Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
The reels of the planer board mast I made completely in my shop. I used glued up maple for the center of the reel and the ratchet. 1/4" plywood for the outsides. I made a circle cutting jig for the bandsaw to cut all the round pieces. I layed out the notches for the ratchet in AutoCad and traced them. I free handed the cuts for the notches.
The stops against the ratchet are also maple and pushed forward by die springs attached to the metal structure of the mast base. My buddy refers to this as the midevil torture device. You can really hear and feel the clicks as the ratchet goes past the stops and the stops snap back.
I built the reels oppposite hand so I can reel in both lines without any complexity of my hands going opposite directions. Of course the port side is orage dacron and the starboard is green (as close to red and green as I could find).
Sunday, March 8, 2009
1 1/2" PVC. holes drilled through 2x4 with a circle cutter. I ran the 2x4 through the thickness planer on a fixture that held it tilted. I drilled and ran screws through the 2x4 and pipe to hold in place. The rods bottom out on the screws. I made stainless brackets that fit my Bert's custom tackle track. I sanded the pvc to remove marking and scuff. Sprayed with Kilz primer, good to go. When I'm done for the day the rocket launcher is easy to remove.