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    Sabalo build log

    @tbon56- my middle name should be"improvise", heck it should probably be my first name!! Lots of wire tightening and loosening to go to get her straight and right, but the hull has taken shape. She was flat panels and lots of doubt on Sunday. :p
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    Sabalo build log

    My thoughts exactly, Jack, and I am building it. They are indeed bits of a boat, the "cockpit" as Matt calls it. I am confident there will be a hull soon to prove it.
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    Sabalo build log

    No pics this time. Just a quick line to say that I was pretty sure that Matt over at JEM had sold me one of those 3D puzzles of The Eiffel Tower or something. I could not see how those pieces of plywood could possibly fit together with those crazy curves. Well, they do fit together as I started...
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    Sabalo build log

    Had to go get this pic. Sitting a bit wonky and not quite straight since I was fiddling with it. LOTS of measuring and time goes into this piece alone. Fillets IN the scuppers. These are maybe 2 1/2" square! Jumbo craft stick to accomplish this. Have to glass these eventually. :confused...
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    Sabalo build log

    Don't tempt me. Having enough issues staying focused on just this one. But I have been busy early this a.m. Had my fist go at glassing. Started with a couple of fillets. Didn't quite mix enough wood flour in, it seemed a bit loose, but it stayed in place so I went with it. Then the real...
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    Sabalo build log

    Most of my projects are built just shy of ugly, but to perform well at their task. I decided to go a different route with this. I figured this may be the only ;) boat I EVER build, so why not make it nice, or at least not plain. Turns out, I enjoyed the strip work using my small hand plane...
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    Sabalo build log

    Thanks Jack. Well, I have still been working at it. Been making dust and wood chips with a planer. Managed to put together the three decks this weekend even though it was Easter. The trim pieces are maple while the strips are cedar and cypress. The small mid deck to the left has a piece of...
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    Sabalo build log

    Continued work on the foreword deck today. In between drying sessions, began work on the transom piece and the aft deck. The aft deck is dry fit. Will have to fill in some of the small cracks, but here she is. Not a whole lot to show but in my defense those angles had me stumped for a while...
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    Sabalo build log

    Didn't get much done this week. Made some wood chips today though! I managed to find a couple, literally 2 pieces, of cedar that was without knots at the local big box. Coupled with the few pieces of cypress from my stash, I may have enough for the decks. Remembered to get a pic of the cedar...
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    Sabalo build log

    Mainly this sander.:) Built it for my home shop and ended up leaving it at work. We use it way more there and I have free use of it anytime anyway. We use it mainly for metal grinding, equipment maintenance, and such. They are very commonly used by custom knife makers.
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    Sabalo build log

    Finally finished cutting all of the parts out. I took my time and scored everything prior to cutting, which probably wasn't necessary. I had to re-cut two parts, broke one sanding, cut one wrong, I didn't score the replacement, with no splinter issues. I then spent the next few hours sanding...
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    Intro and a Southern Sabalo

    Good info. Never thought of "above/below the water line". Outside, no questions, glass all over. But on the inside, I could save weight and perhaps money by using epoxy only above the water line.
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    Intro and a Southern Sabalo

    Gives "options". For lighter weight and for an experienced builder one could just glass the seams. I am thinking full coverage inside and out with glass for durability and strength. The sheets I weighed were whole sheets, but the parts were already marked for cutting. There are lots of parts...
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    Intro and a Southern Sabalo

    I think I saw a chart that said 12lbs, but yes, close considering the process they use to make plywood. I think there will be more scraps on these two sheets than on the last two. But now you have me wanting to weigh the scraps once all the pieces are cut out. Probably will now. I did plan...
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    Intro and a Southern Sabalo

    I weighed the sheets this morning. Both sheets weighed 11 1/4 lbs. The average size was right at 3.8 mm, measured in several locations along both sheets. I do plan on weighing the finished boat and will let you know how that turns out.
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    Intro and a Southern Sabalo

    I'll try to weigh a full sheet before I cut them all, just to see. I still have two full ones left, marked but uncut. I will let you all know.
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    Intro and a Southern Sabalo

    I purchased it from Clark's Hardwood in Houston. 4mm about $63 per sheet. They actually had 3mm as well.
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    Sabalo build log

    Point taken... but mostly because the rest will forced to be in the shed anyway. HOWEVER, I don't believe that Japanese pullsaw still works. You may have to send it to me so I can verify sharpness. :p
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    Sabalo build log

    Well, now I know why people pay extra to get the pre-cut wood kits. o_OMaybe I layout and measure slow, but it took me several hours to work through it all, not counting a couple of the parts that require a mirror image of another part. I don't know why but those frame layouts were the worst. By...
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    Boat building table

    I know the tubs you speak of, but those are actually galvanized trashcans only one of which is used for trash unless you ask my wife. She thinks they are both trash. The other holds small scraps of wood until I deem they are no longer usable. Most of what is visible in there is old cypress off...