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Puzzle pieces

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Wood work 
The puzzle has really begun. We are putting wood back on the boat now in some places and it takes some time to figure out where each piece goes.  We are not putting any doors on until the end, they just get in the way when you are still working.


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New shelves

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : Wood work 
While looking at the sailboat Real Life, off in the Bahamas, I saw this picture of a plate shelf. (my name for lack of a better name).  So I decided to copy it and build my own.  Not quite done.  Still need to put the face on, sand smooth and varnish....yes more varnishing.  Tara will be so happy I made some more work!

Just the shelves directly above the fridge/freezer tops.  I am not making the smaller spice shelves.
I dado cut the the shelve and sunk the dividers in.  Then epoxied it together...
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New Table Top

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : Wood work 
The original table had some sort of tile embedded in the wood.  It was cracked and broken.  So I removed it.  Left us with a 6 by 6 inch square hold in the wood.  I took the hold down deeper, and set into it a 1/8 inch birch piece of plywood.  We would never match the old wood, so we went with a contrast.  We are going to get the boat info burned into the wood, then varnish it all over smooth.  Should look nice.......nicer???
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Wood work

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : Wood work 
I have been rebuilding the wood part that mounts above the forward hatch from the cockpit.  The old one had a bunch of holes drilled in it for various electronics I don't have anymore, or where broken.  The wood was a mess.  I took an old piece of teak plywood and made the face plate.  The top is a solid piece of 1/8 inch teach wood.  The sides are solid 1/2 inch teak.  The holes are for the the 8 water proof cockpit fuses/switches.  Will control all outside lights.  The three squares are for...
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Latches and hinges

Posted by Bryan on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Wood work 
Reinstalling all the hinges and door hardware.  40 doors???  

Mostly the original hardware cleaned up and put back.  A few new pieces to replace broken parts.  And a few more still needed to be ordered.
  A small sample of the doors.

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Isn't it nice?

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Wood work 
Put on some trip I could figure out where to put the hand rails.

Pretty isn't it?

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Varnishing and more Varnishing

Posted by Bryan on Sunday, July 22, 2012, In : Wood work 
Lucky for us, we have a nice little green house on the side of the house, south facing.  It is an unheated green house I built a few years ago out of old sliding glass doors.  Works great for starting plants for the garden......and for painting and varnishing.  Don't have to worry about rain and smell.  It can get up to 130 degrees on a sunny day with the door OPEN.
So once you get all your paint or varnish on, you can bake it!  We have been painting small things as fast as we can so they are ...
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ALL That Wood.

Posted by Bryan on Sunday, July 22, 2012, In : Wood work 
How much wood does a Whitby 42 have?  Imagine if you took it all out and lined it up in one room. (my room wasn't big enough)

Well, 17 drawers, 34 small doors, 12 hatch covers to lower lockers, 7 large people  doors, 9 floor boards, and lots of little stuff that I don't know YET where it does.         And I didn't put in a picture of the drawers !!!

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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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