Clamp Crazy! - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
Nobody
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NOT TEXAS!
Posts: 1,237
View BHOFM's Photo Album My Photos
Clamp Crazy!

I am putting the skin on the mast, there are eight
pieces for it.
It is 3/16th" luan board. The pieces are joined with
scarf joints.
I have a jig for the router that cuts them. With this
very thin material you can only take about a 1/16th
at a time, you cut long ways, not across the grain
because it will just tear it up as soon as the bit touches
the board. It takes about 70+ passes to do each one
of these boards. And you have to work slowly at that.
It works great on thicker stock and is fine on these
within the limitations.

Any how, here are some pics'!



Last edited by BHOFM; 02-21-2009 at 10:18 PM.
BHOFM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 12:45 AM
Senior Member
 
Handyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Amidst of 1000 acers of crawfish ponds under a 500 year old Oak grove. SW La
Posts: 1,455
View Handyman's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via AIM to Handyman
WOW that's a long taper. And a clean taper at that. BHOFM I think you need some clamps. You look to be a little short. LOL

Collector of Old Tools
Fixer of all things broke
Expert = Drip under pressure
Handyman is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 12:47 AM
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 71
View 42Hickorysouth's Photo Album My Photos
You can never have too many clamps, I think I have like 40 bar clamps and many other various others that are needed depending on the situation. I don't always buy what is on sale, which is why I am asking for a federal bail out as we speak. I think a couple of million would do me fine. Just teasing
42Hickorysouth is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
Nobody
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NOT TEXAS!
Posts: 1,237
View BHOFM's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by 42Hickorysouth View Post
You can never have too
many clamps, I think I have like 40 bar clamps and many other various others that are needed depending on the situation. I don't always buy what is on sale, which is why I am asking for a federal bail out as we speak. I think a couple of million would do me fine. Just teasing
I love the plastic clamps. They are from,,,Harbor Freight..

This is the jig that cuts the tapers, scarfs, I think
I have posted a shot of it before. They are ten to
one joints.



Last edited by BHOFM; 02-21-2009 at 10:18 PM.
BHOFM is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 10:00 AM
Senior Member
 
firehawkmph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 4,999
View firehawkmph's Photo Album My Photos
Looking good BH,
How much more do you have to do? Will you have it ready for the water by spring?
Mike Hawkins
firehawkmph is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
Nobody
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NOT TEXAS!
Posts: 1,237
View BHOFM's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by firehawkmph View Post
Looking good BH,
How much more do you have to do? Will you have it ready for the water by spring?
Mike Hawkins
I still have a little to do with the floors, some storage
baskets under the seats. Make the boom and fit all
the rigging. Fit the rudder. Put the trailer together.
Make the crutches to hold the mast and boom on
the trailer, and make some oars. And a thousand things
I have not thought about.
I hope it will be ready by late May, early June.

And the outside needs a couple more coats of paint.


BHOFM is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 06:10 PM
HALL OF FAMER
 
Kenbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,263
View Kenbo's Photo Album My Photos
I can't wait for the photos of the maiden voyage. Looking great!!!
Ken

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
Kenbo is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 07:12 PM
Ozark Hillbilly
 
Terry Beeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Nixa, MO, USA
Posts: 541
View Terry Beeson's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Yahoo to Terry Beeson
Taper Jig? I thought that was where you stored your shoes at night so you wouldn't put 'em on the wrong foot...

L ------- R

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
http://www.geocities.com/capt9992002
Terry Beeson is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
Nobody
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NOT TEXAS!
Posts: 1,237
View BHOFM's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terry Beeson View Post
Taper Jig? I thought that was where you stored your shoes at night so you wouldn't put 'em on the wrong foot...

L ------- R

Damn, you own shoes? I didn't know anyone in Nixa
had shoes??


BHOFM is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 02-05-2009, 11:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Itchy Brother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Looneyville,California
Posts: 2,357
View Itchy Brother's Photo Album My Photos
I was going to say You have more clamps than Harbor Freight!I buy mine there too but they do break kinda easy.I probably tighten them too much!
Itchy Brother is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 02-06-2009, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
Nobody
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NOT TEXAS!
Posts: 1,237
View BHOFM's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Itchy Brother View Post
I was going to say You have more clamps than Harbor Freight!I buy mine there too but they do break kinda easy.I probably tighten them too much!
Don't care for their plastic ended bar clamps. I have
broke several. They only replace them with the same
one.

They have some aluminum ones with blue ends that
are nice.


BHOFM is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 02-06-2009, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
 
johnv51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Porter, TX
Posts: 375
View johnv51's Photo Album My Photos
I have quite a few of the blue steel bar clamps from HF. I just ordered another bunch of em, 6" & 12". I seem to use those the most for my small glue ups. I haven't had any of em break on me but did have one bad out of the box. They sent me another. For bigger jobs you can't beat the Bessey's. They're pricey but worth it. For panel glue ups I usually use 3/4" pipe clamps with galvanized pipe. They don't rust and stain a little less than black pipe.

Spilling wine on oak does not make it purpleheart!
johnv51 is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 02-08-2009, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
Nobody
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NOT TEXAS!
Posts: 1,237
View BHOFM's Photo Album My Photos
Well, after a lot of sanding and a little filling, several coats of
primer and some more sanding it is painted.

Four coats of Rust-Oleum red!

Like my painting lathe?



Last edited by BHOFM; 02-21-2009 at 10:18 PM.
BHOFM is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 02-08-2009, 07:57 PM
HALL OF FAMER
 
Kenbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,263
View Kenbo's Photo Album My Photos
That is some seriously shiny paint. Are you making a boat or a fire engine?
Looking great.
Ken

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
Kenbo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crazy week! BHOFM Off Topic 5 01-24-2009 05:08 PM
Looking for clamp advice Conner Hand Tools 10 11-04-2008 11:28 PM
Bessey pipe clamp question pinky Hand Tools 4 08-19-2008 02:15 PM
How do I clamp panels... xcaliber Design & Plans 1 05-01-2008 02:59 PM
Home made vacuum clamp... BlockHead Power Tools & Machinery 2 03-01-2008 03:53 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome