OD18 - NH

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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by Jeff » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:10 am

Beautiful work!!! And yes, your shop is fantastic!!! Jeff



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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by MikeyGnz » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:56 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Every time you post I am amazed how neat and clean your shop is. Maybe because mine always looks like a bomb went off :help:
I'm with Fuzz on this. I have been cropping the benchtop out of my photos due to embarrassment.

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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:13 pm

MikeyGnz wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:56 pm
Fuzz wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Every time you post I am amazed how neat and clean your shop is. Maybe because mine always looks like a bomb went off :help:
I'm with Fuzz on this. I have been cropping the benchtop out of my photos due to embarrassment.
:lol: Trust me, it's selective photography. My place is a mess but not in the pictures.
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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:19 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Every time you post I am amazed how neat and clean your shop is. Maybe because mine always looks like a bomb went off :help:
If you could only see around corners with camera's you'd see all the mess piled up out of sight.

My Dirt Dog is going through open heart surgery at the moment so I'm on my own with the cleanup. I've had this for years and rebuilt it several times. I even had to replace some of the castings this time by 3D printing some new parts. #totighttobuyanotherone :lol:
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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:26 pm

So on the subject of cleanup, let me introduce you to the newest and completely unplanned addition to my shop.
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My old craftsman vacuum with a cyclone separator that I put together as a temporary measure 14 years ago just quit on me. :cry: I know its not like me to make do but that vacuum setup worked really well and there's always another tool that I just had to have. Cleanup is now easy and I can reach right to the bow of the boat from the workshop. It also plugs into my shop dust collection system with no problems.
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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:39 pm

Started work on the fuel tank bay hatch. This will lock into place and the other panels will be referenced off of this. Chucked a router but in the mill and went to town.
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Drilled oversize holes ready to be filled and backed them with packing tape.
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Drilled the anchor locker bulkhead oversize for the anchor chocks and filled all with resin, wood flour and a little chopped strand.
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Ready to start cleaning up the overspill and see if the locks work as expected.
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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by Jeff » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:50 pm

Beautiful work!!! Jeff

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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by MikeyGnz » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:24 pm

Fair WX Pilot wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:19 pm
Fuzz wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Every time you post I am amazed how neat and clean your shop is. Maybe because mine always looks like a bomb went off :help:
If you could only see around corners with camera's you'd see all the mess piled up out of sight.

My Dirt Dog is going through open heart surgery at the moment so I'm on my own with the cleanup. I've had this for years and rebuilt it several times. I even had to replace some of the castings this time by 3D printing some new parts. #totighttobuyanotherone :lol:
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I think I'm stuck in the stone age.

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Funnily enough it doesn't break down though.

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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:46 pm

When it comes to brooms, this is the definitive description Mikey :lol:
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Re: OD18 - NH

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:03 pm

Cleaned up the anchor locker bulkhead ready for drilling.
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Decided to increase the size of the anchor strap fixings as the ones I intended to use were just to small.
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Had to find a way to drill the through holes in the fuel tank bay cover latches as it wouldn't fit in the drill press. A bit of an unorthodox setup but it worked a treat.
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Managed to come out almost on center.
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The latch in the open position.
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The latch in the closed position.
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So far everything seems to be working as I expected.


The cover panel fitted in place on the tracks.
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Seems to lock down nice and firm so I'm going to call this good for now and start working on hinging the other hatch covers.
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Started preparing the anchor chocks so that the glue can cure over night.
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