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McSpuds

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  • Birthday 06/18/1964

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    Louisville, KY

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  1. Chuck, are kits still available? While I wait for a wood source for my Triton cross I was thinking of this one.
  2. Is anybody interested in a Discord Channel? I have searched the site and it seems like we do not have a VOIP running. Discord is free, and all smart phones these days can use the app, so each of us can have our phone right there on the shop table with us. It would be a great way for us to converse on ideas, discussions, and help. Especially for the group builds. Just a thought.... Let me know, and I can start one, but I would like to see MSW open it so that it can use the site's name. Terry
  3. Yep, Taylor, my Syren was coming along good, then life got in the way. My injury had a relapse. Three surgeries later and two moves later, I think we have things fixed. This time around I am going to work on a smaller project first. The Triton Cross Section looks like a good build to learn some techniques on.
  4. Syren ran aground years ago (fell off the top shelf and bounced into the fire place) Going to start a Triton Cross build I think.
  5. Hi all. I have been here many times in the past, but life had me take a break from building for some time. I am now able to return to building and looking forward to possibly getting in on the Triton build. It is good to see the site full of activity as usual.
  6. I did as one author did. I did most of my sanding before adding any glue... I then did the final sanding, and sanding, and more sanding after I had glued the bulkheads into place and had my filler blocks in place. This also seemed to be stiffer and gave a more solid base to sand with.
  7. Now the planking begins..... Shortly after this I deployed, and then sadly was unable to continue upon my return due to an injury. Then work and life kicked in hard and I had decided to shelf my boat till I could take more time with her. Now that I am retired, and my injury has been corrected enough to allow me to enjoy my hobby, I once again continue on the build! I hope the brief explanations above are ok, it was a long time ago and I can not remember all the details on why I took each photo. From here on out there will be more detailed involvement in the explanations... For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here!
  8. Framing in the gun and sweep ports now began...... I used a jig to cut some of the peices, but still a lot had to be sanded... For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here!
  9. I so hated this part.... flaring the bulkheads... ugh! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! You can see the runner I used to help flare the bulkheads..... For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here!
  10. I then placed filler blocks in between the bulkheads. I also did the planking between 16 and 20. For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here!
  11. Now on to the bulkheads. Some of these where so tight I had to shave the paper off of the bulkhead former. For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here!
  12. After prepping the lines I then shaved the bearding line and added the rabbet strip as wel as the stem knee and keel. For a larger view, click here!
  13. After getting some wood in, I also purchased a mini table saw. I still need to get my drum sander! Here you see the bulkhead layout and the bearding line being prepped. For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here!
  14. I have finally returned to the hobby from a long break. I see the group build for my project is over but I will continue it here in the scratch build area. I have recuperated photos from my older "Syren" build to catch everyone up to where I am now with her. I will have to knock off the dust and check all the joints to ensure they are solid. It has been sitting on top of my shelf since 2007. I first took my files to Kinkos and had the prints made. This was my booklet stayed in one piece! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here! For a larger view, click here!

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