Oliver Cromwell, POF ,Scale 1:48 by Lawrence

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Hi i am following your build and did i see a proxxon milling machine mf70?. Really great craftman skills!
Hello Pat 71

Welcome to my build log, I am always pleased to have a new crew member on board. Your words and comments are always welcome here, please pull up a chair and join in on the fun of building this fine little ship. Yes, you did see a Proxxon MF 70, seems to be a very nice little machine to use. This is the first mill that I have used in over 20 years, do hope some of the old skills do come back, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 

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Hi Lawrence, nice work on the scarf joint with the mill.
Mike
Hello Mike
I do thank you very much for your visit and also for your nice words and comments. Yes, the Scarf Joint is the biggest reason I got the mill in the first place, sure do have a lot to learn or try to remember. I think the mill will come in very handy on the Oliver Cromwell build, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 

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Ok. My wife bought one for me. It will be delivered tuesday. I am quite new to building. Made victory and now working on trinidad and wilhelm zu pferde. .hope the milling machine will come to good use for it
 

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Ok. My wife bought one for me. It will be delivered tuesday. I am quite new to building. Made victory and now working on trinidad and wilhelm zu pferde. .hope the milling machine will come to good use for it
Hello Pat71
I am sure that you will enjoy your new mill. Mine was also given to me as a Christmas gift a year and a half ago to replace my camera that was given me a bit of trouble. However, I found a way to work around this problem and the money set in my drawer ever since. When I ask her about the mill she said by all means. I have only used mine the once so far but will soon start working on the Keel, Bow, and Stern timbers. Should be a lot of fun, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 

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Hello Ship Mates

Once again, I do thank you all very much for all of your visits to my build log on the Oliver Cromwell. Also, for your very kind words and nice comments.



Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have tackled a lot of different little jobs. We have prepared and glued up the next batch of segments for the next batch of Ribs and must make templets out of them. We have mixed up a batch of our Burnt Umber Pigments that we got in Montreal, PQ., to highlight our joints, that was rather easy and it does seem to work very well. It is also quite easy to clean up with a few whips of the file and a touch of sandpaper IMG_5119.JPG IMG_5120.JPG IMG_5121.JPG IMG_5126.JPG IMG_5127.JPG .



We have put our little mill to work and cut 3 Scarf Joints in the Keel and also the Gammoning slot in the Cut Water. This was so easy and a pleasure to do with not having to file it out like the old way and so much more neater. We have also cut the rabbit in the Cut Water and also the Keel, not perfect I know but not to bad for our first try, we have always avoided these in the past but they sure will make the planking of the hull much easier.



We have also tapered both the Stern Post and also the Cut Water, we have cut the notches in the Rising Wood to accept the Rib Frames that is if we ever get that far ahead. We have also used our little mill to except the two tie-down mounting bolts. We are working on the steps to except the Wing Transoms before we can glue it up to the Rudder post. I never realized that these POF builds involved so much preparation before one even starts to put it all together, Golly but this sure is a learning experience, ENJOY.



Regards Lawrence
 

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Hi lawrence,

Great solution. Looking at the pictures, are you sure it is no Nutella?;)
Hello Maartin
Welcome to my build log. Your words and comments are always welcome here. No Nutella, just 8 OZ. of Titebond II and one tea spoon of Burnt Umber Pigments, sorry to disapoint you, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 

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Hello Ship Mates

Just a very little update today, I have started to glue some parts together after almost 3 months of working on the Oliver Cromwell. This sure felt good.

The little fellows and I have Glued in and installed the Stem Post and the Cutwater along with the Stern Post along with the Deadwood. In doing this we have secured the two mounting Nuts embedded IMG_5129.JPG IMG_5130.JPG IMG_5131.JPG in the Keel. We have also cleaned up the dark glue joints and given the Red Oak a light sanding, we believe that a couple of coats of varnish will make it all come alive, We Hope, ENJOY.



Regards Lawrence
 

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Hello Ship Mates



I do thank you all very much for all of your visits to my build log on the little ship the Oliver Cromwell. Also, for your many kind words and nice comments.



Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have been busy sawing out and disk sanding the third set of bib framing segments for the building of Frames 28 TRU. 31, 35 & 36. Now we can start to glue all of these little pieces together. There is but 6 double sets in this batch, ENJOY.



Regards Lawrence IMG_5132.JPG
 

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Sometimes a modeler has to get the feeling, that things are not ending........
We have to go through the pain, that we can enjoy the otherparts more ;)
 

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Nice progress Lawrence ,no rush though ,take your time with those frame parts.
Hello Zoltan
Thanks for your visit to my build log, also for your very kind words and nice comments. There seem to be so many frames and along with so many parts to glue together it almost seems endless, but the sun is in sight, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 

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Sometimes a modeler has to get the feeling, that things are not ending........
We have to go through the pain, that we can enjoy the otherparts more ;)
Hello Uwe

I thank you very much for your visit to my build log, also for your very kind words and very nice comments. I find that building all of these framing ribs is almost the same as rigging all of those guns on the HMS Victory that seems to go on forever., but then again the end is in sight. It sure will be nice to start putting them all in place on the building jig, but it seems like that day will never arrive, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 

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Hello Ship Mates

I thank you all very much for your visits to my build log on the little ship the Oliver Cromwell. Also, for your very kind words and nice comments.



Back in the Old Ship Yard the little guys and I have glued up all of those framing segments, sawen them out on our scroll saw and rough sanded the edges thus completing this third set of Ribs. Just two more sets to build, ENJOY.



Regards Lawrence IMG_5132.JPG IMG_5133.JPG IMG_5134.JPG
 

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Hello Ship Mates



I thank you all for your many visits to my build log on the little POF ship the Oliver Cromwell. AL; so, for your very kind words and nice comments.



Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have cut out all the framing segments for the 4th set of ribs, we have also glued these all up and sawed these set of ribs and roughly sanded them. Just one more set of 4 ribs and we will be able to start adding all of these ribs to our building jig. This rib building seams to have gone on forever but the end is in sight with only 4 segments per side, so this will make it a lot faster and easier, I hope, ENJOY.



Regards Lawrence IMG_5135.JPG IMG_5136.JPG
 

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building the bow on a ship is different from country to country. The British built their bows different from the French and Americans. Harold was criticized for building his bows wrong but as more information came to light it was proven correct for ships built in North America

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front view

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inside view

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building the bow on a ship is different from country to country. The British built their bows different from the French and Americans. Harold was criticized for building his bows wrong but as more information came to light it was proven correct for ships built in North America

side view

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front view

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inside view

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Hello Dave
Yes, this is much more of what I had in mind for the Bow Cant frames. I was trying to figure it all out and your pictures do make it much more clearer to me. I thank you very much and it is very much appreciated, ENJOY.

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Hello Ship Mates



I do thank you all very much for all of your visits to my build log on the little ship the Oliver Cromwell. Also, for your very kind words and nice comments.



Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have completed the last four sets of framing segments, glued them up and cut them out on our scroll saw and rough sanded on our disk sander and drum sander.



Now we must tackle the treenails as we do want to add some to at least the unplonked side of our ship. We are looking for a few suggestions as to the type and color they should be, I would think that a darker wood would be much more appropriate than the light bamboo, and am wondering if staining them would be more appropriate. This I will have to give it a bit of thought. ENJOY.



Regards Lawrence IMG_5137.JPG IMG_5138.JPG
 
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