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    Re: Centerboard Coating

    POR 15 might be worth a look. Rust doesn’t get under it the way it can under powder coating, even if scratched. Rust at the scratch but doesn’t spread. John
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    Re: Pneumatic or electric brad nailer?

    The couple of purely battery powered fastening tools I’ve used (Makita 18g nailer, Milwaukee stapler ) work ,but feel a bit bulky and don’t seem to have the power of air tools. Paslode Trimpulse work...
  3. Re: I'm going to build a workbench for my new shop

    Another possibility for a bench. Abandoned 16’ alum. ladder from the “junkyard”. 3/4” ply top and blocking, 3 trestles from deck lumber salvage. T nut and bolt levelers (not suitable for finish...
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    Re: Saulsalito bound

    Spauldingcenter.org would be worth a call or email. I believe the Arques School is under the same roof. They used to welcome visitors on Saturdays. Wonderful historic boat shop. John -who took a...
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    Re: drawer sliders 1/4" max

    ...a full size drawing /layout from the side of the cabinet can be useful. Draw out cabinet box, drawer boxes/fronts , slides and any parts/ clearances that are involved.Some can do it in their head,...
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    Re: drawer sliders 1/4" max

    1/2” slides can be made to work by relieving sides of drawers to get 1/2”+. Sides need to be thick enough and might need a backing piece inside to catch the slide screws. No sense of whether ball...
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    Re: Sourcing marine plywood in Sacramento area

    In the same vein is to make a deal with a local shop or yard that can add your order to theirs and you can pick it up from them. What does “deal” mean. It means you make it easy for them. They will...
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    Re: Sourcing marine plywood in Sacramento area

    Hughes Hardwood has okoume, worth a call re meranti. Moore Newton in San Leandro has meranti marine ply.Where ever you go, it’s worth a call to verify they have the thickness you want ,they often...
  9. Re: Kill Switch Lanyards ( ECOD) To Be Required April 1 2021

    How about an old boat (pre 2020 cut off) with new power engine/motor? John
  10. Re: Kill Switch Lanyards ( ECOD) To Be Required April 1 2021

    https://uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/Engine-Cut-Off-Switch-FAQ.php Clarifies requirements especially regarding age of boat. John
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    Re: vacuum bagging help

    Can’t speak to exact specs, but the (probably cheap ,oil type) pump we got off eBay had plenty of suck for 4x8 panels, but constantly blows a fine mist of oil out. We just set it up near a fan in a...
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    Re: Sharpen carbide band saw blades?

    Walton Saw Works has done our carbide resaw blades. They’re in San Rafael. John
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    Re: Dewalt 745 'issues'

    Same saw, same issues. I made things better by cleaning out saw dust ,make sure the screw that does the up and down is clean. Lube the screw and the guide rods with a plastic friendly dry lube. Lots...
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    Re: Brace bits.... Need Screwdriver bits

    Lee Valley has 2 options for driving with a bit brace- 1/4” hex and square socket drive. John
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    Re: knots in Black Walnut

    In our cabinet shop we most often use 5 minute epoxy mixed with a dark pigment, burnt umber or lamp black. Ends up looking black with most finishes we’ve used. Not much luck with trying to match wood...
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    Re: Okoume ply source SF Bay Area

    Moore Newton claims (as of a month or two ago) that they are carrying 1/8” and 1/4” okoume now.They also have thicker. Not sure why, but more than one visit to a lumberyard has ended in...
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    Re: Polyester or Epoxy?

    I just built a stitch and glue rowboat. New to s & g and the plans I had were not very helpful. Sam Devlin’s “Devlin’s Boatbuilding” has a lot of info. There is also a download available from Devlin...
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    Re: Autumn Boating Photos--What Have You Got?

    6949769498Pinecrest Lake, Ca before sunrise. Water dropping fast this time of year. Pretty rocky but mostly smoke free. 5600’ elevation. John
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    Okoume ply source SF Bay Area

    The title about says it. I can find meranti marine ply ,but the closest source Iíve found for thin okoume is Hughes in Sacramento. Looking for 3,4, and 5 mm. Thanks all. John
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    Re: Have You All Seen This Boat?

    Product of Woodenboat USA in Ontario, CA . Lots more boats on eBay. Not clear where their shop is. Seem very shiny. John
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    Re: Glue gunnels and mast with wood glue?

    One consideration is are to going to be gluing to epoxy coated ply? I haven’ t done a test, but I would not expect T111 or any water base glue to stick to epoxy. John
  22. Thread: Drill offset

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    Re: Drill offset

    Tom, The two rt angle drills I have handy Are both 7/8” to the center of the chuck to the end of the tool. That’s the closest they will drill parallel to a surface. The drills are a Milwaukee m12 rt...
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    Re: Dimensions of oars?

    From Boats Oars and Rowing- R.D. Culler61760Hope this helpful,John
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    Re: Rowboat for swimming?

    This was our water entertainment for a summer or two. Salvaged,that is to say it drifted into our possession one summer and became ours ( the owner’s name painted on it 61453 was of no concern to...
  25. Re: Pandemic Parkinson's projects: what's yours?

    Finally getting my 40+ year old Gloucester Gull back into more presentable shape. Out side cleaned up last year- fir marine ply is forever checking . Two additional rowing stations added this spring...
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    Re: Disposable Gloves

    I too am getting near the bottom of my box of gloves. They cycle from grocery store/shopping duty to paint and epoxy duty until they die. Not knowing what the availability is going to be , I got to...
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    Re: Pneumatic Staple Gun Recommendation

    I have an 18g gauge Hitachi that I use in a cabinet shop setting. Mostly 3/4 and 1/2 plywood assemblies. As mentioned, if calls for oil-oil it. 6 or 8 years old,maybe used once a week. $80 or 100 as...
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    Re: Identify this California hardwood

    My first thought would have been madrone. I haven’t seen much eucalyptus in the
    part of the Sierra I’m familiar with. Eucalyptus of the sort mentioned that grows in the SF Bay Area is not very...
  29. Thread: Sick of snipe

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    Re: Sick of snipe

    We use a Makita 2012,but suspect the snipe issue is similar. With multiple pieces being planed, I try to overlap or butt the pieces tightly end to end as they feed in. Still end up with snipe at the...
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