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    Re: Newhall Ship Chandlery catalog - 1899

    ditto in the kudos department from me too. I needed a resource for scantlings for deck fittings that I'm replacing on my old Friendship sloop.
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    Re: Steel centerboard coating

    Ben,

    Alumathane is a wonderful product, easy to apply, and has a good track record for rust prevention on less than perfectly prepared surfaces. It can be over-painted. It is available through...
  3. Re: Painting metal for the marine environment

    Sadly, the nearest commercial galvanizers charge you for a minimum of 500 pounds and it ain't cheap.
  4. Painting metal for the marine environment

    I have some items (pictured below) which I need to paint as I move forward my renovation of my 30' wooden Friendship sloop. The boom and gaff are aluminum and currently covered with adherent white...
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    Re: A simple Swedish Fid

    I have a four foot long lignum vitae fid that helps to keep the floor flat

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    Re: Time for a new thread: Big (34') dory build.

    Gib,

    The bomb-proof requirements of your current build put me in mind of Dorjun, seen here in Port Townsend. She's a converted life saving boat and sailed through the Straits of Magellan in 1932....
  7. Re: Bill Page's Belladonna, left to the elements

    Hey, everyone's got to make a buck. I've found him to be fair.
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    Re: Thoughts on canoe building books

    There is a third option which hasn't been mentioned yet- restore a wood/canvas canoe. At least around here, they are relatively easy to find, cost less than 1K, and will give you the experience of...
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    Re: Chamfering holes in ends of spars

    chuck an old tapered wood file or rasp into an electric drill and do the hokey pokey with it.
  10. Re: Inches & PSI from Total disaster (or a bad day)

    Ski it if you can, Garret!
  11. Thread: Beech?

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    Re: Beech?

    I saw that wood. It may be rot-resistant now that it has absorbed so many minerals but... at $30bf you might as well use angelique.
  12. Re: Recommendations for a week in Maine in early October?

    Ride your bikes around Schoodic Point
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    Re: dressing an anvil

    Look for a used anvil at $1/pound. Expect to spend at least $150.
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    Re: Sharpening planer/jointer blades

    as long as you don't have any nicks, there are ways to put a microbevel on both planer and jointer blades without removing them. Harry Bryan described the former in a WB article. The latter is...
  15. Re: 5200: hygene for the tube and the students

    my solution, which has never failed (at least in a tube's lifetime at my shop) is putting the opened tube in the freezer.
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    Re: Boat cover or boat tarp

    I had an equal amount of fun finding both of these here in the US, too.

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    Re: Small scale welding

    to the OP, if he's still listening: I was in the same situation as you a couple of years ago. After extensive research, I settled on a Lincoln 175 Pro, MIG welder made in the US running on 220. It...
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    Re: Canvas replacement on W/C canoe

    Glad you know Rollin. What's the design of the two canoes you pictured, Denise?
    Bruce Brown
    The Great State of Maine
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    Re: 20" band saw

    wooden boatbuilding applications seldom require superfine finish of carbide blades. I suggest you check out "bladerunner" blades available from Iturra Designs, whose catalogue is the new bandsaw...
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    Re: 20" band saw

    Depending on your inclination to rehab old bandsaws, you should be able to get a bigger bandsaw (30-36") with a 3 HP for less money. Bigger is usually better if you have the ceiling height to...
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    Re: Maine CL - Diamond in the Rough!

    sweet sheer line
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    Re: Bandsaw Bite

    I have an elegant old Oliver 88D table saw and I do everything I can to avoid using it, hoping that I die before having a truly dumbass accident. I have switched as much ripping and cross cutting...
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    Re: Washington's Crossing

    Sweet pictures, Kevin. At the risk of highjacking the thread, your picture of the Delaware confirms my suspicion of the bogus apologetics for the black lawn jockeys that are found on the lawns of...
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    Re: Free: WoodenBoat about 1975- 2008

    I'll take them. I'll be passing through Lexington in April on my way south. Will that work?

    Bruce Brown
    Brewer, ME
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    Re: Playing with fire

    I've done lots of this with a cut-off blade on a 4 1/2" grinder and a drill press. You probably already have both. If not, you can get a cheapo grinder at HF. The torch set up has lots of hidden...
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    Re: Rail cap - grain run out

    my railcaps were 2" white oak and I had to steam the bejeezus out of them and use pipe clamps but I was able to seat them on top of the toe rails. It was not a one-person job.

    Bruce Brown
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    Re: Sil Br chainplate hole

    silver solder a plug made from bronze rod. Then your purchases only need to be rod, silver solder wire, flux, and MAPP gas and you'll be able to make your own bronze fittings in the future. See...
  28. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    While I haven't the time (see later on in this sentence) to read the whole thread, as a person engaged in a long-term boat resurrection project I believe that the primary reason more people don't do...
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    Re: Chart Plotting Desk for Cockpit - Ideas?

    Yup, the Chartkit plotting board is out of production. Has anyone seen the plastic drafting machine for sale which came with the board?
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    Re: Sorry Stone Horse(?) in Searsport

    I remember seeing that boat in Searsport when it had a transom but it was on the hard in a short-lived yacht brokerage (sic) for wooden boats. The office building is in just as bad shape.
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    Re: Why do you own a wooden boat?

    Wood just doesn't seem to contribute to the entropy of the planet like FG and there's a sense of sculpture that comes from working in wood that just doesn't exist with other materials.
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    Bobstay bolt angles

    Should bobstay ringbolts passing through the stem be drilled parallel to the line of force or normal to the plane of the stem? I see problems with both.

    Bruce Brown
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    Re: cutless bearing vs. stuffing box

    nope, no thread. I didn't have the confidence. Sorry about the rain. I'm headed to Camano Island in 5 days and I guess I'll bring my slicker.
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    Re: cutless bearing vs. stuffing box

    Whiz, the wood bearing was oak and it made a nice fire! As for water ingress, who knows? I bought the boat after it had been on the hard for 15 years.

    Your suggestion was one of the solutions I...
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    Re: cutless bearing vs. stuffing box

    As the OP, I finally climbed back into the boat to double check my memory in response to list serve queries. I found that my memory had been in error (not an unheard-of phenomenon): The "bearing"...
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    cutless bearing vs. stuffing box

    The Friendship sloop I am restoring came with an unlined shaft log through the deadwood and a stuffing box bearing at each end. Is there any advantage to replacing the aft end with a cutless...
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    Re: Fabric for a bow shed

    I found 50' x 40' (approx) HD tarps on the web at an agricultural supply site. I have a double walled bow shed over my Friendship clothed in white tarp which lasts about 5 years in central Maine. ...
  38. Re: Rub rails and other parts: Cetol vs Deks Olje vs Varnish

    I've been real happy with an Epiphanes product, matte wood finish, which doesn't require sanding between coats and which looks a bit like oil but deeper, and obviously has a protective thickness to...
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    Re: Painting Dynel

    thanks to everyone. I got my question answered. Now go to bed and NO MORE FIGHTING! It'll only end in tears.

    Bruce Brown
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    Painting Dynel

    I have laid dynel on the decks of my Friendship sloop and only partially filled the weave in order to provide slip-resistance. What kind of roller have folks used to paint the surface of the rough...
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    Re: How much does a free boat cost?

    visible
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    Re: How to restore this rot?

    I am really impressed with the generosity of respondents to this guy's query and the patience you all have had with his trepidation at deconstruction. That is the best of what this forum is about.
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  43. Thread: Ships bell

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    Re: Ships bell

    nice company; good products; great location way down east
    https://usbells.com
  44. Re: Some more light on an old mystery, the Northwest Passage ,1842.

    If you are interested in the Franklin expedition, you might like The Terror by Dan Simmons, a fictionalized account of the tragedy once the boats became iced-in. It is long and it is good.
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    Re: How to Blow a Hatch

    Fire is my primary concern. Thanks to those who posted fittings. The skylight is a Maurice Griffiths design. What kind of caulking will provide the right combination of waterproof adhesion and...
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    How to Blow a Hatch

    I have a traditional butterfly skylight set into the cabin top of my Friendship sloop. Since it is the only way to exit the boat besides the companionway, I want to be able to remove the skylight...
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    Cape Dory 10 rig change

    I was given a Cape Dory 10 dinghy without a sail or rig which I am going to make for my grandkids. Since I have plans for a previously constructed sprit rig for my wherry which has a sail area of...
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    Re: Reconditioned tools

    I'm offering a macro-economic comment: reconditioned tool prices are 75% of new; Craig's List are <50%; electric tools generally work well enough until they don't; that period of time is much...
  49. Re: GMO chestnut trees show promise to restore the species

    As an environmentalist I have been cheered by the prospect of GMO grains which offer relief to starving millions who cannot get their grain to grow in native (now damaged) soil and helps reduce their...
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    self- bailing cockpit design

    I'm running the tubing for the self-bailing cockpit in my Friendship sloop. Do the starboard and port drains need to be crossed to the opposite side through-hulls or to the same side?
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