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by Bill CNC
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ... With Tons of Pictures
Replies: 188
Views: 40795

Re: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ...

Wow. Nice Shop! Can't wait to see how this turns out. -Gene Gene, Thanks Gene, ... let me take you on a tour of the shop. I only ask one thing, ... *** No drooling please *** , ... I run a no slip shop, ... :mrgreen: We even have a 3D printer that prints out ABS plastic parts, ... and a molding and...
by Bill CNC
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ... With Tons of Pictures
Replies: 188
Views: 40795

Re: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ...

A couple of quick sketches of some possibilities as far as aesthetically tweaking the shapes a little. Not sure yet.

Bill

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by Bill CNC
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ... With Tons of Pictures
Replies: 188
Views: 40795

Re: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ...

Some lunch time horseplay! :wink: I started cutting the .750" frame work starting with #2 and #0. Since these were smaller parts, ... I used tracing paper and sprayed just a real quick fine mist of 3M77 and tacked the pattern down to the wood. I cut out the first piece, double side taped it to my in...
by Bill CNC
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ... With Tons of Pictures
Replies: 188
Views: 40795

Re: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ...

I cut the Running Chines first, ... Heck I figured once the saw dust starts flying, ... I'm officially building a SS. :D I transferred the pattern to the wood by using a sharpened 16D nail. I then taped the plans down with 3M's blue painters tape, ... the delicate version. This lets me peel the tape...
by Bill CNC
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ... With Tons of Pictures
Replies: 188
Views: 40795

Re: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ...

Roberta,

I am saving my biggest piece for the Coamings. Board # A 11.750" x 133.750" I can get them both from the same board which should get me pretty balanced as far as weight on those two pieces.

Bill
by Bill CNC
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Sorcing Wood In So Cal (LA Basin)
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Re: Sorcing Wood In So Cal (LA Basin)

Thanks Roberta, Yeah, ... I'm pretty stoked, ... for a minute there, ... I was actually contemplated selling of the plans and screw kit if I couldn't get reasonably priced wood. I always keep the books, ... :wink: Look's like I'm off and running now. Just out of curiosity, ... how many BF of Mahogan...
by Bill CNC
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ... With Tons of Pictures
Replies: 188
Views: 40795

Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ... With Tons of Pictures

Completed Project, ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjPDEot-3s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6TQvE-vSKQ Hello all, ... Here is yet another SS build thread but with a twist, ... I will be modifying the design some in the aesthetics department and some mechanical design as well. Nothing wrong w...
by Bill CNC
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Sorcing Wood In So Cal (LA Basin)
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Re: Sorcing Wood In So Cal (LA Basin)

I'd like everyone that responded and a BIG THANK YOU to Gayle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At first, ... I found a place in Fontana, ... Petersons lumber and looked at what they had. $5.19 BF for their Philippine Mahogany. They had about 50 boards over 10' and NOT ONE had a straight section over 3'. I looked at...
by Bill CNC
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Roberta's Super Spartan
Replies: 222
Views: 66018

Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

WOW!!!, ... Nice 40 you have built. :wink: Well since you showed me yours, I feel compelled to show you mine, ... :shock: 100" fully operational PSS Slope Glider with 10,237 simulated rivets! Planes of Fame, in Chino Ca, ... is chomping at the bit to put her in their museum, ... someday I'll give he...
by Bill CNC
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Sorcing Wood In So Cal (LA Basin)
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

Sorcing Wood In So Cal (LA Basin)

Ok, ... I'm having a hell of a time try to find "Sitka Spruce" of "Philippine Mahogany" here in the LA basin. I went through the list on the Glen-L site and I might as well be asking for " Unobtainum "!!! Does anyone know of a place or a suggestible substitute for these? EDIT: I have a source for "A...
by Bill CNC
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Roberta's Super Spartan
Replies: 222
Views: 66018

Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Hello Raberta, Amazing Work! I was told by the very nice ladies at GL when I stopped by today to pick up my plans and fastener set, that I should mozzy on over and have a good long look at your thread. Boy, ... were they right. FABULOUS, is an understatement! The plans and fastener set I picked up t...
by Bill CNC
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All from the SoCal Desert
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Hello All from the SsCal Desert

Upspirate, First off, ... thanks for your quick response. Yes, ... The very helpful ladies and their dog, ... Buckshot at Glen-L told me to check out her build because she has done a very detailed build and I should follow it along. As far as mods, ... performance and a little cosmetic changes would...
by Bill CNC
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All from the SoCal Desert
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Hello All from the SoCal Desert

Hello, My name is Bill and I just joined the forum for a little insight on building my own boat from scratch. I have owned and refurbished/repaired a couple of small 13' wooden runabouts. I am going to build a Super Spartan and I just went and picked up the plans, fastener kit and two books, "How to...

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