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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Sat May 20, 2017 9:30 am

While pondering on why didn't I trace and cut the upper deck when the mid deck was finished and before the cabin was glued upon it, I came up with a spring loaded pencil mounted on a t-piece where the tongue sits upon the lower deck and the pencil draws on the underside of the upper deck.
som 6mm scrap balsa, some scrap brass tube a small compression spring.

With only 35mm between decks it started with a daunting challenge the hardest parts were  the pencils, they needed to be only 18mm long with a short angle to thwart excess wobble in the brass tube.
The other challenge was the placement of the brass tube so that the pencil point was exactly above the above the lower deck line.

Side on with the pencil beside it.





Showing just how little room there is tween decks.



And finally the pencil attempts  before getting angle right after chucking in in my drill they were sanded to correct diameter to suit tube.

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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Sun May 21, 2017 5:47 am

Today I thought I'd do something different, the wooden mast 120mm x 4mm at base and 2mm at top starting with 6mm dowel with 10mm extra each end.
With 1mm centre drill in my lathe I made a pilot hole for the live centre in the lathe put the dowel in the lathe and with 2 - 30mm wide finger nail boards went to work I had to frequently clean the nail boards with a brass wire brush as they clogged up quickly.

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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Sun May 21, 2017 11:19 am

luvvly job matey.............usually takes me 2 - 3 attempts as I end up snapping the sodding things towards the end lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Sun May 21, 2017 11:33 am

Talc on finger and supported it from underneath while one handed sanding the top.
It's good hard dowel too Birch I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Mon May 22, 2017 6:58 am

With the idea for the mast formed in brain a week ago I bought 110 wood beads 4mm x 3mm with a 2mm hole for $2 au a little taper trim and it looks good my wife was happy to receive 109 wood beads  sunny



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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Mon May 22, 2017 11:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Fri May 26, 2017 9:37 am

While thinking of the railings I decided not to make the timber ones shown on the plan, instead thought of stripping some fine wire and twisting it to look like wire rope while searching my wire draw I found some flat computer ribbon cable.



The insulation was a tad difficult to remove until softened with heat I was really surprised and pleased to find it already twisted and fully tinned with solder.

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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Fri May 26, 2017 10:23 am

that's interesting, Damien..........I've thrown that stuff away before now thinking that I'd never had use for it.

it's amazing what we can salvage and use for modelling when "thinking out of the box" as the "Americanism" states.
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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Fri May 26, 2017 10:45 am

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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Tue May 30, 2017 7:00 am

Mast installed in the aft top nott (plan doesn't say what it's called) will be painted and have the have stays added before installation.



The wheel box fronts have been machined to shape using a handheld elec tool with carbide tipped tools and emery boards.



Fronts and backs temp glued together prior to band saw cutting the outer curve.

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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Tue May 30, 2017 7:52 am

lovely work there Damien.

do you drill most of it out and then use the tipped bit to take out the rest, or do the whole lot with that bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Tue May 30, 2017 8:23 am

10mm wood bit at top and 3mm at bottom the rest with the 3mm and 6mm burrs.
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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Wed May 31, 2017 6:57 am

Didn't think I'd get to the shed today  after -2.5c or 27.5F coldest night for more than a year, the day's been a tad warmer. 

Ballarat Ap at Wednesday 3:20pm EST
Temperature:
8.7°C
Feels like:
5.5°C

Braved it for an hour or so until my feet went numb.

Managed to get the wheelhouse structure made and 3 pieces of 1.5mm x 3" balsa  glued side on for the skin.

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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:37 am

Mast stays fitted.



Wheel house together with stairs fitted.



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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:34 am

Grrrrr some lessons are learned the hard way yesterday I applied white enamel paint to the Wheelhouse and the clerestory roof the paint was a little thick so added some thinners should have been turps I guess Whoopsie Daisies 24hrs later it was still tacky.
Gave them a bath in thinners and with rags and a brush removed it all.

Will start again tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:32 pm

Tomorrow was a week ago came down with some bug not pleasant now wifey has it, got an hour or so today cut about 70, 4mm dia biscuits from 1.5mm ply with a Wad punch, to sit at bottom of the handrail stanchions they still need a 1mm hole drilled in the centre, I'll mount them on some board with double sided tape for the drilling.
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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:40 am

Mounted and 28 x 1mm holes drilled a few off centre will be discarded.



I'm amazed that the top dollar 1.5mm ply delaminated on numerous occasions whilst punching and drilling.
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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:48 am

A nice steady job that Damien lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:11 am

Made easier with this mini 12v 380 sized motor with a chuck with  to 2mm.

 
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PostSubject: Re: Josie Olsen   Today at 10:52 am

Now I have some new photos I'm back at her wheel house finished bar trimmings as is the mast and the do hickey on rear of upper deck with mast I forget it's real name






Since I took those pic's yesterday 56 x 1mm holes for the hand rail stanchions have been drilled, when I counted the 4mm x 2.5mm ply feet for the stanchion bases and darn it I'l one short 
I made 6 as some have the 1mm hole off centre Tomorrow I'll super glue the edges to stop the ply delamination.
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