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Offline Oldboy

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #135 on: January 24, 2019, 10:34:39 PM »
Looking good Robert.  Glad your back with the updates, I have been following.

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #136 on: February 06, 2019, 04:38:04 AM »
Continuing on with the coaming with lots of gluing and sanding, it is slowly coming together. I am not working on this project quite as much as I would like due to other stuff in my life and sometimes it is a few months of inactivity. It is around 5 years since I commenced this model, starting with the engine, so probably a lot longer than it takes to build a full sized cruise ship. Any way I still enjoy the challenges of operations I have not attempted before especially in fibre glassing and woodwork.


The coaming is complete and I am pleased with the result, the wood grain will show up more with the varnish/oil coating when all the woodwork is complete.



The stern deck has to be easily removalable to access the steering gear.



A start has been made on the cabin and here I am milling/routing the curved window tops on my home made rotating table.



The cabin sides are fabricated with 3.5mm thick Oak and glued together.
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #137 on: February 06, 2019, 04:45:35 AM »
Boats always take longer to build than you would think.   Its the passion that keeps you going when life gets in the way.
Looking good!
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #138 on: February 06, 2019, 08:45:12 AM »
Looking good Robert, coming together now  :ThumbsUp:

Dave's right but it's all worth in when it finally touches the water  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #139 on: February 06, 2019, 11:39:02 AM »
Looking good Robert, coming together now  :ThumbsUp:

Dave's right but it's all worth in when it finally touches the water  :ThumbsUp:

Regards - Tug

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #140 on: February 06, 2019, 12:49:05 PM »
Looking terrific Ramon. I am with you however long it takes!!

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #141 on: February 06, 2019, 06:19:27 PM »
Looking good.  Getting closer to being on the water, it seems?

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #142 on: February 06, 2019, 09:41:40 PM »
Boats always take longer to build than you would think.   Its the passion that keeps you going when life gets in the way.
Looking good!


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Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #143 on: February 13, 2019, 12:15:16 AM »
Thanks guys for looking in, I am now moving on to the front doors having sourced some tiny brass hinges from the net. My local hardware store (Bunnings) has a very good selection of the Tasmanian Oak in lots of sections which suit me very well. I still have to machine the frames down to the correct size but there is minimum waste. I will rebate the areas for the windows on the drill/mill as well as the solid lower panel.



Robert
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #144 on: February 13, 2019, 02:07:25 AM »
Beautiful wood work Robert and l do love wood work. To make joints look like they are precision cut,  I put glue in them then sand over the glue the saw dust fills the joint and makes it look flawless! Just saying!

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #145 on: February 16, 2019, 03:18:50 AM »
Routing out the door frames for the windows and lower infill panels is made easy on the mill.



In order to achieve square ends on small section timber I initially utilised the "gate" as supplied with the sanding m/c. However to set it exactly is time consuming and there is slop in the guide. So "as you do" an upgrade was deemed to be required. I milled out the slot in the table to be parallel with square sided (the original slot was quite rough as it was cast in.) and made my own guide with improved precision. Also I drilled and taped an M5 into the slot so that  I can clamp the guide and not have to hold it with one hand as was necessary with the plastic one. Of course the original guide is still useful for working with angles.



The original plastic guide.



My version with added precision.
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #146 on: February 17, 2019, 05:57:09 PM »
Hi Robert, impressive wood work. I like the door.
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Achim

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #147 on: February 18, 2019, 04:52:38 AM »
Thanks Achim,
I have made some progress with the frame work. As the cabin is not parallel in either vertical, length and width there is a lot of shaving of the timber to get close fits. But I am happy enough with what I have managed. My sanding machine is worth its weight in gold (well not quite as it is fairly heavy) and gets lots of use.



Robert
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #148 on: February 28, 2019, 11:33:17 PM »
The cabin framework and doors have their windows fitted (a type of perspex). So just some more light sanding and then assembly. The roofs will then go on and that will complete the cabin. It will not be fixed to the hull as it has to lift off to access the gas bottle and the forward gland for the prop shaft.



Robert

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #149 on: March 01, 2019, 10:18:23 AM »
The boat is coming along very nicely Robert.
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