Another Aussie Zip!

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Lachlan1
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Another Aussie Zip!

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Starting this thread so I have somewhere dedicated to post my Zip progress. I have posted some of these pics elsewhere but I thought it would be good to have them all together.

I live in Australia and I’ve decided to build a Zip. I managed to get some Tasmanian Blackwood a couple years ago(maybe more than a couple) and decided it would make a nice boat. My father-in-law owns a sawmill that I work at a couple days a week so on a weekend we went down and milled the logs ourselves. After that I brought them home to sort through and pick out the best pieces.
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Finally getting around to the build now during the lockdown here in Melbourne.

Just started machining the Blackwood today, very excited when they Grey rough sawn hardwood started coming out of the back of the thicknesser showing promise. Still waiting for the plywood to come back in stock but I’ll hopefully have all the frame pieces cut before that arrives.
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Lachlan1
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Another couple pics of today’s progress.
Started tracing the frames onto the Blackwood, trying to avoid any defects in the timber.
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Lachlan1
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I have also attached a photo of some of the Blackwood I used on a canoe I recently built to show how I hope my zip deck will come out.
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Wow, Beautiful! When you mill your own lumber you take home-built onto another level.

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That wood is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it on a boat.
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Building a Geronimo......!
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Wow, milling your own lumber is way cool !
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For some reason I suddenly feel better about my Dewalt 735 planer :D
Beautiful lumber!!! I look forward to seeing it become a boat!

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Blackwood is awesome! I've made knife handles out of that stuff--should make a stunning boat!
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Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

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Very nice Lachlan! I'm up in Sydney, good to see another build down under!!
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