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by Locutus
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast
Replies: 9
Views: 4102

Re: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast

gdcarpenter, thanks for the diagram. Very informative. Rod, So here's what I think you're saying is the best way to cut the staves and assemble them. (Image copied from duckworksmagazine.com and then I added the woodgrain by hand.) Curve of grain cross section maybe a bit exaggerated but shows that ...
by Locutus
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast
Replies: 9
Views: 4102

Re: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast

The top one you do not want 8) ideal cut.jpg the circled one is what you want :wink: Really? I would have thought the best one would be the first sketch. I've revised it below, showing the resulting stave cross section next to each one. Do you still have the same opinion? http://i59.photobucket.com...
by Locutus
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast
Replies: 9
Views: 4102

Ripping stock for bird mouth mast

I'm planning to build a bird mouth mast for my Skipjack. I'm wondering which type of board I should buy for ripping the staves. (I think that's what they're called.) I'd like to use Sitka Spruce, but it probably isn't available so will likely end up using Douglas-fir. Anyway, I drew up a quickie dia...
by Locutus
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: RV-houseboat mash?
Replies: 4
Views: 2936

RV-houseboat mash?

Just idle curiosity (too much time on my hands)... Is there any reason one would not want to take a Glen-L houseboat plan, build just the hull and propulsion, then take a second hand (or new if you're flush with cash) travel trailer, remove the undercarriage, and then bolt it to the houseboat hull? ...
by Locutus
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy vs. Resorcinol
Replies: 3
Views: 2887

Epoxy vs. Resorcinol

Much ado is made about the superior properties of Epoxy products, and no wonder, considering how expensive they are, and how profitable for the companies selling it. But is epoxy really the best adhesive for boatbuilding, if so, then why, for example, does marine plywood use Resorcinol and not epoxy...
by Locutus
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, newbie here. Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Hello, newbie here. Introduction

Hello from a new member. I live in Kirkland, Washington and my first build is underway. It's a Stevenson Super Skipjack. I had already bought the materials before I discovered the Glen-L site, so I was committed. I think if I hadn't started the Skipjack, I'd probably be building a GL14 or GL15 right...

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