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by ToddM
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 427
Views: 149927

Re: Sanding Hell!

Questions: should I wet the wood to raise the grain and sand one more time? What is the best way to clean the dust off before staining? Bryan I would only purposefully raise the grain if I planned on using a water based finish. In my experience, oil based and solvent based finishes do not raise the...
by ToddM
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Project *OverKill* Tahoe 23
Replies: 62
Views: 25483

Re: Project *OverKill* Tahoe 23

Ok, so boat build shop preparation continues!... I'm currently working on my workbench, building it out of oak... I have a question on sealers. I want to use this bench as a nice flat surface to hand plane at, do handsaw work, glue ups, finishing, etc... I'd like to seal it, and give it a finish, w...
by ToddM
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 4.3 in barrelback 20
Replies: 33
Views: 8847

Re: 4.3 in barrelback 20

Ditto on the bow shot. How did you get that finish? Also, how did you get the covering board and the side planking to join without any gaps?
by ToddM
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 46
Views: 16466

Re: Catastrophe

Decided to modify the bow(?) to look more like a Riva, but as of yet, have not been able to dray the stem accurately.
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Oh yeah, still have to draw up the curves on the back of the transom.
by ToddM
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 46
Views: 16466

Re: Catastrophe

Latest on modifications to Tahoe 23:
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Aft right side.jpg
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Thanks for the advice on the sheer clamps, and on modifying in all three dimensions at the same time.
by ToddM
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Key West again
Replies: 15
Views: 4262

Re: Key West again

I don't have access to the Key West plans, but the instructions to the Tahoe cover the questions you are asking, but in relation to the Tahoe of course. My assumption is that some of your answers for the Key West are in the instructions and on the plan sheets. It just so happens that I am presently ...
by ToddM
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 46
Views: 16466

Re: Catastrophe

Design Mods are close to being finished, so it would seem that it is close to time to cut some wood. Reading the instructions and watching a couple videos, it appears that folks use the patterns to trace and cut the starboard and port frame pieces. (Starboard is right, and port is left :D ) Is there...
by ToddM
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: ripping gone crazy
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Re: ripping gone crazy

Unfortunately I don't have a jointer or planer. I don't want to invest is my own at this point. Bob Unless I am doing more than one or two surfaces, I don't bother getting out and setting up my jointer or planer, and instead joint and plane surfaces with a hand plane. They aren't expensive, and I a...
by ToddM
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thoughts on a Tahoe 23 Utility
Replies: 10
Views: 2642

Re: Thoughts on a Tahoe 23 Utility

Where does the design place the fuel tank? It's tough to pick a design without knowing some of the specifics of the plans. I totally understand why Glen-L can't post that info. Just don't want to drop 250 on some plans only to find out they're not suitable for my intentions. You can buy the "study ...
by ToddM
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: ripping gone crazy
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Re: ripping gone crazy

billy c wrote: Wood will move when cut.
Yeah, what Billy C says. Rarely do I use the "straight edge" from the lumber yard. I cut to approximate size, surface two sides, cut to close to final dimension, and plane to final dimension.
by ToddM
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 46
Views: 16466

Re: Catastrophe

How little I know about boats will now become apparent. The Tahoe plans came with a lumber list and a fasteners list, but I can not find a hardware list. This is not a complaint. This is not a negative. But, how do you know what parts you will need for things like steering, propulsion, lights, elect...
by ToddM
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 126858

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

That dash is spectacular!
by ToddM
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Best substitution for Honduras Mahogany
Replies: 48
Views: 22504

Re: Best substitution for Honduras Mahogany

Todd, the post you replied to is nearly 8 years old and timber supplies have changed in that time with conservation limiting supply of Honduran mahogany and therefore pushing its price up. Yeah, I am reading a lot of the posts to pick up info. It is something to see that as recent as 10 years ago, ...
by ToddM
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Best substitution for Honduras Mahogany
Replies: 48
Views: 22504

Re: Best substitution for Honduras Mahogany

Ready to build some frames and went to my favorite and local hardwood store. Couldn't find Honduran Mahogany, but there is plenty of what they call African Mahogany and Phillipine Mahogany @ $4.83 per bd. ft. A google turned up a place about one hour away that has Honduran Mahogany, and plenty of it...
by ToddM
Wed May 31, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: The Tool I hate!
Replies: 13
Views: 7795

Re: The Tool I hate!

Love my table saw. It is a Sawstop. I hate all Festools, because they are so expensive. Maybe I am just jealous.

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