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Sailboat #2: A Puddle Duck Racer #2: Sides to Panels...week 1 continues...

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Blog entry by Napaman posted 11-22-2011 06:27 AM 5424 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Why a PDR? First steps... Part 2 of Sailboat #2: A Puddle Duck Racer series Part 3: Week 3---GOING THREE DEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! »

The next steps on my PDR took me about a week…I took the 4 sides sheets and added stringers…

Since the sheets are only 1/4” you need a wider edge in order to attach the boat bottom, and decks…

In photo (A): you can see the first panel with I did after school one day before the weather got wet a few weeks ago…the leading edge the panel is where the bow or front of the boat will attach…

In photo (B): once I had the first panel done I decided to cut all the pieces for the next three pieces all together…which was much faster…you can see the stacks of pieces together…I glued one up a day over the next week…

In photo©: with panels 2-4 I used straight pieces which I then just trimmed the over hang with the circular saw.

Photo (D): then I stacked the panels together again (now with all stringers) and faired the edges again.

Photo (E): I cut out a notch for the stern cross piece…I may change this once the boat is flipped by making it wider…the cross/supports on the boat bottom are with 2X4 material and are much stiffer…

Photo (F): With four completed panels I was feeling good…so I made some spacer blocks and clamped up the panels. PLEASE NOTE—-the area I am sitting is NOT the width of the cockpit…its much wider.

Photo (G): Now I wanted to feel the actual boat size…so I put the cross piece in and attached the “bow” and “stern” panels on with clamps——this is the boat UPSIDE DOWN…

Next up…GOING 3D in WEEK 3….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007



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Karson

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#1 posted 11-22-2011 07:36 AM

Very nice. Coming along great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 07:53 AM

Next…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 11-22-2011 01:46 PM

Sweet!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-22-2011 04:41 PM

Yes is next!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 11-24-2011 05:14 AM

Hanging on every sentence and photo!

-- "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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#6 posted 11-24-2011 05:37 AM

!

-- "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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