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    09-19-2017, 08:31 PM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Free wood! in Building / Repair
    What species of fir? Douglas fir, which is actually not a fir, is classified as moderately resistant to decay. True firs are classified as having...
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    09-18-2017, 10:08 PM
    I have run across a piece of air-dried fir that is 8' 6" x 11" x 3 3/8". It has dried for at least 3 years, probably more. Hate to see it go to...
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    08-29-2017, 09:31 PM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    Happy to be hijacked! Workmanship like this is always amazing to see. I would go screaming into the sunset!
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    08-29-2017, 09:28 PM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    You have a good point, and I will know more after they are cut. Not set on book matching, but it can be fun if it works out. Also, thanks for the...
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    08-28-2017, 10:02 PM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    Hope you don't mind if I'm tired of the word "stunning", but this is just beautiful beyond words!
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    08-28-2017, 06:04 AM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    That is absolutely stunning stuff! Do you apply a finish over the top? And would it be UV resistant? Will have to consider that.
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    08-28-2017, 06:00 AM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    Good thoughts. I had been planning on laminating the tiller, as seen in "Building the Skiff Cabin Boy". Might consider maple instead if there's...
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    08-27-2017, 01:28 PM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    I am familiar with book matching, and that's a great thought. The plans call for 4 twenty(ish)inch pieces in the center, plus two 53"(ish) on each...
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    08-27-2017, 12:10 PM
    A few jobs today and trips out with the family, but managed to sneak some time to start to bevel the keelson and steam the aft end to pull it down to...
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    08-27-2017, 12:05 PM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    I appreciate all of your responses. As you might guess, I am beyond eager to show off this wood. Sitting in my basement for literally 15+ years...
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    08-25-2017, 12:36 PM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    Let's see...tables or boat? Surely you jest! Maybe in a couple of years! Besides, I still have to finish the quilting table,(I'm close)and rearrange...
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    08-25-2017, 12:19 PM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    I had been thinking that, as well as the thwarts. Hadn't thought of the rot issue, though the boat will be garaged. Still lots of time to decide,...
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    08-25-2017, 11:42 AM
    KenStocker replied to a thread Curly Maple in Building / Repair
    And thus the reason I have had it so long without using it, sadly. My better half has asked for several things, including end tables for the living...
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    08-25-2017, 10:05 AM
    As you can see below, I have some beautiful curly maple that I have been saving for that "perfect project" for a good 15 years. I am trying to figure...
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    08-24-2017, 10:54 PM
    Nice rudder! Pardon the ignorance, but if you glass it, will it appear to look as if finished bright? I have obviously absolutely no experience with...
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    08-22-2017, 11:28 PM
    I know I'm a year behind here, but since I am looking forward to starting my build, I have a question. It looks to me like your clamps showed a block...
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    08-22-2017, 04:50 PM
    They never are that noticeable, we're just our own worst critics!
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    08-22-2017, 04:29 PM
    "seats are going to drive me mad I think. All the same batch of wood, all the same type of tree, but distinctly different shades after the first ...
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    08-22-2017, 04:12 PM
    You're doing great work! Starting with the spars scares me to death! (Well, maybe just to want to barf!) Maybe it's the whole make something round...
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