Building The Vera Cruise

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby Jimbob » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:19 am

Hi Carl,
I just ran across a picture from a Lake Tahoe boat show I attended. Thought you might like the roof line of the boat in the picture. The boat is called "Thunderchick" a smaller version of the famous "Thunderbird" of lake tahoe.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:52 pm

Thanks Jim,

I really like the curved overhang on the front. I've been planning something similar but at this point, I am unsure how to go about doing that. One wild idea I have (an would like to do if possible) is have gull wing doors in the front section of the cabin roof. I am going to wait until I get closer to that to make a final decision based upon the structure.

I've been making more progress on the interior, but life has been getting in the way a lot lately. The aft facing panels under the V berth have a portion of their surface visible in the cabin. So I veneered them with cherry wood yesterday and cleaned it up today. The remainder of the panel will be inside the seat box and will be painted white to match the rest of the seat box interior.

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I am also getting started on doing the artwork for the partition. This will be on the aft facing side, visible from outside. I had originally planned on using this design on one of the gussets in the V berth, but it was too complex for the smaller size there. On the partition, it will be larger, and I think it will work out. In the picture, there is a color version of the artwork, however that is for reference only. All of the colors of the artwork will be different shades of wood. Hope it works out.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby Soloboat » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:43 am

Just beautiful Please take time an hurry up I so much appreciate your build and I understand only too well how much thought
and effort it takes on this part of the build. Nice work Carl
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:54 am

Soloboat wrote:Just beautiful Please take time an hurry up I so much appreciate your build and I understand only too well how much thought
and effort it takes on this part of the build. Nice work Carl


Thanks, I much appreciate the compliments. I'll be off from work all next week so hoping to make more progress. Next Thursday will probably be a bust (cooking and then rolling my eyes while I recover from overeating) :D :D

But otherwise I want to get some of this done. I am just as anxious to have something to use, believe me.

One thing I need to start thinking about is the design of the cabinet that will be across from the head box. This is going to be some kind of multi use component incorporating a sink, some storage, the stereo equipment, and whatever else I think will be appropriate. I'll need to have that figured out before I can begin work on the port side of the cabin.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby chugalug » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:27 am

:D I like looking on "pinterest" at narrowboat interiors and galley for ideas for chug.might work for you too.you don't have to copy-just get a different take for your project. :D combo/sink/stereo system?Hmmmm??/ :roll:
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby Jimbob » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:40 am

Wow Carl,
What a neat idea! Didn't catch it at first glance, but you will be doin' some marquetry. I did a little of that myself.
Being the oakie that I am, I would have been happy with a crescent moon cut out of the wood. :lol:
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:30 pm

Well it's started. The artwork for the partition is going to be a many session process, but as they say, "A journey of a thousand miles....."

All I did in this session was cut out the overall oval and the first sail on the ship. But it already looks cool. This is definitely going to be fiddly, but I think worth the effort.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:00 am

A little more work done on the partition artwork. The process of doing this requires up close work and repeated light cuts with the X acto knife. My wrists and fingers are already getting sore. :D :D

Nice thing is that this is work I can do indoors when it's a bit chilly outside.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby Roberta » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:46 am

That's going to look nice!!

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby chugalug » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:21 pm

:D Instead of an exacto knife,I like using this set of carving knives I purchased from "deepwoodsventures.com
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby steveh41 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:20 pm

Looking great Carl... I'm impressed with your attention to detail :D ! Those precise cuts take a steadier hand than mine...

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56 pm

Thanks Roberta, Tim, and Steve.

Tim, the artwork is fairly small and even with the X-Acto knife, it's difficult to do some of these pieces.

I'm fixing to do a bunch of small pieces tomorrow. The sails and most of the masts are done now. It looks a bit rough right now, but once it's epoxied down and lightly sanded, I think it will work out fine.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby mrintense » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:11 am

Well, it's not perfect, but I think once it's epoxied down to the partition, sanded, and coated with epoxy, I think it will look okay. Here is the completed artwork. It took me about 15 hours to do this.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby tcough » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:15 am

Way Cool Carl!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Postby Roberta » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:55 am

WOW!!!! What's not perfect!!

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