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    Quote Originally Posted by BBSebens View Post
    Stain?!?!

    Nonsense. Let that beautiful Alaskan Yellow Cedar show itself!


    Take a scrap and test the look when varnished, grain may really pop.
    Steamboat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamboat View Post


    Take a scrap and test the look when varnished, grain may really pop.
    it may also get darker when exposed to sunlight even under varnish. Testing is a good idea.
    Looks fantastic !!

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    Yep, just beautiful!

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    Jim,
    I've been following for some time...your pictures of the transom and shutter plank are the highlight of my Tuesday - just a fantastic thing to see. Cheers for all who take it upon themselves to do beautiful things with wood.

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    Thanks everybody!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jase;[URL="tel:5087282"
    5087282[/URL]]you're getting good at this
    At this rate Jase, I'll almost know what I'm doing just about the time I'm done.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBSebens;[URL="tel:5087313"
    5087313[/URL]]Stain?!?!

    Nonsense. Let that beautiful Alaskan Yellow Cedar show itself!
    You see Ben, there is a certain image in my head that I'm trying to match (at least to the best of my imperfect abilities.) Besides, that transom is Doug fir not yellow so that makes it okay.
    -Jim

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    According to the weather service we're supposed to get a foot of snow tonight and the the temperature is supposed to drop into the single digits. Which is darn cold. So that might be it for boat restoration for now. I did cut a bunch of plugs for all those screws in the transom. It's gonna need to be a might warmer before I can set them in varnish though.

    -Jim

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    Jim,
    Where are you located? Northern US? I'm in Southern MI and we're expected to get 9 inches of snow tonight. Not very good sailing weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtowner8820 View Post
    Jim,
    Where are you located? Northern US? I'm in Southern MI and we're expected to get 9 inches of snow tonight. Not very good sailing weather.
    His location info says Juneau Alaska, so I say pretty much northern US. .

    We even got snow way down here in southeastern Washington.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorBravo View Post
    His location info says Juneau Alaska, so I say pretty much northern US. .

    We even got snow way down here in southeastern Washington.
    DC er state?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    According to the weather service we're supposed to get a foot of snow tonight and the the temperature is supposed to drop into the single digits. Which is darn cold. So that might be it for boat restoration for now. I did cut a bunch of plugs for all those screws in the transom. It's gonna need to be a might warmer before I can set them in varnish though.

    Geez, I see where you could have squeezed at least three more plugs in there.
    I hope your down time isn't too long or unbearable.

    Boat looks very nice, sir.

    Peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    DC er state?
    Oops, forgot there was a city called Washington. I'm in the southeast corner of the state, right next to Idaho.
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    Jim,..... just out of curiosity, do you 'pop' your plugs out of the wood with a screwdriver one at a time, or 'resaw' the wood through the bandsaw (or tablesaw ifnarrow enough) to free them 'en mass' quickly? ... just sort of a pointless curiosity.
    Beautiful work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorBravo View Post
    Oops, forgot there was a city called Washington. I'm in the southeast corner of the state, right next to Idaho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob;[URL="tel:5088994"
    5088994[/URL]]Geez, I see where you could have squeezed at least three more plugs in there.
    I hope your down time isn't too long or unbearable.

    Boat looks very nice, sir.

    Peace,
    Robert
    Thank you Sir! Don't want to be greedy, taking more plugs than necessary you know.

    Quote Originally Posted by nedL;[URL="tel:5089083"
    5089083[/URL]]Jim,..... just out of curiosity, do you 'pop' your plugs out of the wood with a screwdriver one at a time, or 'resaw' the wood through the bandsaw (or tablesaw ifnarrow enough) to free them 'en mass' quickly? ... just sort of a pointless curiosity.
    Beautiful work!
    I've done it both ways Ned, this batch I popped out with a screwdriver, but it is only 150 plugs or so. When I'm cutting more than that at once I'll use the bandsaw. Only trouble with using the bandsaw is that the plugs tend to fly all over the place as they get cut off, so you've got to kind of corral them on the table as the cut proceeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtowner8820 View Post
    Jim,
    Where are you located? Northern US? I'm in Southern MI and we're expected to get 9 inches of snow tonight. Not very good sailing weather.
    I am indeed in Juneau, Alaska and this year looks promising for having a real winter. We generally don't see a lot of extreme winter weather here because the jet stream is bringing warm up from Hawaii pretty much to our doorstep. Which brings a lot of moisture with it too.
    -Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    DC er state?
    His location says "Clarkston, Washington"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    ...When I'm cutting more than that at once I'll use the bandsaw. Only trouble with using the bandsaw is that the plugs tend to fly all over the place as they get cut off, so you've got to kind of corral them on the table as the cut proceeds.
    I hold a board against then as I run it through the bandsaw. Doesn't work very well if the plug board is over a couple of feet...
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Thank you Sir! Don't want to be greedy, taking more plugs than necessary you know.



    I've done it both ways Ned, this batch I popped out with a screwdriver, but it is only 150 plugs or so. When I'm cutting more than that at once I'll use the bandsaw. Only trouble with using the bandsaw is that the plugs tend to fly all over the place as they get cut off, so you've got to kind of corral them on the table as the cut proceeds.
    A little scrap of plywood held on the off side while sawing will keep them in their holes...

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    See, that's why I keep you guys around.
    -Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    See, that's why I keep you guys around.
    Hot damn - I always wanted to be a kept man. I'd hoped for a better looking keeper though...
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    I'm in favor of letting them fly, and searching high and low for them. How else are you going to find that thing you dropped but didn't remember, but by crawling around on your hands and knees looking for plugs?

    And, how are you going to lose one, then find it years later and wonder where it came from if you capture them all?

    I'm a big picture guy, see?

    Okay, sorry. I've always done the tape deal...

    Peace,
    Robert

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    I've never done quite so many, but popping them with a screw driver leaves them with a good indication of where the grain is, when installing or trimming.

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    I hate it when one snaps off in the cutter, and takes ten minutes to wedge out. Then the next one does the same. I lose the will cutting plugs.

    I don't know what I'm going to do if your packing up for winter Jim. Shrivel up like a sad little deflated balloon I expect.

    Thanks for all your posts showing us all your great progress, and have yourself an enjoyable holiday... See you in the thaw.

    Martin.

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    Thanks Martin, I hope you have a pleasant holiday as well. I'm sure you'll manage without my little freak show, spending many pleasurable hours installing twin engines or some such thing.
    -Jim

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    I've read the whole of your thread - great work, it's an inspiration to me to get on with fixing mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Harbor master has clear title and gave me a bill of sale, which is all I need to successfully transfer title.

    She does need some work but has a fairly fresh yanmar and a nice dickenson cook stove. The deck has some issues, the hull is fairly sound. I just couldn't let her go to the landfill.

    i built a Caledonian Yawl last year, kind of lost interest when my big boat arrived. Are they worth much? I need the room and the time, I haven't launched her yet! And need some sails. Everything else is done including the masts and about 10 coats of Epifanes . I am in NW England if anybody is interested.....OR ..maybe I should keep her..

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    I decided a little holiday greenery was in order for the boat. Gotta keep up appearances don't ya know.

    -Jim

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    Have a merry Xmas Jim, you and your family. I'll be sure to think of you northerners while dripping sweat into my beer on the upcoming 110 degree days.. But I'll be all tucked up in the a.c. by then. I'm thinking about quitting by the time it gets to 75!!! Sook

    Is that snow on ground already?

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    Already? It's 10 days into December! More than early enough for snow.

    @ Jim - love the wreath!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul-l;[URL="tel:5091933"
    5091933[/URL]]I've read the whole of your thread - great work, it's an inspiration to me to get on with fixing mine!
    That's a lot of reading! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevest;[URL="tel:5092003"
    5092003[/URL]]i built a Caledonian Yawl last year, kind of lost interest when my big boat arrived. Are they worth much? I need the room and the time, I haven't launched her yet! And need some sails. Everything else is done including the masts and about 10 coats of Epifanes . I am in NW England if anybody is interested.....OR ..maybe I should keep her..
    No idea what a Caledonia Yawl would be worth in your area, sorry. They are a fairly popular boat. I always figured that I will be stuck with whatever boats I've acquired or built, so I only go for boats I really like.
    -Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpatrol;[URL="tel:5092052"
    5092052[/URL]]Have a merry Xmas Jim, you and your family. I'll be sure to think of you northerners while dripping sweat into my beer on the upcoming 110 degree days.. But I'll be all tucked up in the a.c. by then. I'm thinking about quitting by the time it gets to 75!!! Sook

    Is that snow on ground already?
    110 degrees! Around here we think 75 is hot! I hope you have a great xmas too Andy. We got a foot - foot and half of snow the other day, now the sun is out, but it's 19f, -7c, during the day and windy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garret;[URL="tel:5092062"
    5092062[/URL]]Already? It's 10 days into December! More than early enough for snow.

    @ Jim - love the wreath!
    Thanks Garret!
    -Jim

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    Whats going on up there Jim, no updates? The only excuse is if you're an ice block right now

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    He's gone out to the igloo

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    Nope, no updates. It just went from solid freeze to hard rain today. #manthatsucks

    So we have been working on our Christmas train.







    Yes, that is joyful meyham.
    -Jim

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