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CHRIS CRAFT MODEL BOAT FRAMING
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* July 26, 2016, 09:51:33 AM
I just finished my model boat framing thought I would share some pictures of the finished design. It is from an old kit I have but did not want to build from because it is so old and original. So I did a redesign on turbocad to laser cut and build from this design!
T.O.

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* July 26, 2016, 11:11:07 AM
#1
That's a great project!

Henry H

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* July 26, 2016, 03:08:19 PM
#2
Nicely done!

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* July 27, 2016, 12:10:54 AM
#3
Very nice work, thanks for showing it, just curious as to what size the model will be.   

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* July 27, 2016, 02:05:35 AM
#4
Very nicely done.

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* July 27, 2016, 09:01:15 AM
#5
Nicely done!
1" per foot so 25" approximately

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July 27, 2016, 10:23:30 AM
#6
Very interesting, and a lot of work!
Could you say, of what materials will you be laser cutting?
How is it to be covered - laminated, with one sheet thickness?
A varnished or painted finish?
It would be nice to see some progress photographs.

Regards Tim

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July 27, 2016, 09:43:03 PM
#7
Sweet!

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* July 28, 2016, 06:14:34 AM
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The framing will be basswood as it is very stable (warping) and the outer skin balsa and then waterproofed
and painted white the lower bottom to the water line will be bronze. 

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* July 28, 2016, 06:19:56 AM
#9
Nicely done! I once thought of doing the same, except I had the idea of building a real wooden boat. Alas I don't have the time (900 hrs) or money (30K on up).
Here is the site were I would get the plans : http://www.glen-l.com/boat-plans-catalog-300-boats-you-can-build/

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July 28, 2016, 06:58:07 AM
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The framing will be basswood as it is very stable (warping) and the outer skin balsa and then waterproofed
and painted white the lower bottom to the water line will be bronze.
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thank you, and looking forward to seeing progress.  8)

Regards Tim

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* August 03, 2016, 08:36:32 AM
#11
Jason;
 Those are huge projects real boats but if you have the time it could br fun. Thanks for the site those actually can be scaled down for modeling too.

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* August 03, 2016, 11:45:14 AM
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Sorry if I wasn't clear that those were life size projects. At one time I though about buying a set of plans to model it TCAD, but the $250 per set is too steep.

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* August 05, 2016, 06:22:25 AM
#13
Jason;
 
   I know what you mean a lot of $$ and a lot of work.

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* October 13, 2016, 10:45:39 AM
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I received my laser cut parts back and filed the rounded laser edges and fit the pieces together and thought I would share them here. They fit together pretty well, everything always looks good on paper when you build then there are problems. POLOLU laser in Las Vegas on the web cut the parts for me and did a fantastic job, if you need laser cut parts they are the place. And the best part they use Turbo cad. Wish you added "Movie.wimp"
it does a slide show of all pics.
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* October 13, 2016, 10:51:09 AM
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More pics

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* October 13, 2016, 01:48:50 PM
#16
Great job.

Henry H

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October 13, 2016, 10:09:42 PM
#17
So, what's your plan for skinning the hull?

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* October 17, 2016, 07:35:04 AM
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Well 1/16"balsa of course but there is a lot more to do gluing the frames  straight ,sanding,fitting filling,waterproofing weights for waterline to be level,shaft tubes etc.

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* October 17, 2016, 07:36:16 AM
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I would not be this far if it wasn't for HENRY he saved me a ton of work!!!!!!!

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October 18, 2016, 11:31:27 PM
#20
I'm impressed.  I've been thinking about designing furniture on TurboCAD, then laser cutting the wood and having it shipped to me for assembly.

The artists' showcase outside the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach has avant garde furniture every year and it would be nice to compete.


Jeff


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* October 21, 2016, 07:11:53 AM
#21
You should try it hobbies keep you busy and challenged. There are many resources out there to make it easier.
Furniture is somewhat thicker and heavy duty  I don't lnow the full capabilities of laser and how thick of wood they can cut. I am sure some cuts very thick wood but you have to figure cost too.

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* November 24, 2016, 10:37:57 AM
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Thanks for showing the resulting product, I am moving in to paper and card modeling due to the horrifying cost of plastic kits that I used to make as a lad.  Some of those kits are eye wateringly expensive and with paper/card you just reprint a piece when a mistake is made.  Much more cost efficient hobby wise.  I hope you continue to show progress of the model.

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* December 02, 2016, 12:00:52 PM
#23
cool work, congrats!!

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December 03, 2016, 04:16:17 AM
#24
Wow, what an ambitious project. Looks like you are managing it all in stride and doing a terrific job of it.