Roberta's Torpedo

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:27 pm

Thanks! Did you mean "Yuuuge"? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby psychobilly » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:58 am

Yup! Where's the big thumbs up emoji when ya need it! :lol:

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby chugalug » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:15 am

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Looks good,Roberta. :wink:
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby hoodman » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:38 pm

Big league!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:20 pm

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
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby speed2go » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:07 pm

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.

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:01 pm

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
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby speed2go » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:19 am

Roberta:

Excellent info.

Thanks much.

Terry Storey
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby neel thompson » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:53 am

Go Packers !!!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:40 am

Oh Yeah!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby kens » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:00 am

If it takes the Packers to beat Brady bunch, then you'll make a cheesehead outta me yet !!!!
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:22 am

Two games til the SB. Need to get past those Cowboys next Sunday,

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby hoodman » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:32 am

I'll be pulling for the Packers this year!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:36 am

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:03 am

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.

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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".


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