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  1. #71
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    Very much looking forward to seeing the frames set up.

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    Stem assembled. I've got to order the SB bolts.
    It was within 3/32 of the lofting after gluing it up. I'm happy.



    Happy with the joints too...

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    That looks like a fine spill-containing coffee table!
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    Did you get to Freeport to see the original? Beautiful country. Pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    That looks like a fine spill-containing coffee table!
    Its for my niece. She's moving into her first apartment soon. Used an old window. It'll have a sheet of 1/4" tempered glass over it and the window will be hinged to put decorations inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckt View Post
    Did you get to Freeport to see the original? Beautiful country. Pics?
    Chuck it's this Sunday. Might just be warmer there than in Atlanta!
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    Made it to Portland today and the owner graciously picked me up at the layover hotel and took me to see the boat. It's very pretty.

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    Now that is beautiful!

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    I like it.

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    Yup--very nice indeed.
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    I can see taking her to Shem Creek for dinner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post


    Hey, I've got the same Park planer. Any chance you could photo your jury-rigged dust collector? I'd like to see what you rigged up. Mine throws shavings 8' or so across the basement. Makes a big mess!

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    I'll take a close up of it. Very simple though. It's a vacuum attachment for a 4" dust collector hose for cleaning floors. Got it from Rockler. Used some metallic furnace tape to attach it and a magnetic hose clamp to act as a strain relief for the hose. It works really well. Gets 99% of everything.
    The tape allows some movement so the lower edge of the attachment rides on whatever you are planing.
    The chips on the floor were before I added this. Now the shop stays clean even when planing 12" wide boards.
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    Not a lot to report lately. All the frames are riveted, and the stem is assembled and planed. Gotta install the SB bolts though the stem.
    Been cleaning up the shop and reorganizing. Had to remove 2 walls of my paint booth so I'd have enough room for a 23' boat.
    Took out a LOT of trash and gave my neighbor who has a cabin in the mountains with a wood stove a bunch of scrap wood. Just couldn't throw scrap wood into a landfill.
    The strongback is next. Also I'll build a planking table along one wall of the shop.
    In all the assembly room measures 32' by 16'
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    Well my eye saw your frames up above but my brain regsitered "mold stations." Now I see the frames. Cool. Time to set em up!
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    Got the strongback built today. My floor is about 3/4" out of level in 24'. A bit of shimming took care of that.
    Sat frame 5 on the strongback to get an idea of how much room I'll have.






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    Cutting the rabbet is a bit of work...

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    What are the specs on this boat? I see she is 22'. What's the beam and weight? What's in the cabin? Engine HP? What's the seating like? etc.
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    6' 6" beam. Cabin has 2 breaths and a head. 3 cylinder diesel, I'm planning on @ 30hp. Two seats up front, plus a bench seat across the aft end of the cockpit.

    Last edited by Reynard38; 11-10-2013 at 09:29 AM.
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    Very nice. Great size and layout.
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    Interesting that the boat has a batten at the end of the skeg to prevent the rudder from snagging pot warps, etc. I wonder if it would make sense to just bring the skeg all the way back to take a rudder shoe, or if that would just be an unnecessary complication.

    That's a nice cozy looking shop you have there. Is the boat going to be a squeak-fit through those doors or are they wider than they look?
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    The door frame needs replacing anyway so a wider door will be installed to get the boat out.
    Cleaned up the shop, built a planking table and got to work.
    Planed down the keel batten to 7/8...



    And started beveling.

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    I like this design. Good start.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    You can only do so much stem rabbet cutting...
    Decided to take a break and make up the chine logs.

    Andy

    Still need to glue and rivet them.

    Now back to this...

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    Starting to take shape...

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    Rabbet looks good. I know that was a lot of work.
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    It was. Still got another 18" or so and need to smooth it up a bit.
    Had to take a break and work on the chine logs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Thanks, it'll be kept in the water.
    White oak for the keel and frames isn't a problem. With all the storms we've had there is a lot of blow down. My sawyer harvested a tree rrecently that is over 5' in diameter and dead straight for 40'. He's cutting my keel this week. Got the inner keel last week, same tree.
    I am starting the search for the planking stock.
    Mark,
    This looks like a fun build; she'll dress up the Shem Creek Bar and Grill dock nicely. Any chance you'd be willing to share the contact info of your sawyer? I've got a Nakashima style table to build, and 'taint many folks around can slice a 40 incher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3sheets View Post
    Mark,
    This looks like a fun build; she'll dress up the Shem Creek Bar and Grill dock nicely. Any chance you'd be willing to share the contact info of your sawyer? I've got a Nakashima style table to build, and 'taint many folks around can slice a 40 incher.
    Call Stephen Brown at CAG lumber 770-869-3377.
    www.caglumber.com
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    Just got done gluing the chine logs with G Flex. I cut them a hair oversize. I'll pass them through the planer after they cure and then add the rivets at the scarfs.
    They seem to have enough flex to only require steaming from frame 3 to the stem.
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    Been tweaking the frames to get everything fair. Made up 5 long battens. Need another 5 for lining off.
    It's getting fairly fair!
    The panoramic photo distorts things a bit.
    Last edited by Reynard38; 12-18-2013 at 06:29 PM.
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    Definitely cool.
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    Well I'm going to remake the chine logs. Despite being fairly dry (I had to steam bend them so I didn't want kiln dried timber) they really tweaked on me afterwards.
    After working with Cypress on the Coquina (a real pleasure to work with BTW) the white oak is a real PITA.
    Also considering planking her glued lapstrake like the Coquina. Reason is there is a very good chance she will be living on a boat lift when we move to Charleston as a lot of the properties are tidal creek. Everybody seems to keep their boat on a lift. The glued lap wouldn't mind the wet/dry nature of this.
    This also solves the problem of getting good quality planking stock.
    As the glued lap is much stronger than the 9/16 juniper I'm thinking of removing a few frames. The coquina hull was amazingly strong and stiff before the ribs went in. I'm thinking of removing every other frame and replacing them with removable forms. Easy to make as I already have the frames made up. This would save a good bit of weight.
    I've got the glued lap boatbuilding book so I'll reread the appropriate chapters. I'm thinking 1/2" (12mm) meranti.
    I haven't decided what to do about the stem. I've got the rabbets cut. I could use it or make one out of laminated cypress like I did for the coquina (inner and outer stem.
    Was getting pretty discouraged last night thinking about it, but in the light of day I'll just chalk it up to a learning experience.
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    How about 1/2" glued lap up to the chine, then trad lap after that?




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