Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Portholes!

This week Simon and me managed to cut the front portholes! We have welded in the steel inserts ready for mounting the bronze fittings but I think it will be a while before we are ready for the finishing touches, here are some videos of the cutting operation.
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I am using a plasma cutter which is a great tool, it takes quite a bit of setting up though, in the next video you can see how well it cuts the 8mm marine grade steel
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OK once the high tec stuff is finished we apply the art of gentle persuasion, WITH A BIG HAMMER
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Tomorow we will be working on the aft cabin portholes and the escape hatches.

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