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  1. #491
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    Default Re: Florida Beg-Meil

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon1 View Post
    Looks great! She's going to be a lovely boat. Will you do a sawn piece right next to the coming up front?

    Also, is that a little lead potpourri down there on the left?

    Cheers!

    Mike
    Thanks Mike! I like your idea: I'll bend them as long as I can, and then the last small piece will be sawn to fit.

    Yeah, that is my lead melting pot, and those shavings came off the piece inserted into the rudder. I probably should cover that up to avoid an early senility.

    Thanks for looking!

    Jason

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    Default Re: Florida Beg-Meil

    There's some very nice work there Jason, well done !
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
    Grateful Dead

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    Default Re: Florida Beg-Meil

    Yup, gotta add my "nice stuff, looking good" Jason!

    Cheers,
    Dale

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    There's some very nice work there Jason, well done !
    Quote Originally Posted by dsimonson View Post
    Yup, gotta add my "nice stuff, looking good" Jason!
    Peter, Dale - Thanks very much! I appreciate your following along and commenting.

    Regards,
    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon1 View Post
    Looks great! She's going to be a lovely boat. Will you do a sawn piece right next to the coming up front?
    ....
    Cheers!

    Mike
    Grabbing scraps of time where I can, I am making slow progress to finish the deck. To finish the starboard side by the coaming, I made a little plywood pattern and then made up a piece of fir that fits.

    Pattern:
    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Fir:
    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    kinda sorta how it will look finished:
    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]s

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    Almost done with the deck! Today's work was to fit the king plank into the deck. For the fir strips: I did not trust my ability to cut all the ends accurately, plus I needed extra length to bend them into a fair curve. So, I ended up with ends to clean up. I had the foresight to not glue them after they crossed the line of the king plank area.
    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Even though I did not trust my ability to cut all the ends accurately, I am fairly confident that I can cut a straight line with a knife wall........

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    First, I used a washer to draw a straight line with consistent spacing that matched the other caulking joints.

    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Then use a steel straightedge and a marking knife to score a line; start with a light touch and subsequently deepen the cut with 2-3 more passes:
    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    (Take a break, coffee, and then sharpen a good chisel)

    Then cut into the knife wall. I really love the tactile nature of hand tool work: if that knife wall is there, the chisel when cutting sounds/feels like "slice, slice, thunk." And you know you're there, stop. (Acknowledgement: thanks Paul Sellers for great videos on this; knife wall joinery really helped amp up my accuracy when it counts.)

    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Break out a saw and saw in the established knife wall :
    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    And it's in:

    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    One last tiny cut piece to add on the port side, and the all the doug fir laminate is laid! Woo-hoo. Like all milestones, I never thought I'd see the day: "Wow, I con't believe the hull is done" "Holy crap, it's painted" "Wow, I never thought I would see the deck on the boat" etc. etc. etc.

    Correct me if I am wrong here, but I think that on a traditionally built (i.e., no ply nor epoxy) deck, the planks are shaped and laid down, then the king plank is worked out with a pattern? But for those of you that may have done a laminated deck over plywood like I did here, what was your method to accomplish the above task? I am curious how others may have tackled it, and how it worked out. I am pretty happy with the results with this method.
    Last edited by JasonD; 01-12-2018 at 04:06 PM.

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    The rear deck was considerably easier, and I cut each piece to fit - far less bending into curves back there.

    [IMG]Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr[/IMG]

    There's quite a bit of clean up and adjusting to be done, but for now I am going to sit back and enjoy looking at the fir deck.

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    Default Re: Florida Beg-Meil

    Thanks Jason. I just looked at the Paul Sellers blog and learned the word knifewall. A useful term, and a good reminder to keep tools sharp so that we're not just compressing the fibers of the wood.

    Carry on!

    Mike
    "near it, a small whale-boat, painted red and blue, the delight of the king's old age."

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