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    Re: Do You Know the Way to Mystic Seaport?

    The thread title reminds me of the old joke.

    So, to paraphrase it:

    Q. How do you get to the Mystic Seaport WoodenBoatShow?

    A. Sand & Varnish. Sand & Varnish. Sand & Varnish.

    Jeff
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    I've long had a fondness for fountain pens but must admit that I only own one modern example. A pelican. The pencils are great! They remind me of the wooden pens that I used to make on my lathe. I...
  3. Re: Shetland fans: Tosh didn’t get promoted.

    I don't agree with your analysis at all. I was as absorbed in the last series as I was in all the others. The show may still be very good with a new inspector but it won't be the same without Perez....
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    Wooden boats are a fairly unusual hobby.

    Jeff
  5. Thread: Baltic birch

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    Re: Baltic birch

    Not a chance, Ron. You're not being paid that much.

    Jeff
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    Both the raspy thing in the OP and the plane posted by Canoeyawl are old tools. What do butchers use nowadays, I wonder?

    Probably UHMW cutting boards.

    Jeff
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    The Shinto rasps work super well for cleaning up epoxy. The WB store has the best price that I've seen. I was't aware they make a curved model. I could get onboard with that!

    Jeff
  8. Re: Looking for resources on interior joinery/ finishing techniques

    Read and reread Jim Ledger's thread here on the forum: Lofting the Brewer catboat

    Take woodworking classes at your local rec center if available.

    Jeff
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    Re: Pricing for boat work

    Interesting. I wonder at the coincidence of that estimate with those of many I heard about when I was making custom furniture. Back then a common "rule of thumb" seemed to be to figure one's labor at...
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    Re: Sail Area Differences

    m-spangle... Joel White has a solid reputation with many of his designs on the water. How do you know that the Goeller boat, with little known about them, was a good performer? Other than what you...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    Yellow sports cars are an exception, of course. BY:D

    Jeff
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Definitely shop season!

    Jeff
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    There are a number of older classic vehicles where I live. They look really cool but I'd like them a lot more if they were modified to not emit oily/gassy stink as they drive by.

    Jeff
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    Re: Pricing for boat work

    Why would one's worth and overhead be inversely proportional to the length of a project?

    Jeff
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    Re: Pricing for boat work

    From someone who ran a custom fabrication business for many years... Two things:
    1. If you work on boats because it's fun and not as a business, then walk away from this. Because it won't be fun.
    ...
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    Re: The Lesser's LA VIE EN ROSE

    Good work! My best to you both.

    Jeff
  17. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    My Bosch will eject either left or right as I choose. My Festool hose attachment fits flawlessly. I would always choose to have efficient dust extraction.

    BTW: I have also shaped a lead keel with...
  18. Re: The "A Christmas Story" house is for sale...

    I wonder if the lamp is included.

    Jeff
  19. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    I have a Bosch. I don't recall the exact model and can't look right now. It's a 4" wide, and not too big. It works well and one thing I fully appreciate is that I can dial down the depth of cut to...
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    Re: Do I need vent holes?

    I have a eight posts that support two outdoor patio roofs. Each post is made by welding either 1 1/2" or 2" square tube into a box like configuration. I call them steel 4x4's. They are unpainted and...
  21. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    As one who's spent a fair amount of time grinding steel... I think this profiling can be done, but it will take a fair amount of time. It will certainly take more than an afternoon. The process is...
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    Re: What has to be done

    Last night I went to fix myself a bowl of ice cream. Got the container of treat from the freezer, got a spoon out of the drawer, got out a bowl and put the lot on the counter. Went to get the ice...
  23. Thread: Baltic birch

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    Re: Baltic birch

    Paint will actually stick to UHMW for more than a few days?????? :confused:

    Jeff
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    Re: Value of Herreshoff 11' 06" Columbia Dinghy

    Personally, I walk away from situations like this. Friendship is more important.

    Jeff
  25. Thread: Baltic birch

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    Re: Baltic birch

    Ron, I was going to recommend the occume just because I think it mills better/cleaner than meranti. But, since you got the meranti, you can mitigate tear out by either climb cutting with your router,...
  26. Thread: Home burial

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    Re: Home burial

    Composting is legal in Washington state. I've specified this method for my remains with the resulting JeffCompost to be used to nurture fruit trees. I hope I don't kill 'em.

    Here in our house we...
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    Re: Practice Caulking Setup?

    Knowing nothing about caulking, I can't help you. I just wanted to say that I love these kinds of self-learning exercises. And I applaud your endeavor.

    Jeff
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    Re: Compter question

    If you recently upgraded your OS but not your Word application, they may not be communicating properly.

    I'll assume that you've done restarts on both the printer and the computer.... because...
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    Re: A Hvalsoe Dinghy in New Zealand

    Very sweet, Ian.

    You are a busy guy. Do you ever slow down?

    Jeff
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    Re: May I show you my spurtle?

    Show of hands.... How many reading this knew what a spurtle was before googling it?

    I didn't. Upon encountering the OP, I thought the tool might be for weaving.

    I keep my first lathe project...
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    Re: Recommendations for a Respirator

    I've nothing further to add that has already been said except... When you purchase the mask, also get a whole bunch of the replaceable hepa filters for dust and at least one charcoal filter for...
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    Re: A little gratitude

    I also love pizza and beer, so there's that. But what I appreciate more is David's acknowledgment that we all are not quite so smart as we think we are when we're young. I know it took me a long time...
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    Re: Why is a lug rig called a lug rig?

    Chris, can the boat be "salty" if it's only used in fresh water? Just askin.

    Jeff
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    America's Cup--- 1983

    There is a new documentary now playing on Netflix about Australia's 1983 win. This was the year that the New York Yacht Club wish had never happened. We found it to be quite interesting. It brought...
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    Re: Doug fir for bowsprit?

    Structural timbers in just about every new building are glue-lams. That ought to tell one something.

    Jeff
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    Re: The spammers are taking over

    They seem to come in waves. I think the tide is up today.

    Jeff
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    Re: Micro jig splitter

    A few reasons why they are problamatic:
    1. Can't use a cross-cut sled. (As Ron points out.) And in my opinion, cross cutting using an open mitre gauge is both inaccurate and much more dangerous than...
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    Re: Manual pex expanders

    Even if you rent the tool, buy a manual one as well for the "leftover" joints. There is always something to change or overlooked.

    Jeff
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    Re: Micro jig splitter

    Ron, I'm happy to see that you're doing what you can for your machine. Quite a few years ago I went the route of making a splitter that fit into the blade insert of my Unisaw. It was fussy, of...
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    Re: Witches on the Willamette

    One would think that a proper witch would have a paddle shaft made from withered willow.

    Jeff
  41. Thread: New 8' pram

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    Re: New 8' pram

    Coming soon to a fancy yacht chandlery near YOU!

    Gotta love ya, Bruce.

    Jeff
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    Re: Happy birthday to Yeadon…

    Happy Belated B-Day, Tim. Sorry I'm late.... too much bourbon.

    Jeff
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    There is no rip fence on that machine. So if it's for crosscuts only, how is it better than a sliding miter saw?

    Jeff
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    Re: Designing a Sailboat

    I don't believe that you can upload a pdf here. You first have to convert it to a jpeg image, then upload that image.

    Jeff
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    Re: What would you call it?

    You will never get a bracket that offers a tight fit and there's no rigidity offered by a loose fit. So you are better off going with drilling and bolting. Or, do the side angles as was suggested....
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    Many years ago I read an article in Fine Woodworking Magazine. This was a workshop safety piece where the author had interviewed many who had had accidents. The author was interested in the events...
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    Re: Battery chainsaws

    I have an EGO mower that I like. Our local ACE Hardware sells them and would most likely make good on a replacement if one bought a lemon. I have a 14" Greenworks battery chainsaw that I bought from...
  48. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Yes to cutting the bottom trim if you want to dig into the aft part of the pilot house. But before you do that, a look beyond the outer ply sheathing would be revealing. So cut a plug out of the ply...
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    Re: Yet again photos

    If uploading photos from the computer, many may get confused by not understanding that it is a two-step process:
    First one "Chooses" the photo from the computer.
    Then, the chosen photo must be...
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    Re: Solve This (If You Can)

    Re the 12 coin question:

    Make two piles of 6 each... compare the weights... the heavy pile has the heavy coin.

    Divide the heavy pile of 6 into two piles of 3 each... compare their weights. The...
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