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    Re: All For A Horse - The Movie

    Aruna with the red felt trousers... the stuff of hippie dreams. It's been posted above but here's the link for part one again...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-i5TqfomWA&t=12s
  2. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    After I ditched the Sprinter, not needing that kind of capacity or wanting that kind of fragile complexity I picked up a 2014 Toyota Tacoma. It had had some work done previous but that was okay, I...
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    Re: Power planes

    You can't beat the little Makita planer. I have that one and the Festool and the Makita gets used most of the time. The Festool is saved for when company comes over. The advantage is that the...
  4. Re: Coronet is being moved to Mystic to complete its restoration

    In which case that short plank won't make much difference.
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    I will do just that, and thanks for the kind words.





    I'm sorry that you're so conflicted, Tom. It's only gonna get worse, you know.
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Hi, Ken, good questions, all. I had made the sheaves in a previous thread, much as you describe, copied from an old Merriman sheave.

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    Re: Unexpected covers

    Here's the Black Keys cover of Captain Beefheart's cover of Robert Pete Williams "Grown So Ugly".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofulaIrBAjE
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    Re: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Thanks, guys for your wonderful words of support. I'm just now clearing the bench of the last of the Summer projects and am looking forward to getting started on the catboat once more.

    Jim
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Thanks, guys. It's about time that I picked up on this project once again. There's been more pressing demands on my time lately but I'm looking forward to finishing a few of these up.
  10. Re: Seeking help in sourcing ash for making oars for a 1776 whaleboat project

    Check out Roberts Plywood in Deer Park.
  11. Re: Shipwrights dovetail (?) - first attempt (for my butterfly hatch)

    I have the issue around here somewhere, Greg. I started making a skylight using the Duffy Dodge dovetail joint, it's a regular dovetail with a tongue incorporated to slow down the influx of water. ...
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    Re: Doors

    Thanks, Rick, I'm pleased with how it's coming out. The painting schedule is starting to get iffy with the fall weather coming on

    On a personal note...we brought the barometer up to Chelsea Clock...
  13. Re: Want to see me build a 30' Chesapeake Deadrise?

    My sympathy goes out to Walt's family for the loss of such a talented man who was so willing to share his knowledge with the rest of us. He was an inspiration to many here and will be sadly missed....
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    Re: Doors

    The exterior color we've chosen is Kirby's Low Luster Steamship Black, because I liked the name. Shown here is the final coat, just past the tacky stage. The paint schedule consisted of two thinned...
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    Re: Doors

    Here's some tombstone shaped pieces fitted to the bed bolt holes on the bottom of the jamb...


    https://photos.smugmug.com/Our-doors/i-rzR9dhf/0/4f651333/L/Door64-L.jpg


    All epoxied in ready...
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    Re: Doors

    Thanks for the encouragement, yew lot. I will say this... that the days I tote a box of tools over somebody else's threshold are over.


    Here's the strike plate temporarily fastened in place. ...
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    Re: Doors

    I'm looking forward to putting in the glass, Thad, it's going to look great.





    Thanks for checking in, I appreciate the comment.
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    Re: Doors

    I should have mentioned that there is no glass in the door in that picture, the contrast of the photo makes the inside seem darker than it really appears.

    However, the glass is on hand and will be...
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    Re: Doors

    Thanks, all. Much appreciated.


    Much of today was spent cutting the mortice for the lock, boring holes and fitting the parts.
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    Re: Doors

    That was the last time the bench was that clean, Steven.


    I have the porch door hanging on the hinges. It needs the lock edge trimmed so it can close.

    Next up...mortice latch.

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    Re: Doors

    Here's a closer look at the sill. The bottom sweep of the door will contact the sill directly, without any metal saddle. We'll see how that works out, but it looks a whole lot better and thete's...
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    Re: Doors

    All the door frame parts have been trial fitted in place. Here they've been given a coat of CPES on all sides. The sill will be varnished and the frame painted to match the door.

    A scribe strip...
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    Re: Doors

    Thank you for pointing that out, Nick. I merely said you don't see it every day.


    One time I was down on Tilghman Island, on the Chesapeake, with my van parked on wharf where two Skipjacks were...
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    Re: Doors

    Here's something not seen every day. It's a variation of a bed bolt, times three, but not meant to come apart.

    The quarter inch bolts are epoxied into the sill, which is the dark piece in the...
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    Re: Doors

    Okay, I will.


    Nows the jambs are cut to length the hinge mortices can be laid out and cut, and then I can cross that one off the list.

    For some reason hinges are placed seven inches down...
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    Re: Doors

    Thanks, Kevin. Times getting short as are the days. I've got to get moving.


    Whilst making good time on the door project an old sewing table came our way. I spent a few days laminating up a...
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    Re: Doors

    Hugh, I know good carpenters who contract out the heavy stuff, it's just not worth it.



    Here's the door jambs and sill in the next stage of fitting. The jambs are levelled in the opening and...
  28. Re: who knows what about this boat/boat type?

    Yeah, Nick, you're right.
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    Re: Doors

    Hugh, just so long as you realize that I'm winging it here, making it up as I go.


    Now, just where was I?

    Oh, yeah, I got waylaid, sidetracked and backtracked for a while but now it's time to...
  30. Re: who knows what about this boat/boat type?

    Isn't that Peter Radcliffe's boat?
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    Re: Just lurking for now

    All the best, Norm. I'm so glad you could make it to the EBS last June. It was really good to see you.

    Jim
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    Re: Decorative stemhead?

    Simpler is better. A nicely shaped stemhead need not be complicated and serves the purpose of protecting the pointy bit that always hits the dock. You sometimes see stemheads with their after edges...
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    Re: Mast step/floors repair

    The most important thing is to through bolt the floors to the keel. Screws are no good here.

    As for the hole in the partner, an easy fix is to use some cedar wedges while you think up a good...
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    Re: Mast step/floors repair

    I'm for through bolting the floors to the keel and stem, carriage bolts, with the head outside and the nut countersunk into the top of the floors. You don't need knees on the floors. A couple of...
  35. Re: Antique Brass Fitting ID Threaded Flange

    A vise screw, maybe.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Patina has no place on chrome. You could polish the chrome off, back to bronze, but that depends on your other hardware choices.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Buy the bronze bolts, see if you can find the dome-headed straight-slot ones. Somebody's got some somewhere.

    When you have those fittings re-chromed, do the bolts as well. Stainless will never...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Stainless steel fastenings in a strip plank boat is a step up...from galvanized, so sure, go for it.


    The problem, if you're building your grandaddy's plank on frame boat is that the stainless...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    How is that done...the encapsulation thing? Squirt some epoxy down the screw hole before driving the screw in? Epoxy on a bung later?

    I mean, sure, on a strip planked boat, glassed inside and...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Do you actually mean that, Ted, or is it just another case of, "people are sayin'".

    No matter, the vanity's only hidden after the plugs go in.:d

    Jim
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    That's right, Rob! And there are pictures!

    Well, a couple of sketches anyway.
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    I like to use two battery drills, one with the pilot bit and one with a Fuller counterbore on a regular straight bit. The counterbore and bit are set up to bore just through the first piece. The...
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    Re: How far can a boat hang off of a trailer?

    So long as the rated capacity of the trailer exceeds the boats weight I think that the main factor to consider would be the tongue weight of the trailer. Too much boat hanging off the end will...
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Last night I got a little confused about just which was which, so I needed to impose some kind of order on the entire project. Now that I have an idea of how they go together and what works and what...
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Those do look nice, Dave, and some of us can never have too many kinds or sizes of drill bits.





    Thanks for the link, 8r. I shall have to pick up some jig saw blades. I have a jig saw,...
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    That's a Foredom handpiece in the photo, with a christmas tree bit, and it works well chewing through the webs between the holes. Once the center is out of the way I put a cylindrical bit in the...
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Those are handy saws, if that's the only thing that will work, which in this case, it won't because the holes are too small.

    There's a simple solution, though, Martin, using only the tools on...
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Here's one of the spacer webs with the outline of the material to be removed inked in...


    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-xD6G8CD/0/3122e31e/L/i-xD6G8CD-L.jpg
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    Phase two involves drilling the full size holes through the pilot holes. In this case there will be four half-inch holes around the center hole, and eight three-eighths in holes around the...
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    Re: Casting thin shell bronze blocks

    I'm glad you found something of use, kaly, but I'm a bit disappointed about the duct tape being less than satisfactory. It's such useful stuff, but I suppose it does have it's limits. I once used...
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