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  1. #901
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    Default Re: Harry Bryan Betty

    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Work progressing on the windshield. This might just be the trickiest bit of boatbuilding I've done.



    Figured the center post needed to be made and installled early on as a reference point.


    Yes, very tricky. So many bevels and curves. My wife's cousin was a wizard at those. He could knock them out in a day and beautifully so. He drove boat builders around here crazy. Very talented but wouldn't show up when he didn't want to. Moved to Iowa one day, became a Transcendental Meditation 'teacher'.
    "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

    -Mark Twain

  2. #902
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    Yeah the rolling bevels on the lower pieces were a trick. Fortunatley they were small enough to manage with one hand on the bandsaw while I turned the table tilt wheel with the other. Shipsaw like. .
    Even with that a few hours with a spokeshave was required to get the fit just right. Lotta trips back and forth between bench vise and boat. But that is part of the fun.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

  3. #903
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    Default Re: Harry Bryan Betty

    Looking really good, Reynard, that's one nice boat you've built!

  4. #904
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    Looking really good, Reynard, that's one nice boat you've built!

  5. #905
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    Thanks. Gonna glue up a couple of pieces of the frame today. I'll do it in place to make sure the fit is correct. I cut the 1/2 lap corner joints yesterday.
    BTW I really love my Bad Axe hand saw. My wife got it for me for Christmas 2015. It even makes my joinery look good.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

  6. #906
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    I agree, a decent looking windshield is there hardest part to build. Yours is looking fine, in keeping with the rest of the construction.

    I finally got the windshield done for my 22' runabout last fall.
    39 pieces of wood! Glazing is 3/16 mar resistant plexiglass.
    Denny Wolfe
    www.wolfEboats.com

  7. #907
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    Default Re: Harry Bryan Betty

    That is a beautiful boat.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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