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  • #16

    I'm assuming that you are building the framing over your original plan or template. (?)

    Or did I miss something?


    P.S. Get that puppy a pal!


    • #17
      Dave, actually this ws the first time I've ever done plans. Generally on all of my builds I work out the dimensions in my head and just cut the pieces to size as I go along.

      Shelby's and Duluth 'upscales' were done using Brett's HO plans from my kits, enlarged on my printer/copier. All the FOS upscales Ive done (Pressmans, Lightmans, Ludlow, CSS07 kit) were done in my head from online photos and then cut directly out of the subwalls and assembled.

      Chambers point was done from 1:1 drawings and Testards was pure freelance, again in my head and just cut and built from 'ideas'.

      This structure is based 'loosely' on a drawing from 'scale rails', but again no plans and mostly freelanced in my head, so, ....

      For the framing plans I measured the dimensions of my original foamcore walls and drew these out on 1/4' graph paper, then measured where windows and doors needed to go and drew them in, then finally drew in all the studwork and headers, for each wall.

      I'm not sure if you missed anything but if that doesnt answer your question let me know.


      As soon as I can comfortably afford the first puppy I'll look into a second, I do want another but..... $$$$$'s


      • #18
        Well I managed to grab a few hours at the desk last night and this morning.

        So I started re-assembling the boards onto the walls.

        Three down one more to go, then its onto framing out the doors and windows and adding in the battons.



        • #19
          Great design, Karl. This would make a great kit.... :up:


          • #20
            Thanks very much Mike! I really appreciate that, I'm not used to being 'original' as we all know.

            There are quite a few more 'structural' elements in my design(head) yet to be seen on the structure which I am hoping will give it quite a bit more added visual interest, but, I'll leave those to reveal themselves as the build progresses.

            Thanks again,



            • #21
              Nice work, Karl. There's something not totally clear for me. If I understand well, this structure is a scratchbuild project. So I guess the inside frame of the walls was done by glueing together lots of pieces of stripwood. Or did you have some lasercut "subwalls" on hand? Because otherwise I can't see how it could have spent a lot of time in the bath without unglueing.


              • #22
                Hi Frederic, did you stop reading backwards yet and start reading forwards? if not now is the time to do so.

                Yes this is a scratchbuilt project, and yes the walls are 'now' made up of "lots of pieces of stripwood"

                (The larger pics for this post are on page one if you need a more detailed look)

                So, a quick recap to clear up any confusion I may have caused......

                Last year I started this structure, it was built using foamcore walls.

                These foamcore walls were then covered in individual board'n'batton. (the foamcore subwall is visible at the corners)

                I recently decided to revive the build but wanted changes. It was the foamcore walls that went into the water and were disassembled.

                I then built new subwalls from stripwood on Sunday, or Monday, or both.

                The new studded stripwood walls are now in the process of being recovered with the recycled board'n'batton siding from the original foamcore walls.

                (The reason the foamcore wall appears in this shot is because I was working out where the key pieces had come from on the original wall.

                As you can see some of the siding was originally cut to fit around the door and window openings and I wanted to make sure they went back in the right places.

                Everything straight now? Sorry for the confusion

                Let me know if anything wasnt clear.




                • #23
                  Now it's perfectly clear, Karl, and I even feel a bit stupid since I had read that the early structure was built around a foam core. Thanks for your patient explanations to ol'crazy Frederic... [:-spin]


                  • #24
                    No problem Frederic, I'm just glad you are now 'up to speed'. How can I get your valued help and advice if you dont know what the heck is going on?? .

                    One wall done six more to go(on the main building).



                    • #25
                      Great Re-project Karl, these are the kind of projects I love to see. So many of us get caught in the trap of building like the kit's instructions. So many times I have found where I have built a structure and then it not fit on the layout like I intended. Then you have to rework the area or cut down the structure.

                      Your ease and attitude toward doing this is remarkable and something for all us to learn from.

                      Great job so far, and I too am glad that Frederic is now on the same j/k Frederic!


                      • #26
                        Ok, Karl, I just hope you are keeping copious notes and lots and lots of drawings and photos.


                        • #27
                          Yes, I think I'm on the right page now...

                          Karl, the fact that I had thought for a while that this framing was lasercut lets you imagine how nice I find it. Not only is this wall very beautiful, but the precision of the assembly is impressive.


                          • #28
                            Now you're building the way I love most to build: board-on-board over a board frame. This type of construction lends itself very well to a much wider variety of weathering/aging techniques than when the boards are placed over a cardstock subwall. Very nice, Karl! :up:


                            • #29

                              Wonderful workmanship and I now fully see why you chose the route he did. Looks fantastic.



                              • #30
                                Thanks for your kind comments Tim, not so sure about the 'ease' part though, I did put it off for almost a year after all.

                                Ummm, yeah Walt of course, meticulously, as always........

                                Thank you for the extreme compliment Frederic, I see it through more critical eyes, but I'll gladly submit to your opinion.

                                Thanks Mike, this is also my favourite way to build, the detail and control is unrivalled and for this type of project will remain my first choice.

                                Thanks very much Peter... I knew you would see things my way, eventually... . seriously, I appreciate your kind remarks.