Reorganising stock of plywood and oregon pine

In this video on this day I stopped at my workspace on the way to the funeral service of the uncle of my father. I moved the Bruynzeel Hechthout multiplex sheets and the planed oregon pine to one of the smaller rooms, because that room is kept at a constant temperature and humidity level. I want to take care of my stock of wood and that is not possible in the main space where the temperature at the moment is getting too low and humidity level too high.

Finished hardboard backbone patterns, start of 18mm plywood cuts

In this video I did a long building session on sunday. I only briefly stopped for a delicious thai lunch. I finished the hardboard backbone patterns and later cut out one part out of 18mm Bruynzeel Hechthout multiplex. These 18mm sheets are heavy to handle alone. And I also planed again 2 long battens for later use. I just try to do a few every building session. The temperature was around 10 degrees inside the work space. I had 60s music on and I really enjoyed this building session.

Music : Go by Josh Woodward –

Nick’s visit, wrong measurement, redo keel section with Louissanto

This video starts with a picture of me and my friend Nick, who visited my workspace. After that we went to Noordwijk to take his fireball and laser off the beach in preparation for winter. The next day I proceeded with planing one long straight 4 meter batten. After that I cut out a pattern from the first piece of hardboard that is on the lofting floor. After sawing and sanding it straight I discovered that despite many checks and measurements I somehow did not see a wrong measurement, so the pattern was not right and you can see that in the video. 🙂 So… I took a new piece of hardboard, drew the lines again, cut it out again and now it is right. My son supported me during this process. I have put the picture of Luckyfish that Stewart and Zaya have sent to me ( ) in a frame and put it in the workspace for motivation and inspiration.

Music : Aimless by Josh Woodward –

Drawing curved lines with a long batten

In this video I took the drawings off the wall, because the hardboard warped, but also for the reason that I want to be able to take the drawings with me to any place. Stewart from LuckyFish channel ( ) sent me beautiful photos of his Tiki 38 and I am going to put these photos on the walls of my workspace. He has sent them to me to keep me inspired. That was very nice and thoughtful of him. After that I used the long batten that I made the day before to draw the curved lines on the lofting floor. You can see I compared the curved lines to the straight lines that I already drew between the station points on the lofting floor. I think now I can cut the parts out of the hardboard, cut a bit outside the lines and I guess sand it to the lines. I wanted to cut the parts out of the hardboard, but I decided to think another day about it. So then I started cutting 19mm x 45mm oregon pine again. I am happy to have received much advice and suggestions. Most of the advice I am going to try to implement in the next weeks. One advice is of Sailing Unsanity is that though it is possible to build the Wharram Tiki 38 with the power tools that I already have, it is much more precise and efficient to use bigger tools (table saw, band saw, compound miter saw, table planer, upright belt/disk sander). I am looking into that right now. In another post on the Wharram Builders and Friends forum Axel mentioned a book named: The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction (free PDF download at: ). I have downloaded this book and am going to read it. Another book that I recently bought and am reading is: Boatbuilding Manual by Robert M. Steward, Carl Cramer. I am also going to look into buying a bandsaw, which is according to a very nice comment by Roderick Anderson is his most indispensable tool in his workshop. Temperature in the workspace is at the moment around 10 degrees Celsius. The package of the West System epoxy says store above 10 degrees, so I have to make special insulated case with lightbulb for this or I am just going to keep my separate 6 square meters epoxy room above 10 degrees.

Music : East Side Bar by Josh Woodward –


Getting used to working with power tools

In this video you can see that I started with cleaning up and reorganising of the workspace. Change the position of the lights, setup of the table, taped some cables on the floor so I don’t trip over it and some other things. I put 2 of the drawings on the wall so I don’t have to bend over to look at the floor for measurements. Then I spend most of the day getting used to the power tools that I have (a sander, a jigsaw, planer and drill). I am a novice builder, and actually novice DIY, so I have to learn a lot. Made some 19mm x 32mm battens from the rough oregon pine.

Music : She Dreams in Blue by Josh Woodward –

Start of transfer of lines onto hardboard on the lofting floor

In this video I nailed down pieces of hardboard on the lofting floor and drew the same lines again. Oregon pine wood was delivered and the neighbour came to visit with 3 little girls to look at my project. I gave them an explanation and told them that they are always welcome to visit and see the progress of the build. I also followed the advice of Ricardo who commented to my video on the Wharram Builders and Friends forum that I should buy some knee protection. I bought a high quality pair of trousers which has special pockets for knee pads. It was well spent, because today I did a lot of drawing on my knees and there will be much more to come. 🙂

Music : Branches by Josh Woodward –