The capstan consisted of a timber mounted vertically through a vessel’s structure which was free to rotate. Levers, known as bars, were inserted through holes at the top of the timber and used to turn the capstan. A rope wrapped several turns around the drum was thus hauled upon. A rudimentary ratchet was provided to hold the tension.
I found that I may have needed a bit more room on the deck but that’s ok.
I’ve been working on these Midship Hatches now for probably around a day. I started and had to restart because I really messed up on the first try. I didn’t do too bad with the taller Door Hatch though.
Anyway I’m currently putting hinges and handles on them.
The Flat Hatch, I made using some of that Mahogany stock that’s 3mm wide. Then I used 1.5 x4mm Walnut to frame it. Also, I used my Motosaw to simulate it being a door by cutting into it and filling I in with a lead pencil.
Here’s the Flat Hatch…
The Door Hatch, I made using a piece of Beech Wood that was pre-shaped by Mamoli. I then used 1x2mm Walnut to cover it and to use the 1×1 to make the door frames and I will also use it for the base.
I’m not quite finished yet. I still have to put the baseboards around the Door Hatch.
I decided to create 3 different Posts for the Main Deck Planking.
What I did for the Planking is to divide the Ship into 3 different sections… Forecastle, Midship and the Poop Deck.
It sure makes it easier when you’re trying to line up the Planks having 3 different sections.
Anyway… Here’s the Midship Planking so far…
Notice that I have one long Strip of wood on the Port side of that set of Planks next to the Hatch? I cut it with my Mini Table Saw.
The Glue that I use for Deck Planking is Titebond II and occasionally SuperGlue for repairs.
I find that these Planks in the middle… You can’t really mass produce them as others. Well… You can, but I find that often you have to do a custom fit job so those mass produced planks need to be cut one way or the other.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I Measure, Cut & Scribe each plank individually.