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11-13-2002, 08:54 PM
At the pace that I'm moving on this project... glaciers could overtake and crush me but I am making progress. I've laminated the stem, scarfed the keelson, and added a false transom, stem profile mold, and four stringers to the building frame. I've updated my album but I screwed up the order. I'll deal with that later. But for now... a shot of me in my safety gear at the current level of progress:
It's impossible!!!.....Working on a boat in a shop that clean! :D
11-14-2002, 09:44 AM
Wow! If you build the rest of the boat as well as you built the set up, you're gonna have one fine yacht.
11-14-2002, 10:27 AM
But the goggles and respirator are a joke, right?
And the clean "shop" is really funny. How did you do that?
Truth be told, I jealous.
Keep them pictures coming.
Joe ( Cold Spring on Hudson )
11-14-2002, 10:50 AM
photo gone :confused: I wanna see a clean shop once in my life
11-14-2002, 01:11 PM
What is the strongback made of. Wood I beams ?
[ 11-14-2002, 01:13 PM: Message edited by: Pete Dorr ]
11-14-2002, 02:02 PM
Why are you building a boat in a hospital room?
11-14-2002, 02:19 PM
Thanks for the encouragement... more pictures to come.
Pete, the strongback horizontal members are indeed I-beams. The molds were cut from 8 sheets of 3/4" MDF and I had enough scrap left over to construct the beams. I wanted to construct a building frame that would be easily assembled and also would break down into small enough sections to store in the attic (where all the other junk is that would normally be cluttering my garage). The beams are two eight foot sections that are bolted together. Plus the factory cut edge on the sheets of MDF was dead straight so I didn't have to mess around with planing. The building frame is probably over-built but I'm an engineer and that's what we do. I figure that a good foundation will help me build a better boat. It has been easy 'cause I have a helper. Here he is demonstrating proper use of the scarf jig...
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