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    Re: Anyone heard from John Wellsford lately?

    No need for my "Anyone heard from James McMullen lately?" thread now. Welcome back, James. An early Christmas gift for the rest of us.
  2. Re: 1001 things I wish I'd known before I started building boats

    And don't be afraid to contact the designer. These people are amazingly accessible and are usually very willing to help out.
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    Re: Bandsaw recommendation

    This Rikon gets a good recommendation in the woodworking community. Big resaw capacity without the riser block addition.

    http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/rikon-14-deluxe-bandsaw.aspx
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    Re: Puget Sound Folks, Know This Boat?..

    Pretty.
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    Re: Homemade bead and cove planes

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Edge-Sharpening-Woodworkers/dp/1440329958

    Quite a bit of detail on the metallurgy.
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    Re: 23' Stone Horse for sale - Seattle, CL

    is this McMullen's? I thought he had said that he was going to sell his.
  7. Re: Do you ever find yourself inventing reasons to nip into the garage…

    Very nice
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    Re: Homemade bead and cove planes

    Would you consider making and selling more planes?
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    Re: Hull turning methods.

    I used seat belt material and four boat winches, as below:

    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k581/orbb2/8F9366F7-9C1D-44F2-B285-B36B22C85030-1255-000003AC82DEC3A5_zpsa1120f4e.jpg

    The boat...
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    Re: Sanding concave surfaces?

    My back hurts at the thought of that.
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    Re: Sanding concave surfaces?

    Something new from Arbortech for sanding curved surfaces:

    http://www.arbortechusa.com/view/woodworking/contour-random-sander/
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    Re: Lin and Larry Pardey interview

    Same here. Dan is honest and enthusiastic, and he actually gets some great interviews.
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    Re: Melting lead for keel

    People that receive heavy lead exposures are often given a chelating agent, which helps the lead to accumulate in the blood to be filtered out by the kidneys, where it is urinated out.
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    Re: A photo taken by no. 1 son

    Congrats, Papa. I love every minute with my son (16 y.o.) but I also anticipate his growth into his own person. Yours is obviously well on the way there.
  15. Re: Making acrylic latex paint flow well and looks smooth, I discovered how.

    Hear, hear!! Besides, the olives make the paint lumpy.
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    Re: A cement freighter...

    For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
    For want of a shoe the horse was lost;
    For want of a horse the battle was lost;
    For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost—

    All for the want of a...
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    Re: A cement freighter...

    Good point. I guess he had a Hobson's choice.
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    Re: A cement freighter...

    The marina also served as a crush zone, absorbing and dispersing the impact much better than the fixed dock. Best way to avoid injuries in that circumstance.
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    Re: Mooring An Open Boat

    Glad you posted a follow up. A lot of questions like yours get posted, advice is given and we never find out the results. Nice to see how it worked out.
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    Re: Starting First Boat what tool to buy

    I saw a recent interview with Phil Lowe of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts where he was showing his hand planes. He had a referigerator magnet on the bottom, like the kind that are...
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    Re: Starting First Boat what tool to buy

    I second that, and make sure that your moaning chair has a place for a laptop. When you make that then-perceived fatal mistake, log on here and ask for advice. I had some major screwups building my...
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    Re: Starting First Boat what tool to buy

    You are probably going to need a block plane at some point, and the means to sharpen the blade.

    You will also need clamps.

    Some more details on the build would be helpful.
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    Re: Who do you like in portable power planes?

    Triton has one with 7 inch planing capacity, and Makita has one with 12 inch capacity, if you need to tackle wide projects:

    http://www.tritontools.com/en-US/Model/TPL180
    ...
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    sorry, fell behind on this thread. Pm me.
  25. Thread: The big Five-Oh

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    Re: The big Five-Oh

    As I recall there were attempts to repair the Minnow using a glue that also served as a pancake syrup, but later turned to dust. Ah, my misspent youth, watching cable tv.
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    Re: Do people still carry flares?

    That was my thought - you could fire them at jet skis
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    Re: Looking for font ideas for boat name

    Perhaps not appropriate for your boat, but I used the Disney font. The letters are laser-cut vinyl:
    ...
  28. Re: Pirate ship finally out of the garage and ready for rigging.

    Excellent work. You have quite the skill set, and the best motivation. Enjoy the time with your family.
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    Re: Not Last Boat . . . Yet

    Pretty stuff.
  30. Thread: SmallBoatsMonthly

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    Re: SmallBoatsMonthly

    This sounds like it will occupy a lot of the same space as Small Craft Advisor.
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    I wonder if the participants are going to seek financial support, like the Iditarod participants do. We visited a sled dog camp several years ago and the racers were all looking for sponsors to...
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    Re: Race to Alaska 2015!

    That is very interesting. How long will that trip take?
  33. Re: Tall white oak tree on our land coming down, is it worth anything?

    If it is not rotten in the center, quartersaw it for furniture.
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    Re: Price for an 1929 Aldem Triangle?

    Is your Dad acquiring it by exercising a storer's lien?
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    Re: 1923 Lawley Motor Sailer Cincinnati CL

    Looks sort of rough.
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    Re: gluing pvc to aluminum

    3m 5200?
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    Re: Smith Island Crabbing Scrape

    Cool! Congrats.
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    Re: power plane/scrub plane

    Same here. The scrub plane can really hog off the material quickly and it is quite quiet.
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    Re: Finished another Ogeechee River boat

    Very nice. What is it made of? What's the finish?
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    Re: New Yacht Sinks in Anacortes

    What's your address? It's for the subpoena.
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    Re: Olympia to Port Townsend by Sail & Oar™

    Very nice, thanks for sharing. I am jealous of all that water.
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    Re: Resourcinol glue ---- shelf life

    Yep, it's the latex caulk of the boating industry. Can hide a lot of sins while still doing the job.
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    Re: Spokeshave tune up

    Been a while since Bob has posted - you may have to hunt him down elsewhere if you don't get a reply soon.
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    Re: Harbor Freight Trailer Update

    I have heard that people have had a hard time getting the HF trailers registered with the DMV. Not sure why, but that's what steered me away.

    All that rust - just further support for building...
  45. Re: Dramatic Rescue of Solo Skipper adrift in a classic wooden boat

    Are you sure that isn't James?
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    Re: The Generosity and Interest of Others

    I'm in. Perhaps WB will match what the forum raises. If so, maybe some of us can stand in for more members.
  47. Re: Bronze wood svrew prices, ......Sorry, one more time

    This place sells them by the piece:

    http://www.boltdepot.com/Default.aspx
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    Re: Stone Horse Sloop--should I buy one?

    you are right - I was able to see it when I stretched out the third picture on my Ipad. Quite a chunk missing.
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    Re: Stone Horse Sloop--should I buy one?

    Here's one that will need some work, but the price is tempting:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edey-and-Duff-Stonehorse-/191203835726?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2c84a2ff4e&item=191203835726&pt=Sailboats
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    Re: Unloading a non-wooden boat

    I think she will try that first.
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