Big Thanks!

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by midiman, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. midiman
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    midiman Junior Member

    Now that my project is almost done I would like to extend my thanks to this forum. 2 1/2 years in the making and now I am just waiting for the trailer and a nice and warm day. Without everybody sharing their knowledge this project would probably be a submarine.

    THANKS!

    midiman
     

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  2. apex1

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    Sheer ART! Lovely boat, congratulations.
     
  3. Manie B
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  4. marshmat
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    Gorgeous woodwork, midiman. There's a certain timeless appeal to real, handcrafted, varnished wood that no synthetic material has ever come close to matching. Can't wait to see her on the water!
     
  5. midiman
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    midiman Junior Member

    To be honest I was very nervous to start this monster wood working project. Not only did I have to re-learn everything I knew about wood working but many things also went badly wrong. :mad: Now that I am one boat wiser I find the combination of modern adhesives, paints and tools makes a project like this achievable even for a hobbyist like me.

    Here my entire blog of evidence:
    http://www.woodboatblog.com/

    P.S. That marine terminology is still a mystery to me :confused:
     

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  6. daiquiri
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    What a beauty! :D
    Great job, my compliments!
     
  7. teakcell
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    teakcell Junior Member

    Yes, my congratulations too. How did you make your varnish: type of varnish and number of layers, procedure ... I understand that you might be already away with HER so I won't bother if you don't reply... bon vent!
     
  8. Lt. Holden
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    Lt. Holden Senior Member

    Truly a fantastic job. A question though (not a crtiticism), in the bow shot of the mast stays you have the nice bronze through deck fitttings and such; why the hardware store turnbuckles and clunky cable clamps?
     
  9. RHP
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    Fantastic, beautiful boat you must be a proud man.
     
  10. midiman
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    midiman Junior Member

    The varnish is Interlux Schooner. 5 to 7 coats...:

    http://www.woodboatblog.com/blog.php?ARTICLE_NR=84

    The ugly turn buckles are a temporary solution to measure the final ones. I am still looking for very nice brass buckles of even pelican hooks that could hold.

    Does anyone know a good supplier?
     
  11. Lt. Holden
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    Lt. Holden Senior Member

    I thought that was the case.

    Try looking in Wooden Boat Nagazine or Small Craft Journal for suppliers. You might try Jamestown Distributors.

    You did a truly fantastic job on the woodwork; might I inquire as to your previous woodworking experience and what sort of tools you used?
     
  12. midiman
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    midiman Junior Member

    I did a lot of furniture work. But also framing, trim work and cabinetry on my house.

    You can see some of the tools in action on my blog. http://www.woodboatblog.com Here what I used. All in my garage including the 14 foot boat:

    - Table saw: 3hp medium grade
    - Top of the line router, router table
    - 10k RPM planer with 3 blades
    - Belt Sander
    - Random Orbital Sander
    - Electric hand planer
    - Small chop saw
    - Bench Top belt sander
    - Bench Top band saw
    - Bench top drill press
    - Electric Drill/driver
    - Big shop vac
    - Large dust collection system (needed mainly for planer)
    - Japanese pull saw
    - Chisels
    - Clamps. TONS OF CLAMPS
     
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  13. apex1

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    Hey Folks,
    isĀ“nt that worth to push his Reputation points a bit??? For what else are they good, if not to honour such a result!
    Regards
    Richard
     
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  15. Landlubber
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    Looks like a nice project finished....and the next boat will be a??????

    This is where the amateur outshines (literally) the pro builder, we "generally" are not allowed the time (costs) of doing such nice work, commercial work is generally "commercial".....lovely to see such care to attention....love it!

    Now I wait to see what my little Stitch and Glue friends in Brisbane come up with....they have seen the light too I believe and are now starting a "real" boat.
     
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