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    more of the gussets in place ready for paneling, not quite sure how at the moment, just sort of playing it by ear





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    A couple of laminated stringers at the base and top of the gussets to support the future cover panels.



    May be the last post for a while as I have just killed my panel saw, there was smoke and squealing followed but the tripping of the workshop RCD so I think it's serious

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    Phil, you may have to resort to clamping a straight edge to that plywood like the rest of us peons... ;-)

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    Default Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    As I've gone through quite a few sanders and one Fein Turbo II vacuum in the Microtrawler build, I understand your plight, Phill! As it stands, you got a lot of nice work done in your boat build season. Looking terrific! Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoody126 View Post
    Phil, you may have to resort to clamping a straight edge to that plywood like the rest of us peons... ;-)

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    Ahh yes, only problem there being that I only have a couple of small ply parts to cut, it's all the timber that needs sawing for trim, flooring and cap rails etc, on the bright side I do have a birthday coming up in June

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. J. Notigan View Post
    As I've gone through quite a few sanders and one Fein Turbo II vacuum in the Microtrawler build, I understand your plight, Phill! As it stands, you got a lot of nice work done in your boat build season. Looking terrific! Mike
    Thank's Mike, so far I have only killed one Bosch rotary sander, 1 mini belt sander and now this table saw, I really do hope to take advantage of this unusually warm weather down here at the moment and get some more done, I have this faint hope of maybe having the construction work done by Christmas but let's see how it goes.


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    Todays job was cleaning up any excess gobs of epoxy off the wheelhouse floor, then cut the timbers that support the cockpit sole.



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    Any progress?

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    No, It's wet, cold and downright miserable here in Tasmania at the moment, oh how I long for a decent workshop to get the whole thing indoors.

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    Hey Phill, how did you go about joining the rear Stern panels together. Plans call for butt blocks on the inside. Is that what you did. I've finished fitting the lower panels and now I am planning to join them permanently. Just thought I'd ask before any epoxy sets.

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    Hi Rogan, I'm finding this question a bit late, sorry about that, I did use the butt blocks but once the epoxy had dried and I had a few layers of glass on the outside I removed them, couldn't stand the way they looked, just backed the inside up with a few more layers of epoxy and glass.

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    Finally I have been doing some small jobs on the tug, we decided to get our house ready to sell so the boat had to be moved out of the yard as the working area was a bit of an eyesore, lucky for me I know a farmer that has a huuuge spud shed that only gets used for storage and some machinery repairs these days so I have had it stored there, the only downside is it's nearly impossible to take decent photos as it's really very dark and I mostly have to work by floodlight.
    I posted over in techniques asking for advice on stainless polishing so I thought I had put up a few really crappy photos of what I have been up to and just to show anyone still following that I am still alive

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    It's looking great!

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    I saw your stainless thread. From the pics here it looks like you got the polishing worked out. Nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    I saw your stainless thread. From the pics here it looks like you got the polishing worked out. Nice work!
    I haven't started polishing yet, just a quick swipe over the joins with an 80 grit belt.

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    You're back! yay

    Nothing like moving a project. I know from moving my boat project. It's a huge deal. Great to see you back at it. Stainless details are going to be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mermod View Post
    I haven't started polishing yet, just a quick swipe over the joins with an 80 grit belt.

    Phill
    In that case we might have to don the sunnies before looking at pictures of the fully polished version.

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    You're doing a mighty fine job there Phill,
    Where are you in our fabulous state?


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    [QUOTE=master of nun;5497095]You're doing a mighty fine job there Phill,
    Where are you in our fabulous state?


    Hi, I'm here in Devonport, how about yourself?

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    Not too far away, I'm in Lilydale just north of Launceston.

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    Phill, have had a look at your build, good quality work and good ideas! That neighbhour issue must have been tough. Good luck for the rest of the build. Try to avoid 80 grit on the stainless, when you get to the polishing stage, you will know why
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Phill, have had a look at your build, good quality work and good ideas! That neighbhour issue must have been tough. Good luck for the rest of the build. Try to avoid 80 grit on the stainless, when you get to the polishing stage, you will know why
    I had a go at polishing today, I had to start with the 80 as it had a really grainy finish, then went to 220, then 500, then 800, then 1500, then 2000 and boy oh boy does it look good, very chris crafty if I do say so myself, in the end I got hold of a hook and look pad for my polisher and found all the necessary grades of paper at the local auto finishing place, I think I will finish with the 2000 then hit it with some autosol.

    It's nearly impossible to get a decent photo inside the shed but here's what I got...........
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    FYI, you can polish from 320 - 400, might save a bit of effort, cheers
    the invisible man........

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    FYI, you can polish from 320 - 400, might save a bit of effort, cheers
    Thank's for that, I might have a chance to play with it again tomorrow.

    Phill

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    Cleared some room in the shed
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    Oh so shiny

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    I got hold of some jarrah for the caprail and ran it down to 18mm x 36m ready for steam bending but before that I used some Macrocarpa pine to make some temporary blocks to clamp the curvy Jarrah to, I have had few comments along the lines of........nice boat, but what are all your little blocks for?
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    I cut a notch in the stem to take the front of the caprail and to stop it pulling up when I try to bend it around.
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    Looks like everything is well set up for bending. It would be interesting to see your set up for steaming... any pics of the steamer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Looks like everything is well set up for bending. It would be interesting to see your set up for steaming... any pics of the steamer?
    My set up was made by a friend of mine for his work on his Dads ol Skiff but it's simple and works really well.
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    I had some issues with bending on the boat itself so I ended up making this frame to pull the steamed timber over to pre bend it ready for fitting, at this point I also started using a metal strap on the back of the timber to stop any blowouts...
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    And you never seem to have enough clamps...
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    Nifty jig for the pre bend.

    What is the steam tube/box (bit where the timber goes for a sauna) made from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Nifty jig for the pre bend.

    What is the steam tube/box (bit where the timber goes for a sauna) made from?
    In the first photo the pipe was a spare bit of PVC but after a few goes it was to far out of shape to use, if you look at the bottom right hand of the bending jig you can see I now have a piece of irrigation pipe, not as long but far more effective, seems to get hotter quicker and retain that heat, instead of waiting around 2 hours it now only takes 1

    Phill

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    More clamping.......
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