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Post by paintedmidnight » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:56 pm

Well this will be my first build :D and I'm extremely excited. I have everything to build this project and the first sheet of ply is cut out and the next two traced out. I hope by this weekend I'll be able to post some more progress and pictures, but lets see how that plays out between work and class (college student).

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Post by hairymick » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:50 am

G'day Painted and welcome aboard mate.

I am certain you are going to love your Laker.
Regards,
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Post by jem » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:01 am

8) 8) 8)
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Post by paintedmidnight » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:21 pm

Well things might get delayed with the cutting because my jig saw is currently out of commission, so I'm going to have to continue the cutting later this week. Two sheets down one to go.

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Post by Kayak Jack » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:02 pm

Painted, get yourself a Japanese hand saw. they work even when the electricity doesn't. Handiest design has rip on one side, and crosscut on the other.
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Post by paintedmidnight » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:13 pm

I'm planning on getting a Japanese hand saw for the hatches anyways, so I could just do what you say and cut the rest with the hand saw.
The jig saw didn't die because of electricity problems, it was just an old one that had a hard life when my dad used to use it on construction sites, so oh well.

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Post by Kayak Jack » Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:55 am

When you get the Japanese hand saw, use a pair of pliers and break off the outside corners. This exposes the teeth at the very end, and you can start a cut in the middle of a board as easily as along an edge. A Japanese carpenter taught me that trick.

He also introduced me to sake, but that's another story.
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Post by paintedmidnight » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:10 pm

well here are some pictures
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yay when I got my wood
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drawing process
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I wanted to see if it looked like a boat and then my cats decided to claim it as theirs :roll:

I have all but a few pieces sanded so progress is being made.

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Post by tx river rat » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:11 pm

Hummmmm
I just realized , while looking at the above pics,I have never laid out a cockpit or deck from a set of prints. Maybe I have a mental block here.
Great start to a great boat.Ron

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Post by jem » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:15 pm

the cats are not included in the plans.
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