I am at 180 hours on the build and the boat weighs 835 lbs. Since my last update I have added another layer of fiberglass to the entire boat and 3 coats of epoxy filler. I had some issues with the epoxy fill coats, the epoxy I am using is 6...
|View English's:||home||workshop||projects (6)||blog (7)||reviews (1)||forum topics (1)||buddies (4)||favorites (63)||activity log|
293 posts in 295 days
Location: Suffolk VA
I am a retired construction engineer, I worked as a construction manager for a major tire maker. I am a instrument engineer but the last 10 years I did quite a lot of mechanical projects such as piping systems and HVAC.
I have been working with wood for 52 years. I started in Industrial arts class in the seventh grade, been hooked ever since.
After retirement I moved to Virginia to be close to my wife's family and love the coastal area. I built a new shop shortly after moving and I am still working on it. I think it will always be a work in progress.
I spend most of my time fixing things around my house, my other house, my mom's house. my sister in laws house, you get the idea. I'm handy so I never run out of honey dos.
-- John, Suffolk Virgina
Latest Activity | view all »
|replied on||Bandsaw question||03-01-2015 02:45 PM|
|commented on||Wood strip Kayak||02-27-2015 10:57 PM|
|added blog entry||19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #7: Finishing the Fiberglass on the Boat||02-27-2015 10:21 PM|
|commented on||Teaching woodworking in Mozambique - thank you LJ||02-20-2015 01:07 PM|
|commented on||David705's Workshop||02-20-2015 02:20 AM|
|commented on||Urn||02-18-2015 11:47 PM|
|commented on||Urn||02-18-2015 09:19 PM|
|commented on||robert triplett's Workshop||02-18-2015 09:08 PM|
|replied on||Blast Gates Rattling Problem||02-18-2015 09:01 PM|
|replied on||6" dust collector port, what fitting for PVC ductwork?||02-18-2015 08:52 PM|
|replied on||Hickory Heart||02-18-2015 12:02 PM|
|commented on||Works as designed, a real time saver||02-18-2015 12:44 AM|
|replied on||Tablesaw Over-Blade Dust Collection - Finished!||02-18-2015 12:33 AM|
|commented on||Taylor Rocker||02-18-2015 12:20 AM|
|commented on||Walnut & Mt. Laurel Dining Room Table||02-18-2015 12:16 AM|
Latest Projects | view all 6 »
Latest Blog Entries | view all 7 »
I am at 153 hours on the build and the boat weighs 805 lbs. In my last post I had finished installing all of the plywood. The bottom plywood still needed fairing to the edge of the side plywood and to the same angle as the side plywood. I had p...
I now have 120 hours in the build and the boat weight is 779 lb. I have been weighing each piece as it is installed. A look from under the boat. with all the side plywood installed, This boat has a 8 foot beam and 19.5 ft long. A...
I now have 105 hours in the build and the boat weight is 622 lb. I have been weighing each piece as it is installed. I know I said at the end of the last blog segment that I was done with the frame, but I have decided to install a under deck fu...
Now I have both Sheer Clamps installed and epoxied into the frame. That’s the last frame member. Frame is now complete!! All Frame pieces installed!! Frame Eleven is still a little off, I will have to fair it out. Along the...