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    Re: Frame material?

    You be in the live oak country no? heavy and strong.. maybe too much so but hard to go wrong with the needs for a ski boat.
  2. Another very effective way would to be drill a...

    Another very effective way would to be drill a circle of small holes and then saw between the holes( connect the dots) :)

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  3. Re: Cutting Hole in Fiberglass for Access Port: Methodology?

    just mark right size with a marker and saw it out by hand! fine tooth push ..not pull, ya really don't have clearance for a even a small router.

    put tape on the gel coat.. it tends to peall and...
  4. Well I hope it's going/goes better than it reads!...

    Well I hope it's going/goes better than it reads! I still think Quonset Huts belong on the moon lol

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  5. Thread: Ducker Resto

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    Last time I used the planer(DeWalt 733) was on...

    Last time I used the planer(DeWalt 733) was on beech which is very hard. A couple knots exploded while running some boards so I was not hopeful for the brand new blades that were in there but! ...
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    I can't make out what kind of wood you're using...

    I can't make out what kind of wood you're using for the transom cap, being that you already have it bent I would not take it off and start soaking it, but you can just wet it down with water and if...
  7. You have two big big hurdles to jump, earthquake...

    You have two big big hurdles to jump, earthquake country and a fire damaged Foundation ( whether it is or not).

    I know you're in love with wood. But for what you are doing, what you need, and...
  8. Thread: Ducker Resto

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    6/4" X 6" X 12' cherry :)...

    6/4" X 6" X 12' cherry :) https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180111/a62c3cb83396df5f7aafb594a93eaac1.jpg

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    Ripped into 1/2 inch planks stickered and lightly...
  9. I'd be real surprised if you can't get what you...

    I'd be real surprised if you can't get what you need from Dickinson, almost nobody uses actual fire brick in small fossil fueled equipment, it's usually preformed or panel, refractory

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  10. Re: Experience replacing cement liner in diesel stove?

    check with Dickinson first. or you can ask at a heating ac supply that sells boiler supplies. there is a "wet pack" it will easier then using cement.
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    Ben it looks heavy. Sent from my LG-M430...

    Ben it looks heavy.

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    I saw those Jake but I was just hoping to see the...

    I saw those Jake but I was just hoping to see the whole boat. Looks like board and batten should be pretty easy to fix the crack

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    The link above works to sailboat listings ...

    The link above works to sailboat listings

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  14. "blind" usually means no access to the other side...

    "blind" usually means no access to the other side or from the other side I had that problem on my boat

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  15. kind of like using dowel centers, Cut heads off...

    kind of like using dowel centers, Cut heads off some bolts, grind a point, make a pattern board, press down on points, drill holes, mark location so the pattern board will locate on deck to...
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    Re: Delaware Ducker, Long Island,NY

    he's on facebook.. it's a beauty.. canvas deck even.
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    Re: 1955 17' Maghogany in Board

    but you don't have a photo of the whole boat?...
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    I've been through a lot of electronics cell...

    I've been through a lot of electronics cell phones laptops pads notebooks Heat usually means it's on its last life unlike like a cat they don't have 9.
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  19. Thread: Long shots,

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    Used the electric hand plane to make the taper,...

    Used the electric hand plane to make the taper, then trued them up with hand plane.

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  20. Thread: Ducker Resto

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    Well after 25 years I finally got around to...

    Well after 25 years I finally got around to raising the thickness planer in/out feeds to the table saw and bench height of 36 inches. I think I'll be using the planer more often now!

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  21. Thread: Long shots,

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    Very welcome :) it's still difficult to keep...

    Very welcome :) it's still difficult to keep myself "boativated" but I'm starting to love this old Ducker that I'm restoring

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    Real interesting place! ...

    Real interesting place!
    http://www.angelcitylumber.com/what-we-do/

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    When you call around or visit lumber places try...

    When you call around or visit lumber places try using the words air-dried or recently cut/ milled

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    Well it's not a decision I have to make yet Nick....

    Well it's not a decision I have to make yet Nick.

    The splash deck was made out of half inch White Cedar. I could make it out of quarter inch cherry but I don't have quite enough Cherry to make...
  25. Thread: Long shots,

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    Long shots,

    How it was supposed to be when number one was here ::(. A shop setup for working on Long pieces of timber for boats. Some things are just not meant to be. Meanwhile the years tick by.

    tick...
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    This is how the splash deck was. Not sure I like...

    This is how the splash deck was. Not sure I like the radius and may go with a more triangular look let in flush to the cherry breast...
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    2 1/8" X 5.75" X 10.75" tight grain cherry, 1" ...

    2 1/8" X 5.75" X 10.75" tight grain cherry, 1" book match split. Hard to see unless you can enlarge the pictures which I think you can. Wet shows grain better,. Edit: snow storm today (1/4/18) ...
  28. Thread: Ducker Resto

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    Peace and long life! I was guessing people pay...

    Peace and long life! I was guessing people pay about as much attention to this restoration as I am it's already going on almost a year LOL.!

    QISmaS DatIvjaj ’ej DIS chu’...
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    Re: Herreshoff dinghy

    Building a mold for a small boat is VERY time and material expensive.. Took me 2-3 years to develop and build a form for what was to be "our" design but things change, and we only built one.. I gave...
  30. Thread: Ducker Resto

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    Re: Ducker Resto

    Hi Timo! Breast hooks that way Would be stronger for sure, and not likely to ever split
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    Re: Ducker Resto

    that LG-M430 bother you Nick? I've not really paid attention to that auto sig from the phone.

    have a great year!
  32. Re: I need advice on restoring a Penn Yan Cartop

    Looks "good enough" Why do you want to restore it? I would at least get rid of the pegs for proper and removable oarlocks

    Heat gun and outdoors to remove resin-ized canvas.

    cracked ribs...
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    Live long and prosper everyone! in the coming...

    Live long and prosper everyone! in the coming year just in case anybody is actually reading this thread!

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    I'd say don't avoid getting into steam bending...

    I'd say don't avoid getting into steam bending wood. it's quite easy, lots of fun and can save you lots of aggravation when it comes to stressed bends!

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    Re: Another Elf build, my first boat!

    Take a hint from dory builders.. use a long stick from the ceiling and down to hold it down.

    Nice work! Pretty choice of boat!
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    Ok got the stems shelved til spring. I put...

    Ok got the stems shelved til spring.

    I put what's left of the bow and Stern breast hooks on the bench, I think it's a bit odd that the grain runs cross ways to the hull. Notice, the bow BH is...
  37. Reminds me of the time when my guys were running...

    Reminds me of the time when my guys were running conduit down from the roof mounted air conditioning units in a steel building, they were using powder actuated steel fasteners into steel beams. ...
  38. OP lost interest? Running wire in sip is like...

    OP lost interest?
    Running wire in sip is like running wire in existing construction. Die Hard new construction experience people will probably not like working on S I Ps so chose ur electrical...
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    Humble yet so unsafe....

    Humble yet so unsafe. https://youtu.be/_RTiH6axROo

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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    we can get doors 80 and 78 high .. 18, 24, 28, 30,32, 36 wide, they are very common. just take out one panel and make it acrylic
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    I think I mentioned this quite a while back that...

    I think I mentioned this quite a while back that you can get panel doors already made in doug fir Chris. I would only wonder about the actual size needed.

    I've never seen any traditionally...
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    Pretty soon Chris you're going to build 6 panel...

    Pretty soon Chris you're going to build 6 panel doors with hand tools only!!

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  43. Pole barn: poles & trusses, stress skin panels...

    Pole barn: poles & trusses, stress skin panels or stud & frame.

    Steel is still a better choice! And enough wood can be integrated to diminish the silliness of hating steel.

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  44. Thread: Ducker Resto

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    Well I've wasted basically 4 strips of the Cherry...

    Well I've wasted basically 4 strips of the Cherry because they had to come off to get me the 5/8" needed between the bevels. Eh.... Spoke shave & LA block Plane make it almost fun. But the carpal...
  45. Re: Hull Repair Assistance- 78 Ft sailing vessel.

    Clearly he got the message
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    I'm just loving that straight grain fir you're...

    I'm just loving that straight grain fir you're using Chris!

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    I think not, as it may change a bit depending on...

    I think not, as it may change a bit depending on the plank ends, but I've nearly 2 months to play at it.

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    Re: Ducker Resto

    Think I'll make up the new in-rails, the outer stems can wait until I'm able to work on the boat outdoors again.
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    Re: Any idea where to get these?

    http://newtowoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/frenchcleat1.jpg
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    Thanks Chris! I was mildly surprised with the...

    Thanks Chris! I was mildly surprised with the Cherry, just soaking it a few hours made it rather flexible without Steam and after drying it retained much of the bend

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