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  1. Re: Older Wooden Hydroplane restoration (minimost)

    I'm pretty sure that is the boat I built 60 years ago when I was 14. It was in an issue of Popular Mechanics and pictured on the cover. The title said "Build this boat in 10 hours for $10". I...
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    Problem with posting article

    Hi -

    I wrote an article over 20 years ago about building light hollow shaft oars using the bird's mouth technique. It was published in Messing About in Boats in 2001. Article is long out of...
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    Re: Countersink drill bits

    What they all said. Fuller. Only way to go. You can call up, talk to a human and get them in a few days. I don't think their prices are high, either.

    Joe Carpenter
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    Re: Piantedosi Maintenance?

    Yes, I live in Santa Cruz, CA. I must say, I'm pretty lazy about maintenance. I sometimes rinse everything off, but the majority of times I just get water out of the boat and leave it at that. The...
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    Re: Piantedosi Maintenance?

    I've had two units for more than 20 years. I think I have replaced the bearings twice, but maybe three times. That's all they have ever needed.

    Joe Carpenter
  6. Question about max file size for posting?

    I wrote an article for Messing About in Boats way back in 2001. It was a step by step instructional to make hollow shaft spoon blade 8'-9" oars. It's long out of print. Can't believe it, but I...
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    Re: Sharpen carbide band saw blades?

    Thanks Gib,

    I was not really happy with the prospect of doing it myself, hence the question. I have done steel blades myself with Dremel or files. Seemed tedious and arthritis in my fingers is a...
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    Re: Plans for long, skinny spoon blade oars

    Hi there -

    I made hollow shaft oars for my Annapolis Wherry and published the plans in Messing About in Boats many years ago. It's out of print but I can send a PDF of the article to anyone who...
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    Sharpen carbide band saw blades?

    Does anyone have a lead on a place to sharpen carbide band saw blades? I use 3/4" 3tpi blades. Thanks.
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    Re: Fiberglass sources

    Try Fiberglass Hawaii in Ventura, CA?
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    Re: epoxy not setting

    Well, I just had an interesting experience with West System not hardening. Old pumps, I'm sure the ratio was wrong. I made a desk with four drawers. Lots of parts. Glued up all four drawers and...
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    Re: red beech for boat building

    When I worked for a boatbuilder in Nelson, New Zealand in the 70's, we used this wood for all the ribs in the 50' carvel plank fish boats that they were building then. Bends very well.
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    Re: How often to varnish

    I think the answer is the same as the one for "when is the right time to reef?"

    The first time you think of it.
  14. Re: Spose this is a dumb question, but where can I buy alcohol stove fuel?

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. It is not sold in California. I have attempted to order it on Amazon and others and they are all unable to ship to California. Checked ALL the local sources...
  15. Re: Spose this is a dumb question, but where can I buy alcohol stove fuel?

    That used to be true in California, but it is no longer sold here in retail stores. I need to order it from somewhere.

    Joe
  16. Spose this is a dumb question, but where can I buy alcohol stove fuel?

    I live in California and I can't buy it locally. Anybody know where I can order it?

    Joe Carpenter
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    Re: Table saw fences

    If you can do basic welding, the Biesemier is pretty simple to make. I made one for an old Craftsman saw about 30 years ago. My friend still has that saw and there's basically nothing to break. ...
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    Re: Toledo Oregon Wooden Boat SHow

    Yep. Thanks.
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    Re: Toledo Oregon Wooden Boat SHow

    Anyone know who makes the stainless hardware for the forward facing rowing rig?
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    Re: New to Titebond III

    Well, I had a little conversation with a Titebond tech a few years ago also. I had to glue some pieces of redwood that were still pretty wet and was gluing up scraps and then testing them by trying...
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    Re: Trailer Paint Job

    I'd steer clear of Rustoleum. Well clear. It's not what it used to be. The steel lumber rack on my truck is a laboratory of rust. After only a year or two. Twenty years ago the rusty metal...
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