Chad's Belle Isle

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chasen
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Re: Chad's Belle Isle

Postby chasen » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:05 am

Awesome Craig, I will take you up on that!
Chad
Belle Isle 23, working on frames as of Dec '16

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Jimbob
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Re: Chad's Belle Isle

Postby Jimbob » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:42 pm

Jim, I wanted to ask you what you were gluing up in your photo here?

They look like what I wanted to do for engine stringers on a future inboard.


Hi Dave,
I am gluing scarf joints to make 20+ ft battens. I can glue up to 4 battens at a time with each jig. They keep the battens straight and in alignment till the glue sets up. Here's a closeup of the jig I used.

Jim
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Jim Neeley
Building a Barrelback in Sacramento, CA

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Dave Grason
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Re: Chad's Belle Isle

Postby Dave Grason » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:31 pm

It looks really good, Jim. It's like this is not your first rodeo.
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.

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Aussie
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Re: Chad's Belle Isle

Postby Aussie » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:53 pm

HI Chad,

Quite a while ago since i had done my set up board.

When I marked it up I done half on the frames on one side of a 1/4" plywood sheet and the other on the flip side (Not as crowded with mark ups) I also traced over the pen with a different coloured marker just to highlight each of the frames from each other.

The lines of the Belle are so sexy!! when it starts going together you will find your self looking at it from so many angles and will be amazed at the design!!

I myself was all geared up at Christmas time to get the top deck stained and epoxy coated but the weather had other plans for me (Rained for most of the 12 days I was at home and was up too much moisture in the air) another month before I get home again so might get a crack at it then.

Cant wait to see the pics as you start cutting!
Jamie

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Re: Chad's Belle Isle

Postby chasen » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:29 am

Yeah I can't wait to get these frames stationed out in the jig! I got the first batch of boards jointed and planed yesterday...football plans this weekend will take up the next couple of days, but I'm hoping to start cutting next week!
Chad
Belle Isle 23, working on frames as of Dec '16


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