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Stevenson Projects Weekender Sailboat Build #9: MAN CAVE II: The Boat House...project moves forward...

12-30-2010 10:16 PM by Napaman | 10 comments »

Well…its about time, right? Sorry I have not updated the blog in 6 months…but the truth is I did not do too much on the boat for about 4 months… BUT…a little more activity in the last month…starting with the “Boat House” we put together over Thanksgiving week… I had had the boat sitting out on the patio for a few months in the sun…which is not real good…and then with the rain I had put a tarp over it…unfortunately the bo...

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Jayne's Rowboat Rocker #3: Basic Shape Complete

12-16-2010 03:59 PM by captkerk | 4 comments »

Yesterday started by doing final shaping on the ribs. I marked and cut them to length the night before and yesterday was the trial fit. All was well, so I needed to round-over the edges and sand them. Then it was time to install them permanently. A little bit of glue and a few well positioned screws hold each in place. I made a few adjustments to the bow upright, sanded it and installed it in place as well. Some more glue and screws here. Then it was time to bend the plywoo...

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Jayne's Rowboat Rocker #2: Sizing up the Sides

12-15-2010 08:45 PM by captkerk | 1 comment »

Today I did a bunch of sanding on the rib assemblies, back and bottom. I then did a clamp together assembly (with help from the wife) to make some layout marks to determine the size of the sides. I used some leftover Luan plywood to make a rough shape for the sides since it was already pretty warped and thus a little easier to bend. I then transferred the shape to the 1/4” oak plywood for the finished piece and fine tuned the shape. After I got one side shaped the way I ...

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Jayne's Rowboat Rocker #1: Gotta Start Someplace

12-14-2010 05:04 AM by captkerk | 2 comments »

This will probably be a pretty short blog, but wanted to share some progress of the next rocker I’m building. This one is for child #4, Jayne. It became tradition for each of my kids to get a rocker on their second Christmas and after plenty of thought about what to build, I finally decided on the boat. I have never built a boat so I hope the more nautically inclined folks out there cut me a little slack about my construction methods (or suggest a better method!). I want it to loo...

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Shipyard Memories #9: The Catboats: Framed Plywood Construction, Scarfing and Setup

12-07-2010 11:03 AM by shipwright | 10 comments »

Plywood construction probably presents the easiest method for an amateur to build a good boat, but it is also useful a useful construction for a professional shop wanting to satisfy a customer who doesn’t have a large budget. It is a straightforward process and the plans tend to be easy to follow but there are a few tricks of the trade which I will try to cover. The two boats covered here are quite different sisters from the same plan. The first, “Catspaw” was built on s...

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Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #8: Wood Arrives

07-31-2010 01:02 AM by kharder | 0 comments »

Yesterday I received a package from HobbyMill. Inside I found my wood order neatly packaged and individually labeled by species and thickness. Here you can see the three types Soft Maple for White Oak Alder for Western Red Cedar and Jatoba for Mahogany I am very pleased with the entire purchase from Jeff, he even through in an extra sheet of Alder since he suggested i practice the finishing since it is very soft and should probably be sealed. Build Costs: Plans – $45....

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Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #6: Buying the Wood

07-12-2010 03:18 PM by kharder | 2 comments »

I have recently moved and progress on the model boat Sunshine has slowed. When i find my camera i’ll post the pictures of the completed molds mounted and aligned on the strongback. In preperation for actual construction I began researching what types of wood to use. I found out about Jeff at HobbyMill (HobbyMill@cinci.rr.com) on a model ship building forum and he has been a pleasure to work with. He has all kinds of wood you can order in sheets milled to spec or in strips. he is ev...

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Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #5: Stongback and Molds Pt. 1

06-07-2010 07:06 PM by kharder | 3 comments »

Enough with the lofting, on to working with some wood and actually building something. I cut two 4”x6” pieces of 1/4” plywood for each station mold and matched up the most square cornors to be the bottom and inside edges of bookmatched pairs. I lined up the edges and clamped the sets so that each pair could be temporarily attached together with screws for shaping. I pre-drilled 1/16” holes so the plywood wouldn’t split and tried to get the screws along t...

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Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #4: Lofting Pt. 3

04-21-2010 07:37 PM by kharder | 2 comments »

I have pressed on with the lofting and got the stations, stem pieces and skeg pieces lofted. The basswood didn’t like taking all the turns and my two 24” pieces are now a handfull of 2-4” inch pieces from all the breaks. The stations went together alright with some minor changes to fair the curves. they are drawn upside down so that when i make templates they all have a common bottom reference point for laying out the molds. I drew out all the stem pieces so that i c...

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Sunshine Yacht Tender Model #3: Lofting Pt. 2

04-01-2010 02:46 PM by kharder | 1 comment »

I bought some 1/4” x 1/16” x 24” basswood strips to use as batons and continued with the lofting. I’ts about like doing the full size lofting with 3/8” planks and crayons, but it’s a good start. I started with the sheer line in both profile and plan view to get a sense of the shape. I also lofted the keel and keelson. And then the stem. And finally the deadwood. The upper waterlines all turned into a bit of a mess because they are so clos...

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