Sunday, October 10, 2010

Iveco Strallis 6 X 4 Scale Model

The Dimensions of the Horse are (L) 575mm (H) 320mm (W) 220mm. When completed the horse will have two flat bed trailers as well. The timber used Meranti,  Baltic pine and Canadian Beech
Side view showing the bottom half of the cab
Underside engine detail and prop shaft still to be added
The fith wheel actually works hooking and un hooking the trailer

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Update 64 Gun French Galleon second layer hull planking

At long last, I have started the second layer of hull planking. Cutting the thin strips of timber presented quite a few challenges, namely the risk of trimming off the tips of one's fingers, beleive me I know all about this as I have had the misfortune to trim off  the tips of both my middle fingers, my left on my table saw about 12 years ago and the right about four months ago on the radial arm saw. I overcame this challenge by building a very simple jig to firmly hold the timber while cutting, it works rather well reducing the risk of serious injury, as some of you might know a radial arm saw can be extreemly dangerous. The radial arm saw I own was purchased from a gent who lost four fingers with the saw, his misfortune induced an urgent sale of the machine, greatly reducing his interest in wood working machinery.
Second layer of teak planking the lower half of the hull will be beech
"The cutting jig" with timber to be cut clamped in place
The scrap timber clamped to the saw fence guides thickness

Monday, October 4, 2010

Update 64 Gun French Galleon

First layer of Hull planking is progressing well, we have had a lot of rain over the last few days, so the soaked planking is taking a while to dry out. This also affects the drying time of the glue, so much for quickset glue.

Saturday, October 2, 2010