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Kieran H

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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2009, 09:34:38 »
i'm with you there cedar tree. had it since friday.

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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2009, 07:02:01 »
Had it down here too.

I think it is great that you are doing this with your kids. I have two stepdaughters and they would only be interested in a R/C hairbrush and mirror. Keep up the great work. We are really enjoying the pics.
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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2009, 09:39:58 »
Hopefully you are feeling better now Cedartree, and possibly you might have some progress on your joint build ?

Regards, Dan.
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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2009, 09:50:50 »
Model Tug Man;

They might come around if you pitch the RC boat thing the right way, though. Springer topsides can look like ANYTHING, right? Also, I think if you catch them early enough, you get to influence what their interests are, at least a little. If nothing else, you can broaden the horizons beyond Barbie's pink Corvette...

The bug, or flu or whatever it was has pretty much abused me as long as it could and has left me... Good riddance, I say!

Dan,

I have been back at the Boatworks, in the chandlery, actually... pics to follow!

Sorry, no sequential assembly pics, but you get the idea, some brass tube, rod, and flat stock soldered together. Its not finished yet, some more time will be spent cleaning up the filets and removing stray rosin, etc. I'll solder a couple of brass nuts under it to secure it to the deck. Seems plenty strong and looks OK for a first try, and it was fun as heck to make. The boy cut the parts to length and helped drill the holes in the uprights for the crossbar. 
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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2009, 10:30:32 »
Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Unfortunately my step daughters have graduated to the Retail Barbie stage--oh dear.
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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2009, 13:12:27 »

Retail Barbie :o, sounds like its almost too late! But you have to try to extricate them from the clutches of the Axis of Evil known as the Mattel Corporation...   
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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2009, 13:27:51 »
Your brass work looks great, especially for a first attempt, like you say, once cleaned up it will look ideal and should be strong enough  :)

Its great to hear that the little fella is helping with the brass work aswell as the construction of the tug  :)

Keep up the good work,

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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2009, 15:01:16 »
You can't see it in the pics, but the upright tubes go through holes drilled in the base plate, so there should be plenty of "bite" for the solder. I thought that method would be a bit stronger than a butt joint. The top caps were soldered on as one plate then separated afterward.

The pics actually make me wish I'd spent more time polishing, cleaning, etc. before posting, but I couldn't resist showing it off... :-[ 
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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2009, 15:46:47 »
nice looking towing bollard.Thankfully i never went through that Barbie! ;D

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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2009, 16:18:48 »
Brilliant work there Cedartree :) :) :) :)
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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2009, 00:37:48 »
Thanks tug53. I have always enjoyed working with metal AND wood.

Stand by for some updated pics of the tug, been out in the shop with the boy a bit in the last couple of weeks, got most of the wheel house done now, just have to figure out how detailed our tug will be, I'm torn between wanting some interior detail in the wheelhouse (I cut out windows) and leaving things pretty generic. At this point the generic path is looking attractive, save the detail for another project. Also wondering what my scale is? Looks like a figure about 3" (75 mm) tall is about the size of the skipper that fits in the wheelhouse without having to duck his head..

Will post pics tomorrow. I promise. She is really starting to look like a vessel now. Getting excited at the propect of launching before Christmas. The biggest hurdle now is the fibreglas work and paint... and nav lights.

Building the wheelhouse has been a lot of fun!
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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2009, 20:14:05 »
And a couple more...
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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2009, 23:30:21 »
Very nice wood-work there  :) Nice and smooth and the windows look fantastic, she is looking great and the Brass Bollard looks perfect  :)

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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2009, 20:03:42 »
love that perfect bollard and nice looking wheel house.

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Re: Cedartree Boatworks-Springer build
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2009, 16:20:23 »
Any more progress Cedartree on your build ?

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