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longshanks

18th Century 28 Foot Longboat

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9 hours ago, beefy66 said:

I take it with this back on the cards you have headed to sunnier climes

 

😎 I had to take one for the team today, spent it on the beach :whistle:

Timed it just right, left the UK 1' (snow later that day), arrived Tenerife 24' . 

 

Thanks for all the support here, much appreciated

 

Kev

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1 hour ago, longshanks said:

 

😎 I had to take one for the team today, spent it on the beach :whistle:

Much appreciated, Kev.  A week ago here, it was -22°C with a -35°C wind chill.  I'm green (no, not Martian green) with envy. :who-let-rip:

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On 12/15/2018 at 7:25 AM, longshanks said:

Progress

 

The process described in this kit is edge bending. Simply put wet/soak plank  bend/twist whatever is required for shape and apply the hairdryer.

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Second sheer plank in so we should be balanced now and little likelihood of imparting a twist

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Most of the clamping I've done with elastic bands

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Transom inserted

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This pic clearly shows the laser cut line on the false bulkhead. I must say  this laser cutting is spot on. A few passes with a file in the bulkhead / keel notches and they slotted firmly together. Note  the charred wood needs to be cleaned off to allow for good adhesion. I'm using PVA and Ca on this build

 

Thanks for looking in

 

Kev

Watching with intrest as i have this in my stash

 

The kit method for bending and twisting the planks is not the best.  Its a very slow method that has a tendancy to open up the woodgrain.  Its far quicker to hold the plank over the steam of a kettle, you can form a curve or a twist in seconds and the wood is good to hold adhesive stright away

 

Jase

 

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All looking very fine - You can now tell the weather by the featured model - 

"In shipping area Longshanks - its the 28 ft Longboat - weather Very fine,  visibility excellent, bloody warm and Specked Hen and Gin imminent"

 

;)

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I wasn't happy with the width of the capping rail .............. managed to reduce it by about 25%, much better 🙂 

 

Work started on the bottom boards. Done in usual way. Cardboard template, traced onto paper. Support boards tacked to paper. Main boards fixed with 1mm spacer in between. Paper removed from back

 

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View last evening with the sun setting on Teide

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Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

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Looking very clean and tidy - the reduced capping rail does look better

How did you do those volcanoes then.....?

 

Rob

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Well I started with some mash potato and a rolled up news paper . . . .

 

then I opened a new bottle of gin and you can guess the rest.

I managed  to go outside and take a pic, lucky the camera has an anti shake device

 

Kev

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That Longboat is coming along nicely, Kev.  Very realistic!  :yes:

 

2 hours ago, longshanks said:

... View last evening with the sun setting on Teide ...

Sure, rub it in!  Great shot, though. 

 

We have a friend who moved from here to Santa Cruz de Tenerife a few years ago.  For some reason, she says she doesn't miss our snow & sub-zero temperatures. :winkgrin:

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2 hours ago, longshanks said:

Main boards fixed with 1mm spacer in between.

Pucker job.

Take it easy with the Speckled Hen and Gin chasers, you've building to do.

 

Stuart

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I wasn't happy with the clutter from construction in the bow area

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Decided to add a bulkhead, which meant the capping rail had to come further back

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Then a bulkhead whittled

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Also shown are the riser rails to support thwarts

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The kit calls for the bottom boards to follow the ribs as per museum drawings. There in lies a problem, the distance between the thwarts and the bottom boards  is over 500mm. I'm 1900mm tall my lower leg 450mm so even I would have my legs swinging in the breeze. I have rowed 32 foot RN Cutters and believe me if you can't brace your feet you're going no where. Hence the reason I have changed to duck boards to reduce the height difference. 

I have seen it mentioned on other forums if the original came from a museum it must be right :fraidnot:

 

On 07/02/2019 at 20:26, Jase said:

The kit method for bending and twisting the planks is not the best.  Its a very slow method that has a tendancy to open up the woodgrain.  Its far quicker to hold the plank over the steam of a kettle, you can form a curve or a twist in seconds and the wood is good to hold adhesive stright away

You are right, mch simpler/quicker. Thanks for the tip

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

Kev

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This is like a carpentry lesson but in miniature very neat skills Mr Longshanks 

 

Even with the Spotty Chicken and Gin oh and the nice weather ;)

 

beefy 

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Very nice work Kev!

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Further progress made in fitting out . . .

 

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Nothing fixed yet, need to be able to get in and paint

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Thanks for the support and looking in

 

Kev

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Does seem like a shame to paint and cover up all that great work. 👍🏻

 

beefy 

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Forward grating whittled to shape 

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Oars in production

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Now thats looking like a boat 

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Happy days  ...........

 

Running out of things I can do here, might have to return to the TID

 

Thanks for looking in

 

Kev

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Cracking job. 👍🏻

 

Beefy 

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Just stumbled on this 'un...NICE.  Should be very attractive when finished!

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