Here is a list of all the postings Paul Beeney has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: boat size|
Thanks a lot guys what I am considering is The Endurance by Occre is 750mm long so when putting rigging through tackle etc holes in blocks may be bigger and easier to thread plus there is a video on YouTube on how to build il step by step which for someone like me is a massive help has this will be only my second build and trying to understand how you do these things is a battle on its own any more advice is really important and much appreciated
Hi all can i have some general advice please i am struggling with the boat i am building due to sight problems its a small boat and parts are small to see and handle if i buy a large model next time will parts be larger to handle so easy to see but will it be more complex has it will be only my second build
|Thread: Second planking|
going to start second planking soon can anyone advise me on a glue that will hold the planks in position without pinning and allow me some time to manoeuvre into right position
|Thread: wood breaking|
Hi all have not built a wooden boat before i bought a model from caldercraft
called hm sherebourne now i have to bend some 0.8 3 ply wood round the outside of the deck called bulwarks i soaked the wood in hot water for 3 hours started to ease it round a jar to get the shape and the outside ply split it as not broken in two but if i carry on it will can someone give me any advice other than buy a new section from the supplier which may break again how do i bend tis without it breaking
|Thread: Keel clamps|
Thanks Paul that sounds a great idea something to do this week
Good manners to start but to answer your question as you get older you may find yourself forgetting things
Hi all need some advice would anyone recommend a keel clamp to hold the model steady when working on it and if so any recommendations
|Thread: Rigging thread|
Hi All need some advice please
the rigging thread I have is two ply how do you stop it unravelling when passing through pullies etc ?
|Thread: keel clamp|
would you model builders recommend buying a keel clamp?
|Thread: Double planking|
quick question when attaching first planks on a double planked hull, do you drill the planks to stop them from the chance of splitting or is it safe to pin and glue then remove the pins when dry
|Thread: Second Model HMS Sherbourne?|
i am planning my next model and I’m looking at Caldercraft model HM Sherbourne the blurb says it’s good for first or second build.Has anyone got any experience of this model or thoughts about Caldercraft ie ease of use,quality,instructions etc
|Thread: Supper glue|
Hi all has anyone got any tips on how to apply supper glue to small pieces so you don’t get stuck to it and make a mess all over the model
Thanks any recommendations for drill ie: manual or dremiel as the one I have needs two hands.
Hi All I have to drill holes in my model any recommendations for the type of drill as the one I have is to big ? i have to drill 1mm,4mm,and 6mm holes in decking and vacuumed formed hull and the instructions say the hull is easy to damage
Hi All novice here again ! I have to glue decking to a vacuum formed hull have tried glue sold to me set time is to quick no time to manoeuvre the pice into the position i want can anyone recommend a glue that would do this for me
|Thread: Wood strips|
Thanks to all that have answered my questions in the past .Next question how do you cut thin wood strips when covering say a hatch cover lengthways with the grain? On the model i am trying to build which is Billings model Dana the hatch covers are 40mm at one end 30mm at the other. Do you cover the laser cut peace with the strips let it dry turn over when dry and cut from the rear . Will the wood tear following the grain? do you varnish let dry then cut from rear? any help would be most helpful
|Thread: mahogany sheet|
Can any one tell me were I can buy Mahogany sheet that is real thin ie 0.5 mm or thinner in the Surrey area please
Hi All thanks for the tips it’s a beginners kit by Billings fishing boat Dana instructions are poor as a beginners boat it would have been nice if they had tried to teach you how to make the model
Thanks for all the advice about bending wood steam it is the! Now for the next problem deck planking ? do you start in the centre or the side seen videos of both. How do you shape the edge planks to fit the side ? by the time I have finished this boat you will be sick to death of me
Thanks for your help Paul
|Thread: Bending Wood|
Brand new to this and mean new. Have bought may first boat hit my first of many problems, its a Billings kit as this was for beginners need to bend a peace of wood strip to fit on the foreship I take it this is the front. Wood strip is 1.8 x 4 mm how do you bend wood and keep it bent to the shape you want without it snapping? First of many questions im sure hope someone can help
Many thanks Paul
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