D5 Build

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Fuzz » Thu May 07, 2020 3:44 pm

You have so good with that it would be a shame to cover it up with paint. I know bright is a lot more work but dang that looks nice.



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Re: D5 Build

Post by Netpackrat » Thu May 07, 2020 4:50 pm

Nice.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Fri May 08, 2020 6:54 pm

Thanks guys. I think with the rub rail varnished as well as the knees and clamping board it should have some good contrast with the paint. I'm working on the knees now. I'll try take some pics tonight. They will be from leftover african mahogany as well.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Sun May 10, 2020 9:11 am

I sketched out some knees made them out of MDF until I got the look I wanted. The used it as a template on the mahogany. Used a sander to shape the edges. Will epoxy then varnish.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Netpackrat » Tue May 19, 2020 4:47 pm

Those are much nicer than the knees on my D5. Mine are just plain triangular 3/8" ply with thin battens on the bottom lips to enhance grip a little.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Sat May 23, 2020 6:39 pm

I never thought about doing triangles. That would have looked nice and been easier. :lol: I looked at yours, but didn't pay attention to them. Large enough triangles with holes would be a drink holder as well!

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Netpackrat » Sun May 24, 2020 5:32 am

Mine have 3/8" holes in them for the sheet horse, which is just a piece of line run through and knotted on the underside, and a stainless ring runs along it for the sheet. I made them triangles mainly because I was being lazy and I didn't think it would really look any worse. And it allowed me to put a piece of straight batten running along the lower lip. When using a knee as a grab handle, it really gives you something to grip.

I went a little different from the plans in that I didn't use any fasteners to attach them, either... I bedded them in putty with fillets, and keyed the mating surfaces with a dremel tool. Oh yeah, and said fillets were two of the locations where I used milled glass fibers in my putty mix, and I put some light tape on the underside of the joint where it doesn't show, so they shouldn't go anywhere even without any screws.

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