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  1. Re: Soliciting advice for a lateen rig on a canoe

    Todd, thanks for the detailed information.
    It explains how you "cherry picked" portions of the 2x6's, for spars.
    I am assuming you chose the flattest rings possible, for )( lamination.
    They would...
  2. Re: Soliciting advice for a lateen rig on a canoe

    Todd,
    Please add some dimension(s) to the final spar, you commented on.
    Did they end up octagonal?
  3. Thread: Airguns

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    Re: Airguns

    My Crosman 1400 (1975) would no longer hold air, or develop any velocity.
    I sent it to http://www.airgunshop.net/ for refurbishment.
    They even included over the years factory upgrades.
    The OEM...
  4. Thread: happy pi day

    by JOBBER
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    Re: happy pi day

    pi to 10,000 digits (shortened to 9,000 to to correct submission length)

    pi=3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211...
  5. Thread: Cartoons.

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    Re: Cartoons.

    I didn't read all 115 pages, so I apologize if this has already been posted.

    105069
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    Re: The so-called "groery shortages" ?

    Haven't shot in [2] years. You're not able to replenish.

    The wife discovered the Pillsbury product shortage is due to lack of workers at the plants.
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    Re: CA glues - a primer

    The Lee Valley website recommends Starbond products.
    This is what I used for my project. EM02 viscosity is like water.
    I used it for finishing the wood inserts on my CZ pistol.
    They are very thin...
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    Re: Ice Boat planning.....

    The Ice Flyer link in reply #26 was foot paddle "steered", with rod linkages to the front runner blade.
    Is this an acceptable practice? Pros / Cons?
  9. Thread: Cataract

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    Re: Cataract

    I have been nearsighted all my life.
    I had mine done December of 2019.
    Glasses after the surgeries were always in the picture.
    Left eye was a monofocal covered 100% by Medicare.
    Right eye was a...
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    Re: A great response is worth sharing

    Looks like it's illegal to do that.
    [URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy_test
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    Re: What is Your Favorite Tool?

    More like modus vivendi
  12. Re: Hard Wax Oils - where have you been all my life?

    Figuring I really missed something, I looked up the AU MSDS.
    The first thing I realized was it was revised July 9, 2021.
    Previous issues may have had higher VOC's?
    The VOC content is on page 6,...
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    Re: What is Your Favorite Tool?

    A great read, and would really like a number of items listed.
    This may not be my most favorite tool; but it is the most adaptable and useable for me.
    The lowly tongue depressor.
  14. Re: Hard Wax Oils - where have you been all my life?

    Larks, thank you for a most appropriate post, for me.
    I have a small upcoming "Beech" project myself, and this may be the ticket.
    They have clear in satin and matt. I need to contact them for a...
  15. Re: Salmon/Sterling Nuclear Tests, Baxterville, Mississippi

    Close to home, for me too.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Pile-1

    Red Gate Woods was in the middle of nowhere, in 1942.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Gate_Woods...
  16. Re: trivia - border patrol agents among the least educated federal employees

    Technically - no.
    ...
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    Re: Weston Farmer's "Irriducible"

    I found these links which may/not be of help.

    http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/4/16.html

    http://www.oldmarineengine.com/discus/messages/4/2083.html
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    Re: Good 6 Ft Dinghy?

    This site has a few small boats. https://hvartial.kapsi.fi/
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    Re: laminating finished dimensional lumber

    This may be a "drift" from the topic, and dumb questions.
    The original thread stated lumberyard 1x stock, with [3] ply lamination.
    Lumberyard stock normally comes with some bow. How are boards...
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    Re: Foam Boat -- Sharpie Rowboat

    Makes sense. i didn't order the plans.
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    Re: Foam Boat -- Sharpie Rowboat

    This was a very interesting video of a simple design and construction boat.
    I wonder about the handling capabilities on anything but mirror surface water.

    An alternate foam boat of a “heavy...
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    Plywood – some basic questions, maybe??

    I’m not sure it the below has real merit, or it’s just a mind exercise. I tried Googling the below, but only found how to make a scarf joint.

    1/4” [6mm] meranti marine plywood is 5 layers.
    The 2...
  23. Re: Opinions on smooth Durabak for bottom protection?

    I investigated this product (for bottom paint) before they had a smooth version. I was going to use it on a flat bottom skiff which would normally be beached. I didn't proceed, but was intrigued by...
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    Scarp Joint Placement

    I am planning the build of a small plywood skiff - 10-12 ft. From about amidships to the transom will be "straight" no real taper, and little bottom rocker. I will be purchasing standard 4'x8'...
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    Re: Yet another multitool thread

    I never seemed keen on a multitool. As stated above, I was of the hammer (and wrecking bar) opinion.
    Then two things happened: the wife bought me a Bosch MX30EL-37 for Christmas and just happened to...
  26. Re: Favorite circular saws and blades for boat building

    I believe these are not made anymore. Maybe they can be found at flea markets, garage sales, etc. The principle is there is not the blade continuously in the kerf, which allows turning of the saw. My...
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    Re: The best American western, ever

    Gene Autry - his movies aren't really remembered, because they probably weren't that great.
    But.... http://www.geneautry.com/clubhouse/places/hollywood_walkoffame.html

    After cowboying, ...
  28. Re: which movies do you enjoy every time you watch them

    The Wild Bunch
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    Re: 5/8" = 1'-0 scale ruler?

    I worked at an injection molding place once, and we made some up for fun. You could drive someone nuts if you really used them. The proportional dividers work well - even with xeroxs. Drafting supply...
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    Re: unintended consequence of ethenol in gas

    OK – What treatment to use?

    The 3 major one are below. I have used Sea Foam with less than mediocre results.

    Star Tron enzyme fuel treatment uses unique enzyme technology to improve...
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    Re: Sacrificial Rub Spots: A Better Way?

    Right about
    Here is a link for DIY http://www.redrockstore.com/canoerepair/skidplaterebuild/skid_plate_repair.htm
    You can Google Kevlar Felt it's what they use.
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    Re: Raised oar locks

    Not fancy but... http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/12/projects/ecpdr4/index2.html
    Rather than the galvanized conduit, 1/2" or 3/4" Sch10 316ss pipe would probably be stronger and less susceptible...
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    Re: Apron Plane, Lee Valley?

    A forum member extolled it in an earlier post. He recommended the A2 version.
    Santa brought it last Christmas. I have been very satisfied with it.
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    Cutting curves with a circular saw

    The process of cutting curves with a circular saw has come numerous times in the past. I have [2] triangular lobed blades made for cutting curves. The TRIAD blade was made by a defunct company –...
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    Re: The best American western, ever

    The Wild Bunch – Sam Peckinpah at his finest
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre – because, “…I don’t have show you no stinking badges.”
  36. Thread: Bote-Cote epoxy

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    Re: Bote-Cote epoxy

    Since you have used all the major brands. Have you ever added Bote-Cote's Timber Preservative and Reactive Diluent (TRPDA) to West or System 3. If so the results please. I contacted Bote-Cote and...
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    Re: Looking to get a low angle block plane

    Not to hi-jack but...



    What are the (dis)advantages of either steel?
  38. Thread: NCIS boat

    by JOBBER
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    Re: NCIS boat

    I watched a NCIS marathon over the holidays. An episode had a crash scene of the asisstant's (Tony) fiberglass car. Jethro's response was, "... it's not good for boats either."
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    Re: Side reading sonar

    This website is a bass boat forum. This thread has a bunch of actual screen shots of a Humminbird fishfinder side scan sonar. They may provide some insight....
  40. Thread: Newbie ?

    by JOBBER
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    Re: Newbie ?

    If you're looking for 1 sheet type boats, here is a site with a lot of free information. http://koti.kapsi.fi/hvartial/
  41. Thread: Ben Garvey

    by JOBBER
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    Re: Ben Garvey

    From pics & links bottom seems "V" type. If you are looking for these type of hulls, http://www.bateau.com/index.php has models from 10'-18'. I think an old Popular Mechanix had flat bottom version...
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    Re: Cutting marine plywood

    For cutting larger radius curves I prefer a circular saw with a triangular shaped blade over a jig saw. I have an old, old Acu-Edge (Redmond, OR) Triad blade. I could not find them on searches. I did...
  43. Thread: Cadwork

    by JOBBER
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    Re: Cadwork

    Just a question, why would you draw anything "scaled" ? I have been using AutoCAD for over 20 years, and have only drawn in 1:1. You can plot in any scale required.

    P.S. I wish I have a 48" wide...
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    Re: WB Building & Repair FAQ Ver 3.0

    I tried using a few of the links, from a post on page 1, by Ross M., dated 04-12-2006, 07:45 PM, on epoxy. My particular interests were those on CPES. When following the link, an error message of "no...
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    Re: Big Food - UHMW keel shoe installation

    I reviewed Kevlar "felt" posts, they seem to address the abrasion issue nicely. Is the fiber composition such the fuzzies may not occur like woven cloth (longer fiber make-up)? The material comes in...
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    Re: Big Food - UHMW keel shoe installation

    1st post
    I have been considering the same application for a small skiff myself. I never really was worried about the trapped moisture, because from previous post discussed slotting the UHMW strip...
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