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Old May 20, 2011, 08:29 AM
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crapy weather has one advantage, time to do some building.
I roughed out the main cabin.
One thing that I do not like about the Atlantis main cabin is the blunt front, when you put her to work and she heals over, that blunt front is in the water and pushes a huge wave, once you know the ship or run a sweet trimm one can tell when the main cabin starts pushing.
So I changed that desingn in hope to let the water flow around the cabin side.
The top of the cabin reflex the front hatch wedge design.
Next will be planking and design something that looks like windows.

I plan to redesign the pilot stand, too, the wedge design and than reflecting the roundness of the stern.
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Old May 21, 2011, 06:33 PM
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yesterday I cut a piece of Juniper open, it had real bright redpurple wood in the core, than I cut planks and used them to cover the top part of the main cabin.
Once done and sanded I gave it a once over with polyuretan to seal the colour in
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Old May 21, 2011, 11:25 PM
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tonight I built the window frames, 3mm and 2 mm brass square tubing
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Old May 22, 2011, 09:39 PM
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today I soldered the guards onto the window frames.
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Old May 27, 2011, 10:52 PM
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today i got a board of birds-eye Maple, I could not help it and did a quick cut of one side and than butchered some planks and glued them onto a piece of ply, sanded and polished them.
I realy like it. Its going to be an unusual deck, for sure.
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Old May 29, 2011, 08:04 PM
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Schrott,

Your wood working skills are impeccable.

Randy
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Old May 31, 2011, 04:44 PM
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Schrott -

that Bird's Eye Maple should finish out beautifully - as I am using similar on my latest RG65. Hull is of Sapelle Mahogany and deck is Bird's Eye Maple - both are 1/20th. thick veneer.

Since I haven't finish coated the deck, I can only post a good photo of what I am hoping for when the hull is done, epoxy coated and then varnished.
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 08:56 AM
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Dick thats what I am hoping, too.
I am playing around with differant types of wood, grain and colour on this built.
Yesterday I got so to speak my monthly road pass and visited the big town down south, I even put a fresh shirt on for that.
After I had loaded my trailer with the supplies I had come to get, I made a daring move and dropped by home depot. I left with a thickness planer under the arm.
Naturally once home I had to try it out and it is dandy. Now the planks I cut will be true 5 or 6 or 10 or what ever mm wide, have nice straight edges.
Tomorrow or so, the wallnut boards will get here and than it will be time to make one hell of a mess with saw and planer dust.

I love to make a mess,
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 06:34 PM
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The nwe toy works just as hoped, them planks are now so sweet
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Old Jun 01, 2011, 07:44 PM
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That looks good.
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Old Jun 02, 2011, 08:39 AM
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Schrott - was looking in my "paper" files and as I recall, I purchased the veneer out your way in Colorado. The company even cut it to the right size so it could be shipped flat and not curled up. If I find their name and contact, I will probably drop you a PM - but you could also Google "wood veneers+colorado" and probably find them faster. Never can tell when you might want to build a wood strip r/c boat out of exotic veneers ....
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Old Jun 03, 2011, 08:03 PM
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so the main is finished planking, sanded and already got a 320 grid polish.
The finall finish has to wait till I got the deck planked, because I still have to it to the finished deck.

Next I will start with the deck, that will be a bi..ch, because the glue gives me a rather wild sinus reaction
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 11:02 PM
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Schrott,

that wood looks divine! The inter meshing of the ends make it look very strong.
It looks like something that might be on a warship!

Randy
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Old Jun 11, 2011, 12:33 PM
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so I started with the deck, gee it is tedious. I cut planks 2x5x200mm out of the bird eye and 2x10x200mm out of the Walnut.
The Walnut was tough to get on the deck, it is very hard wood and bents hardly. I about broke my fingers of to get it to line up.
Naturally I had to see how it looks, so after a few planks I sanded the tip of the bow. I think this will be rather nice.
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Old Jun 11, 2011, 09:25 PM
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Who can steam the wood to make it bend easier, or soak in water and alcohol (I throw mine in the spa for 4-5 hours)
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