|Vessel Make/Model:||Wharram Custom|
|Hailing Port:||Norwalk, CT|
|Crew:||Andy and the Kaimu Crew|
|About:||Sailors in the Baltimore, Annapolis, DC area.|
There were a couple messages about the scarf jig and cutting scarf bevels. The jig has to be made with its faces exactly perpendicular to the saw table. The blade has to be adjusted to be exactly perpendicular to the table as well as parallel to the angle guide slot. Some blades are slightly out of [...]
Here is a picture of the scarf jig. You can see it has a rib on its bottom that slides in the groove in the table saw that usually has the angle guide sliding in it. The jig has a 10:1 angle with respect to the table saw blade. The jig was made with two faces, both having the 10:1 angle, one face [...]
The storms came and caused a great deal of trouble. The Toughbook got wet and now is dead. A repair parts computer is on order to hopefully repair it. Meanwhile the old Lenovo Thinkpad is serving as backup.
I hit a frustrating snag with the #3 beam construction trying to get too far ahead too quickly. I glued two planks together, one cedar plank on edge glued to a horizontal fir plank, both with scarf bevels at each end. The pair were carefully measured to fit on the end of #3 beam to extend it from port [...]
It's time to write about pain. I made a mistake and stuck my thumb into the whirring trim router. Ouch! I didn't want to see what had happened, I guessed that my thumb would be half chopped off. Before any blood started flowing I jammed my hand into a nitrile glove. I didn't have my first aid kit [...]
The beam brackets were wire brushed to remove any loose paint, then painted with a rust preventative paint.