My Blandford Build Log 1/32

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Got some time today to cut the Jig out and get it assembled. I chose Poplar for all the Framing work mostly because its available within a couple min drive from my house. I have a surface planer on the way so as soon as that gets here I'll run some test wood through it and then plane down all my framing Wood to the proper dimension. I will be using some Maple and cherry and Possibly some oak on this build just stuff I already have here on hand I have some walnut here someplace I could cut into planking strips just don't know yet.
I left the lines on the Jig template I can open those sections further with a small file if I have to. I always leave the line for everything I cut as Id rather have to finish it by hand then to cut off to much. While this dries I'll make the Keel and false keel
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Got My Planer today hooked it up set up for the thickness I wanted figured to take the 1/4 inch boards down to 3/16 in 3-4 passes flip the switch send the board in and poof the Magic smoke came out of the motor. So now its going back. I'll not be waiting on the new on to arrive I changed gears and decided to build it in 1/32 scale building Jig is drying as I type this. I have already started Gluing down the Frame Patterns to My 1/4X5X48" Poplar boards As soon as they are dry Ill run them through the Table saw and break them down into individual Frame sections and begin the scroll saw work of cutting out the parts.
 

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So I went and had the top board file reprinted today because I screwed up the template for the first set i had printed, now it wont print to the right size even though it's being printed from the same computer onto the same print machine. i had a lengthy argument with the printer person at staples over this what's bad is I already started cutting the wood from the first set of plans, here is the plan on the correct size board with a measurement of the size. So I guess I'm not building this or I have to figure a way to do it where I dont use the top template and jig. I dont want to have everything reprinted to this smaller size as wood has been cut and I'm not willing to waste the build board bottom that already built perfectly square and frames cut out or poplar. Even the first set it prints were off from the written measurements the build board top came out to the written measurements are top board 13 5/8 X 8 15/16 the print I got the first time measured 13.5 X 8 7/8 so that was close enough and everything else is printed to those dimensions. Any clue what I can do for the top board ?? I had it reprinted today 3 times and every time it measures the same wrong size printed 1to1 20181006_100919.jpg 20181006_100929.jpg
 

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Ok so here is my solution to the problem I cut the pattern in half glued it down eliminated the slots the frames sit in and extended the height to where the lines should be if the pattern were correct I will build the first frame set it on the jig plumb it then add a spacer the correct size on both sides so I have the right placement and spacing on the frames once I have that done I'll mark and notch the keel for each frame as I go. I'll cut this out now and should be good to go 15388552006578167818206739756824.jpg 15388552595988082842273400124821.jpg 15388552837394570546325313226139.jpg
 

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Progress being made Cutting out frame parts I cut shy of the line and worked to the line on a disc sander for outside bends and by hand with a small hand sanding block and files for the inside bends going to pick up an Oscillating drum sander tomorrow to make the process easier.
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Cut a piece to use as a Keel checker everything lined up nicely and a nice fit once I relieve the corners one the frames for the Keel slot. 20181007_162131.jpg
Test fitting both forward and aft frames to the Pattern sanding the joints for a good fit together on the ends
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Aft Frames laid Down and glued on the ends
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Forward frames glued on top and Keel test piece set in the slot to make sure frames are lined up.
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Test fit into Jig dropped in with just a tad of resistance on both sides.
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Now that I know everything will work out Ill go ahead and finish cutting out and Building the rest of the frames one at a time sand them so that forward and Aft frames are even with one another, plumb them up and mark the Keel for the notch.
 

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Very nice. Looking forward to your progress.
Thanx I got frame 9 sanded smooth need to made the spreader and plumb it in its place. I'll be doing frame 1 next and doing the same. This should give me a better idea if my jig top is gonna work out like I think. Then i can place the keel and notch the location for all the frames. As well as glue down some spacers on the top board to keep the frames in place till I get some of deck supports in. I was almost ready to give up on this project as every thing I did to get started went badly. I have a spindle sander otw to do the frames with #9 was all done as far as fitment by hand with files and sandpaper was a lot of work the sander should speed up the process. 20181008_191214.jpg
 

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More Progress on the Build I decided to just go ahead and make all the frames then worry about the jig when I set them. The Spindle sander made quick work of sanding everything to the line. I used a razor blade to scrape the pattern off. The line is still on all these parts below the sander curls the paper over covering the line up in some spots
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Once all the frames are Build I'll put them back on the spindle sander to mate up the forward and aft frame sections. I ordered some 20guage music wire for the bolts. I will Black oxide coat those. I would have had all the frames done today, but I ran into some errors on frames 7 and 8 on parts 7-13 and 8-7 for the 1/32 build those parts Ill have to make myself as the parts were wrong and unusable. No big deal Ill lay tracing paper over the frame assembly template draw the parts needed onto it and use it as a template for the parts I need. when I get all the frames set on this Build I'll be going back to the Black pearl build and getting it planked. I'll bounce back and forth on both till they are done. I should get all the frames set tomorrow.
 

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What holds the frame pieces together? Do you have to place weights on them while the “whatever” glue dries to keep everything aligned. ( Probaly a Dumb question). I can’t glue two pieces together without a third sticking to my fingers.
 

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I glue the Butt ends together on the Aft frames and build that first then I glue the forward frames to that I just let them lay under there own weight but aligned as best I can to the assembly plan for that frame number. when I have all the pieces assembled I place a piece of 1/4 Plexiglass on top and lay weight on top of it I use the Plexiiglass so I can see if anything shifts. While I do frame 7 and 8 I take pictures of the process and post them
 

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Thank You Brother
Nice work! Looks like lego puzzel all the pieces on a pile. Keep it up. Als spindle sander is that a dremel sander upside down?
Thanx Pat I bought this one to try and I like it a lot for an inexpensive tool its quite Impressive. I have the Dremel tool from the same company and its lasted much longer then any of my Dremel made tools https://www.amazon.com/WEN-6510-Osc..._rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=6VQGBYVBFZD12SRNHJR9
 
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