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by UniCacher
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Low angle block plane or Spokeshave
Replies: 14
Views: 6651

Re: Low angle block plane or Spokeshave

Also, don't discount the $4 properly sharpened scraper for scraping out the inside. Profile it to a curve, sharpen it with a file, 220, and 400 grit sand paper, then fold over the point of the blade toward the handle with the back side of a chisel. It works like a cabinet scraper on steroids! Trust...
by UniCacher
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cockpit Layout for Venture 14
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Cockpit Layout for Venture 14

I am in the end stages of my first build, a Venture 14. I did the lofting by entering the information from Kayak Craft into AutoCAD and printing full-size mold prints. (I'm a little tied to numbers and hesitant to wing it on this project.) Now I'm to the point where I have to cut a hole for the cock...
by UniCacher
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fit of outer stem on Venture 15
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Fit of outer stem on Venture 15

After two partial prototypes to develop good working practices, I'm in the final phases of stripping the real thing. For the outer stems, I'm using steam-bent, laminated pieces of mahogany (which, I might add, is a real pain to bend!). For the stern stem, I used 1/8" strips and got a very nice, tigh...
by UniCacher
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gluing the stems
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

You've used Type III with no failure? Sounds good to me. I've read that type I has better bonding properties. I guess the fiberglass should hold it all together in the end, though.
by UniCacher
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Let me just say right off that Steve Killing gets the gentleman of the year award. He took my CAD plans and overlaid his own and showed me exactly where the discrepancies were. Turns out that there is one extra point listed in the book. It lists a 7/16 offset from station 2 at 12" waterline. It shou...
by UniCacher
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gluing the stems
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Gluing the stems

How awful would it be to use a type II glue instead of epoxy to glue the stems? I'm a couple months away from glassing the hull and am a bit gunshy about buying a big pile of epoxy right now.
by UniCacher
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Yeah, I can see that station 1 is going to be tricky getting in exactly. I'll probably clamp it loosely and fair it into place. That station 2 offset, though... I think I'll just stretch the whole spline down from the foremost point and match station 1. There's not a lot in the water at that point, ...
by UniCacher
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Glen, Understood about the buried forms. I may have to resign myself to release my grip on hard numbers and just use some good old trial and error. I'll hold out until the weekend in hopes of a more definitive answer. All I'm using AutoCAD for is to create the 2-D drawings. I don't have the wherewit...
by UniCacher
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

The stem is marked by points derived from the offset tables, visible on the drawing. The inner stem is derived by using the offset function at 1". The inner stem will be tapered to meet a fair curve from the station molds to the line described by the stem offsets. Would it be helpful to send the act...
by UniCacher
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Thanks, Willo, for the encouragement. I'm not sure how to ignore station 1. Sooner or later, I'll have to make those two lines cross. If I move station 1 up, then the sheer line and deck line get tweaked. If I move the stem down, then the bow point moves down. I thought about stretching it, keeping ...
by UniCacher
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Okay, I'm going to unleash a bit of my OCD side here. I truly appreciate the help, but somehow I'm not making my point. When Ted Moores talks about tolerances inside 1/16 of an inch and I see this whopping 1/4" gap, I get a bit edgy. Soooo.... I tweaked my plans a bit to illustrate what I'm describ...
by UniCacher
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

In the absence of any other help, would you look at your printed plans for me: 1) What is the waterline depth at the center profile of station 2? 2) What is the waterline depth at the center profile of station 1? 3) On the bow stem mold, from the 0" waterline reference, where does the outside of the...
by UniCacher
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

On the plans for the Venture station 2 has a height of 12.25 " That's the figure I have. and the stem station at station 2 is 11.25" . I would infer this based on the station 2 profile. However, the offset tables I am using show a point at the 12" waterline and 7/16" (Guessing... I don't have the t...
by UniCacher
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Thanks for the reply. I looked there already, but it does not correct the specific error that I described.
by UniCacher
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Venture 14 Bow Stem Question
Replies: 20
Views: 3927

Venture 14 Bow Stem Question

I am building my first wood strip kayak, a Venture 14. I am using the offset tables in Ted Moores's book. All is well until I get to where the bow stem meets stations 1 and 2. Station 2 has the profile at 12.25" and the bow stem meets station 2 at 12". When I draw the spline for the bow stem, it is ...