Sisyutyl Boat Build Update: Smoki’n Ribs

By: itznu

Jun 15 2014

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Category: boats

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Too many people talk about stuff without actually doing stuff. This post is part of the last two. It’s mostly pics. Enjoy:

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The rib shapes for the middle 10 feet of the craft are very uniform. This means that my rib laminating rack is well made. It is a happy success.

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The Okie-Rig Woodshaper… it works very well on ribs and stems. The harsh-grit sander is safer and easier than planers and drawknives, for most applications.

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This boat should be named for mi esposa, on account of their lovely stems. There’s still a bit of shaping to do on these, but you can see my odd method for reconciling the grain weakness of the cedar here. the cross-grain laminate bits are red oak. The bumpers are poplar, same as the ribs.

 

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I’ve seen rib splitting done with more dangerous tablesaw arrangements. Mine minimizes the chances of digital and testicular damage whilst also minimizing saw-width wood loss.

 

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Not all the ribs are top quality. This is why I made 24 when I only needed 19. B-grade rib bits are used as deck and carlin pieces.

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