A Practical Course in Wooden Boat and Ship Building: The Fundamental Principles and Practical Methods Described in Detail, Especially Written for Carpenters and Other Woodworkers who Desire to Engage in Boat Or Ship Building, and as a Text-book for Schools (Google eBook)

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F. J. Drake, 1919 - Shipbuilding - 238 pages
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Page 173 - Figure 109. — View of Framing Platform. be countersunk and the holes plugged, with the grain of the wood running in the same direction as the grain of the wood in the planking. In addition to the bolts the wide planks have four treenails in each frame and the narrow planks two treenails, all driven in full length, wedged on outside of planking and inside of ceiling with oak wedges. Figure 110. — Ready to Launch. The wedges are placed across the grain of the wood through which they are driven....
Page 212 - ... a cavern corresponding in situation to the floor of a house. Here frequently there is now cave earth, covered, and therefore hermetically sealed for the purpose of the investigator, by stalagmite, which has been formed by droppings from the stalactites hanging from the roof. (3) As a nautical term, the bottom part of the hold on each side of the keelson ; the flat portion of a vessel's hold. (4) In hydraulic engineering, the inner piece of the two which together form the bucket of an overshot...
Page 208 - Round, laterally flattened wooden blocks encircled by a rope or an iron band and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyards, used to extend the shrouds and stays.
Page 224 - Scarf. 1. A lapped joint made by beveling, notching, or otherwise cutting away the sides of two timbers at the ends, and bolting or strapping them together so as to form one continuous piece, usually without increased thickness. Called also Scarf Joint 2. A piece of metal shaped or beveled for a scarf weld. (Standard) Scarfing. Splicing timbers, so cut that when Joined the resulting piece is not thicker at the Joint than elsewhere.
Page 217 - ... metric tons). KEELAGE. A duty or toll charged for permitting a ship to enter and anchor in a port or harbor. KEEL BATTEN. See Hog Piece. KEEL BENDER. A heavy duty power press used for flanging heavy plates, such as in forming the beveled flanges of a dished flat keel. KEEL BLOCK. One of a series of short timbers on which the keel of a vessel rests while it is being built or repaired and which afford access to work beneath. Also called middle block. Fr: Tin de Construction; Ger: Stapelklotz; Kielklotz;...
Page 231 - ... channelwale, etc. Warping. — To move into some desired place or position by hauling on a rope or warp which has been fastened to something fixed, as a buoy, anchor or other ship at or near that place or position, as to warp a ship into harbor or to her berth. Walking Beam. — The lever of a steam engine reciprocating upon a center and forming the medium of communication between the piston rod and the crank shaft. Water Lines. — The lines of a ship drawn parallel with the surface of the water,...
Page 219 - Half-breadth plan. A top view showing a horizontal or floor plan on any water line. C. Body plan. An end view showing curves of the sides or frame lines at any point in the ship. Frame lines forward of...
Page 215 - Hatchway. One of the large square openings in the deck of a ship through which freight is hoisted in or out, and access is had to the hold. There are four pieces in the frame of a hatchway. The fore and aft pieces are called coamings and those athwartship are called head ledges.
Page 231 - And the quaint mazes in the wanton green For lack of tread are undistinguishable." Of motion it implies ' tossing about,' eg like the «undulating' coils of a serpent (ix. 517). warp, i. 341 ; a nautical term (Scandinavian) = " to move into some desired place or position by hauling on a rope or warp which has been fastened to something fixed, as a buoy, anchor, or other ship at or near that place or position: as, to warp a ship into harbor or to her berth " (Century Diet.}. M. uses it to describe...
Page 216 - ... a bag). A coarse linen bag issued to every soldier, proceeding on service, for the purpose of carrying provisions. Haw-haw, haw-haw (duplication of haw). A fence or bank sunk between slopes, and not perceived till approached ; also, called Ha-ha. Hawser, haw-sur. A small cable, or a large rope, in size between a cable and a tow-line. Head Wind. A wind which blows in an opposite direction from the ship's course. Heathen, he-thn (Saxon, hcetfm).

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