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Strip build

Post by toolman » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:43 am

Good morning Matt ,I have a couple of questions about the freedom stip build.First ,I've been ready Nick Schades book and in the set up of the strong back he says to go by the measurements on your plans for the placement of the forums.I didn't find those measurements on the plans,next he says to place the end forms at the ends and the middle form at the widest point,is the widest piont the middle of the boat and what is the distance from the middle to the end forms. The plans I have is the 15'freedom strip.

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Re: Strip build

Post by jem » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:22 am

The Freedom plans were created before I recommended his book but you can use the 4" waterline reference and draw your backbone box on top of the midpoint of it.

#8 is the widest form. #8 to the tip of the bow is 8'2. To the stern is 7'2. Note: these are on-center dimensions. Not from edges of forms/stations.
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Re: Strip build

Post by toolman » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:34 pm

Thanks that was a greart hepl.Do you also have the centre to centre measurement for the rest of the forms and also how far up do you cut the forms to go on the back bone.are there any other books you would recomend

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Re: Strip build

Post by jem » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:35 pm

Make your backbone slot to fit the cross section dimensions of the backbone. All the slots would be in the same relative position centered on the 4" waterline reference.

The forms/stations are 12" apart on center. So just deduct as you go along.

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Re: Strip build

Post by toolman » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:51 am

Thanks Matt ,I've found the book at our local library so I'll have a look at it before I purchase one.

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Re: Strip build

Post by toolman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:33 pm

Finally my freedom 15 strip build is underwayMy starter strip is Nogal (puruvine walnut) The others are western red cedarImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Strip build

Post by jem » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:38 am

looking good!
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Re: Strip build

Post by toolman » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:26 pm

Thanks Matt ,I'm trying to take more time with this one .It's certainly more work than the laker was.Some of it has been a little tricky but I've worked through it by watching Nick's videos and reading Ted Moore's book.

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Re: Strip build

Post by tx river rat » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:39 pm

Toolman
Are you using 1 1/2 wide strips?
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Re: Strip build

Post by toolman » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:54 pm

The strips measure out at 1" with a 30 degree angle on each side. I'm useing 1x6 western red cedar and set my blade for 1/4" at 30 degree angle so I only make one cut.

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