The Lumberyard would like to thank Harold Hahn for the photos used on this and the following pages. Without Mr. Hahn's dedication to the field, we feel that this hobby would surely be lacking.
Harold Hahn - "A Man and His Art"
Part 1 - The Man and His Art
Part 2 - Harold Launches a Career in Model Ship Building
Part 3 - Figure Carving
Part 4 - The Upside Down Method
Part 5 - Building a Colonial Shipyard Diorama
Part 6 - The First Book
Part 7 - Back to Etching
Part 8 - Commissions, Contests and Books
Built in 1809 the Oneida is a 16 gun Brig. This 1/4 scale plank on frame kit has all the hull timbering laser cut. With just a few basic hand tools you can create a beautifully crafted classic plank on frame ship model. Included are a set of computer drafted, color coded plans, laser cut gun carriages and casted carronades, milled stock for deck clamps, wales and bulkward planking. The hull size is 24 x 6 x 6.
We have provided on-line step-by-step instructions with photos on how to assemble the pieces into a finished model that you will be proud of for generations! You can start with part 1 and move through the steps sequentially, or you can skip around through the following menu:
Part 1 - Plans
Part 2 - Laser Cutting
Part 3 - Building the Frames
Part 4 - Setting up the Hull
Part 5 - Building the Hull
Part 6 - Sanding the Hull
Part 7 - Building the Keelson
Part 8 - Building the Stern
Part 9 - Building the Stern (cont'd)
Part 10 - Building the Deck
Part 11 - Building the Bulwarks
Part 12 - Building the Capstan Base
Part 13 - Building the Counter Timbers
Part 14 - Building the Deck Clamps
Part 15 - Deck Construction 1
Part 16 - Deck Construction 2
Part 17 - Deck Construction 3
Part 18 - Deck Constuction 4
Part 19 - Building the Deck Knees
Part 20 - Finishing the Deck
Part 21 - Building the Fore Castle Deck
Part 22 - Building the Hatch Comings
Part 23 - Building the Port Sills
Part 24 - Builing the Sweep Ports
Part 25 - Building the Skylights
Part 26 - Building the Transom Rails
Part 27 - The Main Wales
Part 28 - Building the Waterways
A private armed schooner of 1813 the Lively is a plank on bulkhead kit including laser cut parts, rigging line and block, milled hardwoods for hull and deck planking, preshaped stern blocks and cast fittings. A 54 page booklet and the 2 sheet plans by Jim Roberts give the builder concise, clear and easy to follow instructions. With the novice ship builder in mind, an in progress, detailed web site on the building of the prototype of the Lively is available by logging on to dlumberyard.com and clicking on the Lively. Here you will find lots of pictures and tips on building. The fully rigged model measures 23½ x 17¼ x 9½ at ¼ inch scale.
We have provided on-line step-by-step instructions with photos on how to assemble the pieces into a finished model of the Lively. You can start with part 1 and move through the steps sequentially, or you can skip around through the following menu:
When you look at the ultra fine detailed carvings on some of the ship models, the first thought that comes to mind is I could never carve like that. Such carvings can be quite intimidating and seemingly beyond the capabilities of most model ship builders. These instructions are intended to offer a simple and doable approach to carving the decorations on ship models. In time and with practice anyone who can build a ship model can produce the carved decorations. The carvings presented are by far not master pieces of work. I would rather you look at the carvings and think " I can do that" or better yet think " I can do better than that with a little practice."
Typically the wood of choice for the small carvings are boxwood, pear wood, dogwood or apple wood, there are other choices but the above are the top of the line. These woods have a very fine grain and a smooth texture. This makes it possible to cut with or against the grain.
We have provided on-line step-by-step instructions with photos on how to do some carving of your own. You can start with part 1 and move through the steps sequentially, or you can skip around through the following menu: