Barrelback 20'

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby John56 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:02 pm

alycat wrote:Thank you!! I am sure enjoying the building process! Learning something new everyday!!


Looking good!!

Now send me all those clamps!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby alycat » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:08 pm

Got a question for the experts out there! :) I am at the point of battens and I need to start to rough in the fairing of the keel and chine before the batten install, so my arms can still reach comfortably. I have filed notches to the shape of the frames and was wondering how others have done it with various planes etc. I currently have only one block plane, note I have never used a plane, ever! :shock: Do you guys recommend using this type of plane, or is this an opportunity to get some tools that will aide in this process? I do have a used power planer that I have never used as well. Thank you all!!

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby slug » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:49 am

Personally, (AND I know others may disagree :shock: ) I think a 4 x 24" hand electric belt sander is the best tool for fairing. The little block plane will/might work, but take forever.
With varying grits ( 80 is a good start ) you can remove a lot of material in a hurry...or just a little. With practice you'll get good at handling it. They're not light or cheap. You can get away building one boat with one of the offshore ones...just not too cheap, but I'd go for the good brand.

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby billy c » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:40 am

i prefer this ...no dust :D
go for the rough tool first ie in your case power plane then get the finer tools out as you get closer to the target. no harm getting a plane with a longer base as it will give you a truer surface on those longer flatter areas. also can span 2 longitudinal pieces so you can keep the base of the plane on one to get the surface and angle of its neighbor.
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:01 am

I use the power plane for the rough work. Then go to the belt sander.

But, watch out for the screws.

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby alycat » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:22 pm

Thanks guys, I bet the chain saw makes quick work of it! :D
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:55 am

I don't want any chainsaw around when Lauren gets mad :!:

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby bob smith » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:33 am

I've had good luck using a disc sander w/36 grit for the rough work and 50/60 for the "fine tuning". It is easy to use and really makes short work of removing material. BE CAREFUL! You can easily take off too much!
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby RobertCugini » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:10 am

I know it sounds kind of hokey, but I used a $12 plane from Harbor Freight for most of my work. I have some others too, bigger jack planes that I also used, but the Harbor Freight one was the most practical size. Its a bit bigger than the one you show in your picture. with a handle.

You can see it here

http://www.harborfreight.com/no-33-benc ... 97544.html

The other suggestions are good too, I also used a power planer, and belt sander. You have to be pretty careful not to remove too much material.

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby jprice » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:22 pm

The shinto saw rasp is one of my favorites.
You'll still want to use something like a power plane for bulk removal, but these work great for finishing up. And they can hog out a surprising amount of material too.
I liked it so much, I bought a second one with the planer type handle.
So far it's my favorite tool that I've picked up during the build. :D

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby alycat » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Thanks guys,!!! This helps greatly!!
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby alycat » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:43 pm

Spent the day cutting batten notches, 82 of them! After I layer them all out, marked and taped them, I uses a palm router with a spiral bit. It worked pretty well. I will need to go back and adjust the bevels with a rasps.

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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby mrintense » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:27 am

Coming along nicely Will. Thanks for posting updates.
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby slug » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:32 am

Looking nice and clean Will. Don't forget the limbers.
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Re: Barrelback 20'

Postby alycat » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:59 pm

Thanks guys!!
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Shreveport, LA

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