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Blog entry by ScaleShipWright posted 04-07-2013 09:07 AM 1150 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Part 2: Decks details

During the last week I have been working on the companionway on the poop deck:

I have simulated the glass panes with acetate.

Now some photos of other details:

a view of the capstain with its metal pawls

The wheel of the rudder in front of the poop bulkhead

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 02:30 PM

Great detail Alessandro.
Is the companionway built with square vertical corners or are the ends plumb with the top following the deck?

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#2 posted 04-07-2013 06:10 PM

Hello Paul,

Since the deck slopes toward the stern thery are a little skewed, to be plumb with the keel.

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 06:37 PM

I can easily believe it’s taken a week to build that part. People sometimes think because something is small it’s easier, but you’re making all the same parts as a full size ship. There’s less heavy lifting, but it still takes a lot of time.

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 06:57 PM

Hello Drakkar,

I confess, I am very slow at building; during the week I use the lunch time (about 1 hour after eating) and if I am not too tired one or two hours in the evening. Week ends are potentially more productive, at least during winter; I tend to do bigger tasks during week-end, keeping detailing jobs for working days.

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#5 posted 04-07-2013 07:20 PM

Thought so. I’ve made dovetailed skylights like that with plumb ends but rising sides …. nothing square. They are a bit of a challenge.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 07:45 PM

I agree (in my case I made the recesses for the panes in a single strip of wood, but doing it real size must be really challenging). BTW have you got pictures of skylights you have made? I am curious about the techiques used to make them.

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#7 posted 04-07-2013 10:02 PM

I don’t have much but there’s one in the last shot in this blog entry.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#8 posted 04-08-2013 07:32 PM

Thanks Paul, wonderful construction; I really like those knees under the beams, their shape is very close to those in old sailing ships. Building a wooden sailing boat must be really something!

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