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    Re: Flight delay question

    Pay close attention to speed limits and other things like potential speed traps. It's too easy having 'cruise control' let you miss a change that will costs you hundreds for the transgression then...
  2. Re: Should I get a Manufacturer's Identification Code?

    Funny but I've found that to be true Todd, and not for just boats & trailers. You beat me out by several years too....

    CLC issued an HIN for the Waterlust kit I bought back late in 2016. As I'd...
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    Re: Copper nails,roves,Canada?

    in CA: http://www.tendercraftboats.com/fasteners.html#gsc.tab=0

    Not CA but close to you (kinda): https://www.fisheriessupply.com/davey-and-co-copper-boat-nails

    Not as close:...
  4. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    Had to Google up 80/20 as it was unknown to me (at least by that name!) though I remember building trade show displays with similar stuff three decades ago.
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    Re: Current thoughts on laser levels

    I’ve had two Bosch; one for years until I broke it while building a staircase in 2013, the replacement (less $$$) ever since. Does H, V, H+V lines & can be set to hold an angle too with a proper...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    I'd take a pass on adding primer to your restoration project. If the wood's sound it'll take paint nicely; primer's mostly unnecessary for a durable finish if your expectation's not for a...
  7. Re: Building an 8' Nesting/Mirage drive "Optimist"

    True, yet the purported benefit of encapsulating the wood against inevitable intrusion by water is the price paid for a (hopefully) longer usable lifespan.

    Doing what you're attempting I think...
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    Re: Epoxy Blushing?

    Condensation forming on epoxy that's not fully cured may turn the stuff white. It's the presence of water that the hardener component prefers to bind to over the resin you were hoping it'd marry. No...
  9. Re: Midwest boat trailers. Anyone heard of them?

    Bought a ShoreLandr break-back trailer for the 14' stripper scow I built some 50 years ago. Had it long after the scow rotted away, used it as a utility trailer until rust took its inevitable toll...
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    Re: Varnishing Before Assembly?

    Fine uses for masking tape!

    Great for keeping finishing materials off areas to be glued, great for keeping glues off raw or pre-finished wood during assembly.

    Decades ago when I built my first...
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    Re: Halyards and hand pain

    That would be Epsom Salts spray maybe? Magnesium Sulfate in water?
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Nice find you have there Toxophilite! You're more courageous than I can lay claim to towing that rig behind a SMART, yet with my MINI I'm not far behind with the Waterlust I launched late last year!...
  13. Re: Building an 8' Nesting/Mirage drive "Optimist"

    Yep. No account, no seeum pics. See links but w/no account you get a message about 'insufficient permissions' or some such for viewing.

    Why this would drive posters away I can't fathom as they...
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    Re: DIY home security

    Had to Google that! Never heard of 'em i until I read your post....
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    Re: Power outage in Canada

    While the US east coast's been baking in 90°+ temps we here in the Driftless were getting spotty frost warnings. Yesterday & today I woke to outside temp of 38°F, barely reached 58° yesterday.
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    Re: Small trimaran mooring

    I'd put your question to Mike Waters. He designed the W17, likes questions.

    Last item on that linked W17 page may hold some interest for you.
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    Re: Dropped my Rushton. Cracked plank.

    Nice boat Rich, nice repair job too!

    What's she weigh, out of curiosity? What was the mode of failure in your pulley system that ended with the cracked strake?

    I 'invested' in a Harken Hoister...
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    Re: Repair to bottom of Mirror hull

    Great! Thanks for the closure.

    And yes, I find the PM feature here to be confusing at best. Doesn’t behave like how other forums, using the same software, leave me when I make use of them.

    Take...
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    Re: Dropped my Rushton. Cracked plank.

    Fine approach to a practical repair Rich. I think what you’ve done gives credit to your previous workmanship in the original build you’ve been enjoying since she first got put in.

    These things to...
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    Re: Dust Collector Recommendation

    Very happy with Oneida. I upgraded my four decades old Cincinnati Fan & Ventilator item using Oneida’s products, saved a bit over buying full-new package. HEPA filter & cyclonic separator, bin for...
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    Re: the usaf's silver bullets

    Heavy lifting…
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    Re: Repair to bottom of Mirror hull

    Yeah I got it but I'm not having much joy trying to figger out whether the reply I drafted (twice actually) ever got sent.

    $10 will get it delivered on Saturday, $28 if you're hot enough to pay...
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    Re: Repair to bottom of Mirror hull

    I have a bunch of Tubois 5mm okoume ply (mics @ 5.3), currently several scraps I could USPS over to Brooklyn if it'd help you Dan.

    PM me your mailing address & an idea of how much you might need....
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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    And put whateveryouchoose for plug on a tether, so it stays close when it pops out.
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    Re: Third police officer sues Sig Sauer

    Not likely methinks...

    110278

    That from 2016.

    Sig Sauer fires back.
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    Re: Painting Gold Letters on Mahogany Transom

    Storing pretty much any oil-based finishing product upside down will help the stuff left over stay usable next time you need some.

    Unless you happen to have a handy supply of Argon or Nitrogen to...
  27. Re: For the Americans bitching about gas prices

    Think the last two years' riots have been bad?

    When that comes to pass those extra funds would 'evaporate' from the 'slush fund' like ethanol left out in the sun while cities would burn.

    I'm...
  28. Re: For the Americans bitching about gas prices

    Led unto temptation more like....
  29. Thread: Whazit?

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    Re: Whazit?

    Last place I lived I had to thread a couple of 3/4" black iron gas pipes in a crawlspace with about 24" of "crawl-space" up against the foundation. By hand.

    When I came to work at the local...
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    Re: I got lucky with this dog.

    + 1 on that.
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    Re: CERN is back online

    So? They can’t control CHICAGO from Chicago & it’s a lot closer than CERN.

    Oh, and Fermilab’ just east of Batavia, not in Chicago. Close, unless you're trying to escape.

    Couple decades ago I...
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    Re: Need cheap z brackets

    Aluminum Z-stock, $8.44/6’

    That’s ~$0.24/ 2” wide clip, you saw ‘em off & drill holes. Shipping’s prolly extra at this price, may double your price per….
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    Re: fix orange peel texture in West System

    They'd work fine if you have some laying about.

    I made my living for a decade as a screen printer, last two years in college I did screen printing for my major.

    Blades were often rubber in...
  34. Thread: Routers

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    Re: Routers

    I admit to some gratification when that collet nut base popped free.

    There appeared to have been some kind of compound on the threads once I got it spun off. The nut's base makes up half the...
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    Re: New white oak on the Eastern Shore

    When were those felled?

    Have the ends been waxed / sealed somehow since that pic was taken?
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    Re: Routers

    Special Tool worked!

    109705

    Before the successful attempt I thought maybe my torque wrench would help with leverage, and an interesting statistic, but then the nut broke free.

    How ST's...
  37. Thread: Sleep study

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    Re: Sleep study

    You get any feedback from your study yet Jim?
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    Re: fix orange peel texture in West System

    I agree with both of your opinions David and John.

    As with any tool - which PeelPly most certainly is - there are times when what it can do will benefit a project and a user's experience.

    Other...
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    Re: Routers

    I don't have an infrared surface temp reader but a standard propane torch with the inner blue flame cone at about 1" length puts out close to 3,600°F.

    I was using that at every attempt, at first...
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    Re: Routers

    John that's my whole motivation for putting this thread up here: I've found invaluable the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience the Forum members here have attained.

    I had a small...
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    Re: Routers

    Have one but reluctant to deploy it until I've achieved a firm enough grip on the armature.

    Idea in mind now is some kind of steel clamshell-type device that'll reach up into housing - there's...
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    Re: Routers

    Thanks John. It’s the CRC product I’m using. Smells a lot like Kroil & foams upon application.

    Latest attempt using white oak clamping block failed. Same scenario: commutator begins to slide….
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    Re: fix orange peel texture in West System

    Agree, and why I added my $0.02 to this thread. I messed with it a little early on in this most recent endeavor, getting a feel for how it works & what it can contribute to a successful outcome.
    ...
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    Re: Routers

    Have Impact (Lefty Loosey, yes) but endeavoring to get a grip around armature somehow, up inside housing. Will try more heat on that recalcitrant collet base nut first, an improved commutator clamp...
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    Re: Routers

    That collet nut’s proving to be a reluctant SoaB coming loose. Nothing i’ve managed so far’s held commutator from slipping. I’m fearful of damaging it too putting too much pressure on it trying to...
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    Re: Routers

    https://jessem.com/collections/router-lifts-and-plates

    Slick! Glad I asked....

    Before the Internet it was big box stores. Farther back it was local tool shops pretty much exclusively as...
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    Re: Routers

    Jim I agree with you for the most part. Oddly those Bosch routers our shop used had the spiral depth design just like the little DeWalt battery router uses.

    My first router (two, actually) were...
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    Re: fix orange peel texture in West System

    Squeegee, or similar. You want some pressure at the working edge to force the excess epoxy through the fiberglass and PeelPly. Not a lot so there's a touch needs practicing before you get deep into...
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    Re: Routers

    Agree.

    Late in 2020 I was working on a Christmas present for my wife. Reached out for my Bosch laminate trimmer only to sense its bearings needed replacing after close to three decades. (This is...
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    Re: fix orange peel texture in West System

    In a sense, but you'd still have to add another skim coat to fill the texture the PeelPly leaves behind. Plain epoxy works but is heavier than a filler coat of epoxy + microballoons. The latter is...
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