Built a scarfing gjg!

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by BHOFM, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    Spent a couple of hours and used up some scrape and made
    what maybe the ultimate scarfing gig!

    It will do up to 2" thigh and 18" wide! It would be easy to
    make it as wide as you need, even 48"! I made it to do
    what I need, mainly 1", and I made it fit the scrapes I had
    laying around!

    I made it for a 10:1 joint!

    I will post a pic tomorrow after I get it looking a bit better!
    A bit rough right now!

    This is my first trial piece, before any tweaking, ran out of
    time, no power tools after 9pm!

    Just a few thousandths off! This is 1/4 ply! The little 3/4
    piece split because I tried to go to fast! I am going to
    rough cut with a Skill saw first next time, it will be faster
    and less mess, boy did this make a mess!

    I will draw up a set of plans and post if any one is
    interested?

    Edit: What the heck, here are some pics!
     

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  2. bobg3723
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    Nice job! Dimensional details sound good too, and might be what those here are looking for.
     
  3. BHOFM
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    It is all finished, tweaked to near perfection! It is not rocket
    science! It is wood!

    My wife did the 3/4 stock piece, first time to use a router!
    You need to rough cut first, I was hoping for a one step,
    it is quicker to get most of the material off to start with!
    This gig will do accurate and repeatable cuts, and that is
    what I was after! Set up is quick and easy! And it did not
    cost anything!
     

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    Hello BHOFM,
    So what horsepower router and diameter bit you use?
     
  5. BHOFM
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    1/2 hp with 3/4" straight cutting carbide bit!

    It is an antique Black and Decker that seems to have
    more power than my newer 1 hp Craftsman! It also has
    a micrometer type adjustment that I really like! The
    Craftsman has a plastic screw collar that is not that
    accurate!

    I got the B&D at a pawn shop for $5!
     
  6. BHOFM
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    It took longer to do the plans than it did to build the
    damn thing!

    I hope this helps someone and if you have any questions
    or suggestions for improvement let me know! I'm not
    going to build another one, but others may benefit from
    some changes! If you build one, please post pictures!

    I had no plans as such to start with, just went to the shed
    and selected some pieces that I thought would work and
    started gluing and sawing! This is the end result of about
    two hours of work in the shop and 4 hours at the computer!
     

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    That's some really nice illustrating! It looks as if it came off of a magazine page.
     
  8. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    A few years working for PlayBoy, I learned a little
    about photo editing and related subjects!
     
  9. bobg3723
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    I did notice the Centerfold page format. ;) :D

    Oops! My mistake. They only held pictures there.:D
     
  10. BHOFM
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    I touched up the staple holes!

    Here is the finished project!
     

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  11. Meanz Beanz
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    Meanz Beanz Boom Doom Gloom Boom

    Nice job....

    I found that the toughest thing was clamping flat when you get out to the 1200 mm wide sheets.

    Cheers
    MBz
     
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