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Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

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Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby Pinch » 18 Mar 2018, 15:12

Greetings Chaps! 8-)

An interesting project which has been on the cards for me to design and build for a while is a bar to replicate a wooden clinker boat. Now it's getting closer, I've recently prepared the drawings. This project is for a new build consisting of holiday cottages and a large function room. My client is a keen and very experienced sailor, so the clinker boat is completely his idea.

This is where the bar will be.
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And here is the design...

I seem to be preparing most of my drawing work on Publisher these days (2016), which means I can work from home instead of on the drawing board at work. My eyes for the drawing board are not what they used to be either. Mrs P suggested I sell it, but there is no way that's going to happen. I've owned a drawing board since the age of 13 and I've never not had one in my life. I've owned my current board (A0X) for over 25 years from new and she ain't going anywhere - probably not worth much now anyway.

I'm going to try and stick with traditional methods when building the clinker boat part of the bar and the planks might be made using spruce. The frames, top and internals will probably all be made from pine.

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Will update soon.

Cheers,

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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Malc2098 » 18 Mar 2018, 15:15

Nishe, Hic.
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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 18 Mar 2018, 15:17

Click bait!.... Where's my pint you devil?

This will be a fun one

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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Pinch » 18 Mar 2018, 15:27

Malc2098 wrote:Nishe, Hic.


Indeed... 8-)
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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Pinch » 18 Mar 2018, 15:27

Jimmy Mack wrote:Click bait!.... Where's my pint you devil?

This will be a fun one

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Aye... I'll 'av 'alf. :P
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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Mike G » 18 Mar 2018, 22:45

This could be a fun one. How on earth do you pick up jobs like this?
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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 18 Mar 2018, 23:01

Sounds like the kinda of chap that needs a...

... Tiger (beer) cabinet

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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Pinch » 19 Mar 2018, 09:35

Mike G wrote:This could be a fun one. How on earth do you pick up jobs like this?


I would like to think it's my charm and enthusiasm for creativity, but in truth, don't know. I seem to get unusual jobs here n there. This client who is also the landlord to my workshop, has sailed around the world and recently returned from sailing across the Atlantic with his wife and another couple. They also got caught up in the 2004 tsunami off Thialand. He told me how his daughter noticed the wave approaching while he was busy on deck. With other boats nearby apparently getting trashed, he ordered his wife and daughter below deck while he maneuvered his 40' wooden sailing vessel head-on with the wave and managed to ride it. The roaring wave was apparently the height of the mast. After surviving this, their next worry was their son who was on land, but thankfully, he also survived. I've rambled on a bit there... This bar is going to represent a clinker boat because the whole family is passionate about the sea and boats. In fact, the son and two of his mates have rowed across the Atlantic for charity. They're all completely mad - serious mad. Cool people. I should have mentioned all of this in the intro to the project. I shall edit the intro later. 8-)
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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Pinch » 19 Mar 2018, 09:39

Jimmy Mack wrote:Sounds like the kinda of chap that needs a...

... Tiger (beer) cabinet

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Ah ha! :lol: Yes, I have tried to sell it to these guys but not much enthusiasm was exchanged. :|
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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby MattS » 20 Mar 2018, 21:28

This is going to be brilliant! Always had a hankering for a bar like Pop in Darling Buds of May that was like a ship and seem to remember it lit up too!
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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Pinch » 12 Apr 2018, 19:26

MattS wrote:This is going to be brilliant! Always had a hankering for a bar like Pop in Darling Buds of May that was like a ship and seem to remember it lit up too!


Thanks Matt 8-)

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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Pinch » 12 Apr 2018, 19:42

Update:

I'm going to make a start on this project tomorrow - exciting! 8-)

There has been a slight change in design - still the same idea, only facing the other way.

Revised drawings.,,

Plan View.
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Front Elevation.
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End Elevation - stern end
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The bar's door will be interesting. Not exactly sure how I'm going to do this yet, although have an idea. Most of this is going to made using plywood, including the clinker planks. Ideally would have been spruce, but I'm working to a budget and plywood clinker planks are not uncommon these days for actual boat building.

I plan on doing a full WIP with photos - from start to installation.

Report back soon.

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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Malc2098 » 12 Apr 2018, 20:10

Can't wait!
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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Jimmy Mack » 12 Apr 2018, 20:15

Blistering barnicles!

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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Pinch » 12 Apr 2018, 20:57

Malc2098 wrote:Can't wait!


Cheers Malc 8-)
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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Pinch » 12 Apr 2018, 21:01

Jimmy Mack wrote:Blistering barnicles!

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

I was sat 'ere smoking me pipe fiddling with me beard and there popped up old Capt. Blistering Barnicles!

Jolly good Sir!

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Re: Fancy a pint?

Postby Pinch » 20 Apr 2018, 19:33

Good evening Chaps, I hope you're enjoying this fine weather. 8-)

I've now made a start on this interesting project. The first task was to make up the bar's top, consisting of 5 pieces of 25x150 PAR at 3.6M in length. I decided to use a jointing cutter I bought last year and as I've never used one before, I found the setting up to be time consuming.

Here it is in action...
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With all edges profiled, I glue assembled.
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The top turned out very nice but there were a few bumps where a couple of the boards had previously cupped. I flattened these out with a sharp trying plane. I've also made a short video of this procedure but not published it yet - tis on the list of many tings to do... :eusa-whistle:

The photos below were taken before the flattening process - just thought I'd mention it just in case you're thinking, "Eh up Pinch, you're slacking a bit 'ere chap." ;)
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I was now ready to form the curvature of the top which will also be the datum line for the hull - front of the bar. I've done this by eye and you can probably see a pencil line from the previous mark up - I tweaked it slightly. But this is now good.

I was trying to find the best solution because the bow will always be dead centre to the stern and wider to what I've done. But, this hull isn't a wide-ass and I can't make it so due to restricted space, so with a few ummms and urrrs, I went with below.
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Once cut, the top was secured in to the bench vice and I cleaned up the edge using a smoothing & block plane.
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I also formed a nice profile to the lower edge, with a subtle removal of the arris on the upper edge.
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With the top now made, I started to make the internals of the bar, using 18mm hardwood ply. This bit is the main part and will have two adjustable shelves each side.
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With that made, I marked and cut for where the bar will wrap around the reveals of the bar's actual opening.
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The bar is also secured to a few timber bearers as shown, and as my workbench-to-upstairs' ceiling joists is 1M, I've now made the overall height of the bar at 990mm so I can make the complete project on the bench instead of at floor level - so much better for my knee joints. :P
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This element is for the far end where the bar wraps around two reveals.
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And now attached to the bar.
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Bar side.
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Next stage was to start forming the curved plinth. As a guide, I plumbed down from the bar top's outer edge and made a pencil mark on the bearers. I then marked back 110mm and secured the marking stick.
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But I wasn't happy with this, so I marked back another 20mm - 130 in total from the bar top's edge. Much happier with this...
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With all the bearers marked for cutting, I had to disassemble some of the work to manoeuvre the bar to the edge of the bench so I could freely cut the bearers - bit tight going.
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Now these were cut and the bar back in position on the bench, I marked up and made the first length of the curved plinth - from the bow to the bar's door, or thereabouts.
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I put in a few kerfs to the inner surface to help ease bending the 18mm ply.
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Bow end...
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And temporarily clamped in position...
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Once this part of the plinth is screw fixed, I shall be moving in to some interesting territory with the door and stern - looking forward to this bit.

Comments welcome.

Report back soon.

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

Postby Malc2098 » 20 Apr 2018, 20:54

Love it!!

Better than watching 'stenders!!
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

Postby Mike G » 20 Apr 2018, 21:18

Nice start, Paul. So the "clinkers" are going to be ply?
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

Postby Rod » 20 Apr 2018, 21:27

Watching with interest

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

Postby Andyp » 21 Apr 2018, 07:37

I think you need a bigger workshop, or a lower bench :)
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

Postby Pinch » 21 Apr 2018, 08:48

Malc2098 wrote:Love it!!

Better than watching 'stenders!!


Thanks Malc 8-)

Leave it out son... Down the apples & pears into the jam jar to sort out the Barnet with a half inched lady godiva. :eusa-whistle:
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

Postby Pinch » 21 Apr 2018, 08:53

Mike G wrote:Nice start, Paul. So the "clinkers" are going to be ply?


Thanks Mike 8-)

Yes, the clinker planks will be 12mm ply - more than likely birch. I wanted to use actual spruce, but I'm working to a budget. I have learned while researching, clinker planks in ply for actual boat building isn't uncommon these days, although probably not many clinker boats are made.
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

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Rod wrote:Watching with interest

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

Postby Pinch » 21 Apr 2018, 08:55

Andyp wrote:I think you need a bigger workshop, or a lower bench :)


Yes, I would love a bigger workshop and with a level flat floor! But, higher rents come with bigger premises. :P
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