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    Re: For the Climate Change Realists

    Around here farmers are harrowing their fields on the 22 of April. To my knowledge this hasn't happened in several centuries. Something has to be wrong when such things happen.
  2. Re: I once had a..(Fill in the Blank)..Man, I loved that car!!

    My only car since 14 years is a 1984 model Opel Kadett E with 1.2 litre OHV engine. I love that car..... but sadly they aren't made any more.......
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    Re: I think I'm a luddite.

    I get all phones I need secondhand cheap or free. When the supply runs out there are still low cost phones on the market. Phones that can handle a call or a text message. I neither need nor want...
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    Re: Valeria Lukyanova ! ! !

    If you ask me that Valeria has brough ugliness to a completely new level......

    To me there is nothing as beautiful as a healthy woman with her natural body shape intact and her natural hair...
  5. Re: "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" is determined to be ancient, not a fake.

    Does it matter if Jesus ben Joseph the carpenter from Nasareth was married?

    I only wish that if he was married they had a great relationship and were happy together and got healthy kids. Maybe...
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    Re: Your dream bandsaw for your home workshop??

    My dream bandsaw would be an old cast iron monster. Ultimately a Jonsered but many others would do just as well. That Barker bandsaw looks wonderful and Kudzu's American band saw may turn out even...
  7. Re: Can You Build a Sailboat Interior Out of Alaska Birch?

    I live in Finland at roundabout the same latitude as Anchorage in Alaska. We have a lot of birches here too. Ours are another species but closely related to yours.

    Tradition dictates that birch...
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    Re: Real old school trad boat references?!!

    There are a somw very brief but fairly good instructions on building a Norwegian pram of the Arendal variety in the book Robåter Og Små Seilbåter by Torgny Knutson. The book was first published in...
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    Re: Tablesaw Accident

    Best wishes and thanks for telling us theese words of warning. I think you might have saved us a finger or two.
  10. Thread: security

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    Re: security

    Then my then employer tried to steal my tools I loudly announced it to all other employess and subcontractors and even to some customers. This was followed with the announcement that everything...
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    Re: how much would you pay for these?

    I would pay between 1 and 8 euros apiece for those chisels as that is what secondhand high quality chisels normally cost............
  12. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    I suppose that the Mystic Seaport crew has found out this already but for readers of the thread it might be interresting to know that the Marstal boat engines were manufactured by Motorfabriken...
  13. Re: The Shetland Boat: History; Folklore & Construction - a blog by Marc Chivers

    I really like the hull shape of the Shetland boats..........
    It is facinating to compare their hull shape with traditional boats from my area and find excactly the differenses that I expect to...
  14. Re: Scots pine (p. sylvestris) for boatbuilding

    Yes it is.
  15. Re: Scots pine (p. sylvestris) for boatbuilding

    People in southern Scandinavia have used it for clinker built workboats since the viking age at least and it makes very good boats though it is heavier and more brittle than the spruce that is used...
  16. Re: What thickness planer for strip boats/projects?

    Yep that's right.......those Parks planers and other similar sized cast iron ones look like a good choice in the small segment of the market. Heavy for their size yet small.
  17. Re: Grinder for sharpening planes and drawknives - suggestions

    I could do that but I already have two grinders that can take slightly smaller wheels. One of them is home made from an industrial washing mashine. I keep the big wheel in store for future needs.
  18. Re: What thickness planer for strip boats/projects?

    I would never ever buy a planer that uses disposable knives just because that makes you use too dull knives all the time. Planer knives get dull very rapidly so that would mean a lot of running back...
  19. Re: Grinder for sharpening planes and drawknives - suggestions

    I mostly use a waterstone grinder and sometimes a band grinder. If I had to make do with one of them that would be the waterstone grinder. There is a huge difference between a good wheel and a bad...
  20. Re: Mainer Straps Helium Balloons on and Heads for Ireland

    Is there a mental hospital in Newfoundland? In that case he missed it.
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    Re: extreme stern on small gaffer

    I like that boat!
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    Re: Really long boats...can they be built today?

    Obviosly admiral Popov was the stereotypical genius ahead of his time.........:rolleyes:

    On the more serious side of things I think that once fuel becomes a bit more expensive relatively long lean...
  23. Thread: A new boat

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    Re: A new boat

    I like that boat. Nice hull shape and solid scantlings.
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    Re: Sewn boats..?..

    On the Malabar coast of India carvel built boats sewn with coconut fibre rope were built up to the 1960-ies at least following the old Arab tradition which died out in it's homeland a generation...
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    Re: Sex Offender Registry

    Apparently I did not explain my home made theory well enough.

    Kids grow up with lots of unused surplus energy that is not used up around the farmyard. They grow up being told over and over again...
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    Re: Sex Offender Registry

    Blame society and not the pedophiles.
    Every time that the "normal" society withdraws from an area the crooks will take over.
    -Poachers and meth labs fill the forests in countries where people...
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    Re: First Build - Traditional Clinker or Carvel

    You have found some nice boat pictures and just looking by at them I feel inspiration streaming towards me.

    Personally I am a fan of clinker built double ended boats.
    -Double ended because such...
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    Re: Suicides amongst british military personnel.

    When I grew up my grandfather was one of my best friends. He was a World War II veteran who had served in the front line for about 4 years and suffered from terrible nightmares ever since. Probably...
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    Re: needed Vire 6hp cylinder head

    There was some business selling Vire parts in Denmark a few years ago........ but I do not know if they are still there.
  30. Re: Building an aspen dugout in Finland, 1936

    An interresting film!
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    Re: Shipwright's Adze for sale; not mine

    110$ damn...... I passed up one for 20 euros because I already had bought one for 12........

    Around hare both straight and lippad adzes can be found but the shipyards closed down 100 years ago and...
  32. Thread: Union Thugs

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    Re: Union Thugs

    As a union worker I want to thank fellow union men for doing the right thing.

    I think that extremism is a religion on it's own. When I compare the gospel of the christian hate groups and the...
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    Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher

    Aye. I like that song.
    Brits have an amazing ability to write good songs about political matters......... whatever side they are on......
    The interwiews would of cause have been more...
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    Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher

    This one?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk18ZY318os
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    Re: Terms for square sail rigs

    So that's the silk sail I have heard rumours about. Did it work?

    I know that the old ballads regularly mention "silkisegl" but I have always seen it as a poetic metaphore for fine sail cloth of...
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    Re: RIP Margaret Thatcher

    Looking at the British Isles from across the North sea it seems likely that Peerie Maa is right. Hard to say as I have never visited his country. However what worries me more is that since then...
  37. Thread: Raid Finland

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    Re: Raid Finland

    Maybe that is what I should do with the little boat that lies upside down behind the fire wood stack.......rent it out to participants in Raid Finland......... a 13 or 14 foot square sterned...
  38. Thread: Sjogin news

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    Re: Sjogin news

    I always feels good when I see a boat or a machine or a house with evidense of extensive well made repairs. Those marks show that the owner cares for it.
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    Re: A really bad tatoo :)

    Tattoos is an art like any others. There are great artists and not so great artists and barn painters who falsely believe that they are artists.......

    In general I have nothing against well made...
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    Re: a proper ketch

    Just a fife....... barely a bad substitute for a fifie.......BY:D
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Reaper_in_sail.jpg
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    Re: Bandsaw recommendations requested

    USA seems to be overflowing by fine secondhand bandsaws made by companies like Powermatic and Silver and Cresent and American and Tannewitz and Walker-Turner and many others. High quality machines...
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    Re: Car recommendation

    I know what kind of car you are talking about but unfortunately it is getting hard to find new ones theese days:...
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    Re: mud driveway from hell

    We have that kind of road problems in Finland too. Blue clay that becomes bottomless mud when the ground thaws in april. Mud season hasn't really started yet but it isn't far away.
    We have a short...
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    Re: Helsinki for a few hours

    Yep but Kotka is some 200 kilometres away. I wrote about it only to spare you the search for a museum that no longer exists in Helsinki.
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    Re: Helsinki for a few hours

    -There was a maritime museum in Helsinki but they moved to Kotka near the Russian border a few years ago so there is nothing to see on Vrakholmen any more even though some tourist information still...
  46. Thread: using an adze

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    Re: using an adze

    Scandinavian gutter adzes are often but not always sharpened on the outside. The handle has to be just right and the bevel angle has to be the same after every time it is ground. All straight adzes I...
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    Re: Noah's Ark Build

    First I found the site rather amusing and then it struck me......... there might in fact be people believing in this......

    Wood does burn in a lava flow and the Schroud of Turin is produced more...
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    Re: Noah's Ark Build

    Insanity........... Just like if somebody actually built an accurate copy of Der Allmacht. The ship that was so big that her riggers had to make her threstletrees and caps extra long in order to make...
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    Re: Help ID model sailing ship

    The Billings model depicts the fifth Norske Løve which was built at the Nyholmen royal shipyard to design by master shipbuilder Knud Nielsen Benstrup. She was launched in 1735 and passed sea trials...
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    Re: Help ID model sailing ship

    More facts extracted from various Danish internet sites:

    The life span of the six mayor warships that went by the name Norske Løve

    Norske Løve (1634–1653)
    Norske Løve (1654–1666)
    Norske...
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