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    I suppose if you have to ask what a compass plane is, you will probably have no use for one.

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    A plane with a base that's adjustable for planing concave or convex curves. I use mine rarely as I usually make up curved templates for the router or trimmer but, it's a great tool to have when you really need one! I'd think it would be an essential tool for anyone planking a boat!

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    I reckon Jeff gets the Antipodean of the Month award for giving Bernadette his only compass plane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I reckon Jeff gets the Antipodean of the Month award for giving Bernadette his only compass plane!

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    it was a financial parting...

    suffice to say, Jeff did give me a sliding bevel a few years back which is most coveted... and used daily when Im working on the boat.
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    Ah, that's good! Now I can give the award to Phil instead for sending me a jar of bronze nails!

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    ^ oops....
    sorry Jeff.
    my bad.

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    Jeff is certainly a very generous fellow - we've seen many terrific examples of that over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette View Post
    Hello Jeff
    the loss of a friend is incredible for sure...hard to imagine at times and each day leaves you floating in a big empty sphere...gentle reminders can ease some of the pain. Peter will always be remembered for good and noble things.

    Ive always sidestepped politics in life simply because it does alter the human equation...

    boat project is stalled yet again but I'll be back on it with gusto next year. starting to get closer to the interior fit out so thats a good thing.

    I thought you had other compass planes on hand? surely?
    I'm good with spoke shaves Bernie, I have a few concave and convex models of various ages.
    Rebuilding carriage wheels gives you plenty of practice. I'm repairing a curved spiral section of stair rail, Aussie red cedar. I'm glad I'm only repairing it, not trying to make it from scratch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette View Post
    I just found out that Peter passed away awhile back...
    this is indeed sad news as I had thought he had the cancer beat.
    in any case, thanks to those who wrote here about Peter's last days and for holding his hand at the bedside. that takes some courage.
    ive done palliative nursing and its dreadful at its best when so close to the end. to be able to offer some comfort is a remarkable gesture.

    Peter...another reminder of the frailty of life
    and yet a beautiful demonstration of a life selflessly lived for his family.
    goodbye Peter. im sorry I wont get the chance to take you sailing on my new yacht.
    As Peter would say, he was a gentleman and a scallop.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Got this done today:




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    What is this?

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    Just bought a Canon OES 400D DSLR camera for $80. I've been wanting a half decent camera for quite a while.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    What is this?

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    It's a 3000 x 570 x 45 slab of bluegum which now has a 3000 x 100 x 45 strip of bluegum joined to it. It will be a kitchen bench.

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    What will you seal it with Rick?
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    Tung oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's a 3000 x 570 x 45 slab of bluegum which now has a 3000 x 100 x 45 strip of bluegum joined to it. It will be a kitchen bench.

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    Nice.

    Just replacing my outboard hung chainplates with stainless straps ,what would be the recommended readily available bedding compound to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    It's a 3000 x 570 x 45 slab of bluegum which now has a 3000 x 100 x 45 strip of bluegum joined to it. It will be a kitchen bench.

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    Nice. Presumably that good east coast bluegum, not the Tasmanian stuff. The stuff I milled a year or two ago turned out to be awful. Split and twist like you cannot imagine. Hard as nails though. Harder than fencing staples actually.

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    Yes, it's really nice wood. I've had the slab stored in my shed for about 4 years but it was stored before that at the mill for about 10 years, possibly 20. Quite hard, yes!

    Rick

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    I was on duty yesterday. We crossed a comparatively flat bar into a confused sea and cross swell, which was fine while we were moving. However we spent sometime not under way while trainees got some practice throwing the life ring. It's rare but I actually felt a bit queasy.
    And now the weather report. Good rain last night, today is overcast and a predicted thunderstorm later this evening. Which will coincide with the Xmas party on the wharf.
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    What would be the recommended bedding compound for outboard hung stainless chain plates,that is readily available in Australia?

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    Ive been mulling that question over Tom, since you posted it on your other thread. I dont trust Sika at all. Fixtech seems to be better. Ive tried Selleys butyl in a tube. In SA it dries hard. In Qld I dont know. I have some tubes of Sika Butyl, which they claim they no longer make, but you can buy from an online NZ yacht shop. I havent used any, because I dont trust Sika. Im generally trying butyl rubber, specifically a plumbers butyl from Bunnings. Seems to stay soft and flexible, which is good. Sticks like sh!t to a blanket which is also good. Cant tell you how it will be in 5 or 10 years, but fingers crossed. Im not sure what its like to paint over, but if you trim any squeeze out, that wouldnt be much of an issue. Im partly putting off completing my deck project because I dont trust any sealants.

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    Neil likes the Sika Mastic, I think. I have some and have used a little bit and it seems fine to me too. But I think any bedding, Sika, Fixtech, butyl tape ... ought to be fine in that situation. You just don't want anything that's going to keep bleeding out. I'd probably use Sikaflex or Fixtech sealant as they both go solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Ive been mulling that question over Tom, since you posted it on your other thread. I dont trust Sika at all. Fixtech seems to be better. Ive tried Selleys butyl in a tube. In SA it dries hard. In Qld I dont know. I have some tubes of Sika Butyl, which they claim they no longer make, but you can buy from an online NZ yacht shop. I havent used any, because I dont trust Sika. Im generally trying butyl rubber, specifically a plumbers butyl from Bunnings. Seems to stay soft and flexible, which is good. Sticks like sh!t to a blanket which is also good. Cant tell you how it will be in 5 or 10 years, but fingers crossed. Im not sure what its like to paint over, but if you trim any squeeze out, that wouldnt be much of an issue. Im partly putting off completing my deck project because I dont trust any sealants.
    Is that the tape from Bunnings or is it something in a tube?

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    I was going to scrub the prop and change the shaft anode to day but it's blowing a gale. Too much chop means I'd probably get brained doing it so I'll just have to find something else to do .... That's not very hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Is that the tape from Bunnings or is it something in a tube?

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    Tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I was going to scrub the prop and change the shaft anode to day but it's blowing a gale. Too much chop means I'd probably get brained doing it so I'll just have to find something else to do .... That's not very hard.

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    I always find an hour or two in the bunk with a book is time well spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I always find an hour or two in the bunk with a book is time well spent.

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    Doing that right now. I did a couple of small jobs this morning but it's getting too hot now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Neil likes the Sika Mastic, I think. I have some and have used a little bit and it seems fine to me too. But I think any bedding, Sika, Fixtech, butyl tape ... ought to be fine in that situation. You just don't want anything that's going to keep bleeding out. I'd probably use Sikaflex or Fixtech sealant as they both go solid.

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    Thanks Rick and Phil for your input.

    Since there is still a reasonable bedding surface left over I may just concentrate on sealing the fastner holes underneath the straps and the square holes I filed into the stainless straps to receive the stainless coach bolts.
    I will see what Bunnings can come up with and if using Sika will probably just hand tighten them then let it set up for a couple of hours followed by cranking the nuts down hard.

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    Did the anode. We took the boat to the wharf at Lemon Tree to get out of the chop. It was still choppy though and visibility was about 200mm so not much fun. Anyway, it's done and it:s nice out on the water in a gale!

    Rick

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    My dog called Bear is keeping me sane. Reserve a spot for me here until I return.
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    Gales here too with squalls, SW at speeds round 90-100k's.
    With our trees a bit tooo dangerous for gardening.

    G'day Bruce, good looking dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    My dog called Bear is keeping me sane. Reserve a spot for me here until I return.

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    What are you suggesting exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    What are you suggesting exactly?

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    I'm exactly having a hard time day to day due to mental health issues. I'm not posting much but I expect to in a little while. My dog is a big help.

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    That dog has eyes that tell a story.
    Best wishes Bruce.

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    All the best Bruce! Woody is the stabilising influence in my life - which might explain lots.

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