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by liki
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Table saw suggestions
Replies: 44
Views: 4704

Re: Table saw suggestions

One safety tip I've been taught is to have an extra piece between the blade and fence if your operation results in an unsupported piece sitting tight between the blade and the fence.
by liki
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Getting FL14 square?
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: Getting FL14 square?

You can(should in this case if the bottom is scribed?) also lay straight edges, straight pieces of 2x2, 2x4 or such, diagonally across the bottom. Then it will be easy to visually detect any warping.
by liki
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Ordering Biaxial tape from Romania
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Ordering Biaxial tape from Romania

You can order all of required materials and other supplies for epoxy and fiberglass work from http://www.r-g.de/ also. The light 6oz (180g) biaxial tape is the only material that seems very hard to find.
by liki
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Don't do it, he says...
Replies: 20
Views: 1473

Re: Don't do it, he says...

Oh, he certainly has a point there. Use non-quality ply and it will fail pretty soon. And if your epoxy saturation, or "protective layer", is not complete that can also lead into problems if maintentance is overlooked. With fully glassed designs this is nearly impossible to fail. It also pays to be ...
by liki
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Sit on top Kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Sit on top Kayak

Maybe in similar fashion as model makers do? They would use a structure of a central board and few bulkheads defining the shape. This would ensure also atleast some symmetricality. Blocks of foam would be then be glued and faired into that structure between the bulkheads.
by liki
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Do I need a router?
Replies: 16
Views: 1270

Re: Do I need a router?

Well, the anwswer to the question in topic is indeed that you do not need one. But one could find one helpful.

Beware, statistically a hand-held router is also one of the most dangerous wood working tools.
by liki
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Do I need a router?
Replies: 16
Views: 1270

Re: Do I need a router?

For S&G building one can be used to e.g. duplicate panels. Finish one, use it as a pattern and you will get an exact copy with finished edges. Just a suitable bit is required and a table on which you can operate the router.
by liki
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Metric values for fiberglass?
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Metric values for fiberglass?

Pretty easy these days, just ask Google ;>

"6 oz in grams" -> "6 ounces = 170.097139 grams"
by liki
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ST21, new design.
Replies: 102
Views: 8958

Re: ST21, new design.

No; It's pretty close to my dream boat and I think I will be ordering the plans on discount, even if the boat would not ever get built. :I