The Epiphany

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by Ibrew2be » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:50 pm

Hey Bob, I hope you don't mind if I drag you back a step or two for a question. Well, actually it turns out to be 4 questions.

I was really intrigued by your idea of using the clear shelf paper to create templates for your plank shapes. Now that you've got that stage of the work complete, what's your overall conclusion? Did it work as well as you had hoped? How much fine tuning of the shape of each plank was required? Anything you'd do differently?

I love the ingenuity you've shown on this project.
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:12 pm

The shelf paper worked very well as the basis for planking templates. I used a laser level and marked the entire hull up to get the "look", attached clear shelf paper, traced the lines, cut the shelf paper "planks" and transferred them to the real planks. It did not preclude final shaping to achieve a tight fit but was close. It really helped in laying out the planking. Particularly in achieving side to side symmetry. Having them "sticky" kept them from moving during the whole process.
A few notes on the process:
I did it alone, next time I'll have a helper
There is no residue from the shelf paper adhesive and it is only mildly sticky but sawdust inhibits the stickum
Sharpies get blunt quickly so have a supply
As always, cut outside the line and sand/plane to final shape
Bob Smith
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by neel thompson » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:34 am

What a great idea !!!

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by rbrandenstein » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:36 am

I'll say! There are million great ideas in this forum. Finding them is sometimes the challenge.
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by mrintense » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:28 am

I agree, this is a very good example of looking at methods from a different perspective.

Looking very good Bob.
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by Ibrew2be » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:29 pm

Very helpful. Thanks Bob.
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:09 am

Sanding is a pain, but progress is being made!
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by TUGMYWAY » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:46 am

Love the seat! :roll:
Boat is looking Great! :mrgreen:

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by BayouBengal » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:01 am

Thanks for posting the update. Looking sensational. Keep at it, Bob.

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:05 pm

Well :!: I see the Chair. Where is the Cooler :?:

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Re: The Epiphany (now the "Linda Anne")Update

Post by bob smith » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:55 am

Well here is a progress report for the end of 2013:
Exterior complete with 4+ coats of epoxy and I coat of Epifanes clear gloss. When it gets warmer many more coats an lots of sanding! Got a flexible longboard at the Peoples Republic of Harbor Freight 16" x 2 3/4" hook & loop. Looks like it will work just fine.
Modified and fit the windshield (had to cut down the center section. Learned that 1/8" tempered solex glass can be bent by hand???
Many thanks to Dave Lott (and Bill Yonescu) for the windshield. It was original equipment on the CC Lancer 22'.
The Dash is finished and I'm wiring it up now. The instruments are from Doc's Kustom http://www.docskustom.com/shop/index.php
(made by Farina) GPS Speedo.
The two remaining biggies are the finishing and the seats.
Hope all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by cusoak » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:26 pm

If you don't mind me asking about the 1/4 African Mahogany. Did the re saw it and then plane it to 1/4 thick. Would you mind telling us what you paid for the 450 board ft.
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:25 pm

Ackerson Stevens http://www.asihardwood.com/ resawed then planed to 1/4". They charged 1.75/lin.ft I was very happy with the service and quality of their work.
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by neel thompson » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:54 am

Bob, This entire project completely fascinates me. The part I have been most confused about is how you incorporated the frames into the fiberglass bottom. I have looked at you pictures and I still can't figure it out. You started with an idea and turned it into a beautiful boat. Nice job....I am impressed.....Neel

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by Roberta » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:06 am

WOW!!! What a makeover!!! Beautiful!!!

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