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    Easy to drill the countersink a little deeper to get a more substantial head on those fin heads.

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    I think "sailing" and "seamanship" are different disciplines,
    It is like the difference between being able to operate a car and being able to drive safely, long distances in all conditions.

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    The backbone assembly video is out, along with commemorative t-shirts.


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    Looks great! Congratulations.

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    Looking forward to when they drill the shaft hole (assuming they will be)... I'm sure they will come up way that will work very well.

    Like these old timers

    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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    Just in case anyone is wondering what an Atkins Ingrid looks like on the water, here's one in southern Tasmania - Shiralee
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    Nice!

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    She is a good looking vessel if you ask me =)

    Been cranking away on molds and prepping ribbands.

    Bought a laser level to help with setting up the molds. It was too bright in the boat house to see the laser during the day so we kept the whole neighborhood up until midnight on a Monday evening =) I am really suprised no one called the cops on us or came over to tell us to be quiet.

    Molds are up! We will get the ribbands sprung, check that everything is fair and it's onto carving out the rabbet. The laser level made putting the molds up pretty easy, having a verticle and horizonal laser line left only fore and aft to be done with a level.










    ACORN TO ARABELLA
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    Sweet!

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    Instant boat, from 2D to 3D in one easy lesson .

    Pete
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    A truly humbling thread. Great pics.

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    Unbelievable! It looks like a real boat. That came together quickly. Great work gentlemen.


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    Looking good guys. I'm looking for the shear line marks on the molds but can't come up with where they are. Am I missing them?

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    The sheers are marked they are just hard to see in the pictures.

    We started to spring the ribbands but the molds and the backbone move too much to get everything lined up to where it needs to be. Everytime we tug on one we knock another out of alignment. The boathouse moves with a decent breeze so fastening the molds to the building would not be terribly helpful. So the decision was made to pull up the lofting floor and install the staging so we had something solid to anchor the molds to. It also gave us room to set the machines up permanently with infeed and outfeed tables (they were installed after the pic was taken) which will be a huge help milling all the frame stock!

    The lofting floor is neatly stacked in the garage so we can flip through it if we need to find a specific panel and we can always lay it down in the driveway if/when we need to reference it.

    We also ordered spriral cutter heads for the jointer and planer. Looking forward to trying them out! I have only heard good things about them.









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    Very nice! I like those spirial cutters!
    Simmons Sea Skiff build photos here:
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    Must follow this! Fascinating. Thanks for posting.

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    You might want to add diagonal bracing across the tops of the mold cross beams to tie them all together and stiffen up all the of the of the sections. If they are placed toward the center they shouldn't be too much of an obstacle during framing.

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    Great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by navydog View Post
    You might want to add diagonal bracing across the tops of the mold cross beams to tie them all together and stiffen up all the of the of the sections. If they are placed toward the center they shouldn't be too much of an obstacle during framing.
    Once we attached the molds, stem and stern to the staging and wrapped the sheer batten on it everything became rock solid. I don't think we need any bracing between the molds at all which will make framing much more pleasant!



    The ribband just started to crack when we pulled it tight so we added a little extra support to the outside where it won't be in the way.

    ACORN TO ARABELLA
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdenette View Post
    to offer them up on here for free to anyone who wants it
    You guys are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdenette View Post
    We are starting to rip out the framing stock and before I cut the offcuts up for firewood I wanted to offer them up on here for free to anyone who wants it. It is all White Oak that was felled this past winter and has been stickered and covered ever since, it is milled to 2-7/8" thick, some are just shy of 3" thick. The offcuts are close to useless for us but I would bet there will be enough to frame out a tender or maybe even something like an 18' boat. Some of the offcuts have flares from the butts and there could be some small stem pieces, knees...

    Long story short there is a bunch of really nice oak up for grabs, just have to come sooner than later or it will end up in the fire wood pile.

    If interested PM me and I can send you some pictures. We are located in Granby Massachusetts and you will have to come and collect what you want.
    What a thoughtful offer! This would be exactly what I was looking for to complete the 'davits' of my baby tender (cradle boat). of course, the two skippers are 10yrs and 7yrs now, so they've kind of outgrown that particular craft...

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    Setting up the molds video is up! This is the one weíve been waiting for! Fantastic work, guys, and itís really great how clearly you explain whatís going on.




    More exciting news is that tomorrow and Sunday are framing days. The steamer will be fired up and itís time for bending some White Oak. If any of you are nearby head on over to see the action.

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    First frame!



    ACORN TO ARABELLA
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    Sweet, congratulations.
    How did you set the frames at the keel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorB View Post
    Sweet, congratulations.
    How did you set the frames at the keel?
    They were chiseling out frame pockets last night on their YouTube live feed. Which was pretty cool.

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    I just checked to see if they live-streamed today and it looks like they did. With over 22,000 people watching at least part of it. It lasts about 6 1/2 hours. I jumped to 5 hrs 47 minutes and they were bending in a frame right in front of the camera.



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    Hey Alix and Steve - thanks for the show. I was there for the first few ribs and it was amazing.

    I'll leave the construction details for the experts, but I was impressed (as usual) at how prepared you are. Watching your operation, I would have thought that you steam-bent oak ribs all the time.

    I was also surprised at the crowd. I expected a lot boat building fans, but most of the people I spoke to have little or no boating experience. I guess with 72,000 followers you can't just rely on us. Guys were driving 2 to 7 hours just to see a couple of nuts turn oak planks into noodles in their front yard.

    Very cool.

    Kenny
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    Getting into a good groove, frames are coming out every 25 minutes, 20 frames in so far and only two have not made the cut. The two that got discarded split along the grain a bit but nothing even close to a fracture or broken frame.

    ACORN TO ARABELLA
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    Hells yeah!!! Looks like you got them to lay fair on the ribbands. I was a bit worried that the frames would be stronger than the ribbands, but I'm now recalling that in the video you said the ribbands were under a ton of tension. Good on ya!

    Mike
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    Beautiful. inspiring.

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    How far along the length did you rip the frames? Having never done this myself, I am also wondering how you treat the faying surfaces at the kerf.
    I love how you cranked through 20. I'm guessing that's around 1/3 done. How many to go?

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    Good going. One of the most satisfying parts of boat building!

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    They were ripped along the entire length. There are 40 I believe. Thanks for inviting your followers to watch Steve!
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