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  1. #351
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    Default Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Though totally different from my color choices, I totally love the color scheme!
    It's immensely gratifying to watch your Ilur build.
    Awesome workmanship!

    Chris

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    Like the color scheme but it's a bit dark for a Nimbus cloud! Looking great!
    Steamboat

    I get by with the judicious use of serendipity.

  3. #353
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    Default Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    enjoying following this build.

  4. #354
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    Well, I finished my first birdsmouth spar for the boat. I started small, with the bumkin, which is about 55 inches long. And it's not really finished, I need to turn a hardwood end piece to withstand the chafe of the sheet, which will run through the hollow spar. Thanks to John H. for that idea.

    Cutting and assembling the pieces was easier than I would have thought. Helps to have a really steady table-saw, though, hence the photos from my workplace.

    Knocking the edges off after glue-up...
    [IMG]IMG_1540 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]


    End view. Pretty happy with this...
    [IMG]IMG_1543 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]


    Spar with tenon and bumkin chock blank...
    [IMG]IMG_1544 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The chock needs a little work, but it's close...
    [IMG]IMG_1548 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]


    That's a chunky chock! It should be a few mm thinner, but I didn't feel like planing my stock down for this one piece...
    [IMG]IMG_1550 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

  5. #355
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    And lastly, a friend and his wife came by on Sat. and helped Margaret and me flip the boat back to its upright position. Woo hoo! Thanks, Tom and Katie!

    [IMG]IMG_1542 by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Last edited by Falcon1; 11-08-2018 at 09:59 PM.
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

  6. #356
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    Default Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Looking great Mike ....love the colour scheme also.
    PeterW

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    Default Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Hello Mike, That birdsmouth is textbook!!! Nice pics, thanks!

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    The hollow bumkin is the way to go! That's very neatly done. The boat's looking good, Mike.
    Cheers,
    Ian
    “Old Joke: ‘A bench fitter works to the nearest thousandth of an inch. A loco fitter (steam) works to the nearest inch. A shipwright works to the nearest ship’.”
    Alan Byde, Canoe Design and Construction, Pelham Books, 1978

    “...old maxim, 'A fair line supersedes any given measurement'.”
    Allan H. Vaitses, Lofting, International Marine, 1980

  9. #359
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    Default Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    It's all looking really good Mike.

  10. #360
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    Default Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    She’s beautiful!

  11. #361
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    Default Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    This has just become my favorite build to follow. Good job!

  12. #362
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    Thanks, guys. The encouragement is always welcome!

    The boomkin has had a piece of ipe inset into the end where the sheet exits and has been put aside for varnishing when all the spars are done.

    This morning I'm cutting and shaping some quarter knees. Cut the bevel on the bandsaw and touched it up with the low-angle block plane. Hopefully they will look a bit lighter when I round over the edges.

    Fun and satisfying woodworking.

    Cheers!

    Mike

    [IMG]quarter knee by Michael Owen, on Flickr[/IMG]
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

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    Default Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    She has very graceful, pleasant lines. Nice work!

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