TRITON Cross Section

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TRITON Cross Section

Post by bbrockel » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:21 am

I start this build as a first step to scratch building. The plans are avilable on another web site, but wanted to share my progress with everyone here, also.
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Scroll saw work
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Floor futtocks on billet and ready for the scroll saw.
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Another shot of build board with keel in place.
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Gantry-style board with keel secured to build board.
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Cross section pland of Triton.
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Re: TRITON Cross Section

Post by bbrockel » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:32 am

A few more progress pictures.
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First completed frame being set up on the gantry. 4" level on cross member ensures each frame is level.
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Completed frames sitting there like a bunch of chicken bones waiting to have treenails added and added to the keel
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Additional frame members being added.
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Frame assembly jig.
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Dry fit of floor futtocks with keelson added
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Re: TRITON Cross Section

Post by Sjors55 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:06 am

Hi Bob,

Good luck with the scratch!
That's something I never try.
It looks good.
Good luck with it.

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Re: TRITON Cross Section

Post by barba » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:15 pm

Good luck with the build Bob, looks very precise.

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Re: TRITON Cross Section

Post by bbrockel » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:50 pm

Sjors, Anja and Barba thank you all for the encouraging words. Definitely a high learning curve here, but I'm really enjoying this build. :text-thankyouyellow:

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Re: TRITON Cross Section

Post by GaryM » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:53 pm

What and how many models have you built. This is a brave step. Looks like you have a good saw. The key to this type of build is to have the best tools. Good luck
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Re: TRITON Cross Section

Post by popeye » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:10 pm

hey there Bob........I was wondering when you were going to post this build here, count me in to watch. sad to hear about MSW. I'll look forward in seeing more progress.

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Re: TRITON Cross Section

Post by bbrockel » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:51 am

Gary, just wanted to see what scratch building was all about. The saw is an older Craftsman I bought from a guy on Craig's List. Those old Craftsman saws were well built. I've also recently added a Byrnes table saw to my collection. One can never have too many tools, right?

Thanks Popeye. Yes, truly a sad day at MSW. I feel the admins pain. Should have a couple more progress pics soon.

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Re: TRITON Cross Section

Post by rummy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:41 am

Hello Bob,glad to see you here.I'm glad to be here.You are still amazing people with your talent.
Best Regards Larry
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Re: TRITON Cross Section

Post by bbrockel » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:46 pm

Thanks Larry. You make me blush with your kind words.

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