I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by vupilot » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:58 pm

Congrats! You work fast and are doing a quality job.

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Mark-NJ » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:47 pm

Well, I'm working with determination...for sure. But not as fast as you might think. Its been a steady effort, but "slow & steady" all the same.

OTOH, winter will be here before we know it, and my (detached) garage has no heat. Epoxy & paint work comes to a halt. So I'm trying to do what I can as the days grow short...

And: I was serious....anyone here from NJ with a planer & bandsaw big enough to split / resize some oak & sapele? I'll buy lunch...dinner...paint your house....walk your dog...weed your garden...

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by rbrandenstein » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:37 pm

You could check around at hardwood stores or some larger, specialty lumber yards. They might have the equipment or point to someone who can do the work. I found a lumber yard that could resaw and plane my 5/4 mahogany to 3/8" boards for planking. It didn't cost that much, either.
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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Mark-NJ » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:18 pm

My lumberyard will plane, but not bandsaw.

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:14 am

Mark, if you find someone in NJ willing to help, I'll make the same offer when I need more cover boards.

Boards and Beams in Fairfield will resaw and plane, but it will COST you. You could check out their web site.
http://www.woodboardsandbeams.com.

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Mark-NJ » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:08 am

Very interesting...I asked them last time I was there, and they said "resaw, no...plane, yes".

Maybe I wasn't clear when I asked them. I'll ask again!

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Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:33 am

This is listed on their web site http://www.woodboardsandbeams.com/Services.html
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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Mark-NJ » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:17 pm

I believe there might be a bit of a gap between their website and reality...or not. I'm not sure.

I called them today...twice. First call, the guy had no idea what I was talking about, but would connect me to his mill guy. After 11 minutes on hold, I hung up. Called back later and was told that they offer no "services" other than delivery. When I pointed out that they had, indeed, done planing work for me as recently as this past June, he hung up on me.

Great yard, amazing inventory, fair prices.....but "customer service", at least over the phone, sucks.

In short, I don't know if they offer bandsawing or not. I'll inquire next time I'm (physically) there.

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Chappy » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:05 am

I'm finally trying to get things together (3 years after getting the plans) for my Malahini build and I saw your post.

I have a resaw ...How much and what size material do you need resawn? I'm really busy right now but may have time to do it. I don't know where in N Jersey you are but I'm near Butler and my shop is over the border in near Warwick NY.



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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Mark-NJ » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:23 pm

I'm in Union County, and completely willing to drive!

I haven't completely figured out what my BOM is, but I suspect this will entail some S4 5/4 x 6" sapele or white oak in lengths of 8' to 10', re-sawn in half, then the resultant ~5/8" pieces planed to 1/2" or possibly 3/8".

Thanks.....and dinner is on me!

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Chappy » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:55 am

We can keep it as thick as possible but I don't have a power feeder on my saw so it's hand fed and even with a 3" carbide tipped blade it will wander on occasion. It's easier to control narrower stock.

when you have a list together PM me with you contact info and we'll set something up

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Chappy » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:02 am

DrBryan,

If I recall correctly you are really close by, I can hook you up too


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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by DrBryanJ » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:38 am

Thanks CHappy, I'm aways off from needing more wood resawn. I'll reach out when i'm ready.

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Mark-NJ » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:46 pm

I'm grateful....but confused: 3" carbide blade? I was looking to pass the wood through a bandsaw of sorts....like this:

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Irrespective of the length, how does a 3" blade "split" a piece of 5/4 x 8" ? I'm not seeing it. Are we talking about different things?



EDIT: oh...wait: are you talking about a bandsaw blade that's 3" wide? Like this? (I didn't even know blades this big existed!)

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Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Post by Chappy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:20 am

yup a mean scary looking one like the bottom photo

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