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by rbrandenstein
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in Missouri
Replies: 335
Views: 57917

Malahini in Missouri

When does construction begin? I bought my plans last February, did a lot of research and planning and starting buying wood, epoxy and screws in Aug-October. I started making templates, a work table, etc. in Oct-Nov. I didn't feel I actually started building the boat until I cut some wood into pieces...
by rbrandenstein
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Heater
Replies: 44
Views: 7106

Re: Heater

I'm also working in my cold garage and worrying about the epoxy curing. I bought a propane heater but returned it after it mentioned it produces carbon monoxide. I know my garage isn't airtight, but it worried me. My thought was to build a tent over the boat with those blue tarps and place an electr...
by rbrandenstein
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Homemade Scarfing Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 7044

Re: Homemade Scarfing Tool

A few more pictures: Here is the planer mounted to the scarfing guide. IMG_0311.JPG This diagram shows cross section of the tool in action. scarf diagram.jpg And, this is a picture of the scarf I was able to produce in 3/8" material on my second attempt. IMG_0312.JPG So, if you're interested in the ...
by rbrandenstein
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Homemade Scarfing Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 7044

Homemade Scarfing Tool

After having researched scarfing tools and jigs, and having a Makita planer, I made an attempt to replicate the John Henry scarfing tool. This tool and its use is fully described in this forum: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?110517-John-Henry...-Easy-scarfing-and-glueup If you check out ...
by rbrandenstein
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flooring for Malahini
Replies: 17
Views: 2632

Re: Flooring for Malahini

Mulling my future Malahini, I've had similar thoughts about the flooring. I don't want plain plywood if I can find something else. I'm not sure what width you plan for your slates, but I think that would also make a difference. I'd cut some sample slats, mount them on some 2x4s and stand on them to ...
by rbrandenstein
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom Drill Blunder...
Replies: 14
Views: 1716

Re: Transom Drill Blunder...

I've got plans for a Malahini build, and it states to use 5/16" bolts for the transom/knee through-bolt.
I think you stated you used 1/4" bolts and I just wanted to make sure you double-checked that.

Bob
by rbrandenstein
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Transom Frame Confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: Transom Frame Confirmation

Thanks for the advice. Roberta, I checked out your post and understand your procedure. I was concerned about angling the sides as well; the plans don't provide any insight. I also found this write-up on the Glen-L site which somewhat matches your procedure. I think they are suggesting you would mark...
by rbrandenstein
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Transom Frame Confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Transom Frame Confirmation

I am starting the layout and frame cutting for my Malahini. I think the enclosed diagram shows the correct situation concerning the transom frame dimension, but I want to confirm it is correct. The transom requires a 13 degree angle across the bottom which makes the inside dimension of the transom l...
by rbrandenstein
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Gluing wood for larger dimensions
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Gluing wood for larger dimensions

I was wondering if it is acceptable in boat building to edge glue or laminate lumber to create the dimensions you need? I can think of two examples. 1. If I need wide mahogany boards for the decking, can you edge glue some smaller pieces with epoxy to get the width you need? One does this in woodwor...
by rbrandenstein
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm joining the club
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

Re: I'm joining the club

To all: Thanks for the welcome and offer to help. I've been skulking around this forum for a month or so before I pulled the trigger so I almost feel that I know you guys. Dave Lott: I read your blog and saw the issue with white oak. I am currently debating between using white oak or african mahogan...
by rbrandenstein
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm joining the club
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

I'm joining the club

Hi. My name is Bob and I live in Ballwin, Missouri, which is a suburb west of St. Louis. I enjoy golf, tennis and woodworking. I am also a die hard do-it-yourselfer and enjoy fixing things. I have always been interested in boats and for many years it has been a goal of mine to build one myself. I re...

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