Building The Vera Cruise

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:17 pm

Suck it up Carl! :lol: It happens to us all.

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Milhouse » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:17 pm

Only A 2 week slump; If I only had breaks that short id be a lot farther along!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:47 pm

Well it ended up being more than 2 weeks. Two months actually. I just got burned out and when I started having difficulties with staining and epoxy coating the partition, I said the heck with it and put it down for awhile. Probably a good thing, as I am feeling invigorated again and have already started back at work.

The first order of business was to get through the staining and encapsulation of the partition. I had numerous issues with this that I won't go into as I covered it in my blog, it now has an acceptable stain and a minimum protective coat of epoxy. I still need to do a bit more smooth sanding and epoxy coating, but I am past the dangerous parts now.

I also started working on understanding the hinge arrangements for the head box and building more of that box. The hinged cover is together and I understand now how the hidden hinges will work in relation to the rest of the head box. I covered this in my blog as well.

Here's a few pictures of progress.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:50 pm

And some more:
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Here is the hinged top with the hinges illustrating how they will be mounted.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by steveh41 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:23 pm

Looks great Carl... good to see you back!

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by JoeM » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:11 pm

Glad to see you back and reinvigorated! It may have been a lot of hassle but the partition is looking beautiful, the stain really sets off the inlay work!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by sscobra » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:40 pm

Wondered where you have been Carl! Good to see you back and enjoying working on the boat again. Skip
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by DrBryanJ » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:55 am

Carl: Glad you're back at it. The partition looks great.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Jimbob » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:20 am

Welcome back Carl!
Now everything seems normal in the universe once again!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by speedracer » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:19 pm

Good to have you back. I just got back on mine after a month of being disgusted with my engine hatch. I'll soon have the finishing boards on and then look forward to a month of sanding - LOL.

Look forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by Roberta » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:24 pm

Looks great. Were you gone? :lol:

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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by mrintense » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:01 pm

Thanks everyone,

I guess we all have to do this once in awhile. But I sure do want to get done. Still so much to do.
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by alycat » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:57 pm

I have taken off as well here there and yonder... I always come back to more enthusiastic than before....I think that happens with any of these very large projects we have undertaken.... Lookin awesome though!!!
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by specialk » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:45 pm

Carl.. glad your back.. your build is beautiful as always..
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Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Post by slug » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:57 am

Carl; If those are the 32mm European type of cabinet hinges you're using I strongly suggest you do a mock up before you drill any holes. Appears to me they are not mounted correctly. I've used these for years in my cabinetmaking business.
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