HMS Warrior 1781

October 28, 2008

Making jigs

Filed under: Vol. 2 — admin @ 9:16 pm

The practicum has you make several jigs to aid in planking the hull, basically they are a series of wood planks with a “grill” on them so that you can suspend spales and bits of wood to hold planks in place as the glue sets.

I made the jigs today – there are no explicit plans for these, just a few vague pix.  I over-engineered them.

To make the grills, I milled out a few strips of wood and then mortised everything together.

I then glued the grills to the main pieces of wood.  There are 4 jigs, two that attach to the sides of the construction box and run the full length of the hull, there are two smaller jigs that mount on the construction board surface at an angle for the bows of the ship

Here are two of the finished jigs:

And attached to the construction frame (with a spale in place to show how they work):

There is another set of jigs for the other side of the hull.

Looking at the side jigs, they are very close to the hull and may make getting in there to attach the planks difficult – I’m not so sure how much I’ll use them, but oh well, they were a project while waiting for my wood shipment to arrive.


  1. Hi Jeff

    I see she`s coming along very well. nice work.



    Comment by Jim Atkin — October 31, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

  2. Thanks Jim, did you also make these jigs?

    Comment by admin — October 31, 2008 @ 5:06 pm

  3. Yes Jeff, I did make the same jigs, you can see my build in the photos section under, Jim`s Warrior.

    Comment by Jim Atkin — October 31, 2008 @ 6:34 pm

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