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  1. Thread: Track saws

    by MN Dave
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    Re: Track saws

    You forgot to put the search term in quotes. You get more results with "Progressive bevel" but 6 hits instead of 4 isn't much of a difference. It would appear that we don't talk about this here.
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    Re: Ripping strips, a saw recommendation?

    The cheap 10 pack blades are sometimes worth as little as they cost. I have a package of cheap blades with some poorly set teeth that score up the cut. OK for framing, but junk for finishing.

    The...
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    Re: SOF oil paint or varnish

    I have used this:
    http://shop.skinboats.com/2-part-Urethane-System_c5.htm
    It works on both polyester and Nylon.
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    Re: Ripping strips, a saw recommendation?

    One solution that I know little about, having just googled it, is a step up and step down transformer. The logic seems sound. Watts equals EI so if you double the voltage, it takes half the amperage,...
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    Re: Ripping strips, a saw recommendation?

    Having Larks cut the strips on his saw would certainly keep your saw from overheating. If I were Larks I would want a blade AND some cold beer.

    Failing that, The smaller diameter thin kerf blade...
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    Re: Which rowboat would you build?

    Gypsy does not have to be built with the plywood frames in the way. The interior is a poor compromise between building speed, cost, simplicity and utility. With a little rearrangement, it is a much...
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    Re: Cedar Strip Repair Advice

    To expand on this a little:

    To remove a small area of glass without leaving a difficult edge to refinish, sand/grind the feather edge first, then peel the glass from the inside of the loop. What I...
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    Re: Plastic plain bearing/bushing on shaft

    Speaking just about the type of plastic, with no useful advice on the design, there are three plastics that seem most likely to be the material used here:

    It looks like UHMWPE in the pictures. It...
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    Re: Looking for old canoe plans

    One book, 3 urls
    W.P. Stephens - Canoe and Boatbuilding for Amateurs 1889 Old enough?
    https://archive.org/details/canoeandboatbui00stepgoog
    https://archive.org/details/canoeboatbuildin00stepiala...
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    Re: How to Blow a Hatch

    A tacky material with too much contact surface area can be surprisingly difficult to budge when it is inconvenient to have it hang on. A soft gasket or low adhesion sealant might work a lot better....
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    Re: Adjustable inline stopper?

    Alpine Butterfly Knot? OK, even if it's knot helpful, the 'animated' knot site may be worth a look.

    Something that clamps to a line? ...
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    Re: Hatch that Doesn't Need to be Opened Often

    There is another thread on hatch latches more or less. A flush latch might be the solution.
    Zuri's first picture shows a scupper near the seal. (Posts #9 and 33) That takes care of the crud and...
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    Re: How to Blow a Hatch

    Here's another way:
    https://www.southco.com/static/Literature/m5-dcl.en.pdf
    http://www.uglyfishinc.com//v/vspfiles/photos/M5-81-000-X-2T.jpg
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    Re: Hatch that Doesn't Need to be Opened Often

    Batteries, gassing, etc. http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/lead_based_batteries
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    Re: Hatch that Doesn't Need to be Opened Often

    DAP makes a strippable caulk. Peel 'N Seal in the US and Draft Attack in Canada. It might work well in say a 1/4" wide and deep groove around the hatch, but not as a gasket between flat surfaces. I...
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    Re: Pretty cool boat from Sweden

    Looks like a good boat for leop's meteors.

    Google fu: Träfiskarbåten

    http://www.friddemartin.net/
    http://www.friddemartin.net/images/galleri/bilder/p18befs86k14q91bs3l0r1g1p199j.jpg...
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    Re: Please explain this term

    OK, I have a description, part number and a picture and I still don't know what it is.

    Part number 2230 Old man's seats http://folkboats.co.uk/parts/wooden/wooden02.html...
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    Re: Fiberglass/ epoxy type

    I responded to the OP. I skimmed through the rest and had no issues. If you read my entire post, you would see that I said that I have used Raka and had no problem. I would hate to see anyone else...
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    Re: Fiberglass/ epoxy type

    NO! DON'T buy that stuff!

    I made the mistake. DON'T BUY FANTASYCRAP FIBERGLASS. The advertisement does not mention the finish, so I emailed them and they responded saying that it has a silane...
  20. Thread: Wooden mast

    by MN Dave
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    Re: Wooden mast

    Sitka spruce; perfect is the enemy of good?

    If you aren't building an airplane or the ultimate racing machine, any good quality clear spruce picked from the pile at the local lumber yard will do...
  21. Re: Gap/crack filling methods and alternatives

    That is a valid concern if there is a large spot coated with a material that doesn't bond well to the epoxy. I think that the intent is to fill the small gaps and clean off any of the burn in stick...
  22. Re: Gap/crack filling methods and alternatives

    All kinds of things have been used to glue strips when making a stripper, a number of which such as hot melt glue don't bond well to epoxy. The small area covered by the burn in sticks will not have...
  23. Re: Thinking of removing the bilge keels this winter

    It is just a way to locate holes accurately. You put the screws where you want them, then mark the plank for drilling. He needed to hit the spots you want to miss.

    Edit: I see that I have failed...
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    Re: Bronze question

    OP isn't interested (it's his boat), but someone else might be. ASTM B928
    http://www.aluminum.org/sites/default/files/TheAluminumIndustryContinuesEffortstoSupporttheMar.pdf
  25. Re: Thinking of removing the bilge keels this winter

    This is a way to accurately locate holes in a plank to line up with existing holes in frames: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7DXb8LSNd0
    When you decide where to locate the screws, you can use...
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    Re: Bronze Casting at home

    First, Looking good. I have never seen such clean casting equipment.

    Before 'criticising': I have only tried to cast bronze once, in 1985, and it provided me with some nice scrap to remelt. So I...
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    Re: are we crazy not to try Epoxy alternatives?!

    are we crazy (yes) ...
    not to try Epoxy alternatives?! (Probably not)I don't know how en-virus-mental it is, but should we consider phenol-formaldehydes here as an alternative to epoxy? There have...
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    Re: Starting a faering

    Gib,
    I love the shop and looking forward to seeing more of the boat, but I can't abide the helmet. As Gimlet said in 'Bored of the Rings', of a horned helmet with a spike, "The jerk looks like a...
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    Re: This is a unique runway

    Er fährt in einer Plastiktüte.
  30. Re: I'll give you a million bucks to tell me what time it is.

    Your GPS is a more accurate timepiece than that bit of jewelry.

    If you know exactly what time it is (give or take 28ns) and where each of 31 satellites should be, you can read the time from 3 or...
  31. Re: Wood spring-back problem on Gothic arch bow shed

    Ask them about bending the larch. Wet wood will not be as stiff and will generally bend more without breaking and with less spring back. The glue will be slower to set and it will be heavier. If you...
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    Re: are we crazy not to try Epoxy alternatives?!

    You need to look at thin pieces. e.g.:
    One layer of 6 oz cloth on thin flexible plywood, say 1/4" okoume and measure te bed radius where it starts to crack.
    1/16 inch thick sheet, bend radius to...
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    Re: Sande plywood for bending?

    The joint is always a weak point. It may be the execution of the but tblocks as much as the wood causing the problem.

    We are the best resource....
  34. Re: Sorting through old screw bins. How to tell silicon bronze from brass?

    In the do as I say not as I do department, you might try the vinegar test:
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?73439-Is-there-a-test-for-Silicon-Bronze

    The old Lydian stone trick comes to...
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    Re: are we crazy not to try Epoxy alternatives?!

    Three?
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    Re: What weight fabric for SOF?

    Use 840 X-tra tough Nylon or 1050 Nylon for a larger boat.
    http://shop.skinboats.com/Skin-Boat-Fabric_c3.htm
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    Re: are we crazy not to try Epoxy alternatives?!

    One of these days, pDCPD might be available in a more user friendly formulation.
    http://www.compositesworld.com/articles/backgrounder-proxima-pdcpd


    Having had to read and catalog the...
  38. Re: Wood spring-back problem on Gothic arch bow shed

    It looks like your arch drawing from this site: http://www.codesmiths.com/shed/workshop/techniques/arches.htm

    You might want to look at this plan from the U of TN:...
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    Re: Epoxy-waxy deposit in dispenser

    Having come from the brass screw2 thread, I would have to agree that jugs should be kept warm.

    The epoxy is a solution of several ingredients, one of which has a melting point above room...
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    Re: Winter cover material...

    I have seen some recommendations for 303 fabric protection. Does anyone know if 303 or any of the other products listed here will extend the life of a cover?
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    Re: Brass Screws - Screwed

    Yeah, that's why Carrie Fisher hated the slave costume. If you swim in salt water wearing one of those...
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    Re: Anyone used Poplar plywood?

    Rael,

    My post followed yours, but was not in response to anything that you had to say. For the record, I agree with you.

    I provided technical information with respect to the differences...
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    Re: Stitch and glue pontoon plans

    Or a garvey for better performance? http://www.glen-l.com/designs/house/deltaq.html
    OK, I'm editing not bumping for this. The link I provided is the source for the plans. if you click the...
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    Re: Is willow any use for small-boat knees?

    Overall, willow has a lot of qualities that are not desirable for firewood. (or boats) http://www.firewood-for-life.com/willow-firewood.html
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    Re: Brass Screws - Screwed

    T. Pratchett
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    Re: Geodesic boats - easy?

    The link is nice, but it will be difficult to locate the right thread. Could you be more specific?

    Since you asked over there, I have had good luck (price, packaging and delivery) with Thayercraft...
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    Re: Anyone used Poplar plywood?

    Two countries separated by a common language.:D

    http://www.winwood-products.com/eng/...r_plywoods.htm populus nigra http://www.wood-database.com/black-poplar/ "Rated as non-durable, and also...
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    Re: Geodesic boats - easy?

    Fiberglass and polyester or epoxy is a stiff, brittle material with low impact resistance. While quite strong, a single layer of 6 oz cloth is too thin to be of much use by itself because it will...
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    Re: Stitch and glue pontoon plans

    http://www.svensons.com/boat/?p=HouseBoats/BayouBelle
  50. Re: How to build hinges for engine room hatches??

    Gas cylinders and mechanisms. Maybe a good idea in here somewhere.
    https://www.surespancovers.com/floor-hiac.htm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_tJiFWOu9E...
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