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    Re: Trump Laughed at in the UN

    I wonder if he realized they were laughing at him and not with him.
  2. Re: Simple question about laminating stem for a traditional build

    I have found it worthwhile when laminating bent members to first prime the lams with unthickened epoxy and let it sit for 10 minutes before applying the thickened stuff. Almost invariable there would...
  3. Re: Canoe Group Sues Over Potomac River Shutdown For Trumpís Golfing

    I wonder if the maggot has ever even heard of humility.
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    Re: Help me find a place to live...

    You wouldn't like the US after living with medical plans for all of your life. There are some other things about the US that would be pretty hard to swallow too. It is in some if not many ways, a...
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    Re: Lard Jeebus, me eyes are on fire!

    Flash burn, I recognized it the minute you mentioned welding. I got a really good dose of it in 1965, had to wear eye patches for 2 days. No permanent damage. That's surprising, it seems like burning...
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    Re: Help me find a place to live...

    You just described the Canadian Gulf Islands to a tee, except that there are British expats, but they're all nice. I think it's pretty easy to immigrate for British citizens.
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    Re: Paulsbo boat

    There used to be a lot of them around the Gulf Islands back when many folks didn't even have cars. Now I see one rotting away from time to time.

    Ronald Young of Poulsbo, Washington built small...
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    Paulsbo boat

    Not me;

    https://saltspringexchange.com/list/1955-16-foot-glass-on-wood-poulsbo-skiff/

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    Re: Something a bit different

    I think it's quite beautiful, now that I'm used to it, and the woodworking is superb.

    A question...Can anyone identify that inflatable?
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    Re: Little Engine

    I don't see any evidence of any lubrication.
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    Re: A movement most can agree!

    Once boobs become blase' (unimpressed or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before) there will be that much less to enjoy in this world.

    It's way more fun to...
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    Re: Something a bit different

    Looks strip planked.
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    Re: Do you think you can make the pledge

    It's easier to ignore RWWs if they're on the ignore list, and with so many of them banned it's been much more pleasant here.
  14. Re: Does grounding to frame cause any issues?

    I expect that the plug on the trailer harness has a white wire going to the frame of the trailer. The lights themselves will also ground to the trailer, probably thru the mounting bolts, so that's 4...
  15. Re: Japan has attempted to land two tiny rovers on a distant asteroid

    1 kilometer in diameter. I'm surprised that it has enough of a gravity field to hold a rover to the surface.

    1 kilometer in diameter. If that bugger hits the earth we're all doomed.
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    Re: One for mmd

    I don't understand Keith. There is thickness to the lines, therefore thickness to the material, so 3D, I say.

    And...Since we all know that simpler is better, 33 is the winner, y'ask me. Y:o
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    Re: One for mmd

    So is 33, yes?
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    Re: Damaged Oak Chair - Can it be fixed?

    Good idea, and stronger.
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    Re: One for mmd

    I get a vertical line 9 units long connected at one end at 90 degrees to a horizontal line 9 units long, in other words an "ell".

    It would be a sheet of material 9 units wide by 18 units long...
  20. Re: Do You Think Trump Should Be On Thorazine?

    Cyanide
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    Re: Boatbuilding superpower?

    To be able to size and shape and assemble all of the pieces just by thinking while sitting in my shop recliner. That's what naval architects do, so not so far fetched. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Damaged Oak Chair - Can it be fixed?

    That doesn't look like an expensive chair to me. It could be red oak, but I wouldn't bet on it.

    I would use Titebond II and whatever clamping had worked the best when I "dry" clamped it ahead of...
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    Re: A Cabin Thread

    All openings slotted for a 2x4 stiffener. It took 10 weeks from the time I said "OK, it's time to do it." until it got to this point.

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    I've lived almost my entire adult life in various...
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    Re: A Cabin Thread

    This is as far as I got with this one, then more important stuff came along. It's still there though, just waiting and doing duty as lumber storage. I just couldn't stand all of those fine hemlock...
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    Re: outboard fine adjustment

    Just what I said. The sediment was moving around, sometimes no problem, other times running very poorly, even stalling.
  26. Re: 40ft Scow steel hull on Lasqueti Isle

    Sorely sorely tempted. I want a float house to use as a base camp for a year or two out on the west side of the island, and the price is criminally low, but I just cannot see myself living in a steel...
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    Re: Epoxy cleanup

    Alcohol passes through skin quite readily. I would be concerned that it would act as a vehicle carrying the dissolved resin into my system.

    I can get "extra strength" white vinegar, 15 percent...
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    Re: outboard fine adjustment

    Had similar in 90HP Yamaha. It was sediment that got up into the jets.

    Use lots of carb cleaner and blow out everything really well. Blow it out in a big paper bag in case you blow out a part you...
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    RIP Pilsbury Doughboy

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    Re: Penetrating Epoxy kicked off

    Penetrating epoxy is thin enough that you can chill it and still be able to measure accurately and mix easily. Once it's mixed pour it into a chilled metal paint roller pan then spread it quickly....
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    Re: Poem

    If the doe was dead the fawn was dead. Fawns need blood circulation too. False premise, or something like that. Still sad though. Slow down, speed kills.

    I, too, have eaten my share of road kills.
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    Re: Metal Working

    I posted these before, but for the sake of contributing;

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    Re: Cement and re-bar ballast casting

    A heavy layer of glass in epoxy all around would add some transverse strength.
  34. Re: One of the things I regret, but did learn a lesson from . .

    Don't expect that you can run into the woods and take a dump and get back before that ferry's wake hits the beach and sucks your boat out into deep cold water.
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    Re: Spiraling out of all proportion

    Each tread has an upper veneer. I wonder if there's a heavy welded steel frame in there somewhere. If not I bet it vibrates a lot.
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    Re: what a lovely staircase

    It's not immediately obvious, but it's mounted on posts every 180 degrees, at the knobs.
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    Re: Sleeping Dogs

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    Brings to mind the expression "A well turned ankle". I came across that perhaps 50 years ago and it just stuck. It was, in fact, in some British...
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    Re: what a lovely staircase

    Pre-fabbed parts, just stack 'em up 'till you get there. I like it.

    What do you suppose that "stem head" is in the foreground, and why the "Keep Off" sign? Oh, I see the plaque and seats, it's a...
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    Re: Cement and re-bar ballast casting

    That's the beauty of this place, we all can and do learn from the experience of others. It's like a free injection of knowledge. Who wouldn't want that?
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    Re: Cement and re-bar ballast casting

    It's a bit late, but I don't think anyone else has mentioned this so I will. Perhaps this will be useful to anyone considering reinforced concrete ballast.

    You can get hot dipped galvy re-bar....
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    Re: Cookie Cutter

    I wonder how they remove the finished items and replace them with new rings.
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    Re: Rodney Kerne

    He was asking about plywood over ribs.

    Did you not see the chart I posted Rodney?

    There's a chart on this PDF...

    https://murphyplywood.com/pdfs/softw...uct_Guides.pdf
  43. Re: People included in this photo are for purposes of scale

    How to start a thing like that? Compressed air? A small bomb? Then what do you do with it?
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    Re: Sleeping Dogs

    I can sleep now, Pop's looking out for me. Y:o

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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    " And yes , the rails and the shear plank were rotted."

    That's one of the reasons I bed everything in either Sika 291 or epoxy. Just a hint. :arg
  46. Re: man re-unites with lioness he bottle fed as an orphaned cub

    It's not unusual for an animal to hold another in their mouth just because they like them. It's a hug.
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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    Between the 2 I'd go for copper clinch nails. :p

    Otherwise I'd just glue it. Are you replacing it because water trapped between the layers rotted the rail and the top edge of the plank?
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    Re: Always have a life preserver

    Speed kills, it's that simple.
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    Re: Iím now a power tool statistic

    Did you try the acetaminophen and ibuprofen?
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    Re: Peapod construction questions?

    In case I didn't make it clear, glassing both sides of the planks will go a long way towards preventing splitting. The right weight of glass will make the board as stiff and stable as plywood. Adding...
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