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    01-16-2019, 03:17 AM
    Looking very interesting and craftsmanlike as usual, Max. i like your similar use of an aluminium bar, too. :D Nice Flickr photos of the new...
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    01-15-2019, 06:28 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Max, Thank you very much for your kind comments. The aluminium bar and its twin are very useful, although neither has been used for what I...
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    01-13-2019, 10:46 PM
    'b' for me too. The last boat (even though it was an 8-footer) put me off using modern varnishes forever. Ugh. Not to mention all the blasted sanding...
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    01-13-2019, 08:52 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    OK, the 'thicknesser table': 1. To support the relatively heavy machine - heavy for this structure at any rate - and be reasonably useful, it will...
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    01-13-2019, 08:26 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Shifu, yes: it has the layered texture of fibreboard instead of the old asbestos sheet's random orientation, and is much softer than asbestos...
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    01-13-2019, 06:23 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    I have reached a milestone with the first of the pegboards. 1. Main toolboard site - note the severely-pruned shelving unit. I cleared the stuff...
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    01-13-2019, 05:42 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Ian, Yes indeed! It's going to be a warm week! Luckily, I haven't planned on doing any boat-related epoxy work ;). It'll be a good time to...
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    01-12-2019, 05:49 AM
    Looking great, Ian! Is that four or five thicknesses of 9 mm ply for the rudder? Lovely shape to it. Cheers, Alex.
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    01-12-2019, 02:49 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Ian, Thank you very much for the time-line of the Oughtred Shetland Yawls - that sorts out where Jeannie II fits in very nicely. One of my...
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    01-11-2019, 03:00 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Back to the drawing board, ha ha. 1. Possible source of problems with perpendicularity: iIt looks as though the bottom edge of the board has in...
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    01-10-2019, 08:17 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Things are proceeding slowly but surely. I have been working mostly on the toolboard - which has become two toolboards - and working away at...
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    01-09-2019, 05:49 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello pvg, My apologies for leaving replying to your post until now - I kept meaning to reply, then getting distracted. Anyway, I am replying now....
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    01-08-2019, 07:28 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Mike, I bought the plans for No.93 three years ago for Stray Dog Boatworks in Adelaide, South Australia (well, Mt Barker, Sth Aust.). And...
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    01-08-2019, 07:00 AM
    She’s a beauty! Great stuff!
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    01-04-2019, 06:49 AM
    Fantastic, Peter! A watershed moment!
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    01-04-2019, 06:40 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Ian, You got the jump on me between posts, too! Thank you for your advice - I’ll start cutting ‘em up and see where I end up. Probably with...
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    01-04-2019, 05:19 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    My posts wouldn't be complete without at least one reference to clamps somewhere, but here are some actual examples: 1. Clamp forest. I finally...
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    01-04-2019, 05:08 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    As promised - or threatened; take your pick: 1. Setting up the lofting boards again: "I have a strange feeling of Déjà Vu". The very long array of...
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    01-04-2019, 04:52 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    We apparently have some cooler air heading our way. Hooray! But not until Sunday. The extended heat wave has definitely been affecting my cognitive...
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    01-02-2019, 11:26 PM
    It looks as though you’re having more fun than you could poke a stick at.
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    01-02-2019, 08:02 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Hello Mike, Thank you for looking, and for your support. I hope to have the space even clearer within the next few days. Cheers, Alex.
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    01-02-2019, 03:27 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    1. Tablesaw, dust extractor, bandsaw and drill press moved to their more-or-less final locations. The drill press is hidden behind the bandsaw, here....
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    01-02-2019, 03:13 AM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    A few more snaps: 1. Jointer fully assembled. This new model has a useful raising castor similar those on the mobiles bases that the bandsaw and...
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    01-01-2019, 08:42 PM
    Alex1N replied to a thread Sooty Tern No. 93 in Building / Repair
    Happy New Year : ). I have actually been quite busy, painting and working away at setting up the workshop. With the former, I've finished: 1....
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    12-30-2018, 09:20 PM
    Defiance is a breathtakingly beautiful boat, Rick. Thanks for sharing that.
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    12-29-2018, 02:26 AM
    Hello Ian, Ouch! >shudder!<. What a horrible end. Still, 14 years was a pretty good innings - I had an expensive Metabo angle grinder last less...
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    12-29-2018, 01:32 AM
    Sounding good - except for the spectacular exit of the thicknesser : (. Bother. I recently acquired a Carbatec benchtop thicknesser, as you know - it...
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    12-29-2018, 12:51 AM
    Yes, indeed: fifth!
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    12-29-2018, 12:28 AM
    WOX ended up being 2nd on IRC and sixth across the line, via Dr Mrs Alex1N.
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    12-29-2018, 12:02 AM
    Excellent news, Rick. I have been really slack following the race this year.
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