Thursday, May 19, 2011

HMS Triton Frigate Cross Section Build Log - Part 6

Next the hull on the completed side was coppered to the waterline.  This was used on ships to prevent fouling and preserve the hull.
 Thin strips of self-adhesive copper were trimmed to size and a miniature T-square was made from brass.
 A ponce wheel simulated the nail heads for the strips.
 The T-square allowed perfectly straight scores that indicated the ends of the individual copper plates.
 The ponce wheel simulated the final rows of nails.
Each completed strip was then placed on the hull for a convincing result.

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