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by Eric
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Digital format of Glen-L plans
Replies: 28
Views: 11207

Oyster, your right. The data file has to be right on or the CNC work will be right off. When I did kits for some other companies they provided very exact DXF or autocad files. When I converted the patterns for my own Barrel Back 19 the labor it took was considerable to make sure it was accurate. Sin...
by Eric
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Digital format of Glen-L plans
Replies: 28
Views: 11207

That's the same Eric as above, yep me. I've made several hundred CNC kits for S&G under Rainbow Boat Works. Rainbow Boat Works is alive and well just in Texas now. I am now operating as Vintage Pleasure Craft. I sold the stitch & glue portion but can still do CNC frame construction kits. I cut the f...
by Eric
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Digital format of Glen-L plans
Replies: 28
Views: 11207

Just a quick note on converting plans to CNC. I have been making CNC boat kits for 7 years and recently sold the CNC S&G portion of it. Generally paper plans cannot be converted to CNC drawings as they will not be accurate enough for that purpose. Now I have not seen the Squirt plans so I am only sp...
by Eric
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson's Barrelback 19 - O' My Mackerel
Replies: 16
Views: 8890

problem

Hey Roger, I thought I saw a big flaw in your boat. After looking at the pics now I'm sure of it. IT AIN'T IN MY DRIVEWAY, YOU BUILT IT AT THE WRONG HOUSE!! Seriously, it's coming very, very nicely. Mine is quite a bit behind. But I've sold off part of my business so now I hope to have the luxury of...
by Eric
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Corrugated fasteners
Replies: 19
Views: 17353

Yes, they can be cumbersome to setup for each joint.

Eric
by Eric
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: Corrugated fasteners
Replies: 19
Views: 17353

idea

Hi Guys

I'm thinking of building one myself, a little break from boats.

How about these?

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5985

Eric
by Eric
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Cordless Drills
Replies: 25
Views: 11348

Graham I know this is a bit off your drill topic but for your strips I have a suggestion. I've cut several hundred thousand feet of strips over the years and the best blade is a 16 to 20 tooth, ultra thin kerf, 7.25 inch circular saw blade. The 7" blades being smaller can be made thinner and will fi...
by Eric
Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Cold Molding Technique Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5297

I'm starting the planking on my Barrel Back 19 this weekend and we're not beveling. I think the ply (some 4mm and some 3mm, because I have some of each I'll use the 4mm on the bottom until it's gone) will bond better with a solid joint making sure to butter the edges.

Eric
by Eric
Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: silly question...can you burn marine plywood?
Replies: 8
Views: 4861

I burn tons of it in my wood stove in the shop, piles of it in the woods in the summer time, burns great.

but do stay upwind of it.

Eric
by Eric
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: What part are the nails for?
Replies: 7
Views: 6362

Clamping alone is tricky because the epoxy is very slick and the parts can move around a bit and throw off the whole setup. You could use a couple of inexpensive screws just for clamping and then remove them, fill holes with a bit of epoxy and re-use the screws. I use an air powered brad naile to ju...
by Eric
Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: BarrelBack 19'
Replies: 8
Views: 4984

I am building one but at the 19 foot length. I know there is at least one out there at 20 feet with a V8. There was a pciture of it in Wooden Boat Magazine a few years ago. I am going with a v6 in mine but I'm usre you could make a v8 fit nicely. Another issue is wieght. Old engines are much heavier...
by Eric
Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: FRAMING MATERIAL
Replies: 30
Views: 11636

Alester

I use kayha. Maine Coast Lumber has it at a little under $5.00 per board foot. I am in upstate NY, probably not too far from you. They will deliver it to me for no delivery charge. If you want to order it and pick some at at my shop that would be fine if it helps.

Eric
by Eric
Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Laser levels
Replies: 14
Views: 8110

My Brother has a rather expensive laser level (brand escapes me) and it claims accuracy to 1/4" over 100 feet. I looked at cheaper units and found claimed accuracies as bad as 3/8 over 50 feet. I just purchased $5 of 1/2 tubing and will be teaching my son the art of the old fashioned water level. Go...
by Eric
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Plywood frames and Planking
Replies: 3
Views: 2124

I agree with Graham. The longitudinals are epoxied in place which is stonger than a screwed joint anyway. That said, when I talked to Ken Hankinson about it he was dead set against it because of the screw holding issue. I suspect that may have been because he was desinging with traditional building ...
by Eric
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Sapele Pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 3497

just for reference I bought Khaya African Mahogany from Maine Coast Lumber for $4.65 bd/ft 4/4 rough. It's been a dream to work with and went through the CNC process very nicely. I am not sure where Khaya falls on the food chain of the Mahoganies but so far I really like it.

Eric

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