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ooguma
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Filets

Post by ooguma » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:23 pm

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I'm finishing up my first build, that being an 18' flat bottomed sailing skiff (workboat) of my own design. During the course of the build I made many mistakes but learned a lot as well. One of the neatest tricks I learned was the use of a standard pill bottle to smooth out a filet. Slipped on a finger it works much better than anything else I've used but it took me some weeks later to devise a system to clean the bottle off during the filetting process. I sanded a notch in my mixing container (I always use yogurt tubs) with a cheap drum sander. You'll have to try it. As they say it's slicker than snot on a doorknob.
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Paul Kinneberg
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Re: Filets

Post by Paul Kinneberg » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:39 pm

Great tip thanks for sharing I will use it on my Console Skiff build.

Great looking boat as well!!

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Re: Filets

Post by BruceDow » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:48 pm

now THAT is cool.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Filets

Post by vupilot » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:34 pm

Clever! I could have used that trick when building my kayak. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Filets

Post by Bill CNC » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:29 am

I have used test tube candy containers like these. The bottom has a nice radius and they come in different diameters.

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