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  1. #36
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    Following Mike. Great work.

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    I cleaned up the basement shop a bit in order to move my bench grinder. I needed less clutter near the grinder, and to install a veritas tool-rest on the bench in front of it.
    The tool-rest is so much better than the clumsy, not-square rests that came with the grinder. I can now get consistent hollow grinds on edge tools. Hooray!

    Here I am installing the CB trunk posts. Screws are for alignment purposes. So tiny! The aft post is curved, so I sawed it out of a wider plank.
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    I'm gluing little blocks to the inner face of the transom, as a landing/gluing spot for the bilge stringers and sheer clamps. Getting them attached to the stem is another story. I'm a little worried. I did not over-bend them as Nick suggested above, and I regret it now. Anyone know if you can steam-bend a piece more than once?
    There's a lot of pressure and twist up there with a feather edge where they meet the stem.

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    Anyway, bedlogs are next and should be easy. Then CB trunk sides and drill for the CB pin.

    Onward!

    Mike

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    Glued and screwed the transom to its knee this afternoon. In the last pic, you can see a pencil line showing the slight camber it will be trimmed to at a later date.

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    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schweiss View Post
    Sorry, this is a bit off the wall. What is a “chateratist”? The great Wizard of Google cannot enlighten me.
    I made it up.
    I was playing on the idea of the chattering classes.

    people who talk and write a lot about current political and social matters regarded collectively especially as constituting an elitist class whose comments deserve to be dismissed or ignored
    Back to the model then....
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    I got the CB trunk and logs installed last weekend. Pretty straightforward, although unlikely to be water-tight. I could have bedded it I suppose...
    Anyway, after that, I had to stop hemming and hawing about how and when to put the sheer clamps and stringers in. I needed the molds to get the position of the longitudinals right, but the molds' notches would then trap them in place. Decided to do it anyway.

    No drama in spite of the springback that I mentioned above. Except the first clamp at the transom, the tiny screw I was using split the little block when I was gluing/screwing it in place. I ended up holding it with my two hands while the 5 min. epoxy set. Miraculously, it held!

    I installed the frames at Sta. 6. Sta. 5 is next.

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    Mike

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    Looking really good. I love Seabird yawls and the idea of making models before or instead of the real thing. Also appreciate the basement workshop which is very similar to my set up.

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    Thanks, shickey. I see you are not too far away. Always good to know another local wood boat fan.

    The frames for the Sea Bird are made from three parts: a "bottom," which is just a straight piece, a knee which has a small notch for the bilge stringer, and a "top," which has notches for both the stringer and the sheer clamp.
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    Here is a frame installed...
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    And now, the next frame pair that I'm working on is up forward, and, just like the real thing, has multiple bevels in mind-bending combinations. Part of the fun and satisfaction of building boats!
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    Cheers,

    Mike

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    It's looking great!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
    Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

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    Mike,
    I am thoroughly enjoying this build thread.
    You have inspired me to do my own model in this scale.
    I have plans for a 40 foot Martha that I will never get to build 1:1 scale in my lifetime.
    I wonder,... where and/or how do you plan on displaying your finished model?
    Carry on...



    ...borrowed pic from the web... https://attractionmag.com/2021/03/25...ents-the-past/
    related link:...(from CBMM)>> https://talbotspy.org/dovetail-dorot...nated-to-cbmm/
    Last edited by timo4352; 02-26-2023 at 11:57 PM.

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    Thanks, all. Timo, good luck with your build. I hope you share some photos.

    Got about half of the frames in. Pretty repetitive, so I haven't posted much. Here are a few pix.

    The knees get pretty small up forward.
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    More frames. Looking forward to fairing the structure and getting some planks on!
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    Mike

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