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Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:02 am
by JimmY
Hi Fraser,

Nice progress and boy do I want your shop!

Nice score on the hand planes. Double check the screw locations on the side planking. On my tumble home, the screws were a bit too low and I nicked up my block plane pretty good trimming the sides.

For limbers, I used a "dish" bit in my router. Like Bill said watch for blow out since you're cutting across the grain. I tried clamping a backer board on the frame to minimize it, but the Sapele I'm using blew out on the front side. If you have a sharp bit it should be no big problem.

Where did you get that respirator? Looks nice for everyday dust protection.

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:09 pm
by froberts
....AND I'M BACK!

It's been a while since my last post. After welcoming our first baby girl to the family my free time has been rather limited. Nevertheless, I continue to forge on and have been increasingly happy just enjoying the process. Since my last update, I've managed to get all the planking on and sanded. Screw holes have been filled and I am now working on fairing and sanding the hull in preparation for glassing and then paint!
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I set up my gopro and filmed the entire planking process, which I've put together for anyone that wants to see it! (if only it went this fast in real life! :lol: ) The first link is at about 1000x speed, the second is the same video but at 500x. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/T-S_2OgG3uI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KBiKs-RFn0

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:32 pm
by mrintense
Looking good Fraser. I'm always excited to see another cruiser being built. She looks a lot like mine when upside down. Very cool.

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:37 pm
by froberts
Its been a busy summer for work and family so I haven't been able to complete as much as I'd hoped. :cry:

Because of photobucket's change in policy, I see that all of the pictures are now gone. I've included the following link for those that want to look back on all my progress pictures.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/j9hWEscYARQgvL6A3

Currently, I am fully engulfed in sanding hell :twisted: spending lots of long nights trying to get that fresh from the mold look. (I don't think I'll get there, but it's all about the effort!)
I'll be sure to take some more pictures tonight.

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:44 pm
by mrintense
Fraser, good to hear from you again. Don't worry, the sanding is part of the price for getting to the flip. Looking forward to photos. as for photos, i would suggest adding them as attachments instead of hosting them and adding them as links.

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:45 am
by hoodman
It looks exactly like mine when I was at that stage. There's a point where things seem really messy. Then you just keep going and eventually get to a point where you say "good enough."

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:51 am
by Bill Edmundson
Isn't it amazing how perfect and good enough get closer together! :lol:

Bill

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:53 pm
by hoodman
Bill Edmundson wrote:Isn't it amazing how perfect and good enough get closer together! :lol:

Bill


Sometimes perfect and adequate are synonyms!

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:03 am
by vupilot
Perfection is the enemy of Completion. You just have to decide which one you want more.