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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    Joe, Thank you for your comments.
    Jay
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    Thanks Jeff. The house is kind of like being married to a beautiful woman. She needs to be appreciated and well taken care of! Other wise, life can be less than wonderful!
    Jay
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    Re: Wood Varnish Primer

    CPES is fine for sealing wood that is to be painted. But beware of using is to seal wood that is to be varnished! If any water manages to be absorbed by wood beneith the primer coating,...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    Joe, You must be a contractor or designer to have such a sharp eye! The cantilevered porch deck is supported by by five 2x12 beams that run through the wall and across the shop and are doubled to...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    On one of my birthdays, my wife Anne gave me this one ton bird bath as a gift. Here is one of our resident deer who comes to drink water out of the hollow in the rock.
    Jay...
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    Re: Sooty Tern. UK. Needs a clean up

    That should keep you busy through the winter. Nice boat!
    Wishing you good fortune with setting her right,
    Jay
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    Re: The Sharpie coot on the water

    You must be having too much fun now! Wow, six years of loving dedication! Congratulations Phil!
    Jay
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    Re: A question for the Herreshoff scholars

    I, for one, am looking forward to the next postings on this interesting subject!
    Jay
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    Here is a shot of the F.C.Harper house shop and guest apartment. from the back. Just wanted share and add to the Christmas Spirit for us all!

    Jay & Annie
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    Re: Boat garage coming along, house too!

    Did you make up those long strap hinges or are they a stock item"
    Looking good!
    Jay
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    Re: Wood Varnish Primer

    Todd, my dad always said, with a slight German accent, "Why is it that we get too zoon old't und too late schmart?"
    Jay
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    Re: Great Design Features in Boats

    Cockpit drains often have a maddening habit of back flowing and creating a lake on the lee side of the cockpit well. This often leads to wet shoes, sox, boots and pant legs which, can be...
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    Re: Robert Sorby Pro Edge sharpening system

    One trick I use when hand honing a Japanese chisel on a water stone is to make an up swing on the bevel side as the chisel is lifted off the stone on the very last draw pass. This creates a micro...
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    Re: Wood Varnish Primer

    Bob, You are absolutely right. I forgot that this is a plywood boat. Plywood is a material that I am very allergic to and so I avoid using it in my work.
    But in Skamp's case I would use CPES just...
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    Re: Wood Varnish Primer

    Normally varnish does not need a primer. The usual method is to apply a single coat of thinned varnish and then, once it is tacky, apply a second coat full strength. I use turpentine to thin varnish...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    There are pros and cons about over lays on exterior wall sheathing. Most of the contractors in Port Townsend agree that the plastic sheeting Tyvek does not breath as well as tarred felt does. ...
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    Re: Robert Sorby Pro Edge sharpening system

    I like the fact that a flat rather than a concave bevel can be ground with this machine. It looks to be a machine that is of good quality! I have a Tormek grinder that does work with a water bath...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    I don't think I ever will! I am having plenty of fun just as I are! :d
    Bird
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    I am often reminded that one of these days I must grow up and get serious!
    Jay
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    Re: Bulkhead clips for short ladder

    Personaly, I prefer cast fittings rather than ones that are stamped out of sheet metal. The ladder, in the photo, is not seated all the way down which does not allow the cleats/locks to fully engage....
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    The neighbor's dog likes to hang out in our yard except when he is out with Santa making a run. He is Rudolf's brother, Adolf. Adolf was a native of Oberammergau in Bavaria when Santa first asked...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    To all of you,
    Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!
    Jay and Annie

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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    The diagonal sheathing was used prior to the age of plywood arrived. I think plywood would have been more of a barrier for the squirrels but we stayed with the original form of structure with the...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    After the temp. dropped to 34 deg in the house during the Arctic Freeze of 1990 we did add forced air heating Helps a bit but we still have a stove in the bedroom that came with the house. Tacoma...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    We primed the new wood and painted the repairs to match the color. Sorry no last photo yet. But once the rail was put back in place, I could not find the splices. We matched the old siding in the...
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    Re: Bulkhead clips for short ladder

    The Port Townsend Foundry can supply some nice companion ladder locks made of cast bronze. They are strong enough to not allow the ladder to loose its grip.
    Jay
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    Well here is a peek at the damage that the squirrels managed to accomplish by gnawing through the roof plus the leaking downspout. The floor joists where toast as were the hood ends of some of the...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    We would get a cat but the neighbor has been kind enough to supply several that keep the house and shop rat free for us. They come by from time to time and stay a while for lunch or dinner. The,...
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    Re: Recommendations for a manual bilge pump

    The Whale Gusher diaphragm pump is my own choice for ease of operation and efficiency in getting water out of the bilge in a hurry with the least amount of effort.
    Jay...
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    Re: shellback rigging

    The old rigger I learned from, John Pearson, once told me , "never use a sheave or a block when a lizard,bull's eye, fairlead, or a bee hole will do."
    Bull's eyes, lizards and fairleads are best...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    You are so right Jeff! Several of the native red squirrels gnawed through the wooden roof, made a mess out of our attic and my model trains by gnawing up a Z Gauge layout and nesting in some of the...
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    Re: repair of a wooden mast

    You are wise to be aware of the fact that a solid filler of those cracks can possibly cause the cracks to open as the wood swells and shrinks with changes in humidity! This action is almost akin to...
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    Re: name this chair

    My God! My first grade teacher used to make me sit in the corner in a chair like that! It was called "The Dunce Chair"!
    Bird:d
  37. Re: Maritime Art...beginning to work with oils and paints (I may delete this thread)

    Well, gang, I think we have another budding John Stobart here!
    Nice work Ted!
    Jay
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    Re: Laminating purpleheart with epoxy

    Yes, West System states on their product information site that G/Flex is formulated to glue many difficult and oily woods. I seem to remember that they include Purpleheart on their list.
    Jay
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    Here is Charley our resident squirrel. He is so tame that he will eat out of my hand.
    Jay...
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    Re: Brass (or appropriate) Rigging/hardware

    That is a fine little ship you have there! Your grandfather, obviously, knew how to take care of a boat! As mentioned above, you will need bronze rather than brass as bronze is stronger and more...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    I am reminded that I gotta varnish that front door next Spring.
    Jay
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    Rob,
    Sorry to hear of your injury! sounds like you have come out smiling after the pain as it looks like your loss is a gain in disguise! Good to hear from you as I have been a bit busted up a bit...
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    Re: have you seen one of these?

    For extraction of a broken screw, Snap On offers a system that uses a reverse spiral drill and a fluted pin that can be driven into the hole and
    turned with a special collet to remove the broken...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    Having been around the block a couple of times, and out to sea with only one oar, I think that keeping one's mind open to focus on the positive has a lot to do with one's fortune. The real reward...
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    Re: Hull Repair and Paint Removal Questions

    It takes a bit of digging to find the right service or tool rental for CO2 ice blasting. Granted a lot of it is geared for larger boats and jobs but, it takes a bit of digging. The reward lies in...
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    When I was a kid my father took me to the private office of the owner of Fellows and Stewart Boat Works in Wilmington CA. To a seven year old it was like visiting Aladen's cave! I later discovered...
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    Re: Hull Repair and Paint Removal Questions

    The process is international. Check on line for a service near you. Equiipment for rent as well as professional services are readily available in most major cities.
    Jay
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    Re: Hull Repair and Paint Removal Questions

    I am mystified as to why no one seems to be interested in following this up? I must admit that it is a very slick process, one that really works!
    Jay
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    Re: The House Of The Golden Balls

    Loft area is my drafting room and a small apartment that are under construction. The appt. is designed to look like a square riigger's stern castle interior.
    I am planning to build the one sleeping...
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    Re: Which Brass to use?

    Hey Dave, I am only right some of the time.
    Jay:d
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