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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesmatt1957 View Post
    Great looking boat! I am impressed with your set up and your selection of wood and grain orientation. I am just starting my first build and your documentation is providing a lot of inspiration.
    Thank you! I am glad to hear that. What kind of boat are you building?

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    Haven 12.5. Cold molded with 1/8 " cypress, 2 layers at a 45, then 3/16ths mahogany with flute and bead edging. Going to use all 22 frames. Laminated white oak keel and stem. Probably going to go with a dagger board to increase interior space. Been saving some reclaimed teak flooring for the deck. I have the strongback and 2 frames made.

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    I have a Jet wet grinder. Tormek knockoff. I just put a diamond wheel on it and it has cut my hollow grinding time on my chisels and plane blades 10-20 fold. When the plane blades are sharp, you can do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesmatt1957 View Post
    Haven 12.5. Cold molded with 1/8 " cypress, 2 layers at a 45, then 3/16ths mahogany with flute and bead edging. Going to use all 22 frames. Laminated white oak keel and stem. Probably going to go with a dagger board to increase interior space. Been saving some reclaimed teak flooring for the deck. I have the strongback and 2 frames made.

    That is a gorgeous boat and quiet the undertaking! Good luck. I hope to see some pictures.


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    Was able to do the final planks.


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    Could not resist taking it off the molds. I still need to shape the transom and install the outer stem, but I am happy with how the planking turned out.


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    You should be, she's sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngsandusky View Post
    You should be, she's sweet!
    Thank you!

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    That is a fine looking boat!

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    coolest thread i've read all day

    thanks
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    This may be your first boat but is obviously not your first woodworking. Skiffs can be pretty clunky or they can be really nice looking. You won.

    I do wonder though what's the purpose of the hardware cloth fencing.

    And asking about fencing, do your neighbors spend a lot of time watching you while leaning on the fence? I would.

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    Rabbits.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesmatt1957 View Post
    That is a fine looking boat!

    Thank you! I also like the design.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    coolest thread i've read all day

    thanks

    Thank you, Paul. I appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gib Etheridge View Post
    This may be your first boat but is obviously not your first woodworking. Skiffs can be pretty clunky or they can be really nice looking. You won.

    I do wonder though what's the purpose of the hardware cloth fencing.

    And asking about fencing, do your neighbors spend a lot of time watching you while leaning on the fence? I would.

    I appreciate it, thank you.

    The hardware cloth fence is to keep my roommates dogs away. I hang a tarp on it when Im not working and they rip at it like its the worlds biggest dish towel.

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    Worked up the guts to shape the transom.


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    Nice work Future Old Guy. Looks gorgeous.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    very nice. i have always liked that design. I bought plans but then built something else--a Wisp I think. ANyway, great to see a good skiff being born.
    Re-naming straits as necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Nice work Future Old Guy. Looks gorgeous.
    Thank you for the kind words, Gypsie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davebrown View Post
    very nice. i have always liked that design. I bought plans but then built something else--a Wisp I think. ANyway, great to see a good skiff being born.
    Thank you!

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    With help from someone who could actually sew, I spent this weekend putting the sail together.


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    It turned out better than I ever expected.


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    I also made templates for the frames.


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    And cut them all from white oak scrap. I was very happy I was able to use strips of wood that were otherwise destined for the fire pit, and save some money in the process.


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    I dry-fitted them and was happy enough, although I had to trim every single top since I did not account for those when I made the templates.


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    I then gave them a round over and installed them all. A few things did not go perfectly during this step.

    First, I did not realize the plans called for me to draw a line from a mark 3/4 inch in from the chine log to a mark 3/4 inch in from the top of the sheer plank. This would have made the frames about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch slimmer. After scribing that line on a few, I decided to install them anyway since they will be stronger for it (even if they do look a bit chunky), and cutting that line would have been difficult since my bandsaw is a three hour drive away. At the end of the day, they are all a uniform size and looked fine by my eye.

    Second, I was not thrilled with the fit for some of these. There are small gaps (you can see daylight on the top of the second plank under that forward most frame) but I was struggling to find an effective way to shave the wood back on many of the frames because of the small corners and hard oak. When I got to a point where I was happy enough, I installed them all, and figured a combination of fairing compound and a coat of paint could hide any of those gaps by the time this project finishes up.


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    I think they're fine. Love the new sail.

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    excellent work. Bravo. Always liked that boat. I bought the book years ago and never got around to building her.

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    Just saw this, Nice. Heidi was my first build years ago with my daughters, they helped a little. I did the plywood bottom. I still have her , though she needs a tune up. I think I have a scanned photo. It was so long ago I didn't have a digital camera. Dave . She rows beautifully ! Scan0020.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngsandusky View Post
    I think they're fine. Love the new sail.

    Glad to hear it, and thank you, me too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    excellent work. Bravo. Always liked that boat. I bought the book years ago and never got around to building her.

    Thank you! I also owned this a while before starting. Tried and failed in 2012 because I didn’t have the funds or tools or skill or knowledge (still deficient in 2 of the 4...).


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Satter View Post
    Just saw this, Nice. Heidi was my first build years ago with my daughters, they helped a little. I did the plywood bottom. I still have her , though she needs a tune up. I think I have a scanned photo. It was so long ago I didn't have a digital camera. Dave . She rows beautifully ! Scan0020.jpg

    Thank you David. That is a beautiful photo. I plan to copy your paint job, color scheme, and decision to varnish where you did. I think it looks great.


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