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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  02:24:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've done a cardboard mock up of the decking, and am happy with it, so can use that as a template to get going.
Never done a dock scene so should be an interesting learning curve.
Open to any advice I can get.








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kebmo1
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  07:41:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow, it looks great.

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  08:26:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, your docks are going to have a terrific look. All the different levels and shapes. Wow!

Mike



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Dutchman
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  08:44:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good one, Rob.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  09:16:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

It's going to loo GREAT.


Frank

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time2play
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  3:44:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

That's looking terrific Rob. Nice work on this.

Bob



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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  6:14:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kevin, Michael, Bruce, Frank & Bob.

With some modification by lifting the the large door opening, this could have been done on a single level
But the split levels will make it a bit different. Besides the great looking structure, the different levels was another feature that I always liked about Geoffs original design.


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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  03:16:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the small front dock section is made up.
I used coffee stir sticks for the deck, and the joists are balsa.





The piles are 5mm pine sticks, from a craft store. I roughed them up with a rasp.



Regards Rob

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  03:35:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We went out for a day trip yesterday to the seaside town of Flinders, about 1 hr from me, and about 2 hrs east of Melbourne.
Did quite a few kilometers of walking.
It is located on Western Port Bay, and like Maine, it has a big difference in it's low & high tides.

Once I got there I realized this was also a day for some research. I took some photo's of the pier, so now have some great reference photo's.

You can see the tide marks on the piles.








My favorite shot, under the pier.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  06:07:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob,

So while everyone else is ON the wharf enjoying the view and taking photos, you’re UNDER the wharf taking photos.

Looks like a fun research trip.

Mike



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Tyson Rayles
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George D
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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  09:50:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good start on the dock, Rob. Your pictures should be a big help when you start weathering.

George


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Guff
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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  10:43:14 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Neat photos of the dock! Looking forward to your dock additions.

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  6:04:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Michael, Mike, George & Dave.
Looking at the pics, the piles look like they're made from Gum Trees, so the upper colouring is lighter than what I'll do, but the various colours are really nice to study.

Michael, We also did the walk out along the pier, which was originally built in 1864. Some of it is in disrepair and is closed off, so a new concrete pier was built in 2010 next to it for some of its length, to gain full access.
A couple of fishing boats had just pulled in selling oysters & mussels, so we bought 2kg of mussels and had them for dinner that night. Very tasty.
That pic under the pier, is just along the beach area, so easily accessible.


Regards Rob

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Edited by - robert goslin on 04/05/2021 6:07:01 PM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/06/2021 :  03:32:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's another pic from the pier with plenty of nice detail.


So this is how it's turned out.
Still need to add barnacles, and bolt heads, later on.









Regards Rob

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Edited by - robert goslin on 04/06/2021 03:40:44 AM

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