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Author Topic: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE  (Read 191968 times)

Offline PeeWee

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #135 on: March 17, 2010, 07:04:28 PM »
A use is still a use and therefore an excuse, sorry reason for having to drink.
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #136 on: March 18, 2010, 01:53:39 AM »
Hi Geoff,
Here is one that not only would give use all a pint, but provides lots of material.
Regards,
Gerald.
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #137 on: March 18, 2010, 05:20:59 AM »
Am I on the right thread? I did sobered up enough to get an hour in the work  shop. I have solved the problem of the gratings around the funnel. turned up the edgings on the lathe.When finished the baase will becut away. GEOFF
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #138 on: March 21, 2010, 03:34:36 AM »
Away again, not with the fairies I hope. Before I go one more post. One half of the hull plating is complete. I will not be plating the bulwarks as the ply is strong enough. Were as the balsa is not. The paint tin is holding the chart house together as the glue dries. The bent strips of metal will be the stantions (zink from our roof! it has been replaced with lead. might need some of that for ballast later.)  Geoff
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Offline Stuart Badger

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #139 on: March 21, 2010, 03:41:53 AM »
Do you overlap tyhe plating at the join Geoff - or is it not neccessary?

All the best

Stuart
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #140 on: March 21, 2010, 03:51:11 AM »
Yes Stuart on the length I do lap about 1/8th inch. This will show as on your latest.  But on the ends butt joints as they would be joined by a strap internally with a flush riveted hull.  Could be joggled I suppose.  I know you know that Stuart. Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #141 on: March 28, 2010, 07:28:45 AM »
Back to work. P1 Cutting the walkway grating from its former. P2 Just needs rubbing down and staining. P3 My method for sticking the plates cover the area of the plate on the hull with adhesive. P4 Then push the plate on to it. stick one edge down with masking tape. P5 Lift up using the tape as a hinge, check the whole area is covered. I do several at once. Then go and do something else for 20 minutes or more, come back and turn them down, pressing hard. P6 If a plate needs shaping I do this first, in this case a plate for the keel. Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #142 on: March 28, 2010, 07:33:21 AM »
Do you use contact adhesive, epoxy, or something else Geoff?

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Eddy
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #143 on: March 28, 2010, 08:09:39 AM »
Impact adhesive mostly but 5min epoxy on the bow, Eddy. Both from the pound shop. I did see on this site someone saying the epoxy was no GOOD. I have found the brand in local cheep shop OK, but it needs a day or two to really set.  If an edge lifts I run super glue in under.Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #144 on: March 29, 2010, 12:14:08 AM »
Hi Geoff,
I have had problems with the fast set epoxy (5 min.), in that prolonged exposure to water turned it gummy and no longer waterproof. I have not had this problem with the slower setting type (20 min. and longer). Do you just use Beer cans or do you use pop cans too?
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Gerald.
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #145 on: March 29, 2010, 06:30:23 AM »
Any aluminium can will do Gerald. I only use steel if I want to solder them .Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #146 on: March 30, 2010, 03:14:44 AM »
The reason I use beer cans as opposed to soft drink cans. Size maters not that I'm an alcoholic. P1!! P2 Just to prove it, a coke can. Note the brass channel to save the bow if I lose control. another 99p.  P3 Almost finished the plating. 176 pieces. Anyone spot the mistake?? Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #147 on: March 30, 2010, 03:25:59 AM »
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anyone spot the mistake??

An easy one that Geoff...... There's a washing machine in the background and not a woman in sight to operate it  :a102

Eddy
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #148 on: March 30, 2010, 06:45:02 AM »
...Anyone spot the mistake??...
is the port sponson house upside down?
Posted by Mick.
(.....gonna need a bigger boat.....)

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #149 on: March 30, 2010, 08:39:07 AM »
No to both answers. Eddy, I try to keep the wife out of the workshop if I can. Geoff
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