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paddle tug Aid Print Booklet
Author: marky   Posts: 15   Photos: 49   Subscribers: 3   Views: 2864   Responses: 22   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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paddle build - Posted: 29th Oct 2017
Started to put the wheels together ,joy of the laser is it fitted together nice and neat👍

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paddles - Posted: 28th Oct 2017
after a few attempts trying to master the CAD drawing malarky i think I finally got it to do what i wanted ,it was so much easier with a pair a of dividers , pencil and a ruler but alas the laser doesn't do old school .Very pleased with the results .👍

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Response by RNinMunich on the 28th Oct 2017
Way to go Marky 👍 Nice result.
Know what you mean, I learned my drafting 'old school' as well, with drawing board clips and all the paraphernalia; H & B pencils, T squares, set squares, etc etc. Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Dave M on the 28th Oct 2017
Look nice and detailed. I can't wait to see the finished product.
paddle boxes - Posted: 25th Oct 2017
while the paddles are on the drawing board being redrawn as I drew them with 8 spokes then realised there should only have been 7 thought i would have a stab at the paddle boxes ,bendy MDF and bendy ply yah beauty made it slightly easier to get the curves .long live the wood workshop scrap bin or as the good lady calls it the back bedroom .

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off and running - Posted: 22nd Oct 2017
keel frames and deck together ,couldn't remember if you planked in two halfs and then joined together so put it together and will plank alternative sides some fettleling and sanding to do first .

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Response by RNinMunich on the 25th Oct 2017
Hi Mark, you did it just right 👍👍
If you plank separate halves the hull will most likely turn out twisted 😡
Alternate planking of the complete hull is the best way to prevent this.
Starting from the keel plate and working up to the gunwale.
Interesting subject, watching with great interest, more power to your laser cutter 😉
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by marky on the 26th Oct 2017
Hi Doug, only problem is that Ricky's insisting i do the drawings myself so what took him 2 minutes to draw up takes me a tad longer ,he's going to put the drawing programme onto an old laptop so I can practice anytime ,anyplace ,anywhere (an old Martini advert for those longer in the tooth)
Cheers Marky 👍 forgot to mention my brother was across at your neck of the woods for the football last Wednesday
Response by RNinMunich on the 26th Oct 2017
Aha! So he was one of the guys who clogged up the Richard Strauss tunnel on the Munich ring when I wanted to get to my bowling club evening !!! 😉
Happy CADing, it's not so bad once you've learned how to make it do what you want and not what IT thinks you want!
Love your Stern-wheeler, can't wait to see her in action 👍
Cheers Doug 😎
paddle tug Aid - Posted: 20th Oct 2017
Wife bought me a nice little book cheaper than the original cover price ,decided nice little paddle tug would be the next project enlarged the drawing in the book to desired size hull will be 30"(760mm)long keel and frames were laser cut will build the hull and plank then cut out for the paddle boxes ,don't know if this is the right way but it made sense to me

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Response by Colin H. on the 22nd Oct 2017
Thanks for information, will check it out. Looking forward to seeing its build stages. Cheers Colin.
Response by marky on the 22nd Oct 2017
hi Trillium, I have to admit to the use of advanced technology, I luckily work with some very talented craftspeople I took the book to my work where the picture was scanned by my friendly CAD technician Ricky who then used a programme to strip it down to basic lines (some guess work was needed here) deck level and keel shape were then made into a 3D line drawing ,Ricky then divided it into equal parts to get the basic frame shape then manipulated the frames using the Billings St Chanute as reference ,when we were happy he transferred it to the laser and cut it for me some of the frames didn't quite match and some tweaking was needed ,the guys at the work also enlarged the picture from the book to a working drawing with a hull of around about 30". Cheers Marky
Response by Julio on the 10th Dec 2017
Good web... thanks

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