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  Copy of the plan from National Archives. This version shows her original open decorative head timbers.  
       
  Setting up the frames on the building board. The scale spacing between the frames was 1/32". No wonder she was "old ironsides"  
       
  Full frames on the keel. Secured with a through bolt for sanding and shaping  
       
  Another view of the frames ready for sanding.  
       
  Adding the bow cant frames and hawse timbering.  
       
  Framing nearly complete.  
       
  Stern timbering. Outboard profile in background of the building board  
       
  Planking the wales  
       
  The framing of the Constitution compared to a model of the Raleigh, a 12 pounder frigate, built to the same scale.