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The entire boat is not finished, but the part of it in this photo is complete. If you look starboard ( right ) while standing at the helm you see this. Its a crotch I cut from the big ‘ol walnut tree 3 years ago. Its wide board, so I inlayed white oak in the back side so if it checks, it will stay together.

-- I've cut it twice, but its still to short....





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#1 posted 06-05-2014 04:47 PM

ummmm….ok.

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#2 posted 06-05-2014 04:50 PM

Im not sure the meaning of your comment, but thank you for sharing. :-)

-- I've cut it twice, but its still to short....

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#3 posted 06-05-2014 05:52 PM

That’s a pretty piece of walnut. Pretty pieces, in fact. Work looks tight too.

Would love to see an expanded view, and an overview of the work yet to be done, as well as the plan of action.

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#4 posted 06-05-2014 07:45 PM

The overall plan is to build a wooden boat with a steel hull. Its 50 feet long, and Im 70% finished. The forward berth is all walnut, the aft berth is all curly maple. The salon, galley and companion way is white oak and walnut with purple heart trim. The wheel house is purple heart and walnut with an oak console. The hull has 3 inches of foam sprayed on to reduce condensation and to insulate. The overhead has 6 inches of foam. Except for the purple heart, I cut all the trees the inside of the boat is built out of. The deck and wheel house is marine ply and fiberglass (fiberglassed after several coats of epoxy, sanded between coats) Where the wood is in contact with steel, the wood was first saturated with west epoxy then bolted and bonded to the steel with thickened epoxy

She is ketch rigged designed by Roberts motor sailer. Sorry, I tend ramble on and on sometimes….

-- I've cut it twice, but its still to short....

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#5 posted 06-05-2014 07:48 PM

Interesting stuff. We need more pics, Matt!

Nothing like a good boat build… At 50’ it is more like a ship!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#6 posted 06-05-2014 07:56 PM

Ill post some in a few minutes….work is calling…

-- I've cut it twice, but its still to short....

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#7 posted 06-05-2014 11:50 PM

Am definitely interested in seeing more photos!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 06-06-2014 02:42 PM

Great piece of walnut crotch… Interested in this inlay of oak for long term stability??... are they parallel slats or a more specific design?

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#9 posted 06-06-2014 03:14 PM

I milled slots in the back of the board across the grain a half inch deep. Then I fit an oak strip in each slot and glued it in place. (I assumed ) This will help hold everything in place if the walnut checks. However , Im not a wood worker, this is a hobby. I’m a veterinarian. Everywhere else on the boat I kept the width of the boards to less than 4 inches and 90 % of it is quarter sawn.

-- I've cut it twice, but its still to short....

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