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    Re: Work related Pranks and humour.

    Not work related, but my Dad told a story of a well-heeled fraternity brother who lived in close proximity to West Point. This guy rented a PA system and played reveille 15 minutes ahead of the...
  2. Thread: bench planer

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    Re: bench planer

    Good rule for any rotating machinery. I defended a case where a guy got his glove caught on the chuck of a low speed, high torque drill press used to drill holes in mine headers. The torque of the...
  3. Thread: A new type of PWC

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    Re: A new type of PWC

    I like the trailer. Cool wheels.
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    Re: Australians Rescued southeast of Nantucket

    Great opening line for the article on gCaptain:
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    Re: Australians Rescued southeast of Nantucket

    I found this link - appears to be related:

    http://therealcape.com/quote-rescued-sailors-will-make-puke-mouth/
  6. Thread: Oooer!

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    Re: Oooer!

    Looks like it is in great shape.
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    Re: Insurance may day !!!!!!!

    we are in major thread drift, but not all juries are out of control. I practice in West Virginia (deemed the No. 1 judicial hell hole in the US), and in my home county, juries are very conservative,...
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    Re: Insurance may day !!!!!!!

    This was my original thought, as someone who defends US lawsuits.

    Here's the issues:

    By sailing into US waters, do you appoint someone as your agent for service of process (accepting lawsuit...
  9. Thread: Polishing Brass

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    Re: Polishing Brass

    Try ketchup or bloody mary mix. Surprising results.
  10. Re: Tug Boat Capsizes on Test Run in China - 22 dead

    For whatever reason, I signed up for the gCaptain newsletter at the beginning of the year, so I get an email every day about shipping news. I am surprised at the number of sinkings that have...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    I read Small Craft Advisor. Besides, you were in the R2AK video. You must know what you are doing.
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    This is not directed at you, because I believe that you know what you are doing. Charging is really more a disincentive to the fool hardy. No one goes to sea with the idea of needing rescue, but...
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    Re: Could this be Raw Faith II?

    It ended as most folks predicted, albeit without loss of life. This should rekindle the discussion about reimbursement of the Coast Guard for saving people who get themselves into avoidable trouble.
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    Re: Boat Dolly Design Help Needed

    I saw that boat at the New York Boat Show last week. They display it on its side at events.
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    Re: Insurance may day !!!!!!!

    We are litigious.
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    Re: Insurance may day !!!!!!!

    Have you tried Lloyds? They seems to be able to place odd types of insurance.
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    Re: Boat Dolly Design Help Needed

    I would:

    1). Accidentally back my truck into one of the posts, confess that I am idiot, and then offer to rebuild it to correct my negligent ways. Then rebuild it 1 foot wider.

    2). If you...
  18. Re: How tidy is your bench top and what message does it send out?

    No, they are sharp, or if not, I sharpen them.

    Edit: I meant the planes. I don't know how to sharpen saws.

    Second edit: Or the froe, but I haven't found the need to sharpen it yet.
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    The message my bench top sends out is that I need a bigger shop. If I had more room I would be much more organized. :d
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    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k581/orbb2/phone%20uploads/49BCBA0A-14D4-47C2-925B-44DED94CDDB7_zpsfzbwsqvf.jpg
  21. Thread: Classic plastic

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    Re: Classic plastic

    To quote the late, great Warren Zevon

    I was gambling in Havana
    I took a little risk
    Send lawyers, guns and money
    Dad, get me out of this

    Steven, take note.

    Also, I am jealous too.
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    Re: Another curious boat listing

    I never really thought about it until I saw the boat, but I think the song is in 3/4 time.
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    Re: Another curious boat listing

    I can't see all the notes, but it looks like the beginning of "Row, row, row your boat".
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    Re: Anybody know about CNC fabrication?

    This is a link to a podcast interview of John Harris of Chesapeake Light Craft. He talks bout their CNC machines and the amount of maintenance and tweaking that they have to do to them.
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    Re: HICKORY WOOD | Boat Interior

    I don't think Hickory takes to bending well, if you are dealing with curves on the interior. If you are looking for lighter color and the ability to bend, I would use ash, as long as it is dry...
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    Re: Launched Olive Oyl few weeks ago.

    Excellent work and a nice looking crew to boot. I love a plumb bow.
  27. Re: Hah! Build your epoxy lapstrake boat with THIS

    Assuming you could make a vessel out of this material, would the dark color of the denim be an issue with sunlight? Does acrylic break down with UV? I can imagine a scenario where you would start...
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    Re: Anyone heard from John Wellsford lately?

    No need for my "Anyone heard from James McMullen lately?" thread now. Welcome back, James. An early Christmas gift for the rest of us.
  29. Re: 1001 things I wish I'd known before I started building boats

    And don't be afraid to contact the designer. These people are amazingly accessible and are usually very willing to help out.
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    Re: Bandsaw recommendation

    This Rikon gets a good recommendation in the woodworking community. Big resaw capacity without the riser block addition.

    http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/rikon-14-deluxe-bandsaw.aspx
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    Re: Puget Sound Folks, Know This Boat?..

    Pretty.
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    Re: Homemade bead and cove planes

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Edge-Sharpening-Woodworkers/dp/1440329958

    Quite a bit of detail on the metallurgy.
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    Re: 23' Stone Horse for sale - Seattle, CL

    is this McMullen's? I thought he had said that he was going to sell his.
  34. Re: Do you ever find yourself inventing reasons to nip into the garage…

    Very nice
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    Re: Homemade bead and cove planes

    Would you consider making and selling more planes?
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    Re: Hull turning methods.

    I used seat belt material and four boat winches, as below:

    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k581/orbb2/8F9366F7-9C1D-44F2-B285-B36B22C85030-1255-000003AC82DEC3A5_zpsa1120f4e.jpg

    The boat...
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    Re: Sanding concave surfaces?

    My back hurts at the thought of that.
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    Re: Sanding concave surfaces?

    Something new from Arbortech for sanding curved surfaces:

    http://www.arbortechusa.com/view/woodworking/contour-random-sander/
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    Re: Lin and Larry Pardey interview

    Same here. Dan is honest and enthusiastic, and he actually gets some great interviews.
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    Re: Melting lead for keel

    People that receive heavy lead exposures are often given a chelating agent, which helps the lead to accumulate in the blood to be filtered out by the kidneys, where it is urinated out.
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    Re: A photo taken by no. 1 son

    Congrats, Papa. I love every minute with my son (16 y.o.) but I also anticipate his growth into his own person. Yours is obviously well on the way there.
  42. Re: Making acrylic latex paint flow well and looks smooth, I discovered how.

    Hear, hear!! Besides, the olives make the paint lumpy.
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    Re: A cement freighter...

    For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
    For want of a shoe the horse was lost;
    For want of a horse the battle was lost;
    For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost—

    All for the want of a...
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    Re: A cement freighter...

    Good point. I guess he had a Hobson's choice.
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    Re: A cement freighter...

    The marina also served as a crush zone, absorbing and dispersing the impact much better than the fixed dock. Best way to avoid injuries in that circumstance.
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    Re: Mooring An Open Boat

    Glad you posted a follow up. A lot of questions like yours get posted, advice is given and we never find out the results. Nice to see how it worked out.
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    Re: Starting First Boat what tool to buy

    I saw a recent interview with Phil Lowe of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts where he was showing his hand planes. He had a referigerator magnet on the bottom, like the kind that are...
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    Re: Starting First Boat what tool to buy

    I second that, and make sure that your moaning chair has a place for a laptop. When you make that then-perceived fatal mistake, log on here and ask for advice. I had some major screwups building my...
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    Re: Starting First Boat what tool to buy

    You are probably going to need a block plane at some point, and the means to sharpen the blade.

    You will also need clamps.

    Some more details on the build would be helpful.
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    Re: Who do you like in portable power planes?

    Triton has one with 7 inch planing capacity, and Makita has one with 12 inch capacity, if you need to tackle wide projects:

    http://www.tritontools.com/en-US/Model/TPL180
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