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Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

Postby Pinch » 09 Jul 2018, 20:37

Thanks for the very nice comments chaps!

8-) Roger: Cheers matey!

8-) Phil: Cheers matey!

8-) Robert: Cheers matey! Yes, I did a bit of research before starting the project, although I didn't see Louis' video - thanks for posting. I watched a video of a Cornish boat builder which was very interesting - it's an art within itself. I didn't strictly follow traditional boat building methods, but it was a good experience to watch these guys work their craft.

Ha yep, a floating bar would be very cool indeed.

8-) Bob: Cheers matey! I plan to make some home projects in the future from home after shutting down the workshop for good. Although this will be some time next year, if it actually happens. I've been thinking about a home workshop in our garage, or half a garage. It will be a very small and simple workshop consisting of a vice bench with hand tools. I would love a workshop like Rob's (Woodbloke) but I don't have the room.

8-) Andy: Cheers matey! Yep, I will too.

8-) Terry: Cheers matey!

8-) Jim: Cheers matey!

8-) Malc: Cheers matey! What's an English Lou?

8-) Rod: Cheers matey!



The making is now finished and ready to deliver on site tomorrow afternoon.

Here is the bar's door & hatch and also the stern detached from the rest of the work, now with it's rudder which will be fitted to the stern during installation.
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The rudder and tiller will be fitted with screws and sections of copper pipe as spacers. I'll highlight this detail more when fitted to the stern.
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Morticed & tenoned with an oak peg.
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Now on with the bow...

This was always going to be the trickiest part of the project... and the last bit of the making.

Two pieces of 4x2 PAR glued together. Using the bow template I made earlier was the datum for the outer edge.
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Trial fit onto the bow - not bad first fit. A bit of fine tuning required.
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I temporarily secured this plumb batten which represents the wall the bow is going to be fitted to - or that's the plan! The batten is now giving me a guideline to the inside vertical edge for the bow.
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With that established, I marked up for the outer edge of the bow.
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And removed the waste.
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Another trial fit.
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This is the fillet to meet the wall.
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And glued onto the work piece. The screws are purely for clamping.
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The bow is now glued onto the bar. I still have a bit of fine tuning to do which will be done during the installation.

Here is the inside of the bar.
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And the outside.
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Report back soon when all is fully installed and certain elements will then make sense.

I just hope the bugger fits! :|

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar.

Postby Malc2098 » 09 Jul 2018, 20:54

Proper job, as they say down here!!
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby TrimTheKing » 10 Jul 2018, 18:26

Love that mate. What a way to bow out of your woodworking career! (See what I did there? Did ya?) :D
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby 9fingers » 10 Jul 2018, 18:59

TrimTheKing wrote:Love that mate. What a way to bow out of your woodworking career! (See what I did there? Did ya?) :D


Going to have to issue a stern warning about this standard of humour. :lol:

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby selectortone » 10 Jul 2018, 19:30

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby Andyp » 10 Jul 2018, 19:52

I hope it is large enough. Can just imagine the client saying “we gonna need a bigger bar”.
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby fiveeyes » 12 Jul 2018, 01:02

Looks wonderful, Paul. :obscene-drinkingcheers:
If it is at all possible, in the future, make something, anything!!

Skills such as you have, cannot be dismissed, at least for long. At the very least, I was able to see your work, and for that I am pleased.

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby RogerS » 12 Jul 2018, 07:05

9fingers wrote:
TrimTheKing wrote:Love that mate. What a way to bow out of your woodworking career! (See what I did there? Did ya?) :D


Going to have to issue a stern warning about this standard of humour. :lol:

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby Andyp » 12 Jul 2018, 07:33

I hope the installation will be plane sailing. Double pun there ;)
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby Pinch » 12 Jul 2018, 20:30

Oh do come along chaps... I do like a wave of wit, but that was all a bit ropey! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ore even... dare I say it me ‘arties... perhaps knot! :P :eusa-whistle:

Delivering the bar to the conference room on Monday was time consuming (bit like launching a ship in fact!), and a stack of brand new seats had been dumped in the bar area, plus, the chippies had fitted all the skirts around the walls where the bar was going when I specifically asked them not to. But hey-ho, there was no need for an SOS alarm as I was full steam ahead on a fish finger sarnie!

I was then a bit of a plonker later in the day. Long short of it; I stupidly left my phone case (consisting of mobile phone, debit cards, driving licence, membership cards etc) on the roof of my car and drove for two miles. Once realised, I retraced my route and saw it on the road in the middle of a traffic light junction. I hastily pulled over (although safely - I am training to be a coach driver you know!), jumped out of the car and grabbed it. Everything was thankfully there, but the phone was a bit smashed up. It could have been worse; I could have been driving a boat boom boom! :|

That evening, I then had to phone EE (my provider) for their advice, knowing I didn’t have any insurance on the handset. This is when I learnt that my contract expired back in February, yet I was still paying the contract monthly rate – I wasn’t happy.

I said to the rep over the phone: “So I’ve been paying the contract rate for 5 months when I could have been paying SIM only?”

Rep: “Yep.”
Me: “Why couldn’t EE have told me back in Feb?”
Rep: “We would have sent you a text message.”
Me: “Oh right... I never read EE text messages.” :lol: (I will now!)

While we were talking, I was searching for a phone deal on the EE website and found one just right for my usage.

Me: “Okay, I’ll go with this one!” And quoted the deal to him.

With the deal now almost anchored :| , the rep had to read the terms & conditions over the phone to me. Once he finished...

Me: “Two questions?”
Rep: “Go on.”
Me: “Can you read that again please?”
Rep: “And the second question?”
Me: “Name a female alpine skier from Germany?”
Rep: “Fanny Chmelar!”
Me: “Correct!”
Rep: “Anymore questions?”
Me: “Yes, one?”
Rep: “Go on.”
Me: “Why do I have to pay £6.95 to have my new phone delivered?”
Rep: “Company policy – everyone has to. Do you mind if I ask you a question?”
Me: “I don’t know any other alpine skiers!”
Rep: “Nothing like that... How are you fixed for home broadband?”
Me: “Well, we have it, but it’s not very good; slow connection, download can be painful... We're thinking about going over to another provider!”
Rep: “May I ask who you’re with?”
Me: “EE!”
Rep: “Ah B Jeez... you got me there! Are you serious?”
Me: “Absolutely! Check it out – it’s not good.”
Rep: “How about I give you an add-on half price deal with your new phone deal – a tablet perhaps?”
Me: “Already got one!”
Rep: "Do you share it with your wife?"
Me: "No, my wife is always on it - I never see the bloody thing!"
Rep: "Problem solved - have one for yourself?"
Me: "I don't want one!"
Rep: “Okay... I can offer you a free PlayStation?”
Me: “What am I going to do with that apart from sell it and I can’t be ar$ed?”

Slight pause...

Rep: “Okay... I’ve had a quick chat with my boss and we can exclude the postage fee and reduce your monthly plan by 25%?”
Me: "50% and you have a deal?"
Rep: "I can't do 50... 35%?"
Me: “And throw in a box of smoked kippers with a packet of Richmond sausages?”
Rep: “Urr, probably not.”
Me: Okay... ummmm... so, 45% off my monthly plan and no delivery postage?”
Rep: “35%!”
Me: “Ummmm... okay let’s do it.”
Rep: “Do you have any other questions?”
Me: “Yes, one!”
Rep: “Go on!!”
Me: “Are there colour options with the handset?”
Rep: “Black!”
Me: “No graphite grey?”
Rep: “No just black!”
Me: “Oh right................”

PAUSE.....

Rep: “Where are we with this Paul... do you want this feckin deal or not? – A B Jeez!”
Me: “Oi, don’t get blasphemous with me pal!”
Rep: “Sorry... can I post this deal to you tonight – done and dusted, sorted, finito, right now?”
Me: “Oh go on then you ole devil.”


Is there a moral to this little story... No not really; just an everyday occurrence of a pilgrim walking the path of life.

Arr me 'arties......

Batten down the 'atches.

Ahoy there yonder!

Is that land I sees before me eyes?

Aye it be that cap'n!

Ooo arrr ooo arrr me little beauties!

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby Malc2098 » 12 Jul 2018, 20:52

Left hand down a bit!
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby selectortone » 12 Jul 2018, 21:07

Malc2098 wrote:Left hand down a bit!


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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby Pinch » 13 Jul 2018, 08:24

fiveeyes wrote:Looks wonderful, Paul. :obscene-drinkingcheers:
If it is at all possible, in the future, make something, anything!!

Skills such as you have, cannot be dismissed, at least for long. At the very least, I was able to see your work, and for that I am pleased.

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Thanks Bill 8-) I will indeed... Mrs P has a list of pieces she would like me to make so once I'm set up here in the garage, I can make a start. 8-)

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby Pinch » 13 Jul 2018, 08:25

Malc2098 wrote:Left hand down a bit!


...and full steam ahead.

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar (Ready for installation!)

Postby Pinch » 15 Jul 2018, 18:44

Greetings Chaps,

Firstly, a big congratulations to France! 8-)

Righty-oh, the clinker boat bar is now fully installed and looking very nice. It just needs varnishing & painting which my landlord is going to do. I exceeded the budget somewhat, but he still got a good job for less than if this project was for a normal client.

Here are some finished photos of the work from various angles.

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So, to recap...
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The finished work ended up 4M in length (including the rudder), a smidgen under 1M high and 620mm deep. The bar holds an unusually superb presence when entering the room and I think it's going to receive many comments when people walk in and see it for the first time.

This clinker boat bar is going to be named THE RODNEY, after an extremely talented man called Rod who built the holiday cottages and various other buildings on the farm including this conference building pretty much single handed over the last 30 years. He was diagnosed with cancer last October and sadly passed away Easter Sunday.

My last professional job now complete - my work here is done.

8-) 8-)
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby Malc2098 » 15 Jul 2018, 19:31

Well done, Paul. Cracking job!

But......it needs a wheel!
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby Rod » 15 Jul 2018, 19:56

Lovely work Paul
Also the surname of an Admiral from Nelsons time and a battleship involved in the sinking of the Bismarck.

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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby Woodbloke » 15 Jul 2018, 22:26

Nice job, unusal...could be time to 'splice the mainbrace' for more than one reason :D - Rob
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby TrimTheKing » 16 Jul 2018, 00:15

Beautiful mate, and also sad we won’t see any more of your myriad varied projects.

Make sure you don’t bloody leave us completely just because you’re not wholly wood based now! ;)
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby Jimmy Mack » 16 Jul 2018, 08:56

Pinch wrote:
My last professional job now complete - my work here is done.

8-) 8-)


I don't believe it....I won't be 'aving it!



Excellent stuff, when you making the shark?



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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby Andyp » 16 Jul 2018, 10:05

Jimmy Mack wrote:
Pinch wrote:
My last professional job now complete - my work here is done.

8-) 8-)


I don't believe it....I won't be 'aving it!

Excellent stuff, when you making the shark?

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Jaws droppingly good.
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby RogerS » 16 Jul 2018, 10:32

Andyp wrote:
Jimmy Mack wrote:
Pinch wrote:
My last professional job now complete - my work here is done.

8-) 8-)


I don't believe it....I won't be 'aving it!

Excellent stuff, when you making the shark?

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Jaws droppingly good.


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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby Pinch » 19 Jul 2018, 19:15

Malc2098 wrote:Well done, Paul. Cracking job!

But......it needs a wheel!


Cheers Malc - and some beers! :lol:
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby Pinch » 19 Jul 2018, 19:17

Rod wrote:Lovely work Paul
Also the surname of an Admiral from Nelsons time and a battleship involved in the sinking of the Bismarck.

Rod


Cheers Rod, yes, a few of us on the farm made some research and discovered the The Rodney helped to sink the Bismarck, but didn't know about the Admiral - thanks. 8-)
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Re: Clinker Boat Bar FINISHED

Postby Pinch » 19 Jul 2018, 19:19

Woodbloke wrote:Nice job, unusal...could be time to 'splice the mainbrace' for more than one reason :D - Rob


Indeed, a good splice on the mainbrace followed by the * sound of an ice cold beer top being removed from the bottle. 8-)
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