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  1. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    That's beautiful stuff! Amazing what you can find tucked away in a seemeingly plain chunk of a log!

    Ken
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Somehow I missed the pics that show your floorboards. Love the "framed" look that the darker sides provide. Nice touch. It's those little accents that are fun to come up with. Gives each boat that...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Ah, I like that! I have seen it done vertically, and somehow, probably because I'd never done it, that seemed cumbersome to me. I really like how you laid them horizontally, gives you a really...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I actually used the original forms. Used a batten over that for the basic shape. Then cut proud of the line on the band saw, before sneaking up on it with the belt/disk sander. Actually worked out...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Send in the clowns?
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Finished roughing in the floors today. Still need to sand and shape a little more, but not a ton. Pretty happy with the result, especially since I was once again using material I had on hand. Not...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    That video is indeed fascinating!

    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    If I remember right, (no guarantee!) that's the way Geoff Kerr does it in his video on OCH. In fact, I think he even installs it then, which doesn't seem like a bad idea. (Says the rookie to the...
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    Worked on the patterns for the floors today, and it seems like this is harder than it should be. Got the patterns for station 4 done, and started on station 5. Couldn't figure out why they were way,...
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    Re: Phoenix III in Oregon - rigging options

    You're probably too committed with the beautiful tiller you've got there. But just for the sake of muddying the water, here's one that I saw years ago that I may play around with:
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    It seems like I saw this somewhere...so you can't steal from me what I stole fair and square from someone else. :ycool:


    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    So here's what I have been considering for the toggles for the floorboards. I have some left-over 1/2 round from the keel and bilge-runners. Contemplating using that to make my toggles. Imagine I...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Looking forward to following along Ian. Very much enjoyed your build of Kotic, though I must say you are making all of younger men look lazy! Hard to stop doing what we love, isn't it? And what's not...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    I would say "a nice spot" is a bit of an understatement! Beautiful view.

    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks Hugh! Gets more and more fun as it goes.

    All right you guys, pictures of those toggles? I want to see what you did, then I'll tell you what I have in mind as a possibility.

    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Now now boys, this rookie barely knows what the definition of a boat is, let alone having multiple names for any one item. Sorry for the sit and stew Neil, but I'm gonna have to go with Steve on this...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    You're right Steve, I misspoke. Then it wouldn't let me edit. So I worked a bit on both the floors, tracing out the floors on tracing paper to make some patterns, and on re-sawing the 1-1/2" fir into...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    My wife has Covid, so I quarantined for the week. No symptoms for me, so lots of projects finished and a little boat time. Mostly scraping epoxy, the pictures of which...I didn't feel the need to...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Wow Neil, nice progress! Doesn't seem glacial to me at all!

    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Hugh, I would absolutely love that! Getting some hands-on experience would be invaluable, as well as just getting to meet in person and have a beer! Let me know what you find out!

    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks for the input guys, I really do appreciate it. Part of the difficulty in building a boat for sailing, when you've never really sailed, is that you don't know what you don't know, and so can be...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I'm glad you brought that up Steve. Especially having never sailed, I wasn't sure which way to go here. I had semi-settled on the air bags, for a couple of reasons that may or may not be valid. The...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Always appreciate the input Neil! Can't tell you how many things I've read and thought were "go-to" ideas, only to forget them once I got to that part of the build.

    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks Neil, I'll keep that in mind. This is the stage I have been looking forward too as well. From here on out, "everything shows" and you have the opportunity to show some individuality and...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Yeah, going to force myself to do that, so that I can't procrastinate. Not the most fun thing, but not really that bad if you just get at it.

    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks Hugh, it really is, isn't it?

    Thanks Mike, my thoughts exactly! I've never worked with varnish. I've always heard how difficult it was, and how other types of finish were so much better to...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Got the first thwart in, and removed the last of the forms and straps. Can finally see the boat in it's entirety. Lots of room...and lots of epoxy globs. Time to get serious about...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    The sides are walnut, the tops are mahogany. The walnut was "scrap" that I had on hand, but I didn't have enough for the top and bottom. So I stole a little boat material,(sacrilege I know!) for the...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    So today, finally a little progress. Working to get the first set of seat risers in, and the first thwart. Anxious to see that happen so that I can remove the remaining forms and clean up the...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Just mentioning to my wife that it's been 6-7 weeks since I even touched the boat. But...that's what happens when you love your grandkids, right? I decided that their "treasure boxes", read shoe...
  31. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    I will be thrilled if mine turns out to be anywhere near that "pretty close". Lookin' good!

    Ken
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    Looks more stunning every day...in spite of your bad day! I inadvertently clicked on the first page of your thread the other day, and I had forgotten what you started with. Everyone ought to go back...
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Nice work, moving right along!

    Ken
  34. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Very nice, great technique! Great craftsmanship, and you make it look easy. (Of course we don't see the time and effort you took to get there!) The dark on white contrast is perfect.

    Ken
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    It looks absolutely fabulous! A couple of quick questions: How will you finish the teak so that it doesn't become as slick as what you started with? And secondly, you skipped the part that allowed...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Yes it is Hugh. I'm glad to hear you say that. I've wondered at times if I were getting carried away and having too many different kinds of wood, and that it would begin to look rather hodge-podge....
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Just a little progress today. Rough cut and dry fit the first seat risers and thwart. Need to plane the thwart, fine tune the risers, but getting close.

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    Ken
  38. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    Looks amazing Mike! I know what you mean about how much time each step takes. Someone asked the other day the proverbial question "how long is this boat taking you?". I realized that I have spent...
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    Re: Somes Sound 12 1/2 Build in Oregon

    As has been mentioned, you are indeed flying! Looking lovely, and the shape is just right. Keep up the good work!

    Ken
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    I really like what you've done with the gunwales where they meet the stem. Nice touch! Funny how such a little thing can set off the looks, very "craftsman" look.

    Ken
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    Re: A Lawton Dory Skiff in Cape Breton

    Looking good, stay the course!

    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Glued up the breast-hook. Had to get a little creative with clamping, but I think it'll work fine.
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    Absolutely love that walnut!

    Ken
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    Re: Calendar Islands Yawl 16 in Chattanooga

    Looking good! Sinful as it is, I'm jealous of your couple of nights a week! It's nice to see some consistent progress, even if it's not a lot. Also nice when you can score that free wood, my favorite...
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    Re: An Ilur in Hansville

    Very nicely done! I doubt people will be able to watch her go by without a second look.

    Ken
  45. Re: What do you use under scarfing and on the floor to protect from epoxy?

    I didn't worry about the floor as much as I should have, first boat and all that. I've actually tripped on a fairly impressive glob of epoxy that I didn't see. (Nothing a hammer didn't fix) But I...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks, I love sharing my journey; the good, bad, and the ugly. Hoping that someone else can learn from my failures and my successes. And always good to hear from someone local. Can we see pictures...
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    I look forward to seeing your inlays...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Especially since I got them for free when my father-in-law passed away!

    Ken
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Just a little progress today roughing out the breast-hook. Loving the grain of the black walnut.

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  50. Thread: Deks

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    Re: Deks

    Kinda what I figured, and what I would lean to as well. Just thought it never hurts to ask!
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