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    04-30-2017, 05:49 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Glue for oak? in Building / Repair
    In either case, the suggestion to use Titebond III is a good one. I have recently glued up six laminated knees of white oak using Titebond. ...
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    04-29-2017, 03:01 PM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Glue for oak? in Building / Repair
    That would be the best if the timber could be found. Steaming could be another option, but without knowing the specifics it would be difficult to...
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    04-29-2017, 02:46 PM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Glue for oak? in Building / Repair
    There's a land way west of Maine as well, Nick, and it's that Douglas Fir crowd been doing most of the roiling of these waters. Mebbe you could shed...
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    04-29-2017, 02:25 PM
    You should be able to hammer the copper into a nice round dome that won't catch. Get a smaller hammer if you can't get in close where the mushroom...
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    04-29-2017, 01:58 PM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Glue for oak? in Building / Repair
    Green Red oak has a decidedly urinary bouquet when cut but that must be a different kind of clue because it glues very easily.
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    04-29-2017, 12:10 PM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Glue for oak? in Building / Repair
    Sometimes a little too much knowledge is a bad thing. I'm a firm believer.
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    04-29-2017, 10:41 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Glue for oak? in Building / Repair
    You get American white oak in Yorkshire, quercus alba? It's that particular species that gives the problem with epoxy, although not so much with...
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    04-28-2017, 12:27 PM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread shipwreck thread in The Bilge
    That would be an impossible rescue even today. In a freezing blizzard, at night with heavy surf, victims incapicitated with the clock running.
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    04-28-2017, 12:19 PM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread shipwreck thread in The Bilge
    The Louis V. Place aground on Fire Island opposite Blue Point. She was carrying coal from Baltimore to New York in February, 1895. Due to icing...
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    04-28-2017, 12:08 PM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread houseboat in The Bilge
    Looks like it needs a pair of sponsons.
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    04-26-2017, 10:43 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Clever tool? in The Bilge
    There goes another fifty cents....:D
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    04-26-2017, 10:42 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Clever tool? in The Bilge
    You don't need a smiley. We know you. We all saw your doodles.:D
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    04-26-2017, 10:35 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Clever tool? in The Bilge
    I'll tell you when time isn't money, when you're posting on the Wooden Boat Forum, that's when. Least it is to me, anyway, YMMV.:d
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    04-26-2017, 10:31 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Clever tool? in The Bilge
    I was speaking in the broadest sense, David, a level could be used to describe a laser level or a water level. The scale of the implements would...
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    04-26-2017, 09:12 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Clever tool? in The Bilge
    There's not a lot to get, Moe, here's a complete list... Level Straightedge Framing square Combination square Bevel gauge Compass Dividers...
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    04-24-2017, 08:13 AM
    Be advised before trying this that in many boats it will be the rudder post you'll need to carve away, not the deadwood. You don't want to...
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    04-24-2017, 07:43 AM
    I admired this boat back when I was clamming and often used to see Carl digging out on the bay. After I was finished digging, in the early 80's I...
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    04-24-2017, 05:50 AM
    A catboats barn door rudder can be thought of in terms of an aircraft wing. Think of an old WW2 B-17...it had a huge wide wing providing tremendous...
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    04-21-2017, 06:11 PM
    Not a nightmare, Andrew, just an orderly sequence of steps leading to a predetermined conclusion...the stuff of daydreams. Welcome aboard,...
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    04-21-2017, 06:42 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Santorini island 1900 in The Bilge
    Pumice, perhaps?
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    04-21-2017, 05:13 AM
    I don't believe I've had the pleasure, Wagemaker, welcome to my thread. Yes, the wood look was nice, and now we have to go through a period of...
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    04-20-2017, 01:12 PM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread smug rectitude in The Bilge
    That picture was taken in the 1930's, so there were tires, but there were still places that made the fenders and bow puddings from rope...
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    04-19-2017, 05:30 PM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread sick in The Bilge
    Most positive, yes! Thank you, John...and thank you all for your kind words! Here's a picture of the mast step, which is directly below the...
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    04-19-2017, 10:18 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread Great lyrical stanzas in The Bilge
    Methus'lah lived nine hundred years, Methus'lah lived nine hundred years, But who calls dat livin' When no gal will give in To no man what's nine...
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    04-19-2017, 05:15 AM
    Jim Ledger replied to a thread sick in The Bilge
    You guys are too kind, but It really rocks, don't it? I knew it would...hahahahahaha... Jim
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    04-18-2017, 08:11 AM
    Here's a couple of shots of the recent work and subsequent paint. The color is Interlux Hatteras white, full gloss. I've got a couple of thin coats...
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    04-17-2017, 07:39 AM
    Were that the case, Rob, I would have routed them to eliminate the chip-out.:D Thanks, Rob, I'm just warming up here for what's to come,...
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    04-16-2017, 10:11 AM
    Thanks for the kind comments, folks. I spoke with my mom this morning and she asked me when I was going to update the thread. Sorry, Ma. The...
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