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    Re: White Salmon build

    [QUOTE=Slacko;5398143]All done, just got to get it wet now.

    Very nicely done, enjoy the stares!
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    Re: Another Elf build, my first boat!

    Looking good!
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    Re: Land-locked Yorkshire Guillemot

    Thanks for the info. I've been saving scrap 3/4" ply for awhile so that I could make these. No time like the present!
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    Re: Land-locked Yorkshire Guillemot

    Assuming you made the clamps yourself, could you share dimensions? And how many did you need per side? I have a bit of time and scrap ply I'd like to take advantage of.
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    Re: Land-locked Yorkshire Guillemot

    I like your idea of keeping the wedges from wandering off...("dropping them" sounds clumsy.)
    Nice progress!
    Ken
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    Re: Coos Bay Tammie Norrie build

    Well, as they say, best laid plans and all that. In the interest of sharing the good bad and ugly, this qualified as ugly. Two of the boards sawed up ok, though the widths weren't consistent, leaving...
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    Re: Coos Bay Tammie Norrie build

    I had intended to do some of that, but some unexpected medical bills have delayed that. Since I have some wood on hand, I intend work with that, although it would not be my first priority. I posted...
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    Re: Phoenix III in WI

    [QUOTE=Matt Mitchell;5390055]Lol Ken. I am thinking of making the strong back top out of 4x8 sheets of plywood. The plans recommend that the strong back be 3’ wide, so I thought I would offset the...
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    Re: Phoenix III in WI

    Almost the exact size of my "garage" that I am going to build the Tammie Norrie in, with the same thoughts of strong back on wheels, etc. We will have to keep tabs on each other's skinned elbows in...
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    Re: Phoenix III in WI

    If the pics from WI-TOM don't inspire you, there's no hope! That's a pretty boat, no doubt about it!
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    Re: Phoenix III in WI

    Good for you! We'll look forward to following, and post lots of pics!
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    Re: Coos Bay Tammie Norrie build

    I'll also be watching this thread with interest; I'm building a Tammie Norrie but my progress is not real quick. Enjoy the build, TM has a very pretty hull!
    Al
    Figured out how to see your blog,...
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    Re: Coos Bay Tammie Norrie build

    She does indeed have a pretty hull, one of the things that I loved about her. That and the wineglass transom give her beautiful lines, and I can't wait to get started, though I am sure that this...
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    Re: Coos Bay Tammie Norrie build

    One of the constraints I face is the low ceiling. Plans call for the strong back to be 15" tall, so with the castors it will be right at that. I think that the point Robert was making was that the...
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    Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    Looking great, nice job!
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    Re: Coos Bay Tammie Norrie build

    I have considered that, but have seen it done this way. I followed a link to "Building the Richards family boat", where he basically built a box for his strong back. The first couple of planks would...
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    Coos Bay Tammie Norrie build

    51285131Strong back almost complete. Will try to add castors this weekend, after which I will actually attach the plywood top shown here. I realize this is probably hell for stout, but the channel...
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    Re: gunwale wood recommendations

    Any votes for mahogany with a sapelle sheer strake?
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    Re: Florida Beg-Meil

    Like that oar storage, and the cypress is gorgeous!
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Nice indeed! Sure is something to be said for that classic look, isn't there?
    Ken
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    Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    Beautiful boat, well done!
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I came across a couple of free(my favorite price)pieces of channel iron that were long enough to use for the 13' 4" strong-back. While I know that may be a little bit of over-kill, I am more sure...
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    Re: Strip-built canoe from Fijian Mahogany

    Absolutely flat gorgeous! A boat to be proud of, well done!
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    Re: An Ilur in R.I.

    Nicely done! She'll be something to be proud of, for sure!
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks Brian. Gonna be another couple of months till I can start, just getting things squared around and ready. Have the out-feed table removed from the table saw, (need the space, and can use...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    What would you use western red for? I have a bunch available for free,(air dried at that!) but had thought it was too soft, and wouldn't hold screws enough to be of much use.
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    Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    You have been sand-bagging us! Great work, I guess we'll let it slide! I especially love that tiller. I plan on laminating mine, but I love the added touch of "feathering" out the top piece to create...
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    Re: Fir for apron and stem?

    It is Doug Fir.
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    Re: Fir for apron and stem?

    Getting ready to start the Tammie Norrie, hopefully by Jan. 1st. But am gathering materials and preparing space now. I was just given some of this wood, and every penny saved can, and will I'm sure,...
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    Fir for apron and stem?

    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 waste, so have considered using it for the apron and...
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    Re: Curly Maple

    Happy to be hijacked! Workmanship like this is always amazing to see. I would go screaming into the sunset!
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    Re: Curly Maple

    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 word search...always glad to learn a new word, but...
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    Re: Curly Maple

    Hope you don't mind if I'm tired of the word "stunning", but this is just beautiful beyond words!
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    Re: Curly Maple

    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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    Re: Curly Maple

    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 enough material. But slightly thinner thwarts might...
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    Re: Curly Maple

    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 side. The three thick pieces I have are 81 to 84...
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    Re: Land-locked Yorkshire Guillemot

    [QUOTE=Racundra;5327828]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 the transom.
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    Re: Curly Maple

    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 doesn't seem like a good use of it! Also in view of the...
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    Re: Curly Maple

    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 the shop and garage. After all, we do already have...
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    Re: Curly Maple

    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, just trolling for opinions, thanks all.

    P.S. You...
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    Re: Curly Maple

    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 room. I refused to use it in a fashion that would...
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    Curly Maple

    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 a way to use it on the Tammie Norrie, but don't...
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    Re: Land-locked Yorkshire Guillemot

    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 glass.
    I agree with gypsie, it begs for that...
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    Re: Deer Isle Tammie Norrie Build

    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 under one clamp. Did you scarf the gunnel/rub...
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    Re: Land-locked Yorkshire Guillemot

    They never are that noticeable, we're just our own worst critics!
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    Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    "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 coat of varnish. I'll see how they look once a...
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    Re: Land-locked Yorkshire Guillemot

    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 with a flat plane thing. But as I tell my son,...
  48. Re: Plywood question for Oughtred beach cruiser

    Another option for you to consider. I am getting ready to build the Tammie Norrie, another of Iain's designs. I have decided to us the kit, for some of the reasons you mention. Hewes and Company...
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    Re: A Whilly Tern in Oz

    I just bought plans for the Tammie Norrie. Been dreaming of building a boat for 30+ years, and finally feel the time might be right. My plan is to buy the kit around the first of the year, studying...
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    Re: A Whilly Tern in Oz

    [QUOTE=PeterWidders;5263815]Hi Martin,

    The water was applied 5 x over a 5 hr period. I emptied the boiling water straight from the (full) kettle onto the towels so that they had a good soaking....
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