CANDU-EZ Tug Project
I am building a 14' CANDU-EZ Mini-Tugboat.
The purpose of my web page is to create a public project diary for our
project.If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
First a little bit about me and my background.
- I have a real supportive wife who is helping me with this project.
- I'm not much of a carpenter. This is my second woodworking project, my
first was a Toolbox stand.
- I've never used epoxy and fiberglass before.
- We don't have a lot of free time. We have small children so we only get couple
of hours each evening and just slightly more than that on the weekends.
- We have a 30x40 shed that we're building the boat in.
- I've never shied away from anything mechanical.
Tools I've found useful for this project
* Father-in-Law acquired for me by Dumpster Diving/Garage Sale
- Hand Tools
- Sabre Saw (I inherited if from my grandfather) - Use 16tpi
- Stanley Sureform planes
- Stanley Block plane
- Pony 1/2" pipe clamps 18", 3', 4' pipes.
- 9 3" C-Clamps
- Medium size spring clamps
- Power Tools
- Craftsman Pneumatic Brad Nailer - Shoots 5/8" through 2" 18 gauge brads
- Coleman General Purpose Paint Sprayer
5" Craftsman (Ryobi) Random Orbital SanderIt didn't survive
the project. It was replaced with a more durable sander.
- *3" X 21" Craftsman Belt Sander
- *20 Gallon Farm and Fleet 1hp Air Compressor
- Heat Gun - Softens epoxy for clean up on floors and benches.
- 7 1/4" Skill Saw
- 1 1/2 Hp Router
- Stationary Tools
- SystemThree Epoxy
- 4x8 Sheets of 1/2" Satin-ply plywood. Exterior plywood with an
imported hardwood face.
- 4X8 Sheets of 1/4" Luan Plywood. Luan is normally used as underlayment
for hardwood floors.
- Douglas Fir 8' 2x4