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09-25-2005, 08:12 AM
I was so close to finished with this boat I couldn't stop myself...
09-25-2005, 08:58 AM
Congratulations!!! She is beautiful. I am very jealous.
When did you find time to make the seats and oars? Can you post some detailed pictures of these? Thanks!
[ 09-25-2005, 10:00 AM: Message edited by: Farmer Diddley ]
09-25-2005, 06:03 PM
Here ya go:
She looks even better in person! How does she row?
Congrats on a great job,
09-25-2005, 06:18 PM
Oh yeh, the oar:
Very quick and simple to make. I used soft maple (traditional precedent) You taper an 8 foot plank from 1.5 inches at one end to 1/4 inch at the other, cut out the oar profile, use a 45 bit in a router to bevel the edges along the shaft (except in way of the oarlock horns), transition to round about 2/3 of the way to the blade using a spoke shave, then taper the edges of the blade using an angle grinder and clean it up with a cabinet scraper. The grips are rounded over and cone shaped with the skinnier end towards the shaft. An easy afternoon project.
09-25-2005, 06:20 PM
Rows great. Try it out for yourself (on a calmer day)
I would love to have a row at some point. I suppose we could even swap boats for a few minutes. Might be fun...
Yeah, today the lake wasn't a place I wanted to be out on. The highest gust I saw was 32 knots, but it's hard on boats and gear. No sailing for me. Or rowing. Heck, even riding a bike into it is a work out.
Again, great job!
09-26-2005, 12:25 AM
Beautiful work !
09-26-2005, 06:42 AM
Incredible! Don't be bashful, post as many photos as you have!
09-26-2005, 07:45 AM
09-26-2005, 04:48 PM
That may be all the photos for now, my computer just crashed the hard drive (this one's a loner) so many photos were lost. Don't worry GROOVY, the seat caning and deck circle details have been backed up and are ready when you are.
Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-26-2005, 06:43 PM
Very pretty boat... :cool: :cool:
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