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by Brandlin
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outside build
Replies: 22
Views: 2971

Re: Outside build

The single biggest difference between quarter sawn and slab cut lumber is that the quarter sawn has a tendency to cup and twist less. This can be quite critical on things like guitar necks where straightness is essential and a significant amount of wood is removed through shaping. Lumber cups and wa...
by Brandlin
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Re: Malahini... Step 1.

Yes Briand. Using a spline to draw in upper edge of sheer and lower edge of chine, then lofting between them using the stem centre line and rearmost frame profile as guide curves for the edges. I tried lofting between each of the frames but this gives quite a 'wave' in the surface. I'm not sure how ...
by Brandlin
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Re: Malahini... Step 1.

Was a little bored this afternoon and so have been converting the sketchup file of frames to Solid Works where i can construct the skins. I have a little problem with the transom which doesn't export without corrupting, but the rest of the frames have allowed me to loft a first skin https://1.bp.blo...
by Brandlin
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Re: Malahini... Step 1.

Thanks rbrandenstein, I'm still a little unsure about lumber, there are many differences between USA and UK naming and of course suppliers but also so many opinions. Gdcarpenter - that's exactly what I was thinking! Where there are nice straight edges to be machined and assembled, and the possibilit...
by Brandlin
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Frames ... Lots of questions...

Lighting I have plenty of... Boat knowledge on the other hand is more scarce than a sober Irishman on st Patrick's day in Boston. So, I have a pretty simple philosophy when making things 1. Nothing is hard, other people have done it before and I'm 'a people'. I just have to ask the right questions. ...
by Brandlin
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Re: Zip or malahini, or ... ?

Ok, First milestone reached... My gorgeous and utterly wonderful wife has said "yes!" (Well technically she didn't say no, and I'm claiming that. I just have to be charming and convincing) So, it's my birthday in three weeks and I've asked for a set of plans. Normally my birthday 'list' ha...
by Brandlin
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1919
Views: 221174

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Hi Roberta, newbie builder yet to commit from the uk here. I'm recovering from a nasty wisdom tooth extraction yesterday and have just read all 121 pages of your build. I can't decide whether you've inspired me to order plans or to hang up my jack plane! I'm sorry I can't agree with most of the view...
by Brandlin
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 199
Views: 28909

Re: modified malahini

Ranny wrote:Anybody ever used the Festool sanders with dust control? I have used mine inside on drywall virtually no dust.


If I could afford festool products, then I could afford to buy a boat not build one!
by Brandlin
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's Dashboard
Replies: 22
Views: 3184

Re: Geronimo's Dashboard

I keep admiring the work of many of the builders here and likewise in this thread. What amazes me somewhat more is that the skills and techniques I think of as routine as a general woodworker are not common in boatbuilding here. For example, the hole cutting, ellipse cutting etc I would have done en...
by Brandlin
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: geronimo's dash
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: geronimo's dash

From a woodworking approach if you didn't want to laminate on an additional piece, you'd cut a blind notch. This is only cut half way through the thickness of the wood with a chisel or a router and template.
by Brandlin
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Re: Zip or malahini, or ... ?

Hi gap. Sure send the file over to brandlin@btinternet.com, can't hurt. The model I showed earlier is simply the plan view from this website traced and then extruded with a draft angle to get a very crude volume roughly the boat shape. Took about 5 mins. Rbrandenstein kindly sent me his sketch up fi...
by Brandlin
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Re: Zip or malahini, or ... ?

Good luck on the move bill. It sounds like a milestone... BayouBengal - sounds like we share a number of similarities in space restrictions. I think you're right, I will be able to manoevre the boat somewhat on casters, just not on the trailer. I was hoping to be able to back the boat in and drive f...
by Brandlin
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Re: Zip or malahini, or ... ?

Hi vupilot, Thanks for the offer. Any trailer I make would have to have the wheels inboard of the maximum beam of the boa just to clear the door frame. As you say, this would mean the boat sitting over the wheels rather than between them and therefore higher. As I have no experience at all of boats ...
by Brandlin
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Re: Zip or malahini, or ... ?

I've been playing around with clash detect and motion in the cad model and it's possible to turn the boat through 90 degrees in the workshop. That would make it much easier to work on for the build on a mobile form on locking casters. But when I say "it's possible" I mean by about 25mm. My...
by Brandlin
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini... Step 1.
Replies: 40
Views: 5066

Re: Zip or malahini, or ... ?

Ah I see what you mean. Well a folding tongue would help, but looking at the cad image I simply wouldn't be able to use my workshop with the boat in it, I couldn't actually move from one half to the other. Boat would have to sit on the trailer on my driveway. Probably under a tarp or custom made cov...

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