Wooden Fly Fishing Drift Boat build. Attaching the stem and chine logs!

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26 Replies to “Wooden Boat Build // Part 6 Stem & Chine Logs”

  1. Those multi tools are so annoying. Saying that: there have been many times where it has gotten me out of a jam that no other tool could.

    You’ve simply just got to have it with you on every job just in case.

  2. You will find that when bending on rails, chine logs, planking, etc that starting at the bow the arch, will be much easier to create and control. You boat is comming along nicely. I am late to the party so I don't know what your boat will look like when finished. Would it be possible to give us a glimpse of the plans or sketches? Thanks, I'm really enjoying this series.

  3. Lille things to ease your way ahead. 1) skill saw for the chine cuts; clamp a 1×12 to,the bottom of the boat that spans three ribs. Set the outer edge of the board to be your edge guide for the middle rib chine cut. Set the skill saw at the chine angle. Repeat for each rib. 2) lignin releases at around 200F, you can use a heat gun to directly apply heat exactly where you want to release tension in the curve. Hope that helps. (Skills acquired building wooden farm equipment) 😉

  4. Terrific boat build series for sure! I was just wondering why you couldn't have cut very thin groves at certain locations along those chine logs in order to get them to bend without having to worry about steaming the wood? Anyway, great work! I have to say that I missed seeing UTZ in the video………… 🙂

  5. Wonderful series, truly enjoyable. I am amazed at your attention to detail on this craft. It will truly be an heirloom… Has your shop partner lost interest in the project? I do miss seeing him!

  6. you should be adding cabosil to your epoxy to act as a filler and the joint will be much stronger raw resin will just be absorbed or leached into the grain leaving nothing left for strength – 40 yrs experience as a boat builder !!!!

  7. What is the working time on the epoxy you are using? It seemed like you could take a relaxed attitude to application before re-screwing everything back together. Great video series, fun to follow along.

  8. These videos seem to be a bit of a different format from your other projects… maybe it's just the sped up parts, but they seem less "cinematic", which I have really liked in your other vids. Sorry if I'm not very clear. Super big fan of your work and I'm loving this project! So exciting to see a new video from you pop up. Can't wait to see more!!

  9. You can tell a boat guy pretty easily it looked like your push stick on the table saw was Teak Wood ? Ive owned 17 or 18 boats in my life so far and after a divorce i wound up living in a Condominium for 20 years as it was. The only thing i could afford to buy at that time it was a big adjustment as i often turned my living room into a temporary shop But yet i was Anal about puttinng it back to a living room right after the project BTW the living room had a small patio connected to it that had a roof so. That became my cut room The place was so small that most people didn’t realize i had a lot of teak stored under my bed in the Master Bedroom and a motorcycle in a Walk-in closet i built for that purpose as i did sneak it into the Condo under the cover of night yes i. Was ground level ! A guy has to do what he has to do as a single Dad i often was complimented on keeping a neat and tidy home for really big Woodworking projects i was allowed to use a 100,000 square foot woodshop that i worked for full time as one of the managers the shop is a Custom Commercial Architectual Woodworking shop that was fully equipped with all the basic stationary. Tools i had full access to i only had to bring my hand tools back and forth Truth be told they had way better tools than i could ever afford personally like a $ 20 K sliding table Altendorf saw and many Unisaws and benches they also had 3 automotive spray booths for finishing and a wide variety of metal working tools another. Nice feature working for that company was the owner only charged. Us the company cost on materials if we didnt provide our own there was even several times he didnt even do that. To me over the years despite that i would provide him a detailed list of what i used. He was. Just that generous often he would tell me the company had a good year and you were a big part of that Dont worry about it one time we had a load of custom cabinets that were made before a client changed their minds so i asked to buy them for my Moms home to build her a Hobby Room for building Doll furniture and when i told him i would rent a UHaul on the weekend to haul all of them he said dont do that. Just come here on Saturday and take the Comany Box truck as we know that. Fits correctly into our shop for loading damage free cabinets ! Imagine my Moms suprise when my son and I pulled up to her house in the company truck and i showe her what i had she was. Even more impressed when everything was installed and she claims that the new owners bought the house because of that area and the cabinets BTW i built the Hobby room for her a few years earlier in the basement of that home

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