ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:31 pm

Thanks Fuzz and BarraMan. :D
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Did you get the 4mm okume?
It's arrived. :D


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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:28 am

I spent this afternoon creating MDF patterns for the port and starboard garboard planks. I must have made every mistake in the book, it took so long getting them right. Fortunately I'm learning as I go, so the patterns for the next planks should be quicker.

Slow but deeply satisfying work. :D
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:24 am

The bottom and garboard plank MDF patterns have now been fine tuned to the point that 4mm okoume ply planks can now be cut from them.

Before this is done, the laminated okoume bow and stern transoms will be tapered using sharp chisels, so each plank fits snugly over them.

The okoume planks will be hand-sawn flush to the transoms following installation.

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by cape man » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:51 am

She's going to be a little beauty!
The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before - Neil Gaiman

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by BB Sig » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:52 am

Master level work as always! 8)

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by Jeff » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:16 am

Nice GB!!! Jeff

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:05 am

Thanks cape man, Barry, and Jeff. :D

Life's getting in the way at the moment, however I squeezed in rough cutting patterns for the next two planks late this afternoon.
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:32 am

Got the port and starboard #2 planks fine tuned. :D

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by Fuzz » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:13 am

Slowly but surely a boat looking thing is emerging :D

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by BarraMan » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:37 am

Fuzz wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:13 am
Slowly but surely a boat looking thing is emerging :D
and here's me thinking Glossie was building a chair! 8O

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