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    Scarfing question

    I've got two boards glued up (West 105/206 slow epoxy) at the moment; do I need to wait 24 hours until things are completely cured before running it through the thickness planer? I'm not talking...
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    Spiling question

    I'm getting ready to start spiling my Washington County peapod. I was planning going the traditional approach with a spiling batten and compass (a la Greg Rossel). My sources recommend 1/8" plywood...
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    Worm holes

    I think I know the answer, but I'll ask anyway. I'm cutting the white oak frames for my peapod; they measure 7/16" thick by 7/8" wide. Some of them have have small holes ( or hollow tubes depending...
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    Beer keg steamer

    I'm gearing up to start bending frames for my Washington County peapod. For the steam source I'm going with a 5 gallon beer keg and removed the ball valve apparatus. The flange has an outer diameter...
  5. Re: Marry that rabbet on a Washington County peapod

    Hi there,
    I tried to answer on my cellphone but I suspect things got screwed up. Here are two pics from my bow and then stern:






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    Stern Bow
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    Re: Ribband Question

    Thanks so much for the suggestions. I should have thought about screwing the batten down just to touch the station line. I realize perfection (having the ribband touch each station line) is the...
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    Ribband Question

    I'm building my Washington County peapod upside down and am planning on bending the frames over ribbands. I've cut a sample ribband 1 1/4" x 3/4" (as recommended by Greg Rossel). I'm using it to make...
  8. Marry that rabbet on a Washington County peapod

    So I've bevelled the rabbet on the keel and apron from the lofting, and done the same for the stem and stern assemblies which are bolted and bedded. Before I bed and bolt the entire backbone together...
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    Washington County Peapod

    So I'm preparing to secure the keel (which is 2" thick) to the keel batten (3 1/2" wide, 7/8" thick). The plans say to use 1 1/4" #12 flathead screws, but no mention of the spacing between screws....
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    Re: covering bolt holes

    3/8” bolt, the head is trimmed on each side so it’s narrow enough for the faired width of 7/8”. No keel band
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    Re: covering bolt holes

    I guess that's what I'm asking; just not sure how far to go
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    covering bolt holes

    any recommendations on how far below the face of the keel I should sink the bolt heads for my 15 foot Washington County peapod, built up stem and stern, 2" thick? Right now it's about 1/8".
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    Re: Woody question

    Yes, it's the bolted, stem, gripe forefoot type. I appreciate the input. I had various moistures, up to 32% on some freshly cut stuff. I think I'll go with the kiln dried stuff since I have access to...
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    Woody question

    The white oak boards I'd purchase for the built up stem of my Washington County peapod have turned out to be too wet for current use, so I'm back on the search for drier timber. Has anyone used kiln...
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    A tapering question

    My Washington County peapod tapers from 2" down to 5/8" at the stem face, 1 1/2" at the keel, and 7/8" at the aft face. When do folks suggest this be done? I've seen recommendations to do this at the...
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    Re: Rabbett hole?

    Yes, when it's secured to the keel a bolt will run through the keel and this part of the sternpost.
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    Rabbett hole?

    I was finishing up the rabbet for the stern of my Washington County peapod on my bench, when I realized I had exposed one of the bolt holes I had previously drilled. I knew it was a bit off center,...
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    Re: Bedding compound conundrum

    Sika 291 was the game plan
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    Re: Bedding compound conundrum

    thanks for your recommendations. Yes, I'll be painting. Does this need a primer? I've seen a primer on the Sika website, but not always from actual boatbuilders
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    Bedding compound conundrum

    I'm about to put together the built up stern of my Washington County peapod; basically 2" thick white oak sternpost, stern knee, and keel. I was planning on using Sikaflex 291. This is my first built...
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    Re: Built up stem questio

    Haven’t done it yet. So smaller hole. What about the magic potion part? Any favorites?
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    Re: Built up stem questio

    Yup, those are accounted for
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    Built up stem questio

    Getting ready to drill the bolt holes for the stem (and stern) of my Washington County peapod. What magic potions do people put into the hole before I tighten things up for good? If it means anything...
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    Re: oops

    I LIKE that concept!!
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    oops

    I was making almost the final cut on the bandsaw for my sternpost when I realized the crosscut for the stern knee notch was in the wrong spot: by about 6". So after correcting things I have a 1" slit...
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    a knotty question

    I'm getting out the keel on my Washington County peapod, and there are two or three small knots which should probably go. My thought was to drill them out and hammer in a same sized plug. What...
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    Re: Kiln dried wood?

    Sawn
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    Kiln dried wood?

    While I understand air dried wood is preferred in wooden boat building, is kiln dried an absolute no-no for the backbone structure? I'm having a brutal time finding adequate air dried white oak for...
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    Two more newbie questions

    I appreciate the answers to my recent thread on sealers. Two more questions popped into my head. I'm getting ready to order the bolts to hold the built-up stem and stern components of my Washington...
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    Sealer question

    I'm about to get out the parts for the backbone of my Washington County peapod. White oak, 2" thick. My question regards applying a sealant after the pieces are shaped to decrease checking (seems...
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    Bending the curve

    Yesterday I got back from the local sawmill with a slab of white oak I'd picked out for the keel of my evolving peapod. While we'd taken great pains to pick out one that seemed perfectly straight ,...
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    Re: On the matter of ribbands

    Thanks for the reply. Am I going to need to get a crane into the garage?! Sounds like heavy lifting!
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    On the matter of ribbands

    Looking ahead to the construction portion of my 15'3" peapod (lofting is done), I'm planning on the upside down approach. After fairing with battens I was thinking about running ribbands set back the...
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    Two more wood questions

    Looking ahead to storing/drying wood for my lapstrake peapod, I realize things will be pretty tight in my garage. I recall seeing an article by Harry Bryan about building a rack to store boards...
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    Re: Wood buying question

    thanks to everyone for their help on this. Sounds like shooting for 5/4, resawing and going with my trusty thickness planer is the way to go. Do these come debarked or generally not. Also, what do...
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    Wood buying question

    I'm looking ahead to ordering wood for my 15'3" peapod. Planning on white oak for the backbone structures, white cedar for planking. There seem to be two schools of thought, both of which seem to...
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    Re: Scarphing a lofting batten

    A belated thank you to everyone for their helpful comments! The pictures in particular are terrific. One question when gluing them up: what material do you put beneath the two pieces so they don't...
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    Scarphing a lofting batten

    A question about making a lofting batten. I have access to select pine boards 3/4" x 3 1/2/ x 12 feet. I can rip them to 1" or 3/4" widths. If I scarph them to 8:1 (or 12:1), should I glue them a...
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    Re: Washington county Peapod

    Gorgeous looking peapod. Just getting ready to loft the same one. Hope you put in pics after you sauce it up!
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    Bandsaw options

    I'm looking to get a bandsaw (my first) prior to starting on a 16' peapod. I've seen excellent reviews of the Laguna 14/12. Any opinions? A friend also recommended the Oneida dust collector system....
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    Wood source

    Can anybody recommend a good source for wood in the Washington DC area? Iím planning on a 15í peapod but have only found places that sell kiln dried, not air dried.
    Thanks
    Gordon
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