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    Re: rolling mill, wire drawer....?

    Check Keith Fenner’s YouTube channel for a professional approach.
  2. Re: Looking for Gougeon "Elder Care" plans, modeling, anything!

    The Mirage Drive was used in the CLC Waterlust Sailing Canoe and there are several Waterlust videos about the boat.
  3. Re: Vacuum bagging final layer of thin sheathing

    The advantage of the vacuum bagging will be the clamping force, not the surface quality. Pockets of epoxy, glue lines and wrinkles left by the bag will still need considerable fairing. One challenge...
  4. Thread: Ice boating

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    Re: Ice boating

    My Cheapskate build is just getting underway. I seriously considered the Mini Skeeter but I was put off by the dedicated rig and the foot steering. A Cheapskate recently was clocked at over 46mph! I...
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    Re: Game cameras.... Your recommendations.

    I just set up a StealthCam but I haven’t had the chance to check the results.
  6. Thread: New Bandsaw

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    Re: New Bandsaw

    The Inca is an excellent saw for its size. There are virtues to larger and heavier saws but only if space allows. Any used saw can be improved with new wheel tires, replacement of worn wheel and...
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    Re: sail n oar for a squally steep-to lake

    CLC has finally released full plans for the Skerry Raid.
    https://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/development-projects/Skerry-Raid.html
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    Re: Sexy songs. Whatcha got?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pruYLmuEbjg
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    Re: What's The Best Band Nobody's Heard of?

    Screaming Headless Torsos
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    Re: Custom workbench

    Although technically not a bench, my single most used work surface is an old (70’s) original Black and Decker Workmate. It even serves as a welding table with 2’x 3’ piece of 3/8” steel on top. A...
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    Re: Custom workbench

    Then there’s the Manning bench.
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?196832-Manning-Bench-Plans&highlight=Manning
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    Re: Sculling references

    Maynard Bray has a nice video on the offcenterharbor.com site.
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    Re: Design Suggestions for 20-foot Workboat

    The Bolger/Payton Clam Skiff is great for hand hauling over the sides. I have a wide piece of HMWPE on top of the gunwale and another piece on the outside which has stood up well to warps, traps and...
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    Re: Custom workbench

    For me most work surfaces are sacrificial. Permanent benches seem to take up precious room and quickly become cluttered when discipline lapses. I have relied on multiple matching saw horses and four...
  15. Thread: Shop lighting

    by cyclone
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    Re: Shop lighting

    I use these on individual machines such as the lathe and the mill. They stay put and throw good light with a led bulb.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-75-Watt-PVC-Clamp-Light-1102/205504032
  16. Thread: Shop lighting

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    Re: Shop lighting

    I swapped my fluorescent lights for led’s a few years ago. You can buy 4’ lights in bulk. Six should be enough for your space for starters. It’s nice to not have the cold weather flickering and hum....
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    Re: Dead flat bottom boats.

    This is from Phil Bolger's description of his 18' Clam Skiff in Boats with an Open Mind.
    "Flat-bottomed boats with pointed bows get into trouble if their bows cut solid water. The sides push...
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    Re: If you could own any car

    https://youtu.be/YJJJKulLpZA
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    Re: The best 'Western' IMHO

    Little Big Man
  20. Thread: Your first car

    by cyclone
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    Re: Your first car

    A ‘59 English Ford for $10 which was dug out of a snow bank and pushed home by a bunch of 12 year olds. The flat head 4 was fixed using tools left over from my great grandfather’s Model T. What a...
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    Re: The best sports car

    I enjoyed driving and autocrossing the Miata which I considered a modern version of an Elan. I always wanted to drive a Lotus/Caterham 7. Now I'm just waiting for my son to complete his Locost 7.
    ...
  22. Thread: Winter tires

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    Re: Winter tires

    Keep an eye on Craigslist for mounted snow tires. They sometimes come up for sale when someone is moving to warmer climes or when a car is being traded in.
  23. Thread: Winter tires

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    Re: Winter tires

    Or this alternative.

    https://youtu.be/IknyYLGLVsM
  24. Thread: Winter tires

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    Re: Winter tires

    Chains are suited for mountain passes and snow covered roads but not for daily driving. All season tires are poor substitutes for dedicated snow tires. I run studded snows
    on all 4 wheels. I use...
  25. Re: 1 gallon gas can recommendations. Using with a small, fill-in-place 2.5 HP outbo

    I just bought one of these for a trail bike. Should work on a boat.
    https://rotopax.com/1-gallon-gasoline.html?category_id=28
  26. Re: What's the best type of bilge pump for an open boat ?

    A good fitting cover has worked best for me
  27. Thread: Wood source

    by cyclone
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    Re: Wood source

    If your build requires Douglas Fir or Cypress, this yard supplies the mushroom business in Kennett Square PA.
    http://www.aalumber.com/
  28. Re: Looking for Gougeon "Elder Care" plans, modeling, anything!

    Nice work.
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    Re: Simple, quick to build, row-only boat

    Have been tempted to build a Cosine Wherry.
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    Re: Wireless brake controller-bad idea?

    Unfortunately not all vehicles are compatible with hard wired systems. My son’s MB Metris van is an example. Despite ordering a tow package the electric brake controller was omitted and could not be...
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    Re: Plywood hull fairing .......

    My weapon of choice is a cabinet scraper. Sanding surfaces with changing densities like fiberglass and wood or pronounced grain can create an uneven surface. A sharp scraper doesn’t care.
  32. Re: Looking for Gougeon "Elder Care" plans, modeling, anything!

    These pictures give a glimpse of the hull interior and the ama attachments....
  33. Re: Looking for Gougeon "Elder Care" plans, modeling, anything!

    According to the the Watertribe roster, Voyageur aka Elderly Care placed first in the C3 class in the 2018 EC. It was sailed by Gamera aka Matt Scharl who has photos and video of the event on his...
  34. Re: Looking for Gougeon "Elder Care" plans, modeling, anything!

    My guess is for controlling water ballast.
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    Re: Wire or synthetic standing rig?

    The synthetic is very easy to work with. Colligo Marine has easy to follow instructional videos on splicing. I used Ronstan sail thimbles for terminals. Lashings are used to tension and adjust for...
  36. Re: Looking for Gougeon "Elder Care" plans, modeling, anything!

    I suspect that detailed information about Elderly Care will be hard to come by and that the construction involved a fair amount of carbon fiber to keep things light. Epoxyworks back issues have...
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    Re: Variable Frequency Driver for table saw

    Another simple method is a static phase converter such as a Phase-a-Matic. It will run a 3 phase 240v motor on 240v single phase but you lose a third of your hp. I made
    a rotary converter with the...
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    Re: Variable Frequency Driver for table saw

    There are variable frequency drives available which essentially act as phase converters for single to 3 phase. A TECO FM-50 can be used to run a 3 phase 240v motor on 110v
    single phase but it is...
  39. Re: Need Advice for Part-time Heat in a Small Shop

    I have used several Rinnai direct vent propane heaters. No open flame in the
    work area, intake and exhaust through the wall, good thermostat and ability
    to leave on low setting. Safe to leave on...
  40. Re: What has large variety of 316 Stainless Screws and bolts etc

    I've ordered all my 316 fasteners from Mcmaster-Carr.
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    Re: dynel directly to wood.

    Make sure endgrain has soaked up all the resin it can before applying the cloth.
  42. Thread: skilsaw?

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    Re: skilsaw?

    I have a Porter Cable 345 6 inch Saw Boss and a Skill worm drive. The Skill is much
    more powerful but hardly gets used because of its size and weight. Sadly the 345 is
    no longer available so if it...
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    Re: stitch and glue build, laying fiberglass tape

    Renn Tolman's Alaskan Skiff book described cutting tape from cloth to avoid the finished edges of
    roll tape which tend to pucker. Use the peel ply or a scraper to fair the edges. I have found...
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    Re: Windsurfer Boom Grip: "EVA Foam" ??

    http://www.raptordeck.com//

    You can request a sample of their 2mm stock. They may even have small
    cut ends for discount. I used their routed sheet for non skid and it has
    worked well.
  45. Re: Looking for a small simple and quick to build -preferably stitch and glue- dinghy

    Bolger Elegant Punt
    2 sheets 1/4 inch plywood. Buy the plans or buy the book (Instant Boats by Harold H. ("Dynamite") Payson), or borrow from your Library.
    Light, rows well. I never did the sailing...
  46. Thread: Release Agent

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    Re: Release Agent

    PAM spray.
  47. Re: Strips for runners along the bottom of the keel

    I have a 1.5 X .75 inch strip of HMWPE screwed and bedded (5200 if I recall) to the bow and keel of a plywood/fiberglass/epoxy skiff. It
    has seen -15 to 95 degrees and after 19 years of trailer...
  48. Re: Epoxy coating ply: double guessing my technique

    A big consideration with multiple coats is amine blush which is avoided by recoating before
    the previous coat cures. It is hard to get an even first coat and any uneveness becomes
    magnified by...
  49. Re: Strips for runners along the bottom of the keel

    +++ HMWPE. Just keep the white variety out of the sun. The black is more UV tolerant.
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    Re: Carbon Fiber tutorial, please?

    Gougeon's published in either Epoxyworks or the Boatbuilders Manual a comparison of different sheathing schedules using a wood core and either fiberglass, kevlar, or carbon fiber on either
    surface...
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