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1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« on: July 21, 2017, 04:17:20 PM »
My nephew owns and captains a Bruno Stillman 55 snow crab fishing boat. The Bruno & Stillman company went bankrupt in the early 1980s so no drawings to be found. My nephew provided me with fresh photos of the boat out of water from, port, starboard, forward and aft. Since the crab season is over for this year the boat is out off the water but located three hours away. Drawings will be drawn from the photos and a bit of luck.

Lou

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Re: 1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 11:28:01 AM »
Have to start somewhere!

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Re: 1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 11:30:46 AM »
I will need 9 pieces to laminate the hull. The Paula Nicole will be approx 20 inches long with a 6.25 inch beam.

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Re: 1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 04:50:06 PM »
Eight pieces just held together with the clamps. I am still debating what glue to use.

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Re: 1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 03:42:23 PM »
Four X two sections glued together.

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Re: 1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 05:20:05 PM »
All eight sections are glued. I placed a black paper between pieces 4 and 5 to mark the center. Power sanding has started to save time.

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Re: 1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 07:33:10 AM »
Slow progress.

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Re: 1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 02:01:25 PM »
Slower than molasses. When I cut the laminated boards I lined up the grain. Somehow I got distracted and some boards were reversed so in areas the grain run north and other they run south. That make for some delicate chiseling. 

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Re: 1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2018, 03:23:52 AM »
That looks like hard work Lou,regards Paul J.

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Re: 1/32 Bruno Stillman 55 Fishing Boat
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2018, 12:03:27 PM »
Yes and messy as chips fly everywhere. I await summer to move my operation outside so I can use the new planer.

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