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Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:42 pm
by chubs
Ah yes thanks a lot. 6mm it is. I share chug's concerns re glueing the frame to the skin, so I'll wait post-skinning to paint the frame. Cheers all :)

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:31 am
by chugalug
:D would be good to coat frames with epoxy before skinnning.to help seal them.I didn't on Chug and had a blast doing it after the flip(access was limited)

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:45 am
by hzchevy
I used the 1/4 ply for the planking. I also did what chugalug suggested, I epoxy sealed the entire frame before planking and then painted afterwards. Your travelling well Chubs.

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:45 am
by mrintense
I also sealed my frames before applying the plywood skins. I did this after the frames were assembled but before they were put on the building form. I did leave the edges unsealed because I wanted to wait to do that when I added the skins. In general, look at your assembly before moving into a new phase and think about what might be easier to do before going to that next step. However, always consider if this is the best thing to do at that time. A thinking chair and a cold one are your best friends at these times.

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:10 pm
by chubs
So I ended up sealing the frame with oil based enamel, "better done than perfect":

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:12 pm
by chubs
Then I positioned the side panel with clamps to make sure it covered all corners when bent around. Only just fit:

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:14 pm
by chubs
Then got screwing:

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:15 pm
by chubs
Trimmed the panel with my new jigsaw, still can't believe the Bosch died:

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:25 am
by chugalug
:D Looks good.Did you coat everything with enamel?The panel don't get glued to frames ;however,they are glued to chine and shear as well as bottom battons as well as screwed on.couldn't tell by your pics if you would be gluing to bare wood or to enameled surface.

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:46 am
by chubs
Yes chug I'd be gluing to the painted chines. Hopefully will stick as well as it would to bare wood.

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:53 am
by Bill Edmundson
I glue to all frames and battens. I only screw to the sheer, chine, keel, stem, and transom.

Bill

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:48 am
by chugalug
:D Sorry Chubs guess I was wrong in my interpretation of Glen-L practices.I yield to the forum experts.

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:53 pm
by chubs
Glueing has to be proper epoxy right?

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:08 pm
by Bill Edmundson
I used Thixo or West Six 10. They are 2 part in a caulking cartridge. Just run a bead on the frame (etc.). Then spread it with a tongue depressor. It ain't cheap. It's a lot easier and faster than mixing it yourself, though.

Bill

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:37 am
by hzchevy
It's looking more and more like a boat every post :D
I also glued and screwed to my frames. Wasn't sure if that was right but seems to work. Although I didnt glue to paint. Not sure how that will work. It's surely coming along though. Good work.