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Old Feb 24, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Bottom Hull Skins


So I have to say that these bottom skins gave me fits. I have realized that some of the balsa that came in my kit is softer and other pieces are harder. The softer balsa pieces are very easy to work with. One half of the bottom skin was harder wood and difficult to chamfer. And then when I tried to cement the bottom skin to where it lines up with the side skin, the curve was off. The directions said to wet it so it would conform to the bulkheads. I thought this would then line up where the chamfered edge of the bottom skin would meet the bottom of the side skin. Well they did not line up.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 04:31 PM
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Front bow planking


Bow planking went well. I'm done as I'm out of glue. Rest of the Davy watching the Daytona 500 and peeling CA off my fingers
Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Welcome to the club of true modelers, biting, chewing, and pealing CA glue from the fingers they havenít glued together yet.
Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:28 AM
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True that, you can strike a kitchen match on the fingers after a build session.
Old Feb 28, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Try using a touch screen after an afternoon in the shop with CA, its mildly amusing until it becomes infuriating!

Great start and welcome aboard!
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 10:23 PM
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Bow Planking


I worked on the Bow Planking today. Went ok, had to use a lot of CA glue and had to hold the bowed planks for a long time before the CA glue dried. curious how the CA glue sands. Is there any way to make the CA glue dry faster?

TIP: I bought a small very fine tooth saw at the hobby shop. It was very helpful cutting off the overhanging planking.
Old Mar 02, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 09:20 PM
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Bottom


Time to learn how to whittle I guess.
Old Mar 03, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Bottom Planking


Bottom planking sure is ugly. Hoping it's something a little (or a lot) of sanding can't fix.
Old Mar 03, 2013, 10:58 PM
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Time to learn how to whittle I guess.
You and me are in the same boat Matey ... ~
Old Mar 03, 2013, 11:11 PM
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I am watching this intently as this is my next build once the 63' is refurbished. One at a time!

It looks great, but I understand the feeling one gets when something doesn't seem right. Believe me, I hope my skill level is the same as yours, because then, I know the project will look perfect.

Cheers, Geoff

Practicin' my whittln'!
Old Mar 04, 2013, 06:54 AM
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Welcome
Your planking is just fine . Sanding and filler will make it perfect if you take your time.
I would make one small suggestion; using scrap balsa ,put a filler between your lower horizontal transom former & the bottom sheeting .

The construction is the same as my Sterling 63 (post # 172 )

OBW
Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Soft balsa vs not so soft balsa


Here is one thing I noticed. My planking that came with the kit was not very soft. I'm not sure if its because it sat in the box all these years or its just some balsa is softer than others. Or is the planking suppose to be harder and less pliable because the hull needs strength. I actually ran out of planking and fabricated strips on my own and happened to use very soft balsa. It was a world do difference using the softer balsa. It was much much better I wished I would have just fabricated all new planking strips out of softer balsa. Any comments would be appreciated.
Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Balsa filler


Hi oldbidgewater

What kind of balsa filler do you recommend ?


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