Can't help yourself Doug?
Can't help yourself Doug?
Doug, I already copied a picture of that little CB detail for my catspaw.....
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-Henry David Thoreau-
Thanks, guys. We've made a little more progress. The endposts are glued on the trunk and the inside of the trunk got 3 coats of epoxy, the second two with graphite powder added:
Then we glued the two halves together:
Tonight we glued the trunk into the boat:
Next will be gluing the keelson on then the sheer clamp.
I like the little smile. Cheers!
(You get more and more trustworthy as the thread goes along! )
You got me watching.
Am considering this as a possible build. (another one on the "OK officialy in dubio" list)
Hope the powderhorn got worked out with the kit.
Clint said its all good tough!
My kit should be arriving next Tuesday. I'm off to the lumber yard shortly to get a couple of long 2x's for the strongback.
Thanks for the update...........it's looking great.......well done.
I'll start a build thread of my KDI in a week or so, I managed to get about half of the bulkheads and frames up the first afternoon. But I've got a pile of work to do for my employer over the next week so not too much will going on in my shop until April.
Reviewing the pictures in this thread, it is interesting how many changes have been made since this kit was released.
Looking forward to another build thread of an KDI. For me, I'm Still officialy in dubio.
The good thing about starting to follow a thread is that there is a lot of catching up to do.
Once you reach the end it's all about patience.....
Especially with such an interesting (and also entertaining) build as this one is.
You have another loyal follower at the other end of the big pond
Normally I'm more a reader than a contributer, but with so many like minded people around, maybe it's time to change that.
Good luck with the build,
Framing for the seats is part of the bulkheads and plywood panels to make the seats themselves is part of the kit.
I still need to finish assembling the centerboard case and get it installed before the keelson goes on. I was going to use a piece of 5/4 that was on hand but it looks like 3/4" thickness is all it really needs. I've been looking for a reference point for where the garboards go fore/aft on the keelson, maybe it will become more obvious once the bevels are cut.
The main changes to the model were:
inboard shape of bulkheads so it is easy to stitch and glue the curved seat vertical
tabs vs indents on stem/sternpost to mark plank lands
Rechecked a bunch of things
Not a lot of changes really.
The garboard placement: after you bevel the keelson, place the GBD so you have equal overhand at ends and that is it. I like to do a couple snug clamps then use a mallet to tap the plank one way or the other.
Clinton B. Chase
I think we are just about "neck 'n neck" with the west coast KDI.
The Keelson is glued in place:
And the keel is now mostly beveled:
That's starting to look like a serious boat, Steven, big enough to take on the Small Reach Regatta maybe?
She is entered for this year. I hope she's ready.
It wouldn't be the first time if we end up finishing her on the beach the night before.
We just finished beveling the keelson and beveled one side of the fore stem.
Always nice to see some progress on here Steven. I note that you use a more "presentable" acronym for the Deer Island Koster.
“It’s impossible”, said pride.
“It’s risky”, said experience.
“It’s pointless”, said reason.
“Give it a try”, whispered the heart.
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!"
Looking good Bauer Family.
I got my garboards on today and started working on the sheerclamp. The amount of curve around the stern is feeling way to tight for the 3/4x3/4 piece of DF I have been working with. I was considering laminating it in two pieces, if I squint at your pictures just right it looks like maybe you are on the same track. What are your thoughts?
We sliced the last 5 or 6 feet of the sheerclamp on the bandsaw to make the bend at the stern. We'll be sure to get some epoxy in there when we glue them in place. We hope to get the garboards on tomorrow. I just got out of a concert at NEC and won't be home for another two hours.
Thanks for the video, Bruce. Fantastic. I'll show it to the builder in the morning.
The stems are beveled and the garboard is glued on. I'm hoping things will be moving quickly now.
With the woodstove going its about 75 in the shop, 45 and rainy outside.
Steve, I was wondering if you added weight to the centerboard as Clint suggested? If so how much do you recall? I have started on my KID here in Southern New Jersey. Thanks, Frank
Some more progress tonight, getting ready for the second pair of planks.
First she planed the bevel at each bulkhead/frame then connected the bevels using the plys as a guide.
Then cleaned up the scarfs
Even plywood makes nice shavings
Hey Frank, great news! We cut out a rectangle from the inner layer of the centerboard and glued one side to the center. The cut out was 5" by 9". Then we cut rectangles of lead roof flashing that just fit the cutout. It took seven layers. We weighed them and they were just a hair over five pounds. Then we will glue the other side on. The lead will have some help keeping the board down by a bungee cord.
I just went down to the shop and took a picture:
where in southern, NJ are you building this? I would love to see one of these done and I can't make the woodenboat show this year.
There is a joy in madness, that only mad men know. -Nieztsche
I live in Washington Twp., Gloucester County. Frank
Signed up for the Small Reach Regatta I see, nothing like a deadline to get things moving!
Clinton B. Chase
Plank 2 is glued on the starboard side. Port side tonight after the National Honor Society induction ceremony.
Congratulations on every front
I'll pass that along, Gareth. The really big news is that she has decided on a name for the KDI! And she's learning how to pole vault.
NHS is pretty cool, too.
Crazy shape to this next plank:
Starting to cut the first gain:
All ready for glue up:
Starboard side glued up. We're cranking the wood stove so we can glue the port side tonight.