Maybe the beginning of a larger project #27: some progress

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 08-26-2013 02:34 AM 1057 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 26: Something here is not quite right Part 27 of Maybe the beginning of a larger project series Part 28: Some progress »

Well no pictures this evening. I managed to get a little shop time in, worked on the leeboard mounts, and the step for the mast. Those are ready for gluing in. I temporarily fixed my ROS but the bottom popped out again so I guess it’s time to shop for a new sander. I still have the old B&D half sheet sander of my Dad’s which is just shy of 412 years old and it still works, why can’t a three or four year old sander that spent much of the time in a drawer keep working on the hobbiest type jobs I’m using it for. Old man grumbling about how things were better in the olden days.

I’ve been experimenting with other glues on parts of 816 and I just found why this one glue should not be used in boat construction as the glue joint failed! In defence of the product it was never intended for this kind of application, I think it is more of a static joint type glue. I just bought a small sample so I am now a bit wiser.

I’m at the stage of marking out and then cutting and gluing up the leeboard and the rudder. I’m trying to not over complicate the rudder so I can get out there on the water!

Had a great birthday visit with my mother, she really enjoyed the restaurant. Turns out she likes Mongo’s which is one of my favourite restaurants in Winnipeg so it was a win for both of us.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#1 posted 08-30-2013 03:57 AM

Bummer on the sander. I am happy with my Ridgid I have had a few years…but you are right——these tools should last longer under hobbiest use…

You must be close…I am really stoked for you…

three day weekend coming up…and I am really going to try and uncover the pdr…


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