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Postby dan galvin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:50 pm

I am at the time to build the hatch my problem is i got kuffel creek press
10 ft comet step by step it seems they left the section on galley hatch
out I am not impressed with these plans mostly for the price i paid
can someone walk me through making the hatch Please :worship:
or send me to a site that will
Thanks much
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Postby dan galvin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:37 pm

Steve thanks now this is not my build so i guess i get my angles
by tracing the side radis and using my caliptors to copy it 1 1/2 for the hight would 3/4 plywood work? :thinking:
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Re: Galley Hatch

Postby Dee Bee » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:59 pm

dan galvin wrote:can someone walk me through making the hatch Please :worship:
or send me to a site that will
Thanks much
Dan


This was my way
http://www.nfdc.net/home/cbdb/Teardrop%20Hatch.htm

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Postby dan galvin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:45 pm

Dee Bee this one i will take to the bank
thanks Dan :applause: :applause:
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Postby Juneaudave » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:39 am

Here's how I did it...and maybe some tips will help. First off...your ribs need to match the profile (and make allowances for the sheet goods that will be covering the hatch)...and there are a lot of ways to do that...

You can cut a rib template from a master...you can steam bend around a form...you can scribe..

The main thing is to get the shape correct. As far as materials, ply works well...in my case, I used steam bent ash around a form. On this pic...notice that I have a good solid header to mount the hinge on...

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The best advice I heard was to not over think hatch construction and build it in place. That way it will fit for sure. When framing in place..I left a spacer block of 1/4 inch between the header and the hatch to fit the hinge in.

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Another tip to a really solid hatch is to use good construction. My bocking is glued in with a dado...I think those kreg pocket screws would work wonderful...

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From then on...take er off...finish it like you like it...

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Mount the hatch back on...and she fits!!!!

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Postby Gerdo » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:06 pm

Juneaudave wrote:Here's how I did it...and maybe some tips will help. First off...your ribs need to match the profile (and make allowances for the sheet goods that will be covering the hatch)...and there are a lot of ways to do that...

You can cut a rib template from a master...you can steam bend around a form...you can scribe..

The main thing is to get the shape correct. As far as materials, ply works well...in my case, I used steam bent ash around a form. On this pic...notice that I have a good solid header to mount the hinge on...

Image

The best advice I heard was to not over think hatch construction and build it in place. That way it will fit for sure. When framing in place..I left a spacer block of 1/4 inch between the header and the hatch to fit the hinge in.

Image

Another tip to a really solid hatch is to use good construction. My bocking is glued in with a dado...I think those kreg pocket screws would work wonderful...

Image

From then on...take er off...finish it like you like it...

Image

Mount the hatch back on...and she fits!!!!

Image
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Postby Dean_A » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:18 pm

If you're missing pages, go ahead and email Kevin. I'm sure he'd be happy to send any missing pages. I got the Comet plans as well, and I found them to be a great introduction, but this forum was far more useful in the long run.

I ended up using the hatch instructions in the Generic Benroy plans and that worked out great for me.

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Postby dan galvin » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:44 pm

juneaudave what demention lumber ane you using for the ribs
Iwas going to use two 1/2 ply glued togather over kill???
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Postby mikeschn » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:44 pm

Dan,

I typically use 3/4" plywood for the ribs, and 3/4" pine for the cross braces. On the outside I laminated 2 ribs together, like you were thinking. It works for me! :D

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Postby Juneaudave » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:48 pm

Dan, my hatch spars are 1.5 x 1.5 inch nominal...way, way over built (like all of the SlumberMAX). I think Mike and you are on the right track....Juneaudave
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