Ian's TNT Build

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Well I got one side of the hull fair. :mrgreen: It still has some touch ups to do, but it's 90% there.
The nose is tricky, so I am going to wait a bit until I get the other side up to the same point before I really get into the stem and breast hook at the very point of the bow.
The hand plane is starting to bruise the palm of my hand :oops:
Faired the Port side
Faired the Port side
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More fairing progress!
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I find fairing very satisfying.

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Bill Edmundson wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:47 pm
I find fairing very satisfying.

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Same here... looks great!

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Thanks Steve!
I agree with you guys it is a very satisfying process. Although I wish I hadn't put the boat so close to the wall... I had to contort myself in some pretty akward spots to plane down the starboard sheer.

I made quite a mess with shavings, and I already hauled out two trash bags of it. The nose came out nicely, but I think I am going to round it when I am done just to make it a bit more damage tolerant.
I really like the lines of this boat, can't wait to flip it over!
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More progress! Just started cutting out side planking and even got one side fitted up. I even got the butt block cut to fit on the inside and it looks pretty smooth. The hull is pretty flat in this section so it transitions nicely. The dark spot in the pic isn't a gap, it's just some black ink on the plywood sheet.
Cardboard template for the side planking
Cardboard template for the side planking
Transferring template to the sheet of plywood
Transferring template to the sheet of plywood
Dry fitted side planking!
Dry fitted side planking!
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Looking GOOD!!!

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More photos and progress this weekend!!! I glued up the side planking and then started fairing the top edge when it had dried. The lines of the chines look really good. I got into the really fine tuned part of fairing the bottom. I have eyed all of the edges of the chines and battens and really dialed it in. Super smooth, no humps or bumps, and made sure I have even transitions toward the stem.
The keel and battens are veeery flat from halfway between frame 1 and 2 all the way back to the transom cap. I would say I have it flat to less than a 32nd of an inch.
Enjoy the pics!
Transom looking down the port side
Transom looking down the port side
Starboard side
Starboard side
Front view
Front view
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nice work. everything is nice and clean

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Thanks Evan!
More pics from this weekend:
Overhead shot
Overhead shot
Port battens
Port battens
Starboard battens
Starboard battens
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Got the bottom planking all fitted this weekend. The panels are laying nice and flat and the butt join to the front peice went together pretty well.
Once again the Japanese pull saw and the hand plane were a very effective combination. It didn't take nearly as much fussing and fighting as I thought it would.
Fitting up the bottom planking
Fitting up the bottom planking
Went a little overboard with the butt block screws...
Went a little overboard with the butt block screws...
Front peice fit nicely up against the chine and stem
Front peice fit nicely up against the chine and stem
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Since I had glued up the side planking without prefitting the bottom planking I had to saw into the planking blind. It was actually pretty easy with pull saw. Plus the okoume cuts like butter!
Trimming the side planking to butt against the bottom planking
Trimming the side planking to butt against the bottom planking
Hand plane worked well for shaving the last bits to match up with the other side
Shaving the butt joint along the stem
Shaving the butt joint along the stem
Once it was all fitted I trimmed off the excess and now the joint looks pretty good, nice and straight and even!
Trimmed off the excess
Trimmed off the excess
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More photos from this weekend!
I was on a roll so I just kept going all weekend and got the planking all screwed and glued!
Although I ran out of 3/4" screws so I had to substitute for 1" along the keel. I think it was a good solution since the epoxy was curing and I didn't have time to go out and buy more. Plus the keel is 1" thick so there arent any screw points poking through.
Bottom planking installed and screw holes filled, ready for the flip!
Bottom planking installed and screw holes filled, ready for the flip!
Everything came out nice and level and the planking looked great after shaving back the edges to match the angle of the side planking!

Checking the flatness at the back
Checking the flatness at the back
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Looks great!
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