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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 22 Apr 2019 19:30 #94922

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Looks great, it is always amazing to see the transition.... Another fantastic job...

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 22 Apr 2019 11:06 #94913

Fantastic work guys. Can't wait to see her skip across the water.
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Apr 2019 23:24 #94905

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Ray, i know myself and many others here appretiate your sharing of what works best for Ray......reading, seeing and learning, I as we, believe and trust in your knowledge...........your humbleness of what you do, is inspiring......with your sharing, has probably helped others to move forward and save another FC from becoming beer cans ( i only drink from bottles by the way).........i have proof with my Ranger...........thankyou

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Apr 2019 23:00 #94904

jabe wrote: thanks Ray........well i was close at 200.........them just around the shop bucking bars, one wouldn't happen to be an old axe head........:biggrin:

one day i will get me some real cleco's along with a proper gun..........:arrr:




Back up, I added some info, no axe head :biggrin:
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Apr 2019 22:55 #94903

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thanks Ray........well i was close at 200.........them just around the shop bucking bars, one wouldn't happen to be an old axe head........:biggrin:

one day i will get me some real cleco's along with a proper gun..........:arrr:

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Apr 2019 22:45 #94902

Once more I want to state I am not an expert at this, self thought with much help from kind people who put up with my questions and gave me a tremendous amount information that I may or may not have correctly understood, the information provided here is just an explanation of my methods and not as a statement that this is the best practice or the standard industry practice.
Just because Neal asked, 234 rivets Thursday and Friday, I knew I had about 250 3/16 clecos and had a few holes empty when we started and a few rivets left in the box.
I will have maybe 100 more to go on this boat.
Just as info for anyone who might be just getting started with riveting I have three types clecos, the standard length spring loaded, the long spring loaded and the long wing nut type. We needed all three for what we did this week.
I have about 5 bought bucking bars, 2 more that I made and we used I think 2 different steel objects we dug up around the shop. The heavier the better when it comes to bucking bars.
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"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhauer

1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Apr 2019 12:49 #94899

I am happy to report that Ray's side of the rivets looked very good. The Flash looks fantastic. Another work of art from the Master Craftsman.
Nick
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Apr 2019 09:24 #94896

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beautiful Ray..........guess now your box of cleco's is full again...........
anyone who comes and bucks a couple hundred rivets should get a good bucking report card........way to go Dan...........
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Apr 2019 03:03 #94895

Come now that's not right we have the guy that helped build the baddest flyer on earth then we have the guy that is helping build one of 2 flash that we know of I have to give Dan a little crap because that's heck of alot of shoes to fill they are both the bestest friends any one can have you all know how it is if can't give your friends crap then they can't take a joke lol
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Apr 2019 02:31 #94894

VinTin Dan came up and bucked a few rivets, Nick stopped by to make sure we were on the right track. I haven't seen Dans report card from Nick, I hope he is more gentle on Dan than Charlie was the last time Dan was up buckin around :hand:








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"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhauer

1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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