Blandford CS 1/48

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Hello all,

This is the beginning of my build log. I'm still working on finishing up my Longboat Build: 18th Century Armed Longboat but I've been gathering materials for the cross section build so I figured I'd start posting.

I printed all the materials and put them in a binder. I still need to print the jig prints but everything else is ready to go.

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I went back and forth a lot on what wood I wanted to use, I wanted to do some nice stuff but after pricing it out it would've been over $200 in wood and considering this is my first scratch build I felt that was probably excessive. So I went with Basswood from Model Expo for $85 for everything I needed.

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I'm still waiting on the power tools I need, once those arrive I'll post photos of what I got.

I'm excited to get started on this, depending on how this goes I may either do it again with real wood choices or move on to a different cross section.
 

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Welcome to the group, will watch your progress, I will be contiuning my build at the first of the year, need to order more materials from THE LUMBERYARD for the main deck and exterior builds which is where I am at. Don
 

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Hi Gventura,
Welcome to the group build. If you need any help or questions this is the place to be, we have a lot of experienced builders here that are glad to help solve problems. Have fun.
Mike
 
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Welcome and thanks everyone! I'll probably have questions and will be looking to everyone else's logs.

I'm excited that the tools I ordered have finally arrived! I have a Dremel that has some nice attachments with it but for the bigger pieces these are going to be super important I feel.

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In addition I have the Dremel drill press attachment.

So I got three things: oscillating sander, 16 in lathe, and a scroll saw.

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I probably won't be able to open these up and go through them until this weekend, but all the reviews I found on these were good. And they seem small enough to not take up all my space. I'm debating whether the sander is necessary, I'm going to be working almost exclusively in 1:48 and I feel like the dremmel router table will be enough, since none of the wood I'll be working with will be very thick. We'll see.

In the meantime this is my update for now. Before I get started I plan on posting a full inventory of timbering and misc supplies.
 
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The oscillating spindle sander is a must for plank on frame ship model building,the fastest way for the interior curves of the frames.
 
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Hello Gventura,

Welcome to the group. It is nice to see that I am not the only one waiting to get started one this project. I must wait a little while longer before I can start on her but that doesn't mean that I am not already thinking about the best way to build her.

I wholeheartedly agree with Zoly. The most important aspect of any model is the execution of its finishing touches and the spindle sander is the tool you'll use the most.

Ray
 

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I bought the Wen scroll saw and spindle sander both are great tools, but you will want to make a new center plate for them. One that is even with the deck surface or else your parts are going to hang up as you go across them. I had a lot if issues with that and messed up a couple frame parts because of it. The dust collection system works great on both. Make sure you snug your belt down well on the sander or it will walk off. After replacing the plates on mine they both now work great. I used aluminum but wood will also get the job done and is easier to level off to the deck.
 
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I bought the Wen scroll saw and spindle sander both are great tools, but you will want to make a new center plate for them. One that is even with the deck surface or else your parts are going to hang up as you go across them. I had a lot if issues with that and messed up a couple frame parts because of it. The dust collection system works great on both. Make sure you snug your belt down well on the sander or it will walk off. After replacing the plates on mine they both now work great. I used aluminum but wood will also get the job done and is easier to level off to the deck.
Thanks for the advice, I haven't opened them yet but do you have an example or some photos of what you mean?
 
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All of the basswood is from Model Expo and a local art supply store, the materials are from various craft stores and Amazon. The MDF board I got from Home Depot who will do pre-cuts for you so you only have to finish it and not cut down the huge boards, as well as the screws since I'm modifying the jig somewhat. Hyperlinks included on some materials.

I'm missing a couple things from my materials list that I have created. I have not yet found dowels of 1/8" and 3/32", I may have to spin my own dowels from strips of wood. I also don't yet have basswood of certain thicknesses, but I will probably cut those myself or update this list to reflect that I found that wood later on.

Alright, before I get started in earnest here is my list of materials:

Cross Section Build
Basswod Sheet:
3/16x4x24" - 6 sheets
1/16x4x24" - 4 sheets
1/4x2x24"- 2 sheets
1/8x4x24" - 2 sheets

Basswood Strips:
3/32x1/4x24" - 24 strips
1/32x1/8x24" - 24 strips
1/32x3/16x24" - 24 strips
3/32x3/16x24" - 12 strips
1/16x1/8x24" - 12 strip
3/16x3/16x24" - 16 strips
1/16x3/16x24" - 24 strips
1/16x1/4x24" - 12 strips
1/8x1/8x24" - 12 strips
5/32x1/2x24" - 4 strips
1/32x1/16x24" - 12 strips

Dowels:
1/2 x 36"
1/4" x 36"
3/8" x 36"
3/4" x 36"
3/16" x 36"
5/16" x 36"

Brass:
10 yrds of 18 ga wire
15 yrds of 20 ga wire
3/32" x 12" tube


Jig Build
MDF Board:
1/2" x 2' x 2'
1/4" x 2' x 2'

Supports:
4" screws x 4
Matching bolts x 12

Supplies:
Rubber Cement (for gluing the instruction sheets to the boards)

Tools:
I'll be using the WEN Scroll Saw, WEN Oscilating Sander, and Proxxon 37006 KS 115 Bench Circular Saw with 2-Inch HSS Saw Blade, in addition to various blades, CA glue, and sandpaper of course. Gloves, goggles, and mask.

And away we go!
 
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