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    Re: Your dream bandsaw for your home workshop??

    Might be nice if John Welsford chimes in - I think I read here that he works as a bandsaw technician, in addition to being a naval architect.

    I agree with those who say to get two, if you have...
  2. Re: Are skiffs the shaker furniture of the boat building world?

    I am working my way in that direction.
  3. Are skiffs the shaker furniture of the boat building world?

    I got an ad from Chesapeake Light Craft, and it included info on a new boat that they are selling (kit or plans):

    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k581/orbb2/PeelerSkiff_zpsa82da9fd.jpg

    It's...
  4. Thread: Tsunamiball

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    Re: Tsunamiball

    It looks like a sea-going suppository.
  5. Thread: publishing

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    Re: publishing

    Yes, sign me up.
  6. Re: Is model boat building a good way to develop woodworking skills for future projec

    I went about it backwards - I built the WoodenBoat Lumberyard Skiff as a first project, and then started woodworking. If I was going to start woodworking to develop skills towards boat building, I...
  7. Thread: Out of date

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    Re: Out of date

    i assume that this only only applies to the resin and hardener? Mixing and matching fillers ok?
  8. Thread: PTM & W Epoxy

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    Re: PTM & W Epoxy

    Nope, but if you decide to use it, please provide a follow up report.
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    Re: Covered vs Open slip?

    If you have 50 feet of slip and only 27 feet of boat, sounds like you have room for another boat. Get the covered slip and a 20 footer.
  10. Re: Cape Cod Boatbuilders Show - View from the Cockpit

    Very nice, Ian. That helps picture better and warmer days ahead.
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    Re: An Old Forgotten Boat (Photo Thread)

    http://i62.tinypic.com/2gw8gpi.jpg

    Put her in the water and let those bottom planks swell, and she will be as good as new. BY:D
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    Re: Greg needs advice on steam bending Cherry

    http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?cat=1&p=45866
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    Re: Greg needs advice on steam bending Cherry

    Are you using a compression strap? If you can get access to Fine Woodworking magazine, they had an article in December 2013 called "7 secrets to steam bending" by Michael C. Fortune, and he talks...
  14. Re: What actually happens to glue when it freezes?

    That is the plan, just wanted to know the justification for throwing them out.
  15. What actually happens to glue when it freezes?

    I have a couple of bottles of Titebond and Titebond III which are currently hard as a rock in my 20 degree F garage. Both were near empty so I having no issue throwing them out and buying new. ...
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    Re: Sale of boat goes badly

    I would try something like Etsy - people seem to be more realistic about prices.
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    Re: Kreg - Which system is most useful

    I used the Kreg system in putting together this desk (the one in front), which is a computer desk:
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    Re: Boat house thread...

    The one on the right looks like a grand old lady who has seen better days.
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    Re: A question about tonnage and measurements

    That she draws 3.2 feet?
  20. Thread: The Egg Boat

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    Re: The Egg Boat

    Interesting. I know it says that it has twin keels and water ballast, but I would be wary of passing traffic.
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    Re: first sail of southern summer

    Wake up, head downstairs, note the thermostat says the inside temperature is 51 degrees F.
    Turn on the Weather Channel and confirm the outside temperature is -4 degrees.
    Check garage workshop and...
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    Re: Bandsaw Blade Width?

    Ample justification for several more bandsaws. I'll let the wife know.
  23. Re: A new use for the birdsmouth method. . . my new beer tankard!

    Now that's an interesting idea - a carvel planked beer mug, with cotton caulking and seam compound. It would require constant refilling so that it would stay swelled.

    Very nice, James. A nice...
  24. Thread: Router direction

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    Re: Router direction

    Amen.
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    Re: Boat sales "ethics" question

    And to realize what is truly germane.
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    Re: Boat sales "ethics" question

    In the absence of a contract, a remedy may exist for the broker:
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    Re: Thanksgiving photo

    My new wallpaper.
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    Re: Why We Make Things

    I got my copy of "Why We Make Things" on Wednesday and started reading it last night. I'm about 30 pages in and so far, interesting. Well written and with more depth than I anticipated.
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    Re: Rowing Shell Construction

    I bought plans for this last year when Glen-L was having a sale:

    http://www.boatdesigns.com/17-Sculling-Skiff-recreational-rowing-shell/products/184/

    Haven't built it yet.
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    Re: Smith Island Crabbing Scrape

    Haven't checked in for a while - looks great. Launch next spring?
  31. Thread: Eastern Red Cedar

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    Re: Eastern Red Cedar

    It is also brittle and checks pretty easily, and the dust can be an allergen.
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    Re: A question about western cedar

    Where in West Virginia? If you are up around Wheeling (or even Parkersburg for that matter) you can drive up to the Amish country in Ohio to Keim Lumber. That's where I got my Douglas Fir.
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Here's an Appalachian version of the FH

    http://www.dailymail.com/News/201311170067
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    Re: Not Boat Related - Dog Proofing a Door

    Another reason that we got out of breeding was that we were starting to see some repetitive genetic problems that needed to end. All but one are now neutered or spayed. We will be buyers in the...
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    Re: Not Boat Related - Dog Proofing a Door

    Bob - thanks. We know 8 is too many; it was the result of breeding, both intentional and unintentional, and a declining market for Cavaliers at the time. We have both realized the ridiculous...
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    Re: Not Boat Related - Dog Proofing a Door

    This may be the answer, aside from culling the herd.
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    Re: Not Boat Related - Dog Proofing a Door

    Thanks, but it is the dogs' fault. My wife insisted on these snotty purebreds, and they are dumb as bricks:
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    Not Boat Related - Dog Proofing a Door

    I need to replace a back door. The previous one shows a lot of scratch and claw marks where the dogs scratch to get in. The door is Douglas Fir.

    In an effort to make the door more...
  39. Re: Ninety Percent of Everything -- new non-fiction on global shipping industry

    I read the author's posts on Slate - I think someone posted a link here. The book must be an expansion on those columns.
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    Re: UK Canal Boat Charter, need beta please

    Same here. You learn something new all the time at this site.
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    Re: Last boating weekend of the season

    My last weekend last year was December 9, so I am not ready to give up yet.
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    It's the George Costanza approach.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKUvKE3bQlY
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    You know, he built a craft that floated. He built a craft that floated, and then stayed aboard it while it was afloat. He did something the vast majority of humans never do, and are incapable of...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    +1. Living well is the best revenge; for all HR's detractors, I hope he lives safely and well in a sheltered spot where the FH is better suited.
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    No, it won't. At least not in the US.
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    Re: Makes you think twice

    That's why we have insurance. You can never take humanity out of the equation.
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    Re: Toledo Wooden Boat Show - 2013

    The yellow one looks like a Bolger design.
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl from Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Well said... it doesn't need overthinking.
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    Re: Japanese plains and saws

    FYI Here is a blog that concerns Japanese tools and other matters

    http://giantcypress.net/
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    Agreed, but the SA thread is becoming medieval. People are reveling in this guy's failings and loss. Awful.
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