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by TomB
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 362
Views: 39350

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looks great Neel, built to take some high speed pounding.

faired properly with the help of some fiberglass mat and thickened epoxy filler
:?: :?: :?: Please explain.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 63
Views: 10038

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Billy, I yield to your experience. I have made 5 planks 5 1/4” wide x 5/32” thick x 6-7’ long. Three made with the table saw and two with the band saw. The table saw pieces where made free hand and the kerf side had some waviness and plenty of burn marks. A proper set-up would solve most of that. Th...
by TomB
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 63
Views: 10038

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks for the comment on spiling. Router spiling looks like a great approach. So far I've ripped the lumber to 5 1/4"x1", surface planed it, and now I'm resawing, taking a 1" thick board and making a stack of 1/8"+ thick boards, that is, I am still "sawing the hard way"...
by TomB
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 63
Views: 10038

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Bill & Matt. The chair was a fun project for a guy that didn't have room to build a boat. I did the chair looking at the pictures in the magazine and I think Rockler sells plans now. Back at the bandsaw, I reset everything and got three good planks...then the blade did a right turn...a bi...
by TomB
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 971
Views: 155123

Re: Matt's Geronimo

22 1/2* is half of 45*, so half way up the opposite side (short side) of a 45* triangle. Or, a 2 x 5 triangle should get you really close.
by TomB
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 67
Views: 9323

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Billy,

Great cover! Power tools make me nervous that close to finish work...maybe a Dremel with a small burr so any wandering is below the surface...I would give a grout rake a try.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 134
Views: 22699

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Jim,

Fine job. The reflection says it all.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 63
Views: 10038

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Jim & Matt, thanks for your comments. A little slip match joinery would be a good way to trick the eye into seeing a plank that is wider than it is. And as long as I'm resawing anyway the color and grain from one piece to the next should be close enough that the end of one plank and beginning of...
by TomB
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 63
Views: 10038

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I did some "lining off" today. I ran masking tape from chine to sheer; marked its location on the hull and peeled it off; measured; did math; and marked the tape for planks; taped it back on the hull; stood back a squinted. It took a "noodle" of a batten to give a fare line at th...
by TomB
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 63
Views: 10038

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Ouch!!! That's about what I spent on the compressor, piping, controls, and tools. I probably should of spent more on the compressor. Tom
by TomB
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 362
Views: 39350

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

No shims on my boat...I do, however, have a number of really thin laminations. :lol: :lol:

Tom
by TomB
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 63
Views: 10038

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Neel, Bill, Jim, and Carl, Thanks for the kind words. I hope to see your Tahoe close up some day..... me too...me too... Today I gave the hull a full rub down. According to the front of the air compressor, it is ok to use an air file for intermittent use. Well...I still don't know how much use is &q...
by TomB
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 63
Views: 10038

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Planking continues. The last of the plywood layers went on yesterday. Today I tuned up the chines and keel/stem. After working on it for months it feels like a major milestone. The surfaces are almost fare. Another day will be spent going over the hull with most attention on the bow and the chines a...
by TomB
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Has everyone been happy stretching the extra 10%?

What was I thinking, coolers make great seats!
by TomB
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2399
Views: 333843

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Will you be scafting the plywood in addition to the hardwood? I think assembly would be easier if you do. From an esthetic perspective I would suggest using centenary curves. Get yourself some chain like they used to use on pull cords for lights and let the sag show you some sweet curves. That...

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