Looking for boat building Tools

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Re: Looking for boat building Tools

Post by Knottybuoyz » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:14 pm

PerryVoo wrote:May I know what is the tool that use on when going to glue the plywood . we need that tool to hold it .
Clamps? Sorry, I forgot clamps. They come in all shapes & sizes. You can get away with very simple clamps, rope & a dowel (tourniquet) if necessary. Weights help too, old car batteries etc. will get the job done if you need clamping pressure.

I used to watch my Grandfather work in his shop. He was a tool & die maker for a large company. If he didn't have a tool he made it. You'd be surprised how resourceful you can be when needed.


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Re: Looking for boat building Tools

Post by PerryVoo » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:56 pm

gstanfield wrote:Where are you located? You may be suprised to find out we have people all over the world on this forum. There may be someone close to you :D

Im from East Malaysia , a small town call Sabah.

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Re: Looking for boat building Tools

Post by PerryVoo » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:03 pm

Knottybuoyz wrote:
PerryVoo wrote:May I know what is the tool that use on when going to glue the plywood . we need that tool to hold it .
Clamps? Sorry, I forgot clamps. They come in all shapes & sizes. You can get away with very simple clamps, rope & a dowel (tourniquet) if necessary. Weights help too, old car batteries etc. will get the job done if you need clamping pressure.

I used to watch my Grandfather work in his shop. He was a tool & die maker for a large company. If he didn't have a tool he made it. You'd be surprised how resourceful you can be when needed.


I found the Clamps on the web .My local hardware shop no sell those nice clamps but only china made cheap quality G Clamps .I might order some good clamps .

Thank you very much Knottybuoyz .

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Re: Looking for boat building Tools

Post by Guest » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:33 pm

I have a steam generator (220 volts) for instant steam for bending wood. If interested e-mail nathangarrard@q.com

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Re: Looking for boat building Tools

Post by deuce_454 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:20 am

i would say a tracksaw, and a small circular saw. i looove my bosch 10.4v battery circular saw.. cuts plywood like butter and is great for smooth curves.
a decent drill- preferably cordless , and a cheap router is handy
i would very much recommend a high quality DA sander, festool or the big dewalt. and a shop vac for dust extraction on the saw and sander...
faring boards from eastwood also come with connections for dust extraction . (you will save the most time getting the best sander you can... and the big dewalt and the festool have 2 settings, a RA and an orbital setting... and on orbital they chew 10 times faster)

and plenty of PE cups with lids for mixing epoxy, i like to measure out and store so all i have to do is add one cup to another and have a batch.. and have wood flour in cups too, so you can add and have it ready fast...

and a flat table to pre-cut biax tape and cloth.... it makes it much much easier to work clean and fast wet in wet if you have pre cut all your glass and placed on a shelf

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