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    This is turning out to a really good looking boat. Good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesmatt1957 View Post
    This is turning out to a really good looking boat. Good work.

    Thank you, Matt.


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    Some more tool restoration. This has been hanging in our cottage garage for decades.


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    After some thinking about how to properly go about it, I shaped the stem cap and spent a few weekends dry-fitting it.


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    When the time came to fasten it on, a screw sheered in half while I was drilling. I was shocked, and the stem cap was still attached. I had to lift the boat away from the jig with my shoulder, and unscrew the stem cap like a propeller on a by-plane to get it off. The neighbors likely had a laugh. Then I used pliers to unscrew the shank that was in the inner stem.


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    Bedded it in polysulfide and screwed it on for good.


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    Then I took some chunks of oak and sketched out the quarter knees.


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    After cutting them out, I had one hell of a time fastening them on. The clamps kept slipping because of all the angles.

    Eventually they were screwed in. When I install a rail on the sheer they will get screwed in from the outside too and become more secure, but I wanted a few screws on the inside to hold them in the meantime, and since I think the bronze flatheads look good.


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    I really need to finished the top of the transom, but I do not know what to do. What is recommended? Rounding it over with a router or keeping it flat? How necessary is a scull hole?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Future Old Guy View Post


    When the time came to fasten it on, a screw sheered in half while I was drilling. I was shocked, and the stem cap was still attached. I had to lift the boat away from the jig with my shoulder, and unscrew the stem cap like a propeller on a by-plane to get it off. The neighbors likely had a laugh. Then I used pliers to unscrew the shank that was in the inner stem.


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    Lookin' great, Oldguy! Nice traditional construction, and much better workmanship than mine.

    Here's my procedure for driving bronze screws. It's admittedly tedious, but so far I have not broken any.

    Drill pilot hole with proper size drill/countersink bit.

    Drive in a steel screw. Lubricate with graphite if necessary (but not with a lubricant that would prevent epoxy from sticking).

    Remove steel screw.

    Install bronze screw, usually with a squirt of epoxy in the hole to both seal and lubricate.

    I use a hand cranked brace with screwdriver bit to drive the screws, not a power driver. Driving the screw by hand gives a much better feel for its progress, and prevents twisting the screw off.

    Keep up the great work!
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    I love it. Solid! I can't wait to see her in action. Thanks for posting this with the great informative photo documentation!

    Bruce

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    I also sewed a sail from a kit and really enjoyed it. Looks like you'll have a chance to test yours long before I will!
    Looks fantastic! Thanks for posting all the pictures.

    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCanoe_2 View Post
    Lookin' great, Oldguy! Nice traditional construction, and much better workmanship than mine.

    Here's my procedure for driving bronze screws. It's admittedly tedious, but so far I have not broken any.

    Drill pilot hole with proper size drill/countersink bit.

    Drive in a steel screw. Lubricate with graphite if necessary (but not with a lubricant that would prevent epoxy from sticking).

    Remove steel screw.

    Install bronze screw, usually with a squirt of epoxy in the hole to both seal and lubricate.

    I use a hand cranked brace with screwdriver bit to drive the screws, not a power driver. Driving the screw by hand gives a much better feel for its progress, and prevents twisting the screw off.

    Keep up the great work!

    This is great advice and worked very well, so thank you!

    I had never thought of driving in a steel screw with a phillips head to make life easier with the slotted bronze screw but I just used that technique on some new parts and it worked great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hnsbrc View Post
    I love it. Solid! I can't wait to see her in action. Thanks for posting this with the great informative photo documentation!

    Bruce

    Thank you! The information from this community has been a God send.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pez_leon View Post
    I also sewed a sail from a kit and really enjoyed it. Looks like you'll have a chance to test yours long before I will!
    Looks fantastic! Thanks for posting all the pictures.

    James

    Thank you! Not so sure about that...building the sailing components seem like the most complicated thing I have left. I’m contemplating using it with oars this season and building the centerboard box and mast etc next winter...losing some steam, still thinking it over.


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    Finally got the breasthook in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Future Old Guy View Post
    Thank you! Not so sure about that...building the sailing components seem like the most complicated thing I have left. I’m contemplating using it with oars this season and building the centerboard box and mast etc next winter...losing some steam, still thinking it over.


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    Either way you'll enjoy it. Even during the season you can work on the rig on rainy days or evenings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future Old Guy View Post


    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.

    She does look sweet! Nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucksurette View Post
    She does look sweet! Nice job.

    I appreciate it, thank you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by johngsandusky View Post
    Either way you'll enjoy it. Even during the season you can work on the rig on rainy days or evenings.

    That may be the what I end up doing. Installing the trunk for the centerboard is what intimidates me the most as I look over the plans.


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    Here is the wreckage of two battles I had while learning how to deal with slotted screws.


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    Uploading them for the record before I hide them forever today.


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    Last edited by Future Old Guy; 04-23-2021 at 02:40 PM. Reason: grammer

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    I was happy that I mixed the precise amount I ended up needing, but I should have done each side one at a time because the epoxy started to harden while I was still filling.


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    And one last word on the frames. After looking for a few weeks, I decided to slim them down after all. It only took an hour or so, and I am glad I did. I think they look better and it will make ensure there is not a large gap between the planking and the seat risers.


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    Bedded them and refastened them for good.


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    Don't know how I missed this thread. Nice looking build, F-O-G!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future Old Guy View Post


    Uploading them for the record before I hide them forever today.


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    We'll never tell, Old Guy. A dab of epoxy and those blemishes will be good as new. Your build is inspiring!

    But seriously, it's time to treat yourself to the Ultimate Cordless Drill. Try one, and you will instantly see the advantages over that modern orange drill/driver.

    https://www.theenglishwoodworker.com...ordless-drill/

    brace screwdriver resized.jpg

    The screwdriver bits can be hard to find, but there are a couple on eBay now. My brace in the photo is the old style with a chuck that fits a square shank bit. Modern braces will accept modern hex shank bits. Of course, make sure your bits fit your brace.

    Slippage can be minimized by making sure the bit fits the screw exactly. It's OK to grind or file to get the exact match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Future Old Guy View Post
    This is great advice and worked very well, so thank you!

    I had never thought of driving in a steel screw with a phillips head to make life easier with the slotted bronze screw but I just used that technique on some new parts and it worked great.


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    To make driving that steel screw even less stressful, try using a coated 'exterior deck screw' with a 'Torx T25' head - that will greatly reduce cam-out, and the deck screws can be reused multiple times. I discovered the T25 screws while building a large stained-glass-work table and trying to use 3-1/2 Phillips head screws into the pressure-treated 44 legs - cam-out rounded out 3 of the first 4 screws. My local lumber yard guy showed me those deck screws, and all worked well.



    Rick

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    What hawkeye said. Torx head screws are my go-to general purpose wood screws.
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    Needed long stretches of oak for the risers and guards. I only had access to 8 foot boards, so I decided to scarf.


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    This is the jig I used for raised panel doors, so I figured it would make good scarfs.


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    I will use some epoxy and post the results. I never scarfed before so time will tell how they turn out.


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    Raised panel doors! Your woodworking skills are light years more advanced than mine!

    What's the ratio (slope) of your scarf joint?
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    The boards are 5/8 and the length is 3"...so if my Maths is right, 1:4.8"?

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