Matt's Geronimo

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Footer, thanks. My wife and I were in Charleston, SC at a restaurant. The chairs at the bar we're that old wooden ladderback style. They were a little more elaborate than what I ended up with but I'm happy with them. One thing I didn't account for is the thickness of the seat cushions when thinking about the armrest height but I think it will be work out alright.
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I got the back bench seat frame all glued together and the seat and back panels made. I think this is a great application for Titebond III. It really speeds up building something like this. I think I have also figured out how I will make them easily openable without having to buy a ton of hardware. The back panel will simply be upholstered and the whole thing will velcro in place. The bottom will have wooden "hooks" in the back and a single latch in the front to hold it down. I think this will be even easier than a piano hinge. There will be a sapele trim piece covering the top of the seat frame between the coamings. This will also trim out the back deck so that there will be a raised lip into the cockpit.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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The chairs at the bar we're that old wooden ladderback style
If you are interested in ladder back chairs pick up Russ Filbeck's book, He taught the guy that taught me how to make mine. They are steam bent, and really fun to make using all hand tools (spoke shaves, hand planes, and draw knives) which I know is your Jam :)

Sorry to hear about the job.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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Jim, thanks for the reference! Those are pretty sweet. The ladder back helm chairs I've seen are generally fairly simple with little to no curves. I did at least cut all the mortise and tenons by hand on mine. Once I finish this boat I've got to finish our dining room table which I have put on the backburner since last fall. It will need chairs too but I don't know if I'm up for making six chairs. We may just try to find some that sort of go with it.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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what thickness of ply are you using for the bench? Very interesting idea to reduce the amount of hardware, it definitely starts to add up quickly!
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1/2 inch for the framing and 3/8 for the seat and back.
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I did a LOT of head scratching just on this one piece. But, just a little more trimming and it will be about as good as it's going to get.
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You're not the first person I've heard has had to do some serious head scratching on this part of the boat. :D :D
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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That looks great Matt! It's a complex piece for sure but you make it look perfect. I assume you have another mirror image piece to make, it'll take half the time :D
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Peter, This piece fits on the other side too so I can trace the curve to the next piece. I scribed the crown of the deck but then laying it back at 45 degrees changes the geometry. It's a challenge but fun!
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Well done, your deck is symmetric, the contour matches on the other side. I had to cut 2 separate templates for my glass, my deck wasn’t perfectly symmetric.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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Matt, it's not perfect but it is really close!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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So I'm trying to make this piece of cockpit trim for the back of the bench seat. I measure carefully TWICE. Mark my cut and somehow cut the piece 3" too short. It was the last longish piece I had that was wide enough. So this is my solution:
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I better not screw this up. There's definitely not enough leftovers after this.
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I've got my floorboards all sanded and coated with three coats of epoxy. Hoping that the mail lady will bring my HIN soon!
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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Matt,

Looking forward to seeing her in less than 5 weeks!

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