Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 567 LastLast
Results 176 to 210 of 228

Thread: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

  1. #176
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Here are pictures of the mockup.

    20201210_103707.jpg

    20201210_103719.jpg

    I was worried that my construction would not be strong enough to take the stresses of standing on the centerboard to right a capsized boat. I did some destructive testing with the mockup.

    20201210_104157.jpg

    "Give me a lever long enough and a firm place to stand..." Moderate pressure on a 4 foot pipe easily bent 1/2" steel all-thread, without damaging the epoxy bushing. Looks strong enough to me.

    20201210_104810.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  2. #177
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Oversized epoxy filled hole for centerboard pin was drilled for 1/2" pin and 3/4" counterbore.

    20201210_124055.jpg

    Counterbore tapped for 1/2" pipe threads. The tap was one of several tools scored at the Habitat ReStore for $10 <};-)

    Isopropyl alcohol seems to make a good lubricant for threading in epoxy. Shopsmith is not running in this photo, just holding the tap in alignment with an old dull countersink.

    20201210_161757.jpg

    1/2" brass pipe plug with retain centerboard pin. The correct drill size for a 1/2" pipe tap is 23/32", so the 3/4" counterbore is a bit too big. I'm hoping lots of goop will prevent leaks.

    20201210_162608.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  3. #178
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    The ends of the pipe plugs were concave, so I filled them with epoxy.

    20201212_104406.jpg

    Fitting the centerboard pin and plugs. Magic marker is poor man's layout dye.

    20201212_104517.jpg

    20201212_104605.jpg

    20201212_104718.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  4. #179
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    East Quogue,NY
    Posts
    21,997

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Nice1
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

  5. #180
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Thanks, Kevin!
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  6. #181
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    So. Ill. usa
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Watching

  7. #182
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Thanks, newboatgal! More work to come in the next few days. Stay tuned!
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  8. #183
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Boat work was interrupted for a while by holidays and the need to make shop improvements. The garage is sort of heated, but was never intended to be as warm as the house. In winter, when the outside temperature is 20-30* F, it's about 50 inside. So I needed warm storage for epoxy.

    I found unused space inside my sharpening station. The sharpening station is a repurposed homemade kitchen cabinet, with a plastic drawer unit for sharpening tools. I added a shelf, a door, an incandescent light bulb, and a thermometer. The temperature inside the cabinet is now about 10* higher than in the garage. If needed, a higher wattage bulb could be added for more heat.

    20201228_101245.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  9. #184
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Karl's plans call for a 1" wide doubler along the top edge of the centerboard case. That didn't look very substantial. Screws into edge grain plywood would pull right out. Instead, I installed a 1-1/2" x 3/4" cleat of yellow pine.

    20201231_181316.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  10. #185
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Beveling the corners of the bedlog with the radial arm saw. Now it won't hurt quite as much when I stub my toe.

    20210101_134627.jpg

    When I was a kid building model airplane kits, the instructions always said, "Paint all parts before assembly." It's still good advice. Here the centerboard case and other parts get their first coat of clear epoxy sealer.

    20210101_191415.jpg

    I goofed when I ordered the sealer from Jamestown. They carry a warm weather variety (>65*) and a cold weather variety. I ordered the warm weather variety. Because the hardener is a hazmat, I can't exchange it.

    The temperature in the shop is now 60*, and there's no way to raise the temperature more than a couple degrees. The sealer will still work, it will just take longer and patience is required.
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  11. #186
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Uh-oh. It's time for another one of them learning experiences. I tried to speed up the cure of the sealer by applying heat. I set up a couple of floodlights over the CB case and covered them with the welding blanket.

    A couple of bad things happened. First, the wood outgassed, leaving lots of bubbles in the epoxy. The finish looks like a trip to the dermatologist is needed. Lots of sanding is in order.

    20210104_210417.jpg

    Second, I got one of the floodlights too close and charred the wood. Nearly all of the damage was confined to the first veneer layer of the plywood. Some heavy sanding and thickened epoxy will correct this blemish.

    20210105_153125.jpg

    The only way to manage this sealing operation is to warm the wood as much as possible, and then turn down the heat after applying epoxy. Epoxy in the heated storage cabinet stays about 20*F above ambient temperature. Still, a lot of patience is required. The second and third coats of sealer have to be applied and left to cure in a cold shop. It takes 2 or 3 days per coat, definitely slowing production.

    The epoxy sealer seems to raise the grain of the wood, still leaving a rough finish. That will sand out, but I need to come up with a better plan for smoothing the raised grain.

    20210110_144036.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  12. #187
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Centerboard case, inner stem, and frames #1 and 3 are sealed. Time to add cross spalls and uprights to the frames in preparation for assembling the building jig.

    20210114_155022.jpg

    Todd, if you are following this build thread, the construction of the temporary uprights will look familiar. I'm copying the L-girder system of model railroad framing. The uprights are 3/4" x 2" and 3/4" x 1-1/4" pine, held together with brad nails and glue. This construction method is lightweight, but quite stiff and strong.

    20210115_172811.jpg

    #1 and #3 frames ready to install on building jig.

    20210115_172950.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  13. #188
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Makin' progress. Frames #2 & 4 ready to go on the building jig.

    20210119_175332.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  14. #189
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Transom on its temporary support, ready to install on strongback.

    20210128_135340.jpg

    20210128_135418.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  15. #190
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    I was not completely happy with the fit between the stem and the false stem. I decided to use Sam Rabl's method of running a saw through the crack between the two pieces.

    Always a sucker for a new tool, I found a "jab saw" at the big box home improvement store. This version will accept any Sawzall blade. This particular blade cuts on the pull stroke, but it is narrower, thicker, and stiffer than Japanese saw blades.

    20210128_180837.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  16. #191
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    What did you do for this weeks Social Distancing Social Activity?

    I went with one of my boat buddies to the junk yard in search of lead. We found a total of 60 pounds that we split, mostly in one big chunk. We cut it with a Sawzall. Here is my share, about 30 pounds.


    20210127_174605.jpg

    20210128_135551.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  17. #192
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Billings, Montana
    Posts
    945

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    I wish you were closer. I have a lot of lead to give away.

    Good luck - Gary

  18. #193
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Thanks, Gary. I now have way more than I need. If you want to give away lead, the shipping might turn out to be reasonable. The chunk I have would fit in a small USPS flat rate box, up to 70 lbs. for $8.45.
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  19. #194
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Moving frames for temporary storage in the lumber shed, to make room in the shop for constructing the strongback.

    20210130_151000.jpg

    20210130_152327.jpg

    Interior of lumber-and-boat-paraphernalia shed.

    20210130_152628.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  20. #195
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    I was not satisfied with the fit of the 1/2" centerboard pivot pin. I had epoxied a piece of nominal 1/2" copper pipe into the hole in the board. (See posts #111 and 112.) Turns out the ID of the copper pipe is really 9/16", making a very sloppy fit. This would cause the board to flop around in the case.

    I found a nominal 1/2" bronze bushing in the hardware section of the farm co-op. Just by coincidence, the bushing was 1-1/8" long, exactly the thickness of the centerboard. But, the bushing's ID was a pretty snug fit for the pin, which is a 1/2" bronze rod. The snug fit would be OK for a machine bearing. However, this application calls for a little more clearance to prevent an accumulation of Boat Crud from seizing the shaft. The fit of the pin in its holes in the CB case was also too snug, as I had to hammer the pin to install it.

    It's easier to make the pin smaller than to make the hole larger. The ShopSmith became a poor man's metal lathe. Uses for the ShopSmith are limited only by your imagination.

    Here, I'm squaring the end of the pin, using a file clamped to the fence on the SS table. A towel protects the way tubes from metal filings.

    20210203_142202.jpg

    Next, I turned down the diameter of the pin.

    20210203_143145.jpg

    Turning metal freehand with a file probably violates multiple safety rules. I did wear a full face shield.

    After reducing the diameter of the pin slightly, I was able to replace the drill press chuck with a SS router chuck, more suitable for side loading. I turned the pin to .005" - .006" smaller than the ID of the bushing. I polished the pin with 180 and 400 grit sandpaper, then with crocus cloth.

    20210203_144036.jpg

    Then I heated the copper pipe previously installed in the CB using a 200 watt soldering iron to melt the epoxy. I drove out the copper with a dowel, and cleaned up the hole in the board with a spade bit and sandpaper.

    I used a jig previously made to hold the bushing in place. Using a syringe, I filled around the bushing with thickened epoxy.

    20210203_171046.jpg
    Last edited by UCanoe_2; 02-03-2021 at 10:27 PM.
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  21. #196
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Progress has been slow but steady in the boatshop, but not especially photogenic.

    Made templates for cutting the "foil" cross sections in the centerboard and rudder.

    20210214_171326.jpg

    Laid out section lines, but they will quickly become obscured when I shape the CB and rudder with the belt sander. So I cut shallow kerfs with the circular saw that will not be erased.

    20210214_172807.jpg

    No photos, but I overhauled the old ShopSmith jointer. Disassembled and cleaned everything, replaced the bearings, got the blades sharpened, and added dust collection and safety enhancements. Runs like a champ now.

    Finally, I disassembled the big work table and began constructing the strongback. Note feline shop helper in upper right corner of photo.

    20210218_175006.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  22. #197
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    More progress on the strongback, trying to force warped lumber to straighten out. With difficulty, I got the 2x6 longitudinals mostly parallel and level.

    A miracle occurred, and I had a 16 foot 2x4 that was straight with a square edge. I needed 6 2x4s for crossmembers, so I had to joint and plane a couple pieces.

    GIF_20210222_152859 (2) jointer.jpg

    Strongback assembly in progress, and getting progressively straighter. 24 clamps on this assembly.

    GIF_20210222_182436 (2) strongback_02.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  23. #198
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Strongback completed, as straight, level, and parallel as I can get it. That's an Optical Aleutian making the legs appear badly out of plumb.

    Attachment 80226

    Attachment 80228
    20210224_165104.jpg

    Uh-oh. Another one of them "learning experiences." The frames don't fit the strongback. Some just need minor dimensional tweaks; others need the supporting structures changed to make the frame fall on the correct side of the station line. It's not that bad. Before working on this project, I thought I had above average spatial skills. Some of this boat stuff just gets me all disoriented.

    20210224_180638.jpg

    Attachment 80231
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  24. #199
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    To help wrap my head around the spatial relations, I drew a profile view of the transom supports in 1:4 scale. It's easier to do this than to take the full size drawings down from the wall.


    20210301_165011.jpg

    Making progress. Here is the transom trial installed on the strongback.

    20210301_165043.jpg

    Transom and #4 frame installed.

    20210301_181707.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  25. #200
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    All frames now installed on strongback, and correctly oriented.

    20210313_143413.jpg

    Trial fitting of stem on strongback. The forward crossmember of the strongback is notched where the forward perpendicular and the sheer line intersect, helping to orient the stem. I clamped a batten in place of the port chine log, and was surprised at how easy a curve it took. Progressing toward a three dimensional boat-like object!

    20210313_132313.jpg

    After taking these photos, I had to knock off boat work for the rest of the afternoon. I cut down two small Ailantus altissima trees. The common name of this species is "tree of heaven," but it is a non-native invasive monster that should be sent straight to hell. To keep the trees from sprouting, I painted the stumps with straight farmer-grade 41% Roundup concentrate. The namby-pamby homeowner grade 2% solution is just a happy tonic for Ailanthus.

    With considerable persuasion, the lemon of a new Stihl MS 170 chainsaw agreed to start. (If you are chainsaw shopping, my advice is to avoid this model.) I pruned the branches of two cedar trees that were growing across the property line fence and interfering with our neighbor's farming operations. I hauled away six 6-foot front end loader buckets of trimmings.

    We don't burn tree trimmings. Instead we make brush piles for wildlife habitat. This habitat improvement has resulted in a large increase of the rabbit population. Today's brush went into a pile along the boundary line on the opposite side of my property. The objective is to make a barrier that will direct deer across my food plot and into a spot where they will be ambushed.
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  26. #201
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    A bit out of sequence, but here the transom is centered on the strongback.

    20210318_154759.jpg

    Time for a minor grumble: The quality of mason's twine, like many other items, has slipped in recent years. My closest big box store only carries "twisted" twine, which of course rapidly becomes untwisted. The owner of the local good hardware store retired and closed the store. I have to travel to another town to find proper braided mason's twine. Fortunately, I found this roll of pink braided twine rolling around on the floor of the truck.

    Here is the transom, centered on the pink string which is the boat's centerline.

    20210318_154759.jpg

    Transom is level....

    20210318_155029.jpg

    ...and inclined at the proper angle.

    20210318_155348.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  27. #202
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    This project is finally starting to look like a three dimensional boat-like object! Here transom, stems, and all the frames are installed on the strongback, centered, plumb, level, and square:

    20210320_114200.jpg

    Here are closeups of the stem bracing:

    20210320_114234.jpg

    20210320_114251.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  28. #203
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Placerville, CA
    Posts
    829

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    I recently found your thread. Your description of the incident with the deer brought back memories. When I was a lad, my mom didn't have a lot of money after my parents separated, but she was friends with the local game warden, and he would bring over deer that had been freshly killed on the road. We didn't have a lot of things, but we always had venison in the freezer, and we knew where our meat came from.

    Enjoying your build!
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything"

    Roosevelt, Theodore

  29. #204
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Welcome aboard, Ed!
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  30. #205
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    "Paint all parts before assembly" is incomplete advice. It should include, "Think ahead and mask off areas that should not be painted." I had to scrape epoxy coating off areas on the frames where I cut notches for chine logs. The epoxy does not accept pencil marks well.

    20210325_150429.jpg

    Cutting the notches. A hacksaw proved to be the best tool for the job, in part because my Japanese saws have gotten dull.

    20210325_152914.jpg
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  31. #206
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Running battens to check for fairness. I'll have to shim out the notch for the Port chine log in #1 frame by about 3/8", otherwise everything looks pretty good.

    20210325_161531.jpg

    20210326_163502.jpg

    20210325_161612.jpg
    Last edited by UCanoe_2; 03-27-2021 at 08:24 PM. Reason: Port chine log, not starboard
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  32. #207
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    The corollary to "You can never have too many clamps" is, "You can never have too many battens." Here I am planing pine battens to 3/4" x 1/2" for planking patterns. I don't want to put nail holes or hot glue on the black battens, which are my "dress up" battens for layout.

    20210327_074314.jpg

    Observers with sharp eyes will notice that the double doors at the end of the shop are closed in this staged photo. In reality, I have to open them to run a 12 foot batten through the planer.
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  33. #208
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    More checking for fairness. Battens on chine, sheer, and sheerstrake overlap all align! This means my plywood planking should sit flat where it is supposed to. Maybe there is something to this conic section geometry after all............

    Attachment 82830

    Attachment 82831
    Last edited by UCanoe_2; 03-30-2021 at 08:27 PM.
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  34. #209
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    The images for the previous post did not appear. Let's try again. Checking battens for alignment.

    Attachment 82997

    Attachment 82998
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  35. #210
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    landlocked in Mt. Solon, VA
    Posts
    1,000

    Default Re: Stambaugh Sailing Skiff Build in Virginia Mountains

    Running the battens shown in the previous post enabled me to plot the intersections of the sheer and sheer strake on the stem. Now I can lay out the bevels for the stem.

    Attachment 82999

    The stem design is a bit unusual. It is cut back more where the sheer strakes land than for the plywood planking. The sheer strake is supposed to overlap the plank by 1". I'm still trying to wrap my head around the process of cutting gains for this construction.

    Multiple setups of the bandsaw were required to cut these bevels. One bevel could not be done on the bandsaw, so I set up that cut for a bevel rip on the radial arm saw.

    Attachment 83000

    Attachment 83001

    No fingers were harmed in the making of this stem, but accomplishing that took considerable effort and concentration.
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •