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  1. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Nice!

    @the Jeff, I worked on one that is like your two combined into one, let me know if you want the data. Did a test burn on cardboard, ticks were good but too deep, computer ate the digits.......
  2. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    A co-worker has a ruler from General (MED678) that is double sided inch/MM and has various fractions and decimals of an inch.
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  3. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Looks like they only want to stamp/etch/mark on one side

    https://www.hobbylobby.com/Art-Supplies/Drafting/Measuring-Tools/6-Inch-Metric-Ruler/p/2717
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    Re: Changing the mast base

    Hello Elmo, is this for your TS16?

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?267866-The-Jealousy-A-very-slow-TS16

    I'd be tempted cut some more off, organize a plinth to put it back where it...
  5. Thread: Oops

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    Re: Oops

    Ouch. Be careful on the ladder pounding it back (if that is part of the plan).
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    Re: Practice Caulking Setup?

    I added some EVA traction material to the bottom skids to make it more interior-friendly and caulked a bit.
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    Re: Practice Caulking Setup?

    A couple passed with a power planer, 80 grit random orbital sander, and a small fresh batch of 'boat soup'.
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    Re: Practice Caulking Setup?

    Progress update on the 'board of education'...

    The pallet smells like treated wood and is assembled with many twisted galvanized nails so I took a walk around the house and garage and found a...
  9. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Curious about the portlight installs (21:xx) in the companionway hatch. Why did they do them in-place? Couldn't they have dry fit, measured, marked, and routed with the sides horizontal on a...
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    All the best with the bleeps, sweeps, and creeps...hoping you don't get jammed :D:

    https://youtu.be/eDcNOLhZ2lc
  11. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    I modified an older Ryobi planer with an irregular-shaped exhaust port with a plate with a round hole to accept a hose to a small shop vac. I run the vac with a Dust Deputy cyclone.
    On the old Skil...
  12. Thread: Power planes

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    Re: Power planes

    Also having good results with a lower end Harbor Freight planer. Lighter than the metal bodied ones and can either eject chips to the left or right (select with a lever) and can take a hose with a...
  13. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Definitely worth the wait! Thanks for painting and sharing.
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    Re: Practice Caulking Setup?

    Thanks.




    :) I considered something like that and then the guilt of 3 unfinished boats sort of curbs me a little...just a little ;)
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    Re: Practice Caulking Setup?

    Thanks Everyone, I appreciate the answers, stories, and encouragement.
    Work gifted me a pallet made from Spruce-Pine-Fir 2x4's (87mm x 37mm).
    With some rework (butt up timbers, screw together, add...
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    Practice Caulking Setup?

    If you do not have a wooden boat,
    but made a caulking mallet anyways...
    and bought an 1/8" iron and some cotton,
    what would be a reasonable 'setup' for staging some caulking practice? I am...
  17. Re: Arriving at an ideal design for a Caulking Mallet

    Thanks Nick.

    I cleaned up the rusty inner rings finishing with a wire wheel (which I should have done first instead of last to avoid one of my earlier turning mistakes) and re-turned where they...
  18. Re: Arriving at an ideal design for a Caulking Mallet

    I had success in cutting out a strip of the old 2.25" muffler pipe and constricting it back to a smaller ID/OD with hose clamps and a 3-jaw lathe chuck. If the slit was tapered a bit, pulling it...
  19. Re: Looking for sources to fabricate a steel centerboard

    Has anyone inquired about foiling a wooden pattern and having it done in cast iron?
    I know OP is past that but it would be interesting to see where it falls into line with the other materials in...
  20. Re: Arriving at an ideal design for a Caulking Mallet

    Sailor, any progress on the mallet build?

    I ended up knocking something together from some bits I had at home. I did go and buy an auto exhaust coupler at the size I wanted to split in half for...
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    Re: Snapped Dinghy Mast

    Dogeconomics, forgot to mention I really like the boat shed.

    Is the make/model of boat known? Curious if the break is 1/2 between mast step and lower spreader and if the (what seems to be) 3...
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    Re: Snapped Dinghy Mast

    I will do that, thanks.
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    Re: Snapped Dinghy Mast

    Could a repair be done in 3 pieces, like a 3 foot board in the middle and 5 or 6 feet on both sides?
    Not an expert, just asking...
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    Re: Sailmakers wax recipes

    BillP, Thanks for asking your daughter specifically about this!

    Before, during, and after pictures. I am also excited for the drained (36 hours through 'bandana' cloth or strainer) and rendered...
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    Re: Sailmakers wax recipes

    Hi BillP, does she render the wax or do you get to? Any tips? The batch I got is fine wax chips steeped in honey and not behaving like the picture-perfect examples on the YouTube videos...
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    Re: Sailmakers wax recipes

    I have seen it as low as 8-9$ a pound US, both online and in a hobby store on sale. The price goes up as the unit size goes down or if it is directly associated with another hobby such as...
  27. Re: Arriving at an ideal design for a Caulking Mallet

    Article about Med Chandler making caulking irons, in case you need one to go with your new mallet...

    https://www.woodenboat.com/blacksmithing-primer
  28. Re: Arriving at an ideal design for a Caulking Mallet

    It's been fun looking at mallets today, thanks to all for posting words and links.

    Collection of Drew catalog information, may be useful to OP:

    http://www.numismalink.com/drew.ency.34.81.html
  29. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Testify! :)
  30. Thread: Mast Step

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    Re: Mast Step

    This would be another 18" up on a 5" mast.


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  31. Thread: Mast Step

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    Re: Mast Step

    Nick, are you saying something like this? I think it'd look salty and smell great with some tarred sisal...leave just enough stick out to show the joint and then cover the rest just short of the mast...
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    Re: Getting off trailer for paint...

    ...Or jack up the trailer, place stands, lower trailer, place wood on ground, remove tires, ground trailer, slide out trailer on wood.
  33. Re: The art of #boatober2022. Well, my art from boatober…

    Thanks for sharing the paintings, looking forward to seeing more.
  34. Re: Ditty Bags: seamimg twine, marline, codline, boltrope

    Looks like they used nails or pins on this one. I think you are right, the wooden one would be easier (!) than getting my mystery metal to melt and flow in a mold and then cleaned up to fit the shave.
  35. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    We don't need no stinkin' lasers...we gots charts and graphs and stuff...your point is well made Wiz.
  36. Re: Ditty Bags: seamimg twine, marline, codline, boltrope

    Thanks Nick. Funny you should mention it, I just got in a small Swedish fid last week.
    I picked up some canvas yesterday at a surplus shop. I think preparations are complete short of setting up a...
  37. Re: Ditty Bags: seamimg twine, marline, codline, boltrope

    Thanks Jeff, sorry to have not seen this and said so sooner. It's nice to hear that he is approachable.

    So, in the meantime... I could not find a new spokeshave nearby (50 miles one way) so I went...
  38. Re: Finish for Cedar Fishing Net Foat, Lake Superior

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?79014-linseed-oil-turpentine-and-pine-tar

    I was hoping to mix pine tar + turpentine + varnish (to get some drying ability in there), but all of my...
  39. Thread: bread

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    Re: bread

    -a big stainless steel mixing bowl
    -fresh yeast (a bit of an oxymoron as a fresh large bag of Red Star lasts for me in the fridge for years...don't buy the envelopes or little glass jars unless...
  40. Re: Finish for Cedar Fishing Net Foat, Lake Superior

    Wondering if it would be something along the lines of pine tar+ turpentine + linseed oil + Japan dryer

    https://maritime.org/conf/conf-kaye-tar.php
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    Re: Old stanley bit brace

    The spring wire in my 4$ no-name no-ratchet brace is .052" diameter [1.3mm].
  42. Finish for Cedar Fishing Net Float, Lake Superior

    I got a fishing net float from the Maritime Museum in Bayfield, WI for contributing a few dollars towards their expenses. They pack up and close down in the fall as the building is a boathouse and...
  43. Re: Hatches for buoyancy compartments in sail & oar boats

    Good point. On the small boat with screw in 6" deck plates on the airboxes, I keep them loose until in the water. On my EPS paddleboards I install purpose made Gore vents.
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    Re: Sterling Tool Works (USA) Curve.

    Those are nice drafting tools.
    A buddy wanted a set of big (!) french curves so I made a couple like this:

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    I have to admit in my own work I typically use cardboard for the rough shape...
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    Re: Roger Barnes Latest Videos

    I have enjoyed going to messabouts and other miscellaneous sail gatherings more than I did working the race committee boat and racing with a local yacht club. The messabouts I have been at all...
  46. Thread: spade bits

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    Re: spade bits

    Nick, Chippie-were those made special in the boatyard?
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    Re: How to attach the tiller to the rudder?

    LOL! Watch out for sharp tools and splinters...
    The solution looks nice. I would be inclined not to add the anti-split hardware and spend a little time making the three holes for the tiller bolt...
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    Re: How to attach the tiller to the rudder?

    RichW -Very nice! Hoping DeanP sees this too.
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    Re: How to attach the tiller to the rudder?

    Thanks John, thanks Nick. My assumptions were incorrect.
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    Re: Inscribing an HIN on a little plywood skiff?

    I was surprised to see screws on the big boat, but it sort of goes with some of the letters being crooked on the plate...boat was a previous owner finished kit so the factory may have left that step...
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