Cross section of the Avondster

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Project by Tuanie posted 08-21-2009 07:22 AM 3800 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, In addition to the making of the tenth scale model I was asked to also make a Cross section of the midship of it, Actually I started working on it before I was commissioned.I started on a one twenty scale. just for kicks, Seeing this they requested a one tenth scale to go with the model for educational purposes, It is a triple layered hull and with ceiling on the inside.

PS. I never expected such a good response from “The Jocks”. Glad I found you lot. We have so much to brag about. As for me, I’m Last of the species – Wood working Boat builders in this part of the world. These guys don’t realise that we are needed to make the wooden plug for the fibreglass mould and products. They just chuck me away after they get the plug made.

I shall send you pictures of the largest Boat I made. and Much more – Just Bragging

-- tuanie

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#1 posted 08-21-2009 07:27 AM

Nice job,it is just amazing

-- Shawn,Minnesota

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 08:11 AM

Brag away this is awsome. As is the full model.

The problem is this: either people like you inspire people to keep on trying, or give up and make macaroni sculptures.

I’m just saying…

The only thing I see or do not is the stacks of cannon balls. A stack here or there would be a nice touch.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 12:41 PM

keep bragging. We get to benefit from your skills!

just amazing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 12:48 PM

Nice work! Boy, you sure stretch your imagination on that project. We all benifit from one another.
Keep it up!

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 01:02 PM

Do the cannon work? Oh, come on, tell me the cannon work.

Very cool anyway. I really like the scale, big enough to be out of the typical “model maker” range.

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 01:12 PM

I just finished watching the link on u tube. That is simply amazing! May I ask what wood you used? Pardon me if I missed it.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#7 posted 08-21-2009 01:16 PM

quite impressive!

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#8 posted 08-21-2009 01:20 PM

Now that is really nice work…...well done Tuanie.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#9 posted 08-21-2009 02:02 PM

I LOVE what you are doing here. I think it’s amazing!.... You are VERY talented.

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#10 posted 08-21-2009 02:09 PM

A great skill that we are losing…but maybe a few quality people will continue to make wooden boats to keep the trade going for centuries…provided we’ll still have forests in a couple of hundred years.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#11 posted 08-21-2009 02:51 PM

well done , tuanie .

for most of my working carrier , ( 45 years )
i worked alone mostly .
i would get some help as needed .
i taught anyone that wanted to learn,
but most moved on , ” too much work ! ”
after i recently semi-retired ,i bought a computer to pass the time .
i thought as you do ,nobody cares , nobody wants to learn .

then i found this site .

and was totaly humbled and awed !

check out charles maxwell ,clockmaker . ohad milner , woodworking inovator
marco aurelio guimares , makes classic furniture by hand , in a closet !
i would run these names through the little search window , and you will be amazed .

i could name everyone here , we all have a story , we all seek learning .

i felt that my knowlege was going to be lost ,
that i would be forgoten !

the responces here were so strong ,
that i was compeled to not just show my work ,
but to reach beyond and learn how to teach !

now i am amongst fellow students , almost 12,000 around the world !
from the beguiner , to the masters . we are all the same .
through sharing ,we learn and grow .

watching someone take an idea , freely given ,
and go to new places , is a joy beyond measure !
do i need credit , not anymore .

go to home page , and roll the dice .
the work and people there are us ,
we toghether are larger , than anyone alone .
and the skills and growth are timeless .

you are home , you are one of us .

relax ,
teach ,
and enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Charles Maxwell

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#12 posted 08-21-2009 03:31 PM

Makes a old Sailor want to get back to sea! I thoroughly enjoy your posts. Keep them coming. CDR Max

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#13 posted 08-21-2009 04:02 PM

When you got it, flaunt it… take pride and enjoyment from what you do.

I’m just starting out in the learning… and I learn from and enjoy the projects and write ups by you pros… obviously, you take no short cuts…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#14 posted 08-21-2009 04:08 PM

You are not bragging, you are inspiring!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 08-21-2009 05:13 PM

That is a great model. It nice to see for us non-seaworthy types what is the makeup of a boat.. I love. Post away, we accept bragging on this site.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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