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First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:02 pm

Hello everyone, this is my first attempt at building a teardrop. I took a drawing from this site for the shape and am winging everything else. The sides were cut on my 48x48 inc router by using indexing pins for a total length of ten feet. It is a version of the modern cub which I think is the prettiest of all teardrops.
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:05 pm

View from the back.
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby MadMango » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:23 pm

Welcome! Nice work space, looking forward to seeing your build progress.
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby yrock87 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:53 pm

looks like you have put quite a bit of thought into your build.
The SJ Cruiser, my 5x10 Benroy build http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=64944
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:35 pm

The supports for tongue and groove ceiling made from 1.5 inch beech.
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:41 pm

Completed front spars. Not sure why but the picture makes the spars look warped. They are pretty straight in person.
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:46 pm

Up close of spar mortise.
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby ColoradoCody » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:54 am

Looking Great! About to start my first as well. Wish I had a steady hand like yours. Mine may come out a bit wavey but that adds character, right? haha
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:39 pm

MadMango wrote:Welcome! Nice work space, looking forward to seeing your build progress.

Thank you.. I wonder if I should be posting in build journals?
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:41 pm

yrock87 wrote:looks like you have put quite a bit of thought into your build.

I think as I go. A lot of people plan way more than I do. I just can't work that way or I would never start.
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:44 pm

ColoradoCody wrote:Looking Great! About to start my first as well. Wish I had a steady hand like yours. Mine may come out a bit wavey but that adds character, right? haha

Thank you. Good luck with your build. I am at an advantage because of my workspace and well appointed shop. Character is good! And by the way I didn't cut it out a computer did. :D
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:53 pm

This is addicting...
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby jgerqano » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:55 pm

Starting to take shape.
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby GO_C_DAVE » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:57 am

first build?????? THAT LOOKS AWSOME!!!! :applause:
You sure have a great office space to start! good luck.. I would like to help but, your skill is much ,much more than mine>
I can build that !!!!
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Re: First Time Builder

Postby Roly Nelson » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:40 pm

Wow, great pics, great shop and great shape for a teardrop. Your work space makes me want to go out and throw rocks at my little teardop-building enclosure. Hey, you even keep all of your clamps, neatly organized in their own wall rack. Nothing wrong with that, just had to admire the neatness of the whole place. Good for you, building what you want and sharing it with us. Now, keep us posted on the progress, as I look forward to seeing a one-of-a-kind special teardrop once it is finished and on the road.
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