SibLim update

  • 15 Dec 2019 11:49
    Reply # 8284425 on 4315719

    Great job, Annie. You've got my respect.

    Rudolf

  • 15 Dec 2019 08:22
    Reply # 8283125 on 8282318
    Annie wrote:

    Well, I drank my friend's bottle of Bollinger last weekend.  Many thanks, David (yet another David in my life!).  I've never had 'Bolly' before and it was absolutely, mind-bogglingly delicious!

    I have updated my blog so that you can all gasp in awe at the cockpit.

    The cockpit looks Absolutely Fabulous!

    Well, someone had to say it. 

  • 15 Dec 2019 06:08
    Reply # 8282318 on 4315719

    Well, I drank my friend's bottle of Bollinger last weekend.  Many thanks, David (yet another David in my life!).  I've never had 'Bolly' before and it was absolutely, mind-bogglingly delicious!

    I have updated my blog so that you can all gasp in awe at the cockpit.  Well sort of.  The lids aren't back on the lockers, because they need their backs painting first.


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  • 19 Nov 2019 03:39
    Reply # 8128417 on 4315719

    Well, that list of remaining work is very short compared to what you have already achieved to date. A lot of the jobs are short term goals such as making squab covers which well help you feel that all of a sudden you are rushing towards completion of the project. I think a bottle of bubbly at this stage is very well deserved!

  • 18 Nov 2019 22:39
    Reply # 8128106 on 4315719

    I've just had a look back to November 2019 and December 2019, when this project started. Four years ago, you knew what you wanted to achieve, but were worrying that you'd bitten off more than you could chew - and wow, look at the exquisite work you're doing now. The girl done great!

  • 18 Nov 2019 22:31
    Reply # 8128084 on 4315719

    That is so gorgeous! I am impressed beyond words. What a pleasure that's going to be, sailing all over, as well as hanging around in one place.

    Shemaya

  • 18 Nov 2019 20:44
    Reply # 8127909 on 4315719

    I've just updated my blog.  I'm sorry it's taken so long, but building a boat doesn't allow much time for fooling around on my computer!


     

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  • 25 Oct 2019 03:09
    Reply # 8076537 on 4315719

    following this heat treatment in bending hardwood, it figures that cutting fairly thin strips that are given a soaking in boiling water before clamping to a jig/former, with some more heating using a heat gun, could be a way to achieving a tight radius.

    Water soaking would logically allow plenty of heat when using the heat gun.

  • 24 Oct 2019 20:34
    Reply # 8075807 on 4315719

    Thank you for all the ideas.  For many reasons, steam is out of the question.  However, I remember David Webb suggesting using a heat gun - cautiously - and this I did.  I bent the teak into place and screwed it down and left it.  when I came to finish the job, I took all the screws out, removed the teak and it came out ready-shaped with hardly any "spring-back" at all.  Brilliant!  Thank you, David!

  • 23 Oct 2019 14:45
    Reply # 8073218 on 4315719

    Steam bending without a steam box video from "Tips from a Shipwright".  Could be useful in the right circumstances.

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