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Richie
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Richie » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:00 pm

Current POD.

I know you guys relish cutting into panels I have fabricated or had a hand in mending...... but seriously ! what have you guys done :o :D
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:15 pm

:lol:

That pic was taken last Saturday- Bill's been on a mission and the panel has come on leaps and bounds in the week since.

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:33 am

I know you guys relish cutting into panels I have fabricated or had a hand in mending...... but seriously ! what have you guys done :o :D
Just thought we'd push it along a bit for you. Done the welding, up to you to spend a whole day tidying it up now... :lol:
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Techteam » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:16 pm

Hope that's good old English oak

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:29 am

Hope that's good old English oak
It is, as it happens. We had it machined to exactly match the inside profile of the floor corrugations according to the drawings. This piece of floor was about the first piece to hit the water so, as may be imagined, it's been in the wars. The oak was only supposed to be tooling so we could span it between the frame tubes and tweak the pain out of the corrugations against it. Then we decided we'd leave it in there in the final build so it could lend its shape and symmetry to the finished effort - why not? Until we assembled it to the corrugations and tried to pick it up. I've worked with oak many times - it's my timber of choice - so I know how dense and heavy it is but this was just a bit to much so we've deleted the oak and done it a different way.
We've had two solid days of riveting down that corrugated section and been covered in choccie throughout with a bad collective case of 'Skin-Pin-Finger' and we've barely begun mending the forward floor. If anyone asks me the 'when' question in the next 24 hours I'll be lucky if I'm out on bail for the weekend!
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Post by no1traumanurse » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:40 am

Wh..?
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by mtskull » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:07 am

"Heavy enough to sink a battleship".
Hang on, didn't they build battleships from oak once upon a time?
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:57 am

Maybe, but battleships don't need to climb up out of the water on their tippy-toes! :lol:

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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:06 am

The original intention was to use the oak only as tooling to iron out the worst of the crash damage with the corrugated panel in-situ but it soon became part of the process to load the wood with the panel so we thought, may as well leave it in there as it does a good job of holding everything straight and true when everything was pinned down. The original design also called for wood in the same places, though it was never installed except for in the aft-most four positions.
What actually happened - after we'd decided it was ridiculously heavy - is that the panel behaved sufficiently well that we could delete the oak, nail it down as it was and we'll fill the upper corrugations with lightweight pine to sort the levels out before the outer skin goes on.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Black Knight » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:05 am

In the background of todays pic on the wall, is a poster of the xmas day run. Can it be purchased?

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