I have just uploaded my cam pics to Photobucket. Here are some pictures:
Converted a teachest (UK balikbayan box) into a toolbox, work table. My previous builds required hauling the tools from the stockroom inside my home and bringing back the same before retiring everyday. Wastes time and effort and brings a lot of wood and epoxy dust in the house.
Installed casters that were lying around the house for a long time. Makes good sense for a concreted and small building space.
The toolbox has two doors. One on top and one on the side. The top door would allow me to install routers or circular saws underneath this for ripping wood like a work or tool bench. The side door is the normal door to access the tools.
Next was to prepare my work area. This required clearing the garage of non performing assets. This involved selling my mini austin. It was supposed to be a project of restoring one of my alltime favorite cars until boatbuilding and sailing took center stage.
The mini was not towed away but had to be lifted using a boom truck since the car did not have brakes nor tires.
It was one of the conditions of the firstmate before I could build another one. Clear the garage! The mini was sitting there for more than two years before this scene. Whew!
Next was a trip to Toppan where Sta Clara plywood could be bought at good prices.
This is how the wholesaler looked from Araneta ave.
Loading the "best" locally available ply onto my pick up
At home with the garage clear on the mini. Building time at last!
Then the actual building. Layouting and cutting. This was my first cut. Marks the formal start of the build. This could be compared to groundbreaking ceremony of a major housing or building project.
Ply is laid out end to end. Three sheets in all.
The first cut! The monumental first cut
Done a lot of work yesterday and have cut all the sides, 4 sets total (remember this is a cat) and all bulkheads 6 x 2 hulls, 12 total. Consumed already 12 sheets of 1/4" thick ply.
Here's a pic of the bulkheads and sides (on top of the worktable)
I found my worktable/toolbox very convenient. Used to work on the floor on my previous build or have used plastic pails as props for layouting work on ply.
The boat should look something like this after 400 hours of buildtime (wharram figures)
A rendering of the boat
Will build this boat fast since I have a lot of time requiring me to work only 2 days a week (consultancy) and one day at the flowerfarm. Will post as soon as considerable progress has been made. till next time