Bronze and Steel

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Darkranger85, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Lurvio
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    Darkranger
    See if you can find a copyprinter that can enlarge the copy enough te get the lines full size. Kayak sections should not be too big for A3-sized printer.

    Lurvio
     
  2. hoytedow
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    Fedex/Kinkos might be able to blow it up for you.
     
  3. Darkranger85
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    I need it scaled to the size of a piece of plywood right?
     
  4. apex1

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    You need it 1:1 original size!
     
  5. dskira

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    I am afraid it is a fact of life, you have to do your homework, and it is fun to do.
    A little study will give you some confidence.
    As I said start online with your Librairy system.
    Daniel
     
  6. TeddyDiver
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    As everybody's telling there's no shortcut.. and bcs of the scaling factor your original plans are quite unaccurate and therefore just enlarging them doesn't work properly. Lofting includes making the plans more accurate..
     
  7. Darkranger85
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    I'm not trying to find a shortcut to the learning process. I'm more then willing to learn to do it right.

    What I'm trying to find a shortcut too is getting the learning material, I hate waiting for stuff to ship.

    I was really hoping to find an ebook that I could download.
     
  8. Darkranger85
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    Yay! I found a book that explains lofting!

    Now, back to epoxy.

    I checked with a marine supply store and the cheapest epoxy they have is westsystem brand which is $90 a gallon!

    Where can I find cheaper epoxy?
     
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  10. Darkranger85
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    So, you saying that's as cheap as it gets?

    I was told by someone else that there are cheaper ones available.
     
  11. apex1

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    Hey Hoyt..........

    This guy asks for some advice.
    There are cheaper EP resins on the US market.
    Who gives the info?
     
  12. hoytedow
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    I read that Nukisen found it cheaper in China on another thread.

    Perhaps some boat supply stores have some no-brand epoxy on hand?
     
  13. apex1

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    Nukisen is in Europe! And he went to my German supplier in the end...........
     
  14. hoytedow
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    OK. I'll look on the web for some suppliers in Vermont.
     

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