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    How was it again to copy youtube videos to the woodenboat forum?

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    1 icon to right of picture insert one.

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    Your work is very meticulous, Max.
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    Hello Max, Ian, Andrew and all other followers of this masterpiece of Craftsmanship.
    Happy Laborday (here in Germany it is celebrated at the first of May going back to the events in Chicago Haymarket in 1886) to all of you and i wish you nicer temperatures than today for the next time.

    Max your fillets look really nice. I think you have done it wise this way to avoid kilometers of sanding...
    Keep on keeping on it will be a beautiful boat...
    Regards
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    Thanks, Schwattwitt. (Here in NZ Labour Day is the last Monday of October.)
    Cheers, Ian

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    Mmmmhh I can´t figure it out.
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    It is a miracle how many duties and tasks one has to manage , and how little time is left for boatbuilding.
    I literally had to steal some time here and there to get some shed-time.
    Anyway, I managed to get at least some wee little jobs done that left me happy.
    It is a good feeling that I finally have started with the interior.
    The forward bunks were the first project.

    First were the side bearers with a rolling bevel.
    Glued one into its exact position with the aid of a little construction made mainly out of two straightedges, some sticks and hot glue.




    Templates were done with scrap plywood salvaged from packaging cradles and again loads of hot glue. Man I love that stuff.






    To add some stiffness I added a bearer to the centreline supported by two plywood brackets.

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    To keep the lid from sliding around I came to this solution

    Works very nicely and keeps all secure in place.


    Tadaaa, the first part of the interior is done, and the builder is happy.




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    Very neat and clean, Max. Love your solution to keep the lid in place, looks like an carbon knob?
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    Yes that's some leftover carbon sheet material I had laying around from another project.

    It´s always handy to have such things still laying around.

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    Hi guys
    Finally I got some spare time and got some things done. That feels great.
    Building the cupboards gave the interior a complete new appearance.



    I made some drainage holes in the lowest corners, to keep water from possibly standing unseen inside. I´ll do more of them into the frames at all important positions while I´m working my way through the interior.



    One thing that preoccupied my mind was the foredeck. I thought a lot about the details.
    Finally I came up with a plan how to build it a wee bit different from the plans.
    I didn´t liked the look with that kink in it and liked to have a camber and a slight curve upward in it.
    I also wanted to take it off for painting as one unit without much stresses in that part. For that reason I didn't made it from plywood but went for strip planking.
    To get the sides to the wanted with I put these temporary spacers with some dots of hot glue in.



    And cut out the sides with a guiding stick.



    Templates for the sides were made from scrap plywood, stirring sticks and hot glue. Man I fear I became a hot glue addicted


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    The sides were glued in and temporary deckbeams were hot glued in to temporary battens. These battens were stapled to the sides with a slight upward sweep.



    I laid all the strips first and then spread epoxy into the seams to glue them together at once.


    After that I added some lengthwise beams to the deckbeams and took the striped deck and beams out to glass one side.

    On this picture the upside is already glassed and a temporary substructure with scrap wood, hot glue and dry wall screws was made to keep the deck from loosing its upward curve, until the second side was sanded and glassed.



    When it was glued in with fillets and the rounded tip was made of bevelled strips.

    I

    Here a picture from underneath


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    After the fillets were cured I removed the foredeck



    everything got dressed down and sanded



    and glassed over with a glass tape inside and outside.



    So far for now. Soon there will be the first paint jobs on the inside before the foredeck will be glued on.
    Cheers

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    You certainly take the tough road when you build things Max. Entertaining though. Thanks for pics.

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    First class craftmanship.
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    Great Job Max! smooth shaped as expected from your hands...
    iI have never seen a finished CH21 live, i always ask myself how the water will drain out of the foredeck.Will there be drainholes or tubes to drain the water outside?
    I really have do do a trip to the east coast this summer...

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    Well done, Max. That's very well thought out. We are at about the same stage now.
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    Very good workmanship!
    Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Hahaha you are completely right about that Andrew.
    It seems to me too that I like the long and complicated route.
    But I´m certainly very happy how it came out and the building was absolute fun.

    Sönke there are some drainage tubes sideways through the hull in the drawings.
    The weather is really nice at the moment, so if you come over we could have a little sail with Long John Silver too.

    Thanks Ian, but I guess you are still way ahead of me. But I don´t mind.
    I´m very happy that I found more building time at the moment. Your thread is always a good inspiration.

    My next steps will be vacuum cleaning, masking and painting. I´m looking forward to the visual change.
    But next week I´ll be sailing in a unusual warm and sunny Baltic Sea.

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    After some very pleasant sailing days in this exceptional summer I went back to the shed.
    Mostly mornings and evenings as during daytime it was way to warm.
    All stuff that would have been more difficult to paint later when the deck is glued on was done now.





    I got my friendly neighbours to help me putting the forward lid on. We had our share of fun.



    After everything was primed with pure epoxy it was allowed some time to soaked in before we applied some more epoxy with mirco fibres and put the lid on.
    It was good to have some helping hands for this task.



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    Screwing down with temporary Spax and big washers



    The most unpleasant job was to get all squeeze out cleaned up properly. After using the putty knives I cleaned everything with rags soaked in alcohol.





    Taadaa the foredeck is on.



    Time for a break to go to the beach.

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    They are good neighbours to have. Beautiful work there, Max.

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    Thanks Ian
    Yes, it´s a gift t o have such nice folks next door :-)
    I´m happy that I won´t need to paint for a while.
    I don´t like very much working with 2 part paints while wearing a respirator.
    I think next time I´ll go for smaller areas to shorten painting time.
    Have a goot building time.
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    It looks beautiful!
    And painted in white, the interior seems to be much larger than before.
    Regards
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    Thanks Sönke

    It feels like a massiv step forward since I got some white paint into the boat.

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    Hi folks

    I got a wee bit done during the last weeks.
    It is good to see the interior grow together.



    After starting the side bunks I decided to go for the deck sides and cabin sides first before doing anything in the cockpit.
    So here I made a rough template with thin cheap plywood and hot glue for the narrow side decks.


    scribing the deck line


    I rough cut then the pattern 50mm from that line, put it onto the plywood and measured the with of the deck (60mm plus 10mm extra for fitting) to get the inside of the side decks on to the plywood.



    Cutting off the extra 10mm at the bulkheads prior to the exact scribing


    After temporary fastening the side decks with drywall screws I scribed then the deck outside ( which is here demonstrated after I glued it on ) exactly considering the changing bevels from bow to stern and drew the with from this line.
    From that line I drew and cut the 60mm to the inside of the deck.


    Tadaa, everything glued on. The outside will be planed flush later.



    see ya
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    Moin Max,nice to see your progress.
    I hope the late summer temperatures will hold on for a while so you can do all the epoxiwork you want to do...
    Best
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    Hey Sönke
    So do I ;-D
    I have a week holidays from today on, so it´ll be building time

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    I´ve been busy once in a while and got some stuff done.
    Instead doing more interior work I did the cabin sides. That was good fun.
    Here are some random shots from this episode.





    With that little guide stick it was a piece of cake to plane exactly 15 degree at the cabin side bottom


    Same device on my adjustable ship plane. Works like a charm.


    All screw holes will be filled with a syringe and thickened epoxy




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    Back from Italy I had my first shed day today.
    After so many days away from the build it took me some time to get tuned in again.
    So it was small jobs only.
    I bend in the first stringer of the cockpit coaming.
    That was actually some kind of hassle with a demanding bend and some stubborn piece of wood.
    But after swearing properly and trying out clamping and bending a little different I got along.




    I´ll leave it in place now for some days to let the wood fibres relax before I take it off again for the gluing.

    So I went on and made a little guide / template to check the bevel on the roof coaming.
    As the roof has a constant camber the bevel can be easily checked with this little helper when I finish it with the plane.
    It was made out of two pieces of a left over deckbeam doubler, a board and some drywall screws.







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    You're coming on really well, Max. That looks like some good strong 7-ply you've got there.
    Cheers,
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    Thanks Ian.
    That is plywood from Buynzeel ( suprahecht sapeli). As far as I know some of the best stuff you can get on the market.

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    Watching/lurking with great interest, albeit rather late. Superb craftsmanship as usual, Max! Cheers, Alex.

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    Thanks Alex. I hope you get better soon!

    Some gentle weather gave me the opportunity to glue in the stringers after prebending them for two days.
    As usual , after struggling so much with the first one, the second stringer was easy to bend in place.
    Piece of cake ...



    Original I wanted to use clamps only, but with all that epoxy on it the batten started to slip out of position. So some screws were necessary.



    I really like these dry wall screws, as they have a shaft( my stainless A4 don't) and are tough as hell.
    The torx head make them a dream to work with.
    All the holes will be filled with epoxy thickened with cotton fibres.
    A big syringe from the local vetenerian works wonder and makes the procedure quick and clean.
    Dropping it immediately after use into a bucket of alcohol for cleaning made me using this one for over a year now.
    A big advantage is the rubber piston that makes dispensing a smooth operation.

    Where the cockpit meets the roof, tow different bevels meet. After some thinking forth and back I made up my mind to dress it down exactly after all is glued in place. The batten/stringer will be my guide then.



    I guess weather won´t permit more working with epoxy for a while.
    I have a load of cleaning, dressing and sanding left over for the cold time. So I won´t get bored

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    Good progress, Max. No, you won't get bored.
    Cheers,
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