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by roamer46
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
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Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

Happy New Year! It's been a while since I had time to mess around online. My discrimination and wrongful termination suit against my former employer is moving forward, and I've been buried with thousand page affidavits, responses to affidavits, Merit System Protection Board and federal court filings...
by roamer46
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
Replies: 694
Views: 1286899

Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

I've got sliding helm station exterior doors (mostly)! I still need to figure out the lower door guides, prime and paint the exterior, then install the glass, but the door plan is coming together nicely. 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Aft Deck Helm Doors Cheers, Q https://i0.wp.com/1969chriscraft...
by roamer46
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
Replies: 694
Views: 1286899

Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

I finally installed all of the aft deck mahogany pieces I've been writing about for a couple of months. That's basically a wrap on the complex wood work out there. It turned out really nice...lots better than what we started with! 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Varnishing and Installing More Aft ...
by roamer46
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
Replies: 694
Views: 1286899

Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

Thanks algale! It'd splash faster if you'd come help out! LOL
;-)
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by roamer46
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
Replies: 694
Views: 1286899

Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

There are just a few jobs left and the aft deck will be done. One of those involved making moldings for the transom threshold/step-thru. My ShopSmith bandsaw came in very handy for making this. Unfortunately, I goofed up when I was >this< close to being finished with one of the more complex pieces, ...
by roamer46
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
Replies: 694
Views: 1286899

Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

The ribbon stripe mahogany plywood across the transom, the big mahogany door frames at the helm doors, and the zigzag floor boxes are permanently installed! That turned out super nice! I also decided on some major shifts to make life more sustainable while I'm going through the discrimination, haras...
by roamer46
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
Replies: 694
Views: 1286899

Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

With almost all of the remaining aft deck mahogany pieces cut and dry-fitted, I finally got around to varnishing them with six coats of 2-part ICA base coat. I did it in two sessions of three coats each, and sanded with 220 between the two sessions. While waiting for the dust to settle before applyi...
by roamer46
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
Replies: 694
Views: 1286899

Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

I made some solid mahogany filler pieces to fill a gap between the aluminum transom step-through and the plywood. They're only three little pieces of wood, but getting the fit just right was surprisingly time consuming. 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Transom Door Step-through Mahogany Filler Piec...
by roamer46
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
Replies: 694
Views: 1286899

Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

I'm doing my best! I got the three mahogany plywood panels cut and fitted for the transom. The curve of the deck made those more challenging than you might think. But they turned out OK. 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Aft Deck Transom Mahogany Panels Cheers, Q https://i2.wp.com/1969chriscraftroam...
by roamer46
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit
Replies: 694
Views: 1286899

Re: Using a Shop Smith Mark V on a Chris Craft Roamer refit

Thanks nuhobby! Before I can splash the boat, she's gotta have helm doors. But before she can have helm doors, I have to make helm door openings. So I took the last of the big sticks of mahogany out and machined them down to make timbers for the interior portion of the helm slider door openings. I h...