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Old 20-03-2016, 15:35   #736
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Looking good Atoll, you're gonna have much fun with varnishing
I have been edging this past summer as well; love the results. Don't you use a bandsaw?
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Old 20-03-2016, 16:45   #737
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Holy bananaz, Atoll. Your wood work is dazzling. Simply amaizing how that doorway pops freshness in the interior. Nice work.
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Old 20-03-2016, 17:31   #738
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Looking good Atoll, you're gonna have much fun with varnishing
I have been edging this past summer as well; love the results. Don't you use a bandsaw?
unfortunately no bandsaw as it would make life a lot easier,but have been getting away with a jigsaw so far, I just cut a little bit wider of the line and let the router do the trimming

nice job on your workshop benches btw ,I saw the photos you posted on FB,proper job
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I started experimenting with various techniques of making up trim mouldings for the doors , windows and furniture out of some nice red Sapele/mahogany.

whilst looking for some timber I was fortunate to have scored from the local wood yard all their sapele off-cuts at about a 1/4 of the price of buying planks and is quite handy as most of the bits are already trimmed and planed on at least one side.

first i laminated strips in a press mould to make up the main door arch moulding which came out well.

then progressed to using templates(taken from the plywood door cut outs) for the radiused corners on the table router with a bearing guided trim router bit.

so far so good,nice and warm in the workshop with the wood burner going.

I have now moved onto the doors and frame that cover the steering compartment which if far more complex,needing 6 different radii for each set of corner mouldings

fortunately all the cabin doors have the same radius corners so one set of templates should suffice
Very nice! And cool that you get to make smiley faces with them too!
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Argggg. I am looking at your skills, and I am envious! Very well done! Always fun to come to this thread and watch the progress!

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Old 21-03-2016, 07:45   #741
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Argggg. I am looking at your skills, and I am envious! Very well done! Always fun to come to this thread and watch the progress!

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Same here.. makes me wish I'd stuck with my Carpentry/Cabinet making training course back in the 1970's instead of switching to Plumbing and Gas Fitting.. but there was loadsa money to be made with the conversion from Town Gas to Natural.. also I did not know the normal Instructor was a Boat Builder and the miserable git we had was just covering for the 1st month of the six month 40hr/week intensive course..
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Old 21-03-2016, 08:26   #742
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Same here.. makes me wish I'd stuck with my Carpentry/Cabinet making training course back in the 1970's instead of switching to Plumbing and Gas Fitting.. but there was loadsa money to be made with the conversion from Town Gas to Natural.. also I did not know the normal Instructor was a Boat Builder and the miserable git we had was just covering for the 1st month of the six month 40hr/week intensive course..



Wow, six months for cabinetry? Here, it's a full two year course. I did two years and a diploma in boat building instead. Already had time framing houses and in a cabinet shop.
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Wow, six months for cabinetry? Here, it's a full two year course. I did two years and a diploma in boat building instead. Already had time framing houses and in a cabinet shop.
You came out as an Improver on 75%rate and did a further 2years in the trade with a recognised employer before you were regarded as 'Qualified'
Shame they stopped the old Government Training Courses.. but then the UK Governments have ignored manufacturing for decades preferring to concentrate on the 'Service Industry' where their Uni Chums and offspring need the work..
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Argggg. I am looking at your skills, and I am envious! Very well done! Always fun to come to this thread and watch the progress!

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Ha! skills,3 months ago I had never really used a router before in anger!

all the other boats I have built using a circular saw,jig saw and disc grinder for rounding off the edges

thankfully utube has many very informative videos on router techniques and converting basic tools into more sophisticated tools with the addition of jigs.

most of my skills are in the engineering and composite laminating field,but I guess working on many high end yachts and seeing the real pros at work must have rubbed off

thanks for the compliment
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You came out as an Improver on 75%rate and did a further 2years in the trade with a recognised employer before you were regarded as 'Qualified'
Shame they stopped the old Government Training Courses.. but then the UK Governments have ignored manufacturing for decades preferring to concentrate on the 'Service Industry' where their Uni Chums and offspring need the work..


Ah, now that makes good solid sense.
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Ha! skills,3 months ago I had never really used a router before in anger!

all the other boats I have built using a circular saw,jig saw and disc grinder for rounding off the edges

thankfully utube has many very informative videos on router techniques and converting basic tools into more sophisticated tools with the addition of jigs.

most of my skills are in the engineering and composite laminating field,but I guess working on many high end yachts and seeing the real pros at work must have rubbed off

thanks for the compliment



Yes, nice featherboard. Safety first!
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

Atoll, I am sure you already know this but just in case.....be sure to use microfiber cloths and plastic cleaner on the plexi. Learned that the hard way.

She is looking great and thanks for sharing all your work. Custom is where its at in my books and your work looks stellar.

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I got the other side finished on the weekend!

very cold at the moment,so started making up all the mouldings for the doors and lockers in the workshop which is nice and warm with the wood burner going.

I made up a mould to laminate a 180 degree bend (top of door in photo) for the entrance door trim today,it was all going great till the glued up sapele wood laminate strips snapped in half in the moulder so gave up in disgust

will have to make them thinner next time
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You have my humble admiration for the fine work you are creating.


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Atoll, I am sure you already know this but just in case.....be sure to use microfiber cloths and plastic cleaner on the plexi. Learned that the hard way.

She is looking great and thanks for sharing all your work. Custom is where its at in my books and your work looks stellar.
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so far so good with the plexi glass windows,they all cleaned up well using pvc plastic cleaner,except one that has crazing caused by being cleaned with acetone or something in the past and will need replacing at some stage.
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Re: Modernizing a Prout Elite 37ft

on to fitting the last door frame now onboard

here are some pictures of the jigs I had to build to make up the radiused corners with the trim router.

getting pretty good now at making the corners with very little chip out on the rebates using a plunge router.

the trim to the forward berth cabin almost needed no filler at all apart from a dab to finish the nearly invisible joint lines
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