Happened onto a Ship Being Built
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My girlfriend and I are visiting some friends in the San Francisco area and happened upon a really cool spot. One of the guys working showed us around. It was probably one of the coolest woodworking things I've seen.
http://educationaltallship.org/

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w493...zpsdbatqpdm.jpg



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#12
  Re: Happened onto a Ship Being Built by Daniel S (My girlfriend and I ...)
Man, those are some serious power tools.

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#13
  Re: Re: Happened onto a Ship Being Built by Herb G (Man, those are some ...)
I meant to post this in the woodworking forum. They definitely had some great power tools.
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  Re: Re: Happened onto a Ship Being Built by Daniel S (I meant to post this...)
I;m just happy that you posted the pics.

What is that tool behind the BS?

What kind of boat/ship are they building?
"the most important safety feature on any tool is the one between your ears." - Ken Vick

A wish for you all:  May you keep buying green bananas.
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  Re: Re: Happened onto a Ship Being Built by iclark (I;m just happy that ...)
Happy birthday iclark. This is my world although on a much grander scale.
I think what you are actually seeing is part of the band saw itself. It's called a ships saw, the table always stays horizontal, for bevels both wheels rotate through the arc of that 'C'. There should be a crank off to the side so that as a big frame is cut to shape the "apprentice" would be cranking furiously so the changing bevel is cut at the same time as the frame. Very efficient.
Jim
http://ancorayachtservice.com/ home of the Chain Leg Vise.
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#16
  Re: Re: Happened onto a Ship Being Built by Boatman53 (Happy birthday iclar...)
Jin,

Thank you for the explanation and for the B'day wish.

Both are appreciated.

Ivan
"the most important safety feature on any tool is the one between your ears." - Ken Vick

A wish for you all:  May you keep buying green bananas.
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#17
  Re: Happened onto a Ship Being Built by Daniel S (My girlfriend and I ...)
Lot of work putting that frame around the hole in the water.

Money goes in through the top and magically disappears...

From my neck of the woods:
http://iyrs.edu/
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#18
  Re: Happened onto a Ship Being Built by Daniel S (My girlfriend and I ...)
iclark, their website calls it a brigantine. They had a couple of very large bandsaws that didn't tilt also.
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#19
  Re: Re: Happened onto a Ship Being Built by Boatman53 (Happy birthday iclar...)
Yep.
That bandsaw is a "ship saw". As a Scandinavian traditionalist I don't like some of the American style woodworking machines....... but American style ship saws are excellent machines we Europeans cannot match only envy.
I wish someone had exported them to my country.
Part timer living on the western coast of Finland. Not a native speaker of English
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#20
  Re: Happened onto a Ship Being Built by Daniel S (My girlfriend and I ...)
I wonder what they use that little Ridgid vac for?
Thanks,  Curt
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