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    Default Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    i have finished the tiller/rudder assembly, but don't have any pics.

    Started on the spars.
    Glued up the mast from two pieces of DF that i had cut down the middle for another job a while back. each about 75mm x 45mm. The recipe calls for a 75mm diameter spar - so this'll be a smidge smaller than that.







    Ran it through the thicknesser to bring it down and made up a spar gauge to start shaping.

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    I ripped two staves, 45 x 45 out of a plank i had.



    Here's the boom taking shape.



    brought it down to 8 sides with the electric plane.
    Did the rest with the little jack plane.
    And sanded for finish.





    I do like planning. Hate sanding, but planning is such a pleasure.
    I didn't go nuts on the roundness. If you run your hand around it you can feel the ridges and flat bits. But its pretty close for something that really didn't take long, very little effort - and over all very pleasing to have executed.
    "People should be able to access these benefits [Social Welfare] as a matter of right, with no more loss of their own standards of self-respect than would be involved in collecting from an insurance company the proceeds of an endowment policy on which they have been paying premiums for years."
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    Default Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    I didn't take more shots of progress on the other spars.
    Here's the mast in place for a look see.



    I have the three spars on the bench at the moment.
    One coat of Everdure (CPES) and now the slow road to 8 coats of varnish.
    Got a quote for AUS$400 for the sail with one row of nettles.......
    "People should be able to access these benefits [Social Welfare] as a matter of right, with no more loss of their own standards of self-respect than would be involved in collecting from an insurance company the proceeds of an endowment policy on which they have been paying premiums for years."
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    Default Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    Got a few layers of varnish on the spars.



    And a pic of the rudder assembly.
    Nice and efficient - possibly too many eyelets to make up for internal runs for the lines.



    That's the boat now i think.
    needs oars, but i might make them once I've gotten a few other things under control.
    Just needs a sail and some water.

    And a trailer. Chucking it up onto the box trailer is damaging it. Needs a proper trailer.
    Gumtree.......
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    Default Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    Cant see pics in the last post

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    Default Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    I can and it all looks terrific!

    Rick

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    Default Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    How odd, I still cant. Shoulda gone to specsavers.

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    Default Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    Why is it so random i wonder....

    Spars;
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    Rudder and Tillebr /> IMG_5086.jpg

    No idea why it has chosen to stick a thumbs down in the middle of that word. But 3 edits to get rid of it have failed.....
    "People should be able to access these benefits [Social Welfare] as a matter of right, with no more loss of their own standards of self-respect than would be involved in collecting from an insurance company the proceeds of an endowment policy on which they have been paying premiums for years."
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    Default Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    At least I can see the photo, so thumbs up from me

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    Default Re: Building a Nutshell Pram - 9' 6"

    Balking slightly at $400 for a sail while also laying a deck on the big boat - and accompanying expenses there, i bought a 3m x 4m canvas drop cloth for $50 and am thinking of making a "traditional" canvas sail out of it. Maybe just for this summers use.
    It'll be fun to make one up.

    Must drag out the sewing machine and i think i have a sail makers handbook somewhere.
    I have dreams of those eyelets with a dozen small eyelets stitched around them. All in beautiful, neat, consistent stitching.
    Then there will be mine......
    "People should be able to access these benefits [Social Welfare] as a matter of right, with no more loss of their own standards of self-respect than would be involved in collecting from an insurance company the proceeds of an endowment policy on which they have been paying premiums for years."
    Robert Menzies - Liberal Party (Conservative) Prime Minister of Australia.

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