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Re: Shop: You don't need a big workshop

: Hello all,

: A lot of people shy away from building a kayak because they think
: they need a big shop. As you know, I build kayaks on my porch,
: and recently started building surfboards as well. The surfboards
: kind of kicked off and the local news did a story on me. If you
: think you need a big shop, check out mine.

:
: http://www.youtube.com/user/CBSNews2?feature=mhum#p/a/u/2/Q6U06Ro4i6Q

: Notice how that forstner bit skipped while drilling that hole. I
: was on camera and had to be cool, but inside I was screaming! I
: had contemplated an inlay there, so that just gave me reason to
: do so and that covered the slightly oblong hole. I had drilled a
: small pilot hole and went larger than I should have so the bit
: walked. In the part where I'm drilling sideways I'm opening up a
: vent hole because these boards get a gore-tex vent to let the
: air pressure vent out since they are sealed. Without that the
: board would delaminate.

When I did the Disko Bay, I cut the wood strips outside since I didn't have the room inside, and the shop was about 2' longer on each end and maybe 3' wider on each side of the boat, you really don't need to have tons of room.

Bill H.

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clarification- not a pilot hole, a vent hole.
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