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    Traditional Centerboard and Case – Part II - The Case

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    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=16747




    CVG 3/8” Doug Fir is laid up into panels with rabbeted 7/8” bed logs:





    Posts are thicknessed and primed and case profile laid out for one side:



    Opposite side laid out…



    ….and made identical. Sides were also drifted using ¼” bronze rods as in Part I:



    Interior painted and assembly clamped up using nonadhesive sealant…




    Continued…
    “Perhaps then, you will say, ‘But where can one have a boat like that built today?’ And I will tell you that there are still some honest men who can sharpen a saw, plane, or adze...men (who) live and work in out of the way places, but that is lucky, for they can acquire materials for one third of city prices. Best, some of these gentlemen’s boatshops are in places where nothing but the occasional honk of a wild goose will distract them from their work.” -- L Francis Herreshoff

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    …and case riveted together using 16 and 20B copper nails after sealant sets up:





    CB pivot pin of marine brass fitted to CB’s bronze bushing with 3 hundredths clearance:



    Pin caps are turned on the lathe along with a winch pedestal and mast step…note how the rift-sawn oak is laminated to minimize seasonal movement:



    Case is drilled for pivot pin…:



    …and board fitted and function tested:



    Lifting rod is cut to length and a handle/stop brazed on…:



    …and the assembly is ready for installation in the boat:


    “Perhaps then, you will say, ‘But where can one have a boat like that built today?’ And I will tell you that there are still some honest men who can sharpen a saw, plane, or adze...men (who) live and work in out of the way places, but that is lucky, for they can acquire materials for one third of city prices. Best, some of these gentlemen’s boatshops are in places where nothing but the occasional honk of a wild goose will distract them from their work.” -- L Francis Herreshoff

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    For those who think all tools and accessoraries must cost $$$, check out the high-tech, cylindrical, glue-up/clamping table.

    Bob
    Spinning is good on a lathe, not good in a Miata.

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    Great Post Bob, Practicle approach to making an object andd the results.....beautiful!
    "All great work starts with love .... then it is no longer work"

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    Bob, your work is always inspiring and I love the fact that you use what you have available to you get things done. I can appreciate the trashcan as an available flat surface , having done that in the past
    I can pay retail anywhere, so how's your service?
    Grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory one project at a time
    Maker of precision cut firewood


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    Keep it comin' Bob, I'm learnin' alot.

    John

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    I'm always impressed with your work.

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    Inspiring and informative plus interesting...Great work as always, Bob! How's the new dog working out?
    Jerry

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    Moving to Boat Building Forum...
    Glenn Clabo
    Charlestown Navy Yard

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