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Eddie Lancaster13/06/2020 12:32:53
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Yes Dave the latter should be adequate for these small jobs with .5mm. silver solder from Polly models.

Regards.

Eddie.

Dave Cooper 623/06/2020 23:05:53
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I tried both "Belair" and "SLEC" for a quote for a laser cut kit for yacht Ardent.

No reply from Belair (probably not their thing as they do mainly aircraft stuff)...

SLEC replied (eventually) but want to see the plans first, plus a list of required parts - I would have thought they could work that out from the plans !

As I'm just looking for an 'order of costs' at this stage I was wondering if anyone else has similar experience.

Eddie - looking at the plans on-line, there doesn't seem to be all that much fretting /cutting out to do ? Is that fair comment ? (I'll be doing it manually)...

Regards,

Dave

Ray Wood 223/06/2020 23:36:03
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Hi Dave,

Join the cutting club it won't take as long to do as you have been thinking about it 😄

Total hull cost £40 in ply

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster24/06/2020 09:00:37
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Hi. Dave, yes you are right, all of the frames are straight lines on the outside, I used a scroll saw, but a band saw would have been better, the inside cuts need a scroll saw, or a hand fretsaw would do. For everything else I used a craft knife and razor saw. Ardent was only the third boat that I built so I was at the start of the learning curve, and I am still on itlaugh.

Regards.

Eddie.

Dave Cooper 624/06/2020 10:57:33
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Thanks both,

I have quite a large amount of 3mm marine ply given to me as 'left-overs' from my next door neighbour who is just completing a rowing scull.

I was just wondering if this would do for the frames (or, anything else) on Ardent ?

Cheers,

Dave

Eddie Lancaster24/06/2020 12:17:52
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To be honest I have forgotten what the thickness of the frames are but as I have a 58” schooner hull on the bench (aka the dining room table) with 3.6mm thick frames and an IOM yacht with only two frames I am sure your ply will be fine.

Eddie.

Dave Milbourn24/06/2020 14:25:52
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SLEC replied (eventually) but want to see the plans first, plus a list of required parts - I would have thought they could work that out from the plans !

The staff at SLEC are great people. I've worked with some of them for nearly 50 years. They are, however, not modellers - they run a manufacturing business which revolves around a wood-mill and an injection-moulding shop. I imagine they would prefer you to submit finished CAD drawings of any parts you require. Tracing plans into CAD software and working them up for use on a CNC router or laser takes time and expertise, and you'd be charged accordingly. Frankly you'd be better off making your own with a decent scroll-saw; it would be a lot cheaper!

Dave M

Dave Cooper 624/06/2020 15:38:58
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Fair point Dave, and effectively concurs with what Eddie and Ray are saying.

I recently spent the best part of an afternoon doing a drawing in MS Paint for a local engineering firm to cut and drill a top for my welding bench. Quite honestly, I could have done it in half an hour on a drawing board !

For 'one-off' jobs, the wonders of CNC etc probably aren't worth it....as I'm saving up for a decent lathe at present, the specialist machining saws may have to wait for Father Christmas.

Cheers for now,

Dave C

Ray Wood 224/06/2020 17:38:42
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Hi Dave,

Have you bought the plan yet ?? You only need a tenon saw and a coping saw to cut out the parts.Regards

I would also recommend a Permagrit sanding block about 300mm long 😉⛵

But how anybody can live without a small bandsaw is beyond me 😄

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 24/06/2020 17:43:46

Eddie Lancaster24/06/2020 17:58:13
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I have managed with just the scroll saw until I discovered how much I was using Roger’s bandsaw over the past few months, hence the purchase of the Ryobi for £175.00 this week, that completes my workshop equipment for model boat building, although a dividing head for my mini mill would be useful.

Regards.

Eddie.

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