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Heat gun and scraper, ,I am busy stripping locker tops and internal doors and bunk fronts.

 

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I'm not allowed to do boaty stuff at home any more.

I mean you build one engine on the kitchen table and its never forgotten...:default_biggrin:

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my nephew rebuilt an old Norman motorcycle in his living room - does that count

 

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Bound to, Grendel. This is outside the house, although varnishing has benn known in the utility room

 

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yep, they were made by he norman bicycle company in Ashford, my Nephews home town , he has several

 

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did I mention he looks a lot like a slimmer me

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Nice to see a Norman again. I used to have one with leading link front forks and a Villiers 197cc engine. Many happy memories.

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That middle photo brings back memories.  As a teenager I had a hand built frame based on a Greaves Griffin.  It had a Villiers 197.  That is another regret as I so wished I had kept it

Griff

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Lovely!

So, will we be afloat soon? Crossing fingers and toes that you’ll be sailing in 2019!

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I was just trying to help Chameleon! 

Crew names may be added I just haven’t put them on yet. 

And we know who we are! :default_coat:

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Stripping and varnishing gets a bit of attention at the moment.

I use a heat gun for most then have bought a Makita Random Orbital sander to improve the tool collection for the next stage.

My question is;  Nitromorse would sort out the odd corners of old varnish but I would prefer not to use it. Does anyone have a better idea?

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15 minutes ago, Polly said:

Stripping and varnishing gets a bit of attention at the moment.

I use a heat gun for most then have bought a Makita Random Orbital sander to improve the tool collection for the next stage.

My question is;  Nitromorse would sort out the odd corners of old varnish but I would prefer not to use it. Does anyone have a better idea?

Hello Polly I use a mixture of the following items for cleaning wood removing varnish and applying with fine wire wool.

One part meths, one part white vinegar, one part white spirit, half part linseed oil, shaken in a bottle .

Regards

Alan 

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On 06/05/2018 at 12:37, grendel said:

my nephew rebuilt an old Norman motorcycle in his living room - does that count

 

When living at home in my Parents house in Gravesend, i built a "Dutton Phaeton S3", and stored the boot lid, bumpers, seats, winscreen and frame,  and sidescreens in my bedroom. I`m really surprised they put up with it.

3 years before that, i had to strip and re-build the engine from my Suzuki GS750DB, and had the semi complete engine in the hall. It was a bit heavy to carry upstairs.

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I would consider a scraper of some sort., not the classic paint scraper, but a shipwrights one, these are heavier duty, that and the heat gun

 

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