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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    And....back to the redesign. With arrangement drawing.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4526/37608449885_790d676150_b.jpg

    V-berth and head with shower down forward. Bridgedeck pilothouse with...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ Thanks Ron. I looked up Maleo. Nice boat! I like her a lot.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?172015-MALEO-32-Wittholz-tug-info-opinions

    She's a little shorter than Petrel but...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Another interesting photo of Vagabond:

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4559/37602346195_614e7956d2_c.jpg

    From the Lower Hadlock Shipwrights website (the shop that did the conversion). That's...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yes, I'm planning to use the bushing set from Rockler and I know that the template size needs to account for the bushing. I also have a long 1/2" upcut spiral bit. I think it's 1-1/2" long. Which is...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Hmmm. I have a bunch of these to do though. So a sturdier template might be better. Ok. (I also had the thought that maybe I should template the template, so I could easily make another one if one...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yes. Absolutely. That's my plan. Although I was really getting ahead of myself last night. I should have sharpened my chisels before starting. But I had the holes drilled and I just had to finish the...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ Thanks Denise. I'll let you know how it goes :)

    Back to the cabin designs for a moment. I had a brief exchange about troller conversions with a guy I know through Facebook who has had several...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    What I'm learning is that there are usually five ways to do anything in woodworking. And everyone has their favorite. With very-well reasoned rationales for why it's the best approach. So, it's no...
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    Re: A Timber Frame Boatshop

    Thanks. That's going to be a beautiful building. Shed seems too pedestrian a name for it. And I like your description of a cathedral to boat building, with your view across an island orchard to the...
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    Re: A Timber Frame Boatshop

    Just came across this thread. That's going to be a great shed! I'm envious. We don't even have enough yard for a tool shed. But I have to ask... what techniques are you using to cut the mortises,...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Ah Denise - of course! (Smacks head). Yes, a mortise chisel would be much better tool for this job. Why it even has the word "mortise" in the name, which tells you right off that it's for... cutting...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ That does look handy Jim. I might have to pick one up next time I'm there. And not relating to the table saw perhaps, but a bit more progress on the shelf project. Sort of. I took a stab at...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    J.Madison, the forward edge of the trunk cabin and the foredeck are actually identical to the original in all of the versions - they are all done with the assumption that the trunk cabin will stay...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Aft cabin sliding hatch, as requested.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4549/38471268531_c7768bb3f7_c.jpg

    Work...? I knew there was something I forgot to do today! :)
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Ok, great comments as usual! Revisions...

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4528/37583673965_59f61de9d4_c.jpg

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4515/37583674045_cfbb770c11_c.jpg


    The first...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I have to say I'm a bit overwhelmed with table saw tips... Ok, it looks like in addition to various extensions, tables and stands I might want a wooden fence addition with a t-track for a vertical...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I like that setup Ron. I don't have the track on the fence for the vertical feather board but even just the table top feather board and a long push stick would be ok for the large-ish pieces I'm...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    :) I think my wife would have something to say about that. On the other hand she does think we need a bigger boat than Petrel...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Denise. The saw came with a Kreg feather board. I didn't use it when I ripped the first set of cross pieces but I can see how it would help. I'll set it up and use it going forward.


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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    It does seem like I'm doing everything but boat work the last few days. Sigh. But all this fiddling with mortises, tenons and straight sticks will be useful when I get back to Petrel. I'm getting a...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    ^^^ and while we are making improvements (not that any are needed), how about a couple of strips of webbing tacked to the back of the boards so they will stay together but still be able to stack out...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Paid a visit to my local Rockler store this afternoon to pick up a few things. And I learned something. It's not the tools that break the budget. It's the accessories!
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I like the idea of DIY support T-posts too... And yes to formica for the extension and outfeed tables. Plenty of things to do then!
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I'm actually thinking a little of both. A small-ish outfeed table that I can bolt on so it won't move around but that would be removable since I don't have a ton of space, and then a roller stand for...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Denise. That Microjig splitter looks like it would work for me as well.



    Thanks Ray. I have a very healthy fear of that blade so I'm careful to keep all body parts well away, but I would...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Ron and Denise. Ron, I'll take a close look at the throat insert. Good tip! I'd like to replace it with a new zero clearance plate any case. I'm starting a list of upgrades for the table saw....
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Well, it won't be as loud as my 3-53 in any case. Probably fine as-is, but if not then I suspect you could figure out something to place between the steps and the slats and bring any cabin noise down.
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Just checked out that video Denise. That sure looks easy with the router. But then there's old-school...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_NXq7_TILA

    I might try that as well just for the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Looks nice Jim. I'm guessing that Yanmar is quiet enough that you aren't worried about soundproofing? Although if it does get to be a problem you could just hang a sound barrier curtain behind the...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Denise. I do remember your hinge jig! That was a while back... I could use the router, but then I also have this new (to me) drill press so I was thinking I could drill the mortises and then...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Next I finished setting up the table saw I bought yesterday and ripped the off cuts from the posts to make the sides and shelf supports. I followed Denise's directions as closely as I could...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Started work on the shelves today. First task was to cut the posts to length.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4568/38348250426_a39c604531_c.jpg

    I think my best option here was a circular saw,...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ Thanks Denise. The PALS kit looks great. It's always possible that my saw has had that done already though, so I should check first.
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks everyone. I'm pretty happy with my new toys. We had company over yesterday so I didn't get a chance to do any real work yet but I plan to this afternoon. And Psuggmog, I'm sure there are...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks for those photos Denise! Especially since the table saw I just bought is very similar to your setup:

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4516/38346335932_d0be031b1b_c.jpg
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ Not a Unisaw unfortunately. I wish! Just an ordinary Rockwell contractor's saw. But it does have an upgraded Unifence which would cost me more than the price of the saw to buy new so I still...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Al. Glad you are enjoying it! And thanks for the advice. I'm learning a ton from everyone here.
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Ron. Yes, I've seen various posts on improving table saws. The fence being the main thing it seems. And I briefly considered going that route but in the end this cheap little saw I have just...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Thanks Denise. That wasn't clear initially but I did eventually figure it out after reading more on ripping with a table saw last night :) Bandsaw still seems like it might be a better idea though?...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ I had been thinking I should use a table saw to rip the 4x4s in half but after reading a bit more now I'm not so sure. Lots of posts saying that it's dangerous on the table saw (blade at the top...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    A DIY fence? Hmmm. Maybe. Based on these comments I played around with it a bit more but this thing is a complete piece of junk. There is just nothing to clamp a board to. I might be able to screw...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Denise and Garret, those porches look great. Nice! My shelf project is poking along. We are still deep in the house organization project so I spent most of the day going through the pantry. But I did...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ Yes, that's been my experience as well. If you are friendly and look like you know what you are doing (I can fake it well enough I guess) then they will let you pick through the stacks.
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yes - my foray to Home Depot was more in the spirit of experiment. What sort of wood can I get from the big box? But you're right. Limbacks is right across the street from Petrel and a couple of...
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    Re: desperately seeking Tyche!

    This thread, as with so many others, is reminding me of the vast number of stories that exist in the memories of the WBF members. Many of them have been shared but in drips and random replies to...
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    Re: desperately seeking Tyche!

    Alex, that certificate is pure gold. And I just ordered a copy of Sea Struck...
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    ^^ Thanks Ray. Like the rest of us I spend my life trying to keep horizontal surfaces from collecting every random thing. In fact we are in the middle of a huge top-to-bottom house organization...
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    Yes. I just watched the delivery video too. And also now questioning most of my life choices. Exactly why am I staring at a computer screen right now instead of crewing on a big schooner? I could've...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    ^^^ beautiful work Denise!
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Yup. My photos are old too FWIW. Both benches are buried under tools and projects now.
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