Constructo 1799 Enterprise help

Pathfinder65

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Sanding Detail Tool.

I noted in one of my posts that I had made sanding sticks from 3/8 x 3/8 in square Birch stock. I cut the Birch stock about 9 in long and cut various grit sandpaper in 3/8 strips 4 to 8 inches long to fasten to the stock. For the heavy grit sandpaper I used a Elmer’s glue stick to fasten a 4 X 3/8 inch piece of sandpaper on only one side of the Birch stock. For the finer grades of sandpaper I folded 8 X 3/8 inch sandpaper strips around the Birch stock and held it in place with blue painters tape. The sanding sticks were made to clean up the gun port openings after the openings were drilled and cutout.

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Searching the internet for some replacement lumber I found the Sanding Detailer. I ordered a set and used them to do the final sanding on the hatches, capstan, ladders and the last four gun ports. I found them easier to hold and able to get into the corners better than my DIY sanding stick. The various grits of sandpaper supplied worked quite well. The little sanding belts move easily to provide a clean surface for sanding. The sanding belts can also be replaced quickly and easily. Overall I’m satisfied with the product.
 
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Gun Ports:

Seems that it took forever, but I’ve finally completed the gun ports. It was a little bit here and a little bit there. Cutting, sanding, fitting and glueing the frames took some time. I couldn’t think of an easy way of completing this part of the build.

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The next step is to cut, fit, sand and glue the Rough-tree timbers.
 

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God job.
But you are a lucky guy because you only had 14 gun ports to frame. I am in the process of building Constructo Prince de Neûfchatel and it has 11 gun ports each side plus another 11 smaller (a lot smaller) what I think were for the oars. It is 44 ports and the smaller are more difficult to get right.
It is the hell of a job framing all those damm things, so I know what the problems you had.
I saw somewhere a guy that built a long square tube than cut it in slices that were the frames. At least they were all equal. The problem is cutting the squares in the hull to fit exactly the frames...

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JL
 
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Hello everyone ,I will be at this stage with my Ontario build to frame the gunports,@janos can you show us the method how to make framing for good gunports out square tubes?Thanks.

Hello @Dicas ,can you show us some pictures of your build or start a build log?Thanks.I am prety sure many of us would be interested.

@Pathfinder65 ,you are making a good job on your build,good progress,thanks for the updates.
 

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Hello Zoltan, it is my intention to start 2 build logs, but I am not an English speaker, so it is not so easy as it may seem. Lack of time and inertia have helped too.
But it is a promise, although I have a lot more to learn than to teach.
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JL
 

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Hi JL,

I had no experience building wooden ship models when I started this build. My sons gave me this kit last year for my birthday. I’ve spent a lot of time reading threads on this forum, a lot of time on the Internet researching how to do different parts of the build. I’ve also watched countless hours of model ship building on You-Tube. The forum members are great at sharing their skills and will answer any and all of your questions. I’ve made many false starts and mistakes, but I consider them a tutorial for my next build. I don’t think language skills are a problem, most of us know how use Google Translate or can infer your posts by their wording. PICTURES are the best part of every language.
 

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Hello Zoltan, it is my intention to start 2 build logs, but I am not an English speaker, so it is not so easy as it may seem. Lack of time and inertia have helped too.
But it is a promise, although I have a lot more to learn than to teach.
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JL
Hallo @Dicas , like @Pathfinder65 mentioned already in his reply......make a log in english by google translate or in your "own" english with the additional or mainly explanation by photos, or even in your mother language (I guess portugees) and somebody of staff will translate via google and edit your posts.
So we are looking forward and hope you show us your work....
 

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Gallant Rails:

The wood supplied for the Gallant Rails is Manzonia (?) in 2 X 2 X 600mm strips, some of the strips were very brittle. After soaking them overnight and then placing them in my "bending jig" several of them broke.

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I used Titebond III to glue the broken strips back together and after given the situation a little thought, I soaked them in very hot water and used a soldering iron and another "jig" (the cutout portions of the above jig), to hold the strips while carefully heating and drying them with the soldering iron.

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The final step was to clamp the strips and let them dry for a couple hours.

Did it work??? Stay tuned.
 

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Hi JL,

Thank you for your reply.

My soaking and bending jig worked great for the first planking. Those planks were 2 X 6 X 600mm.

The 2 X 2 X 600mm pieces are very brittle and snap easily.I think they might be cut across the grain since they are not pliable.
 
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2x6x600 rings a bell.

But Constructo wanted me to bend it around the 6mm. Couldn't do it, had to slice it in 3 2x2 stips, bent them and cement them together.

I don't know of any way of bending a 6x2 in a tight curve maybe ammonia.

You are doing a great job.

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JL
 

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Poop Rails:

This part of the build looked simple enough. Read the instructions, find the proper piece of wood in the kit and cut it to the dimensions in the instructions.

The instructions indicated that I needed two pieces of stock, 2 X 2 mm x 110 mm long. Ah but the side view showing the placement of the rails indicted that they should be 115mm long. So once again it was measure twice, check the plans, measure again and cut to fit.

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Poop Rails.

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The plan measurement.

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Rails installed.
 
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