U.S.S. CONSTITUTION, 1:82 SCALE, "OLD IRONSIDES"

Uwek

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#41
Very good progress with your frames and keel....it is looking great....and we can see that you are using different locations for your modeling, inclusive the dining table, or?
You are a lucky guy....
I am wondering only, what you are doing with the hammer, shown on the third photo of the last post?
If you are getting angry, to make firewood out of the frames for the next barbecue? ;)
BTW: a interesting add-on for your band saw!
 

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Very good progress with your frames and keel....it is looking great....and we can see that you are using different locations for your modeling, inclusive the dining table, or?
You are a lucky guy....
I am wondering only, what you are doing with the hammer, shown on the third photo of the last post?
If you are getting angry, to make firewood out of the frames for the next barbecue? ;)
BTW: a interesting add-on for your band saw!
Hi Uwe,
Thanks for visiting my build log. Yes, I am a very lucky guy. The hammer is to unseat the keel block when done with frames. It could be used to make kindling.
 

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Ahoy Shipmates,,
The frame factory has been putting in overtime making and re-making frames and half frames. Once you get done making 43 frames you get pretty proficient in the skill. The problem is as you start installing frames you see what a piss poor job you did on the first ones so you start re-making frames. 43 frames become 50 frames and.... enough sweet talk on with the log.
I used a pattern from a print of the keel to locate and cut the notches with my Proxxon mill. I set up my gantry and used an old jig that I had to hold the keel flat and upright.

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I started this portion of the project in the garage as I was using my power tools allot. Also lots of sanding and it's better to do that outside.

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I intentionally left a little meat on the frames to insure a tight fit.

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As the weather is getting into the triple digits I have moved into the Dinning to glue the half frames on.

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Now that I'm on a roll I will keep cracking the whip. Thanks for visiting my build log.
 

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Hi Dave, Thanks for your visit to my build log. I meant to ask you about your method of blackening brass nails with boiled eggs, but I got ahead of myself and glued on frames with shiny brass nails. Next time.
 

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Ahoy Shipmates,,
Time for another installment. Since my last update. I have been installing half frames. Since I am breaking new ground here with my ship building I tried a couple of different methods of accomplishing this task. I first tried cutting a notch in the stern. That did not work so I resorted to glue and brass pins. The next problem was trying to clamp the frames. Nothing seemed to work so I ended up gluing the half frames a half at a time on just one side of the ship. My plan with the front half frames is to install the whole frame and work backwards. One full half frame at a time.
With so many frames to make I do allot of re-making frames. Eventually I will prevail. Once I get these frames in there will be a ton of sanding to do.

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Thanks for visiting my build log.
 

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Hi Mike,
The half frames are looking good, the full frames will go a lot faster.
Mike
 

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#60
Hello Mike, I guess Mike41 gave you some serious job but you tackle the obstacles frame by frame, Connie's hull taking shape nicely.
 
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