TW28 Samson Post

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TW28 Samson Post

Post by TW28RJ » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:25 am

There aren't any dimensions on the plans for the samson post.. can anyone give me some dimensions? Approximate is okay - A friend of mine who makes furniture want's to make one for me, an offer I find hard to resist!



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Re: TW28 Samson Post

Post by Knottybuoyz » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:04 am

Hey RJ

I know I have some pics elsewhere of other sampson post installations. At the moment this is the only one I can find. It's from an '84 34' Sealord.

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You might be able to extrapolate some dimensions from that but I'm guessing it's 3" dia chromed steel. If you're doing yours in hardwood you might have to go larger.

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Re: TW28 Samson Post

Post by Daddy » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:55 am

http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/04/s/v ... /index.cfm
Here is an article about samson posts, shows a picture of one. I would build it out of a fir 4x4 with a bronze or stainless rod. A cabinet maker could turn out a beauty, nicely shaped and finished. Need to bed it deep and solid.
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Re: TW28 Samson Post

Post by TW28RJ » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:47 am

Daddy,

Thanks for the article, we're planning on making it from the same article less the attachment to the keel as the design of the tw28 has it attaching to a bulkhead. We plan on laminating it as opposed to a solid timber that's why I'm curious about the size . 4x4 seems just a tad smaller than i was thinking.

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