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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:27 pm

So
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me more pics
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Re: modified malahini

Postby billy c » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:13 pm

that looks good Bryan. :D the spiling does take a little more effort, but well worth it! a narrow board (so it will conform to the curve or the strake) with sandpaper contact cemented to it, can help fair the edge before routing to match your next course.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:16 pm

Thanks Billy. I will try that
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Re: modified malahini

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:40 pm

Bryan

It's really looking good! Can't wait to see it!

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Re: modified malahini

Postby mrintense » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:22 am

Looking great Bryan,

I remember how satisfying it was when I was applying the transom veneer. You get to do a whole boat that way! It's going to be fabulous when finished.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:46 pm

Thanks Carl, Yes, I get to do an entire boat! :roll:
Today I epoxied the first course of veneer. I used 1/2" staples through rope, through 3/16 veneer and into 1/8" ply. Seems to be holding okay. I hope I can pull the staples okay. It was a chore but doable on my practice pieces. Carl, did you use water on your transom to help close the staple holes?
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At the transom I used a ratchet strap. The veneer did not want to hold the curve.
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That's all I can do today. Need to let epoxy cure. Plus I promised Lisa I'd start getting yard ready for winter.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby neel thompson » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:51 am

Bryan.. Your hull looks great. Once that first plank is on, it's hard to take a break. I would like to get over there someday to have a look at your project. Send a PM with your address and phone # and I will get in touch. I used the "staples through the rope trick" and had great success. I put the staples about one to two inches apart. After everything set up, I put on a heave set of work gloves and started yanking the rope. When I did that, one leg of each staple would come out. Then I used pliers, pulling straight out to remove the other leg. Very few whole staples ended up in the rope. I didn't use water or anything else to seal the holes, and after staining a varnish, they are almost undetectable. Keep up the good work...Neel

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Re: modified malahini

Postby mrintense » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:42 am

Bryan,

A couple of things I did was to pull the staples before the epoxy is cured. I waited a few hours until I knew the wood would stay in place and then pulled the staples. They are much harder to get out after the epoxy cures. I also used a soldering iron to warm up the staples which helped to pull them as well. I didn't use the rope trick so you might not be able to use the soldering iron approach.

As for the water, It helps some. I found it worked best if I used a wet rag to wipe down the wood. Getting the holes good and wet would swell them smaller, but they never completely closed. They do tend to be less visible once the hull is stained. Certainly they will not be visible from 10 feet away which is probably as close as any boat will ever get to you will underway.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby sands35 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:42 am

I'd love to see a step by step spiling process with the router!

Nice build.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:59 pm

Sands35, here is what I am doing. There may be an easier way, but this works for me.

1) I placed the board to be fit behind the board below it before epoxying the lower board so I can mark where the joint will be.
2) I cut as close to my mark as I dare with my jigsaw.
3) I attach the board to the hull with enough space for my router fence to fit. I don't have the correct clamps, so I use either double sided tape or as in
this picture I stapled it on.
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4) I made a little sanding stick the thickness of my router fence with 80 grit paper and spray on glue. I run this in the joint to make sure the router
will fit through the grove.
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5) I slowly route the joint. The depth is set so I do not cut into the underlying plywood.
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6) I have a small lip remaining on the board which I remove with a file.
7) Next I'll use my clear paper pattern I made to mark and cut the top of the board. Then plane and sand and file the top until it fits my lines on the hull
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:03 pm

Here is the fit after routing and filing:
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Hope this helps Sands.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:05 pm

Neel: I sent you a pm
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Re: modified malahini

Postby sands35 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:47 am

Very cool. that is what I thought was going on.

The fence on the router is set to be flush to the already attached board and trim the not attached board?

It makes sense to have the clean cut on the visible side of the board and use a file or rasp to take the lip off the hidden side. Although if you dig into the existing structure just a bit I suppose it won't matter as it will get covered.

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Re: modified malahini

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:11 am

Yes the router fence is set to ride on the already epoxied board below. I didn't want to cut into the ply below because it is only 1/8". Plus I back bevel the new board the make the joint tighter.
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Re: modified malahini

Postby chugalug » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:58 am

:D Looks good.A friend of mine used flat-plastic packing strips on his canoe a few years ago.just a thought instead of rope.
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