Seattle Barrelback progress

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Making some progress. 2nd layup of the side. Getting in the groove.

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OK, i've finished the first side in Mahogany!

I've lined off the otherside to match and am starting the fitting.
I'm in the groove!

I'm starting do experiments with stain samples and finishes.

I've also started installing the fasteners. Thanks to this forum for all the fastener advice.

Who's going to come to the turning party?!

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Some progress on the 2nd side.
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Looking great! I see some sanding in your near future... :twisted:
By the time I have built a boat, I'll be ready to build a boat....

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Lots and lots of long boarding.
I've tried to rough sand as I go...

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Looks like you are an expert now - when should we write a book?
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Hi, a question for both of you...I looked through Bob's earlier thread and can't seem to find a pic of the little jig for the router that you have used when spiling the plank...also, what thickness are the planks you are using...

That looks great...since my fiberglass got cloudy on my Malahini I am either going to do this or perhaps vacuum bag some veneer...I really don't want to paint the hull but I am certainly not confident I have the skill to fit these planks like this...
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You can find a picture of the jig I built from Bob Perkins ideas and help on the previous page of this post. Its pretty simple,, basically a fence on the bottom of a laminate trimmer. First attempt put the fence too far from the cutter, which worked, but made for a lot of waste. It is some what a balance. The more offset you have the more variation you can trim to, but your planking needs to be wider to accommodate the offset. I ended up moving the fence on mine. You can see from the photo. It was pretty easy to make, I ran the plywood base over the table saw to make the groove and used a strip of 1/8 ply as the guide. When the variation is too great for the offset, I ended up just making two passed, one to make the raw shape and one to finish.

This technique is FAR easier than trying to hand fit each plank. I worked top to bottom, ie from the bottom to the top, set the first piece with the spiling batten and lineoff marks, then you can match the top edge of the next piece with the trimmer, after that you use the spiling batten to set the bottom line of the plank and start the process over with the next piece. This is really much easier than it sounds.

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RobertCugini wrote:You can find a picture of the jig I built from Bob Perkins ideas and help on the previous page of this post.
:oops: Geez, I don't know how I missed that pic of the jig!! I had looked at all the other photos but somehow the jig pic didn't register. Old age I guess; :) In any case, thanks for pointing it out and for posting that pic. It makes sense now and I am going to give it a try. You did a nice job on it...looks great!

What did you use to pigment the resin?
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I'm using System 3 epoxy, and they make a line of pigments. Most epoxy systems have a way to color the epoxy. I think this makes a big difference. After doing some reading on this forum in the epoxy section, I purchase two colors, brown and red. Its mostly brown with some red mixed in to approximate the finished mahogany color. I was trying to go a little darker than the finished wood color. The easiest way to do this is to tint the resin before mixing in the hardener. I have been coloring a gallon of resin at a time. Basically I just use a paper paint tub and use a drill with a paint stirrer on it. Once mixed I then pour it back into the original container.

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The march continues...
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So much room to work in .....

Looks nice!
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I would love to have a step by step description of your planking process using the trimmer with the jig. I am far from that stage, but learning and planning in advance is always a good thing..

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OK, done with vacuum bagging for a while. I've got all the mahogany on the hull. I'm going to turn into sanding man....
A quick question. How many jeans did you destroy building your boat. I'm on my 6th pair after 3 years.... Good thing I have lots of "work pants".
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It is a milestone to get the mahogany lams on. I just celebrated by burning my epoxy laden clothing . Won't need them for at least a few weeks as I am in the "mother of all sanding projects" now.

Nice looking planking.

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