Shenadoah fabric covered boat build
John asked for a report on this project. I did send John a note about this, but my messages to him go into a bucket called "worse than spam" and he didn't get it.
I'm working on the parts, to create a boat kit, to take to Florence to assemble. The plans call for clear, 14' clear cedar for the stringers, keel, and rails. I was lucky enough to have a friend in Portland that had 1X12's, 14' long, which he contributed to the project. (He does know that he contributed...)
I borrowed a thickness planer to clean them up; it's hard to fit 1X12's in a 10" wide planer.
There are areas of each board that are clear end to end, so I ripped and planed.
It's nice to work with good material, smells good, too.
When done, there are a bunch of 3/4" thick pieces of various widths:
Then there are the 2X4's for the oars-and, I hope to use this material for breast hooks, the one knee, and thwarts, perhaps.
The fan and dehumidifier action have the boards at or very close to the expected moisture level of kiln dried material. There are a couple of 2X6's as well. There is some bug damage to work around.
The plans call for hardwood flooring, so to speak; had some white oak, shown in process below.
One concern was how to install these floorboards. The plan instructions said, kind of, to cut the holes for the floorboards after the frame is assembled. But maybe not. I looked at this for a while, and corresponded with the designer, who confessed that the description of how these went in was, well, not quite accurate...I'm learning that boat plans are more like recipes than Ikea assembly instructions. Anyway, I set up the strongback, and clamped on the offending frames, cut the holes, and hope it will come together as appropriate. Below is a picture with the strongback and 3 of the 5 frames.
Next up are the oars. Here's the package from down under, cut off a little, the bottom of the oarlocks and the sockets. The blades are the key item. The cedar shafts will have a fork, or slot, for the blade.
So, getting closer to assembly.
Nice project, Dan.....what are you using for a dehumidifier?toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
On Feb 3, 2021, at 6:37 PM, dan mulholland <mulhollanddr@...> wrote: