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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:44 am
by neel thompson
Robert, My deck planks are 2 3/4" wide, 3/8" thick with 3/16" inch spacing between planks... I used thin screws with wide washers in the space between planks to hold them down while the epoxy set. I stained the deck and then put about 8 coats of varnish on the entire deck before I caulked the joints. I used 3m 4000 UV (black) to fill in the grooves. Then after that set up, I applied about 5 more coats of vanish over the deck boards and the caulking. I did not use any fiberglass cloth anywhere above the waterline. Your boat is really looking great.... Neel

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:37 pm
by RobertCugini
Making progress...
Barrelback top deck.jpg

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:39 am
by Jimbob
Looking good!
Looks like you will be bungin' soon!

Jim
aka bungman

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:14 pm
by vx929
Robert,

Very nice job on your boat. I am a local guy as well in Maple Valley (Hobart) and building the same boat you are. Can I ask you where you got the veneers from? Cross Cut has the Sapele I want to use, but I don't have the type of band saw need to cut them myself.
Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Vince X.
vx929@comcast.net

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:10 pm
by RobertCugini
I bought enough veneer for two boats, and at this stage I would like to sell the extra.
It is from Certainly Wood in NY and it is extra thick African mahogany. Its thickness is 1/6th of an inch or 4mm.
I suggest you give me a call and we schedule a time to meet and you can see the boat and supplies.
Boat is in a location in DT Renton.

Robert

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:33 am
by vx929
Robert,

Send your phone number to my email.

vx929@comcast.net

Thanks,

Vince X.

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:18 am
by mickfly
I love the jig idea. I am picking up my mahogany (sapele) veneer today! I still have a lot of sanding and basic math to do before I apply the sapele.

Questions:

Can you 1) put the fence closer (almost touching) the router bit, and
2) use a smaller bit (seems like it would work) as I have a 1/8 inch bit?

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:24 pm
by RobertCugini
More progress.

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:32 pm
by RobertCugini
This took a bit of fiddling with to get correct. the boat is off about 3/8" side to side from the centerline, so to get even spacing and the same number and shape of pieces side to side I ended up removing about 15 thousands from each board on the long side and it worked out right. Same number of boards and shapes side to side...

RC

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:57 pm
by vupilot
Excellent work!

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:23 pm
by hoodman
Nice job, no one will ever know if you don't tell them. Except us. :wink:

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:46 pm
by PeterG
Nicely done, handled that like the pros... Chris Craft boats have been found to be off by as much as an inch. The way restorers cope with that is to establish a true centerline at each frame and make the inside edges of the cover boards exactly symmetrical port and starboard, and let the outer edges of the cover boards go where they will at the sheers. That helps the deck planks to be symmetrical.

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:00 pm
by mrintense
Very nice Robert. Very nice indeed. I know that you have been working on this for quite some time. The effort you've put into this really shows. And I understand about the light difference in side to side dimensions. I found this on my boat as well and have been somewhat concerned. Reading how Chris Craft's had this problem on occasion make's me feel better about mine.

Looking forward to when you start getting the glossy stuff on. Going to be another real head turner! :D :D

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:08 pm
by RobertCugini
Thanks, this is always about how to make it work...

RC

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:42 pm
by RobertCugini
Getting close now!

More fiddling with everything to get the pieces the same side to side
had to re-cut the inside edge of one of the covering boards.

RC