Building an RB18

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Building an RB18

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Hi all,

Everyone on the forum likes to follow builds, so I decided to start a thread for my RB18 build. Ordered the plans a couple weeks ago and started cutting plywood today. Will keep this thread updated as I progress. My grandson Brendan (14) will be helping me with the boat. It will be a good project for him to help with and he will love using it as well.

How do I post pictures.



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Welcome. I'm sure a lot of us will be watching. I know I will, so please post photos.
You're lucky to have a helper!
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Thanks.

Bear with me as I learn how this is done. It may take a few attempts to get a picture on here.

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I'm amazed, it actually worked.

This is a picture of the first sheet of 9mm Meranti cut on my CNC. Tomorrow I will have most of the bulkheads, stringers and frames cut. Cutting the frames in 1/2" MDF.
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I drew all the parts in Autocad and nested them on the sheets. Cut with a 3/8 compression bit which cuts beautifully leaving perfect cuts top and bottom. No tearout at all.

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Nice work.
When you post the URL for the picture, get it from the large picture (accessed by clicking on the smaller one)--not the thumbnail.
Like this:
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Thanks again,

I was wondering why it was so small!

Is there a way to post mpeg4 video.

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You can upload it to YouTube and then post a link here by clicking on URL.
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Thanks,

Here's a try at posting a video of cutting bulkheads on the CNC
http://youtu.be/C9TtyuZo3r0

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I need one of those :D
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Walkers Run wrote:I need one of those :D
I thought everyone building a boat had one!

I am very fortunate. My company uses it to build Solid surface counter tops and MDF cabinet doors.

I cut 5 sheets of MDF for mold parts and 5 sheets of plywood for frames, stringers and transom in 1.5 hours today. By hand that would probably take 10 times that. Of course it takes a bit of time to draw the parts in autocad, but even that's much faster than drawing them by hand on the plywood.

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