Project progess

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by BHOFM, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. BHOFM
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  2. harlemriverman
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    bravo zulu sailor, fantastic job!
     
  3. Boston

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    whats your glass etching process
    thanks
    B
     
  4. BHOFM
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    I use a clear contact sheet from Hobby Lobby and their
    etching compound. I print out the design on regular paper
    and glue that to the contact sheet already on the glass
    and then cut out the design with hobby knife.

    Now you can get a machine to do it all in a mater of seconds.

    Final paint.

    Next it goes on the trailer.

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  5. Boston

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    interesting
    Ive sand blasted but never tried the acid
    is the compound easy on the contact paper
    or does it eat it
     
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  7. Boston

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    thanks
    I got a million ideas

    one of my last

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  8. BHOFM
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    And the plate for the transom, being done in bronze.

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  9. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    you did a great job
    way to go
     
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    masalai masalai

    Congratulations on a beautiful product - are you now going to be building the 'mother ship'?
     
  11. BHOFM
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    This is the "Mother Ship"!

    If you close one eye and stand way back.....

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  12. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    He he... which eye :D

    It looks good ! Neatly done, I am impressed.
     
  13. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Not the one James Bond did not get soap in when he was in Japan - saving the world again with a lusty leer...
     
  14. BHOFM
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    Well, we had an unending rain this weekend so I got the
    riggings pieces all on the mast and boom.

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    And sat down and added up all the damages.

    Materials, new trailer, new trolling motor, new rigging pieces,
    fasteners, paint, glue, sand paper, masking tape, rope, it
    ain't line till it goes on the boat, leather, carpet for the bunks,
    and a hundred other things.

    $904.00 US!

    I have a lot of the cedar left, along with sandpaper and
    chip brushes. I bought nine dozen, three of three different
    sizes. I bought a gallon of Titebond III and used about
    a quart.
    A lot of the lumber was already on hand and a lot of it
    came from the mill as waste and was free, all the oak
    was free.
     

  15. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    WOW, I am impressed..
     
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