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by vupilot
Tue May 05, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Progress on my ZIP
Replies: 11
Views: 2328

Re: Progress on my ZIP

Wow, you got a lot done in the month of March. Hope I can get that far in my first month.
by vupilot
Mon May 04, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Stopping in to say hello to all!
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Stopping in to say hello to all!

Another pilot with the boat bug...excellent
by vupilot
Sat May 02, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: spindle sanders?
Replies: 26
Views: 5857

Re: spindle sanders?

Well I bought the Craftsman belt/disc sander. I really liked the Home Depot one picture above too but it was double the price. I sanded my first two frame sides today. I like the Craftsman one I bought, it makes quick work of the 1/4" from the line I leave with my sabre saw and my shop vac plug...
by vupilot
Sat May 02, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: spindle sanders?
Replies: 26
Views: 5857

Re: spindle sanders?

Ooooohhh, that is nice
by vupilot
Fri May 01, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: spindle sanders?
Replies: 26
Views: 5857

Re: spindle sanders?

Glad to hear you like the Harbor Freight Disc/Belt sander. I have been looking at that one too. I'm like you, I cant cut very close (band saw would fix that) so I cut wide and sand to size.
by vupilot
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Malahini Side Planking Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Re: Malahini Side Planking Question

indyillini,

I am building a Zip in Indy. (Avon) I am sure you already know but if not... Northwest Lumber on Lafayette Rd and 52nd street carries 1/4 inch marine ply and nearly everything I need for my Zip. Here are the prices for the 1/4" marine ply.
43$ 4'x8'
24$ 4'x4'
14$ 2'x4'
by vupilot
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Newbie

I too just started a Zip this week (monday). I look forward to following your progress.
by vupilot
Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: spindle sanders?
Replies: 26
Views: 5857

spindle sanders?

Anyone use a spindle sander? I am about to cut out my frames and need to purchase a tool that will make the sanding of the frames go quickly. I figure a bench top belt/disc sander would do ok on outside radius curves but not inside curves. I am thinking a spindle sander would sand both inside and ou...
by vupilot
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Re: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s

That timeline is great. You started about the same month I am so it looks like I need to put in a lot of hours to stay on my schedule.

Sounds like the fastener package is a good deal and I should just bite that bullet along with the epoxy/fiberglass package from Glen-L.
by vupilot
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Re: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s

Buckeyesmith, You hit the nail on the head about the underwhelmed feeling when opening the plans for the first time. I guess I expected a 50 page instruction book telling me to insert tab A into slot B. Youre exactly right though, if you look long enough at the plans or read slowly in the building w...
by vupilot
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Re: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s

Well Tom, the best way would be to not use duct tape at all. I cant remember where I first heard that but its a funny qoute. BayouBengal, I wish my source carried the cheaper Mahogany's but they dont. It sure makes you careful about how you lay out everything to ensure the least amount of waste. I w...
by vupilot
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Re: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s

Thanks guys, for answering my silly questions. I'm going to go get some mahogany today. I'll see what they charge to plane it down to 7/8". Also ordering fasteners and poxy-grip from Glen-L today. I've built lots of radio control boats and airplanes before but it sure is neat to be working on s...
by vupilot
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Re: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s

4/4 is the same price as 5/4 and even 8/4 at my yard they charge 7.50 a board foot. I'm curious if this a a good price as they are the only game in town so I dont even price shop. The yard will plane the 4/4 boards for a price. Why would 7/8 be better? I better order some fasteners and epoxy, this t...
by vupilot
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Re: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s

Wow, THE Tom Drake answered my question. I have been drooling over your Zip for quite some time. Its a bench mark for the rest of us. I appreciate your answer, that was just the info I was looking for. I also found some insight in the Boatbuilding with plywood book. I went to the only local specialt...
by vupilot
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Re: Zip plans arrived, so many ?'s

OK, Thanks. So I would assume the 30 pieces refers to 30 board feet is what I should need?

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