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    Billings Santa Maria 1492
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    9 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Got all those things mounted on the hull .I think back in 1492 they had no truck tires to protect the hull when docking so they used wood and it makes the ship look good to 24 things cut & mounted .
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    6 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    I'm not sure but something in the back of my mind tells me these pieces of wood were called girdling.

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    7 days ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hip Garth

    This ship is looking very good indeed. Keep up with the hard work.

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    8 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Garth.

    Maybe you might find the name of those parts in here.


    https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/978019...



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    https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199336005.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199336005-e-48
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    8 days ago by redpmg ( Commodore)
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    Could they have been called fenders ? Don't appear to have any period ship experts as members.
    Whatever the name as you say they look good - coming along well
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    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well done Garth.
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    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good Garth.
    Keep it up.

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    πŸ“ Santa Maria
    14 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Started installing these parts on the hull & I just wanted to know if any one knows what this part of the hull is called ?? I thought I could hide the nails with these things .
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    πŸ“ Santa Maria
    16 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I mentioned that Billings boats used nails to install the hull strips . I realized that these ships of the 1492 era have side wooden ornaments or stand offs & I think by using these wood stand offs I can hide the nails & can any one tell me what there really called
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    πŸ“ Santa Maria
    16 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Every little row boat needs to have seats so between grocery shopping & cooking made the seats and installed them without burning up supper .
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    16 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice job Garth.
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    16 days ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Nice whittle job, and did you get your stain situation figured out for the little nails?
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    πŸ“ Santa Maria
    18 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I haven't posted for a while & I just wanted to send a photo of the Billings Row Boat . Billings older kits would have a block of Balsa wood in the kit box that had to be carved to make the tiny boat so finally got around to it as sailing hasn't been happening due to the rainy weather here in Ontario to bad the west coast in B.C. aren't getting our weather . P/S I am amazed I could make the row boat & I think a lot of people would give up on model boats because it takes a little bit of time to carve these things . Canada is metric now so I used the metric side of the ruler but I still think in inch's & Feet .
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    16 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Looks better still now you have made the thwarts. Time for a pair of oars now, and oars need rowlocks.

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    18 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A tricky bit to do Garth, but you have done a great job.
    Well done.

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    18 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Lovely piece of whittling.

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    18 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi, Garth!

    That is excellent workmanship!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Billings Santa Maria 1492
    1 month ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have several model boat builder friends .One such friend had started the Billings Santa Maria years ago and didn't want to finish the model so I was gifted her . It's a static kit that I'm sure a lot of us have either built or thought about building her . I have a question Billings models supplied nails to hold the hull planking onto the ribs & I was wondering How to hide the shiny nail heads To find a filler the same shade of planks my be a challenge & I don't want to pull out nails either any Idea's would be helpful. P/S the print is stamped with 1962 thats 59 years ago .
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    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Another fine project for you Garth Look foreword to your progress.
    Rick
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    1 month ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thank you I'll try that Lee Valley store in Burlington Ontario .
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    1 month ago by T33CNO ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A Billing Boats model of Norske Love that I had in 1986 and never finished was supplied with steel nails but the same applies as you say Martin the heads will sand off when contouring the planks.
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Garth,
    I think the idea was that the nails were made of soft brass so that they could be sanded back flush to the wood to just leave a very small circle of brass visible.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Garth, do you have a nail set? Fine point punch which will put the nail head below the surface of the wood.

    Try: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/supplies/finishin...

    Take the hull in with you to the store, they are very good at helping.

    Ron
    https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/supplies/finishing/wood-fillers/20069-wax-filler-sticks?item=53Z0103
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