very good progress ...... I am positive surprised how exact the shape of the frames are fitting to each other with your choosen sanding method of sanding the partners......I will try this once.
One question and hope it was not asked and answered before: Do you use a kind of rubber cement for fixing the paper on the wood? I am using "Fixogum" gor this kind of work.....
Thanks, the frames do fit up well using this method. I use a repositionable spray adhesive by Loctite it is fast and easy to use. Any excess glue can be quickly removed with mineral sprits and it does not stain the wood.
The Frames continued:
The next set of photos shows all the frames installed on the keel, they did require a lot of sanding but that was expected. I did not have to modify the original frames much and am satisfied with the results; the hull is a very strong structure.
The Bow Hawse Pieces:
Instead of hawse pieces Portia Takakjian used small blocks of wood contoured to the hull. The first blocks I used were too thin and had to be removed and replaces with thicker ones. The second set fit a lot better, using water soluble glue for framing is very helpful when you don’t get things right the first time. This is a few photos of the re-worked section.
The Stern Framing:
The stern framing timbers were left a little oversize, installed and trimmed to fit.
I use a PanaVise when working on the bow and stern it gives you exceptional access to the work area. This is a few photos of the stern being assembled.