Project progess

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

  1. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    OK!

    The plan was to get the boat to this point so it could be
    put inside.

    Now I need to get the shop in top order to make working
    around the boat possible.

    I have a couple of clocks to make,, need to eat..

    I will start posting updates when there is something to
    show, not daily in most cases.

    The yard needs mowed again, and I need to arrange the
    shed to get all the extra stuff in.

    Also, the 12 to 18 hour days I have put in on this have
    taken a toll, I need to get some rest.

    When the snow comes, I will have a nice warm place to
    work and I have six months to get it done. Next spring
    I can do the mast, put a couple more coats of paint on
    the outside of the hull and put the new trailer together.
    Make a sail. Go to the lake.

    I am going to order the hardware I need from Duckworks
    next week.

    Thanks to all that have commented.

    Edit:

    The wife will be going to Europe for a couple
    of months, leaving this weekend so I will have
    to do the house and related stuff while she
    is gone.
     
  2. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    i wanna see some of those clocks!
     
  3. BHOFM
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    This one, the finish is burnt with a heat gun.

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    The Harley emblem vibrates so I have to spring mount the face!

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    Little different face and finish, this is one I build in several versions and
    it is a little cheaper than the custom units. I get $250 for these. The
    larger ones run between $1500 and $2500 depending on how much
    etching is done on the glass, I can spend 30+ hours on some of
    the glass alone. The smaller ones come with a stand or they can
    be wall hung.

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    They are all done with recycled wood.
     
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  4. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    WOWZ man,,,, them are bad@ss!!
    never said this to a clock maker,,,, but nice freakin work! ;)
     
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  6. BHOFM
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    Thanks for the nice words.

    Day what ever?

    Got the yard all nice, helped get the house all cleaned so
    I don't have too much to do while K is gone. A lady will
    be coming every two weeks to help with the house while
    K is gone. I have to do the dishes and clothes.

    Got the shears sanded and the stiffeners rounded off and
    some temp spreaders in so I could take the frames out to
    seal and paint the inside. Stern knees and bow hook are
    the next items on the list.

    It is not bad at all working around the boat in the shop
    even with the limited space. Tools are always at hand.
    And I don't have to run extension cords all the time.

    It will roll if you are not careful, need to get some blocks
    to keep it in one spot.
     

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  7. BHOFM
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    Day some thing?

    Worked on Dads lawnmower. Coil went bad, only twenty
    years old.

    Worked on the knees and started on the cleats,, God help
    the first person that puts a line on one of my cleats!:p

    The hole is for the sheet traveler.
     

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  8. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    BHOFM, are they they there for "decoration only"? - - very nice work though - shame to "molest" them.....
     
  9. BHOFM
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    They are to be used, just the first person will suffer!:D :D :D

    Thanks.
     
  10. BHOFM
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    Made the rub rails today. Need to get them fitted before
    painting the inside so I know where the screws in the
    sheers are. I will fit them and remove them for finishing
    later.

    Found a blemished 1x4x12' oak at a company that makes
    stair casings. Had a little knot and was cut crooked on one
    end, did not meet their standards. $12! The rails are
    1 3/4 X 1/2!

    That's all folks!!!:p :p :p :p
     
  11. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Blimey BHOFM, everything wooden eh !!

    I'd like to see the anchor :D
     
  12. the1much
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    the1much hippie dreams

    your doing all that stuff to fast,,,, what ta heck ya gonna do when its done!! geesh slow down man,, thats spose to be a good 5 year job worth of excuses not to do the house stuff!
     
  13. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Too much of one's own cooking.

    Build the next bigger one, what do you think !! Who knows, maybe a multihull...
     
  14. BHOFM
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    ???????????
     

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  15. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Well, does it float or not ?

    And most important, does it catch fish ? Some boats do ( really) and some don't.

    Every one is waiting for the results with baited breath :D
     
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