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by Bill CNC
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Builders Who Make Wooden Templates Of Boat Frame Components
Replies: 21
Views: 4636

Re: Builders Who Make Wooden Templates Of Boat Frame Compone

To each his own, but I make the templates. I really don't understand why you think it's really any more work than what you're doing, it's certainly not much more in any event. Some of the advantages: - since both sides of the frames were traced with the same template, they end up exactly the same -...
by Bill CNC
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Builders Who Make Wooden Templates Of Boat Frame Components
Replies: 21
Views: 4636

Re: Builders Who Make Wooden Templates Of Boat Frame Compone

Jezz, ... I just don't get it. :? I simply just don't understand why people make wooden templates for cutting out frames with a router. In my opinion, it's a waste of time, money and wood. Your pattern has to be dead nut's and very smooth to generate a nice piece you need for the boat. So why do thi...
by Bill CNC
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Torpedo transom
Replies: 6
Views: 2718

Re: Torpedo transom

Would you please do a build thread, pictures and all. I think this is unknown territory and I for one would love to see her take shape.

Regards
Bill
by Bill CNC
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making wood patterns to cut out parts?
Replies: 49
Views: 9864

Re: Making wood patterns to cut out parts?

The reason I asked Bill CNC what he paid for copies is because there's no reason we can't provide additional copies at a similar price. Now that we have the new printer, it's not as costly. So, we could charge much less than purchasing a new set of plans and patterns. We're still working this out, ...
by Bill CNC
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Homemade stick welder
Replies: 8
Views: 3720

Re: Homemade stick welder

http://www.lowes.com/SearchCatalogDisplay?storeId=10151&langId=-1&catalogId=10051&N=0&newSearch=true&Ntt=welders#!&N%5B%5D=0&N%5B%5D=2z8vn&N%5B%5D=2z8vo&N%5B%5D=2z8vp Here are several. It really depends on the size of the job. For minor repairs these may be fine. But, they're not up to building a b...
by Bill CNC
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Homemade stick welder
Replies: 8
Views: 3720

Re: Homemade stick welder

$89 if you go to Harbor Freight. 115V Buzz boxes and I've heard they work pretty decent, after all, an Arc welder only needs to carry enough current to make an arc and get it hot enough to weld. It does not matter how it is obtained.. I learned on an older Century 110V Buzz box that would weld nice...
by Bill CNC
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Torpedo transom
Replies: 6
Views: 2718

Re: Torpedo transom

I thought about making one, ... still am, but this is one path I don't think anyone has taken yet, until you. Do they show any isometric views on the plans?

Regards
Bill
by Bill CNC
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Homemade stick welder
Replies: 8
Views: 3720

Re: Homemade stick welder

Hmmm, ... depending on what your trying to weld, ... cheap welders can be had for around $100 or less.
by Bill CNC
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Upholstery
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

Re: Upholstery

The pipe insulation is some pretty durable stuff, ... It's made from (EPP) Expanded Polypropylene. I retain it's shape even after smashing it a bunch of times. EPP is also used in remote controlled airplane combat models. They crash, you dust it off and out you go again. We call them Ground Pounder'...
by Bill CNC
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Freebie Zip
Replies: 40
Views: 14965

Re: The Freebie Zip

Matt,

With the money you would need to drop it in and have it running, ... why on earth would you put it into a Zip?
by Bill CNC
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Freebie Zip
Replies: 40
Views: 14965

Re: The Freebie Zip

Alain2 Hmmm, ... I personally don't think the Zip would be very happy with an I/O setup, let alone still be floating as they are extremely heavy. The out-drive unit itself weighs as much as an outboard. Then add the weight of the Gimbal, about half the weight of an outboard, Then the transom plate, ...
by Bill CNC
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Getting A Few More New Tools To Begin My Build, Which one?
Replies: 14
Views: 2471

Re: Getting A Few More New Tools To Begin My Build, Which on

I voted for the band-saw and this is why; With a band-saw, you can use a fence or make a fence to get your straight cuts, and it can do curvature cuts with it as well. Not so much with a table saw without some very complex jugs, ... which can be made on a band-saw. :wink: Someday I'll post how I acc...
by Bill CNC
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ... With Tons of Pictures
Replies: 188
Views: 40828

Re: Super Spartan, ... Done My Way, ... With Tons of Picture

Such a beautiful boat, Bill. I can't believe someone made that cover for only 50 bucks--it looks really nice. Thanks Gayle, ... It was $150. You missed this part in the post, ... And just think, ... I ask my oldest son to clean out the spiders so that "WE" could take her out, ... he said OK, for a ...
by Bill CNC
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minimaxed underway!
Replies: 29
Views: 7774

Re: Minimaxed underway!

VERY NICE!!!! :wink: I'm about to start one myself, ... :shock: I'm getting tired of renting a chase boat when I take the Spartan out and the TNT isn't even close to finished. It's a fast build so it will do until the TNT hits water. After that, ... it will go to the grand kids. Then I imagine, I'll...
by Bill CNC
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making wood patterns to cut out parts?
Replies: 49
Views: 9864

Re: Making wood patterns to cut out parts?

It's kind of like religion. So many paths that get you to the same place. Exactly, ... :wink: A million ways to skin a cat, just as long as it gets skinned. Heck, if you look at my Spartan build, You will see I used a sharpened nail poking into a copy of the plans, tracing paper, and cut up plans. ...

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