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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:27 pm
by Roberta
Thanks! Did you mean "Yuuuge"? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Roberta :)

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:58 am
by psychobilly
Yup! Where's the big thumbs up emoji when ya need it! :lol:

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:15 am
by chugalug
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Looks good,Roberta. :wink:

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:38 pm
by hoodman
Big league!

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:20 pm
by Roberta
One of our other projects this year was to put in more cabinets and work space. Since we replaced two of the three nine foot garage doors with an 18 ftr. we had some extra space along the south wall of the garage. I've been eying these Newage cabinets for a while and when they went on sale, I jumped. Over the winter we will organize things better. I was surprised at how many things I found that I forgot we bought and how much junk we were saving.

The center lower cabinet houses my router table and the far right lower cabinet holds many hand tools. Both have wheels and can be moved. The left lower cabinet is stationary and will hold things less likely to need moving about. I can move the center cabinet out for a seat for working at the counter.

Now I can get back to painting the boot stripe on the boat. Everything else that needed working on is now done.

Roberta :D :D :D :D

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:07 pm
by speed2go
Interesting use of tools in your boat building. I have just purchased plans for Thunderbolt and am in process of setting up my shop for construction this winter.

If you don't mind me asking, what make/model of band saw and drum/belt sander are you using? Pre-Christmas and Boxing Day sales offer an opportunity to get some equipment at decent prices.

Do you have any advice re other "make life easier" tools that I perhaps should acquire?

I notice from one of your earlier posts that you are using a planer to make sure glue joints are level. As a novice to carpentry work and boat building this seems novel and a great idea.

Thx in advance for any advice you might provide re tools.

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:01 pm
by Roberta
Welcome aboard the forum. The Thunderbolt look's like a fun project and equally fun to play with.

I have a Laguna LT14 SUV band saw. I use a 3/8" blade for curved cuts and a 1" Resaw King blade for ripping and re-sawing larger boards. I buy a lot of wood in 4/4, 5/4, and 8/4 of varying widths and lengths so the saw is used to get it down to near finish size. Then my DeWalt planer is used to get the wood to finished thickness and width. I use a Rigid Spindle/Belt sander to shape things and clean up rough edges. A good hand held belt sander is great to have and a disc grinder can be handy. Also a hand held planer is great when rough fairing chines and shears.

Here are some links to the saw, planer, and sander I have.

Roberta :D

https://bislagunatools.com/mband144200- ... resaw.html

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-15-Am ... /100634640

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Oscil ... /100061671

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:19 am
by speed2go
Roberta:

Excellent info.

Thanks much.

Terry Storey
speed2go

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:53 am
by neel thompson
Go Packers !!!

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:40 am
by Roberta
Oh Yeah!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:00 am
by kens
If it takes the Packers to beat Brady bunch, then you'll make a cheesehead outta me yet !!!!

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:22 am
by Roberta
Two games til the SB. Need to get past those Cowboys next Sunday,

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:32 am
by hoodman
I'll be pulling for the Packers this year!

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:36 am
by Roberta
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:03 am
by Roberta
Go Falcons!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Going to pic up a Bimini top for the Torpedo today. As I get older I'm getting more concerned about sun exposure and skin cancer. We'll be traveling on the St. Jon's River in March down in Sunny FLA for about 4 days. We thought about doing this last year and are finally committing. While I don't think it will improve the looks of the Torpedo, It may prevent my diminished appearance. :lol: :lol: :lol: It will be easily removable for display purposes and times when we won't be out on the water as much (or overcast days). I'll post pics once it is on.

Roberta :D :D :D