
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 01:00 PM
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Yes.. and no.

A planked steam launch, but I haven't chosen the launch or the steam plant yet. I have two or three other builds that I want to use a training projects to gain the skills that I don't yet realize I don't have

At the rate I work, I need to live a very long time. It is all part of my master plan.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 06:03 PM
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A planked steam launch? Nice! A model engineer friend has a part complete marine steam plant and boiler which he says I can have if I want to finish it off, he has started on a V8 and has lost intertest in the a steam engine. He previously built a model V.W air cooled flat 4 which now powers his bicycle. Now those are skills I wish I had.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Bowprit shoe

I know I should be planking but while the metal kit is out for the mast fittings I have decided to run up against the problems of the Bowsprit shoe, a very distinctive and prominent fitting on the foredeck.
I have tried carving out a plaster mould to "ingot" pour molten bronze into, that works after a fashion but the quality of the casting means a lot of time with a file, There is nothing wrong with that but this seems like a good excuse to play with lost wax casting. Lost Wax or investment casting is a standard method of making Jewellery and IF I ever decide to kit the GRP model, fittings will need to be available. A rubber mould taken off a wooden plug gives me the option of a single Shoe or the chance to make more wax models if the first experiment doesn't work.


Let the photos do the talking
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 07:11 PM
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Does anyone know why this thread is "stickied"?
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 09:45 PM
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A craffty Man...
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Well the first experiment failed, it seems that Acrylic spray primer will not stand 160 deg C.
Today has been a case of trial and more than a few errors but with lessons learnt I am hoping that when I get up tomorrow I will have a rubber mould for making wax plugs. I do have servicable system and have made a few reasonable plugs but having chanced on Jerry's "Pride of Baltimore" thread decided that I shouldn't put up with reasonable. Fantastic work Jerry! I think if I had seen that thread before now I would have been inspired to pull my finger out a bit sooner.

Anyhow here is a photo of Lesson 1 from early this morning.
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