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    Re: Gartside style stern tube

    ...or you can buy ready made fiberglass tubing and save the hassle of rolling your own.
    http://www.fisheriessupply.com/centek-shaft-log-rudder-post-housing
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    Re: Varnish and turpentine fumes

    50 years of doing such things have given me COPD and a permanent attachment to an oxygen tank. Use a supplied air respirator or don't do it at all.
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    Re: Removing blood from wood grain?

    I always thought of it as just signing my work. That way, when the antique collectors in the next century want to know if a piece is mine or a fake, they can match up the DNA.:d
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    Re: What saw should I use to get good square

    ^^ This. I sure wouldn't spend money on a miter saw just to square some posts.
  5. Thread: Whaaateezzeet?

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    Re: Whaaateezzeet?

    Yup.
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    Re: Mortising machine question

    Do you mean resistance when you're cutting, or all the time?
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    Re: Mortising machine question

    Here's the manual for their current model. If it's not the same as yours, you still may be able to find some useful information.
    ...
  8. Thread: The Idea Clan ?

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    The Idea Clan ?

    It's been a couple of months since Little's last post to his thread. His Dad was having some health problems again.
    I'm wondering, and a bit concerned, if everything's OK.
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    Re: Leather Guards Primer Please

    +1 They have stores almost everywhere, but if you're in the middle of nowhere, they have a webstore. http://www.tandyleather.com/en/category/remnant-bags
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    Re: "Fireproof" paint

    This bit on the marine spec sheet give me pause:
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    Re: Miter Cuts- non-boat

    Not enough...
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    Re: Miter Cuts- non-boat

    Assuming you already have a good saw (a Hitachi compound miter would meet the definition) a high quality, sharp saw blade can be the missing link.
    I've always had good saws, but the addition of one...
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    Re: Locker lid disaster

    Epoxy is alkaline. The acidic vinegar breaks it down.
  14. Thread: Words of wisdom

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    Re: Words of wisdom

    That doesn't mean that the builder will, or even can, actually cut every part perfectly. Very small errors accumulate into large ones as a project progresses. Patterns are always a good idea.
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    Re: Wood Grain Orientation on Boom

    ...Y>
  16. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    This one seems to combine boats and airplanes in a rather unique way...
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    Re: Drill motor trouble shooting?

    Before I took anything apart, I'd make sure the motor and spindle are rotating freely.
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    Re: Young At Heart (so to speak)

    Or maybe cypress.

    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_communities/images/EIf_photo2_500.JPG
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    Re: Young At Heart (so to speak)

    Time travel...
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    Re: New here, and my project

    OP, you really ought to stay with one thread about your project and lock the other. Multiple threads about the same thing makes it confusing to everyone.
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    Re: Birdsmouth mast table saw set up

    Not saying it can't be done, but given any other option, that would probably be my last choice.
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    Re: Boat building schools

    This is good advice, if you can find one. They'er rather scarce. You may want to ask yourself why.
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    Re: Birdsmouth mast table saw set up

    Just be sure to keep your body to the left, away from the fence, so you don't get skewered if the waste piece decides to kick back.
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    Re: help trying to post pictures

    The monitor wouldn't have anything to do with it, but different web browsers or operating systems could.
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    Re: help trying to post pictures

    I've never understood why so many people have so much trouble with this.
    If I want to post a photo that's on my computer, I just upload it to http://tinypic.com/ and paste the img code given into...
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    Re: help trying to post pictures

    You're missing two brackets. The tag is photo url.jpg
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    Re: Rockler Mixing Mate

    Also note that cleaning solvent based material won't be a pleasant hold it under a faucet kind of thing.
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    Re: Rockler Mixing Mate

    Strikes me as being just another thing to clean.
  29. Re: swage failed on mast cable shroud - advice needed

    Commonly called Nicopress fittings here.
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    Re: R. Fung Co. Ltd, Hong Kong

    Yes, I think many here would enjoy reading them.
  31. Re: my Statement of requirements for fast build cruiser? suggestions are appreciated.

    This is good advice. The Great Lakes are big water and should be taken as seriously as any ocean passage. A 19' open boat is not suitable in anything but the calmest weather, which can change very...
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    Re: Calculating Birds Mouth Mast Size

    I did it like this:

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/icons/icon1.png Re: Bird's Mouth Tapered Mast
    Cores (blocking)

    I used birdsmouth cores at the foot, spreaders and...
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    Re: "Suriname Ironwood"

    http://www.tropilab.com/hardwoodfromsurinam.html
  34. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    Y> ;)...
  35. Re: I want to build airplane lifting wheels into my boat Im building, but dont know h

    Once again No Idea displays the depth of his wisdom. Do as he suggests.
    It's excellent advice.
  36. Thread: Cherry

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    Re: Cherry

    Yes. The difference between domestic and in the case of H. Mahogany or Teak, scarce imported hardwood.
  37. Thread: Cherry

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    Re: Cherry

    You're right. High grade cherry (FAS) used for furniture can be very expensive, as much or more than walnut even. Demand has been quite high
    for a number of years now.
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    Re: Glass prop shaft tube

    I used a piece of this. http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/browse.cfm/exhaust-vernatube-1.5-5-fiberglass-.105-wall-746128-/4,55408.html

    http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/prodimg/VRN-VERNATUBE.JPG ...
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    Re: Glass prop shaft tube

    Depending on exactly what type of running gear you're using, the ID of the tube should match the OD of whatever may need to be inserted into it,
    (cutless bearing, stern bearing housing, stuffing...
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    Re: Unclogging crystallized epoxy pumps

    I used to buy epoxy in 5 gal plastic cans. When they needed de-crystallizing, I'd put them in
    the laundry sink and run hot water over them.
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    Re: Flipping ships TV show questions

    This thread will explain exactly where the Caledonia came from...
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?193516-Xena-the-star-of-a-TV-show-Getting-junked-What-s-up
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    Re: Flipping ships TV show questions

    As Gareth said above, epoxy must be protected from UV, usually by painting, or varnishing with a UV blocking exterior clear coat of some sort.
    The question is are you talking about plain epoxy or...
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    Re: source for 6" handscreew clamps

    You get what you pay for. I've found the cheap, made in China handscrews to be sloppy and not very well made.
    Jorgensens are smooth operating and will last several lifetimes.
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    Re: Stanley 45 questions?

    I've used a No.8 jointer quite a lot over the years, often after a No.5 jack.
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    Re: Stanley 45 questions?

    Very good. In fact I recommend learning how to do things by hand first. You'll be a better craftsman later on that way.
    You need to learn how to sharpen your tools first. Success with hand tools...
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    Re: Stanley 45 questions?

    I sold both a 45 and a 55 a few months ago when I auctioned off my tools and machinery.
    Combination planes are fun to play with and will do a lot, but a router and a good selection of bits
    will do...
  47. Thread: Dorade Cowls?

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    Re: Dorade Cowls?

    Here's something similar in a finished product from Toplicht. http://www.toplicht.de/en/shop/fenster-bullauge-luke-und-luefter/windhutze-und-luefter/windhutzen/windhutzen-kupfer
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    Re: Come back ply and epoxy, all is forgiven..

    Humm...black PL. Think maybe they've been reading a thread or two here...
  49. Thread: Dorade Cowls?

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    Re: Dorade Cowls?

    ^ This. One sucking in, one blowing out.
  50. Re: Replacement handles for "pigsticker" mortise chisels

    I've been an American all my life. A pigsticker is a knife. Those are morticing chisels...
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