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    Re: Minor assembly required...

    You one-upped me there bud! My metalworking skills revolve around hacksaw & mill file at best. Wood I can manage, a little plastic (when wood just won't work well) if necessary.

    With your...
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    Re: Minor assembly required...

    I use my late '70's era Delta almost daily. Best thing I ever did for it (besides changing the 1/2 hp 120V motor to a 3/4 hp one I wired for 240VAC) was swapping out the steel blade guides for a set...
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    Re: How much plaster should I shop for?

    25# of DAP branded plaster of paris sells for $19.99 at the ACE I work at. From what you've posted I think you'd need maybe 40# for what you want to do, less if you use fabric as a reinforcement (in...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Looks like some okoume ply I have, and the bright rubrails maybe red oak? Grain looks right if color's a bit lacking in red, but who trusts on-line image display anyway?

    There's a 'marine' epoxy I...
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    Re: Cooking Wisdom Sought (induction range)

    This.

    Took me awhile to get comfy with the induction range my wife bought three years ago. I learned on gas, went to electric when we got married (she was suspicious of any fumes from gas...
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    I'm curious about:

    1) how many square feet of panels you have;
    2) what the installation cost you;
    3) whether it was subsidized in some way by your electric utility company, the company doing the...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Forget JASCO. If there's a chance of epoxy underneath the soft varnish, JASCO may take some of that off with the varnish. Or leave what's left in a condition that may not be well-suited to more...
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    Re: strange PM: legit forum member?

    As have I, at least the few times I've made use of it.

    Certainly doesn't behave the same as PM feature on other forums I've been subscribed to running same (though not same version) software.
  9. Re: Kirby Paints....Shipping Costs To Minnesota

    Most any pigmented finishing material will do that, save maybe urethanes (one or two-part) or epoxy.

    It can help when you're doing a second coat, you can tell what's already been coated from the...
  10. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    Yep, they do! And 3/8" too!

    I've generally found their offerings lacking in more than one respect (besides price) but for limited use like this that set seems a worthwhile choice.
    ...
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    Re: One detail of stitch & glue method

    I built a 14' 'stripper' scow back some 50 years ago. Used lumberyard exterior ply & polyester resin, locally sourced clear FOHC redwood (you could find that back then!!) for the strips, bronze boat...
  12. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    Where I am, state regulations have a minimum size for the HIN characters for a watercraft, along with a requirement that it be permanent, non-removable.

    I looked at machinists' stamps before...
  13. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    Thanks MC.

    I had one false start after I received a rubber stamp I'd ordered first. Company's instructions were a little ambiguous so no surprise what I received wasn't quite what I'd expected.
    ...
  14. Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    I had the same hurdle to surmount on a CLC Waterlust canoe I built. So I had a rubberstamp made of the HIN, from which I made a 'casting' in epoxy, that then got backed up with a bit of 'glass cloth,...
  15. Thread: spade bits

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    Re: spade bits

    Never seen those for sale but I've ground many an Irwin Spadebit to a custom profile/size for specific task. The wide pilot'd be useful f'rinstance making a little hole bigger w/o chatter or...
  16. Re: Speaking Of the Hazards of Compressed Air Tanks

    https://youtu.be/wgmOVyBBZg8

    Human stupidity knows few if any boundaries.
  17. Re: Epoxy fillets with and without epoxied glass cloth

    Pretty much my take on this also. 'Glass cloth reinforces the side of a fillet that's prone to cracking if the fillet's borderline thin. A thicker fillet won't be quite as prone to strain damage...
  18. Re: Kirby Paints....Shipping Costs To Minnesota

    Upon reading your first post I inferred you already had one of Kirby's color sample cards. How did you come to find the color you've chosen?

    They're fully capable, in fact happy to mix custom...
  19. Re: Kirby Paints....Shipping Costs To Minnesota

    Other than a winning Lottery ticket?

    No, you’re not missing anything.

    Flammable liquids require HAZMAT surcharge over and above the required Ground (only) transport fee.

    Then there’s the...
  20. Re: Air pollution cancer breakthrough will rewrite the rules

    Maybe change the air filter in your home’s air handler (heat/A/C) / ventilation system more frequently than recommended.

    ”…and before you let the sun in, mind it wipes its shoes!”
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    Re: Cutting a rolling bevel

    (Wow. Just noticed Jim's post revived a thread from a decade ago....)

    The surfaces being worked are for joining or the final, exposed surface?

    Can you show us a picture of one of your...
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    Re: about to take the plunge

    I decided I wuz gonna build Oughtred’s MacGregor (the long version) back around 1990. Got a start but working full-time (and a 5 hour ‘round-trip’ commute TO work) saw me abandon that project. A...
  23. Re: Carnell Nutmeg: an MVB, a “minimum viable boat”

    Good job of it! Looks right fun!
  24. Re: Wife brought home a box of Saltines, but - - -

    Got through college years on saltines & Kraft sharp cheddar. Guinness helped too.
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    Re: building progress

    Bernadette your perseverance is an inspiration to us all. Your's is an amazing undertaking, thanks for sharing some of the details with us here.
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    Re: Staging - as done by the professionals.

    Why riggers deserve a measure of respect for what they do above our heads.
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    Re: cardboard mockups

    Cardboard's cheaper than just about anything else rigid enough, light enough, and available enough for templating or prototyping.

    I'm amazed at how much of the stuff we compact into a 600 kilo...
  28. Re: Major fire rips through Massachusetts boat yard

    Or Lithium batteries on the wrong management protocol.
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    Umm, OK.

    Point taken.

    I wasn't thinking thru what I was gonna post (coffee hadn't soaked in yet) & hit <post> a little too soon.
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    Re: Plywood lapstrake with copper rivets

    I'd think that as much as having something to fasten the planks to once they're persuaded into their proper position as the build progresses. When done they become part of the boat as extra support...
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    Re: annapolis wherry build process.

    Pablo I commend you on this endeavor! You’ll find support here should you encounter questions you can’t work out answers to on your own.

    I’m surprised you couldn’t find anything relevant on CLC’s...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    This isn't the same as what used to be labeled as "Super Spar" once sold by HD?

    Seems to be limited to their Pro division... there's a pop-up for local Pro rep that'll point you to a BOB retailer...
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    Re: Router Bit Edge Profile?

    If your sheer clamps haven't been fitted yet you can use the router bit in TerryLL's image for the grooving IF you set up a router table & fence to avoid making firewood of your lumber. The table...
  34. Re: FB Antique Wooden Dinghy, $250, a little paint, a little varnish.....

    "...some of the structure used."

    Riiiiight.

    Maybe summa the hardware.

    Heck I've got some 1/2" dacron double braid from a 'broke back' C Scow I burned up four or more decades ago, that oughta...
  35. Thread: saws

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    Re: saws

    https://www.badaxetoolworks.com

    A few miles from where I am now.
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    Re: keel bolt stock and thread cutting

    Yep, that was in the thread you put a link to in your earlier post.

    Before we had epoxy there was tar; with epoxy one can 'pillar bed' mechanical fasteners in a manner that stands up to...
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    Re: keel bolt stock and thread cutting

    Just about any metal we use, in intimate contact with acid, will see some kind of chemical reaction that erodes the metal. Tar's about as good an acid barrier as anything, but in that it's not really...
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    Re: Sikaflex and epoxy play nice?

    Nah, that stuff'll stick to just about anything. Epoxy's one of its faves.
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    Re: keel bolt stock and thread cutting

    Me too.
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    Re: keel bolt stock and thread cutting

    What's the diameter and length of the bolts you'll need to replace?

    That HD all-thread's likely electroplated, not hot-dipped. There's a difference.
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    Boy howdy, that's an understatement!
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    Well, yes it should (of course)! The math of leverage is pretty straightforward that way: 175# @ 24" 90° off centerline will have more effect than 10# the same distance off CL but 180° from what's up...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    My intent here isn't so much to effect a board that stays put (no need to change for different tack) but rather one that helps counter rolling moment from spar & sail mass aloft. This Waterlust canoe...
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    Re: 17' Whitehall Ct Craigslist

    Depends on how it was built then finished, inside & out.

    Scantlings for these are more often fairly light so there ought not be much wood movement from changes in moisture content. Depends a lot...
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    Re: Yikes! What is this?

    Looked at #149 in that other thread. Read about where you’d been storing this wood, so my vote’s cast for that as maybe a carpenter bee. We have ‘em up here, you may have ‘em - or something similar -...
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    Re: daggerboard bungee/tiedown

    I've been using a length of bungee cord between two holes on either side of the board trunk.

    I'm anxious to see what effect adding ten pound of lead ballast to the board has on stability once I...
  47. Re: Chicago swimmers' limbs taken off by boat propeller, body found also

    Isn't that what they call Miami Beach?



    That's just the upper four or five feet. Below that the temp drops pretty quick.

    When the wind blows the warmer surface water off Chicago's lakefront...
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    Re: Bottom paint...

    Thought that name sounded familiar… I started using waterborne finishes back in the ‘90’s after seeing their polyurethane varnish at a woodworkers supply place in Glenview Il. They’re still in...
  49. Re: Carnell Nutmeg: an MVB, a “minimum viable boat”

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    Most certainly, yes! We stock sizes you might find useful at Nelson’s in Viroqua. Most any hardware store stocking Hillman fasteners should have ‘em if they keep any amount of stainless...
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    Re: Sunday morning row

    Sweet canoe you have there. (Is it the roads theyselves that present the issue confronting you, or the others you’d have to share ‘em with?)
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