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    Sanding,like washing the dishes by hand, is such an easy and mindless task I'm surprised more woodbutchers don't really get into it.I mean, what other task requires so little mental effort that a fella can actually do two things at once.Yes,two things at once,normally unheard amongst our gender, sanding and actually thinking simultaneously! Admittedly I am using the term "thinking" in the broadest sense of the word but I am confident you understand what I mean.

    At any rate, hand sanding of the finger pull rail was all that was left to do before installing this piece on the hatch cover proper and I enjoyed it thoroughly!






    The only downside to this particular bit of sanding,was the diminutive size of the piece in question.It took very little time to achieve a nice result thus I was cheated somewhat in the thinking departmant since it takes some time for my two neurons to warm up sufficiently before anything called thinking can even begin.The rest is just instinct and habit.The extravagant blue sandpaper seen here in 40,80 and 100 grit,made for light work of it all.





    During the sanding I kept checking out my progress and remained pleased with how desperately well things were proceeding.




    Once it was as close to what I envisioned in my minds one-good-eye, it was time to install the bugger.Final shaping and sanding would happen once installed on the hatch cover.





    But first,a little quickie bit of hollowing had to be done on the faying surface before heading back up on the roof top.





    Up on the roof with the hatch cover, the finger pull rail was clamped where I wanted it and its' outline traced so that three pilot holes could be drilled perfectly centered on the rail.




    The finger pull rail was then clamped back perfectly in place on the hatch cover and holes were drilled from below up into the finger pull rail using the previously done pilot holes.

    Dead simple stuff, I know, but you wouldn't believe how many years it took me to figure this out.I used to either shoot things like this by eye,missing half the time or else spend many minutes measuring both sides of something to locate the center and still end up blowing a few shots. I was so much denser then than my present state of density,which ranges from frozen jello to warm pudding.


    To be continued..........



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    Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Please God, let it be option B!
    Can I buy a vowel?
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    Carrying on...........




    To ensure the finger pull rail gets properly located or postioned once a bed of epoxy has been laid down,the screws are driven and allowed to slightly poke themselves out of their holes.




    Next, a small batch of clear epoxy is mixed up and spread out along the underside of the finger pull rail and allowed to soak in for a bit.No clear epoxy is applied to the hatch cover side as it is already saturated and 'glassed.




    After a suitable period of time has lapsed,say one coffee or one beers' worth, powder is then added to the remaining clear epoxy for a nice creamy peanutbutter consistency and spread out over the previously penciled outline of the finger pull rail.

    Carefully handling the finger pull rail, it is layed into this peanutbutter and slightly slid about until the screws find their pilot holes.Clamps are then used to firmly seat the finger pull rail into the epoxy until the screws can be snugged up from below. Thanks to these screws, the finger pull rail sits tight instead of the nightmare slippin'-n-a-sliding' one could imagine on a curved surface like the hatch cover.





    With the finger pull rail all snugged down by clamps and screws, the expected epoxy squeeze out is then taken advantage of to form a nice perimeter fillet with a tongue depressor.Depending on the angle of the tongue depressor, you can either have a large or small radiused epoxy fillet. I went for a medium sized one.




    With a run of the mill small putty knife, ground down to further narrow its' blade width, the little epoxybanks(like snowbanks) of excess epoxy left from the passage of the tongue depressor are neatly removed. Despite my confessed love for sanding, even I have limits and working neat has its' own rewards!





    One last peek along the forward edge of the finger pull rail and that is it.Time to grab a beer and call it a day.



    Cheers!


    Peter
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    This boat was built with ten thumbs.No fingers were harmed in anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.L.Lenihan View Post
    What? You too?! We're almost brothers !

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    I have to admit that I am at work and NAKED!!!

    Running around in the birthday suit is such a good feeling that I secretly deviced a cunning plan to let me do it in public and no one will ever know

    The plan is this:
    I've put some clothes on to hide the fact from my co-workers, but underneath my shirt and jeans and socks and what-nots I am completely NAKED!!! Genious!!
    It's an exhilarating feeling to stealthely sneek through the corridors in the nude while no one suspects it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.L.Lenihan View Post

    Beautiful, simply beautiful...
    You have a knack for curves Peter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryden View Post
    I have to admit that I am at work and NAKED!!It's an exhilarating feeling to stealthely sneek through the corridors in the nude while no one suspects it.
    If I were an American, I would say something like "Awesome!" However, I isn't so must simply resort to "Holy Mother of Merlot!C'est absolutely brilliant Ryden et si I can ever avoir le guts like you pour le faire, bien sur I would do it too!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryden View Post
    You have a knack for curves Peter!

    My gf taught me all I need to know, should know and must never forget about curves and she constantly reminds me of what type of curves I should only be looking at(hers) and when it is proper to look at(her) curves(all the time) and what exactly will happen to me(castration) the day I begin looking and having designs,(going beyond mere appreciation), on other curves.She is wise beyond her years and I am crazy about her!(survial instinct response)

    But thank you for liking my curves Ryden....you're one of the few who do.


    Cheers!


    Peter
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    This boat was built with ten thumbs.No fingers were harmed in anyway.

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    You have a fine eye for luvly curves Peter...the boats turning out nice as well.
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    I wish I were doing wood butchery as interesting as the tasks you come up with Peter. I think that posting 19 photos of sanding my cabin and applying primer just isn't the same. I wonder what you are going to do when all you have left is painting? How are you going to keep your audience enthralled?

    And you have a girlfriend who allows you to appreciate others curves?! I am not allowed to do so even using only my peripheral vision.
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    Grabbing a beer or two is all fine and dandy and I must say I'm no stranger to that custom.However,if there is one thing I've learnt these past couple of years,the darned boat ain't gonna build itself if I do nothing but grabbing.

    So.




    We last left off with this finger pull rail pinned done snuggly for the cure.





    The following day,after a quick testing of the epoxy, the clamps were removed and I took another swallow of hot coffee as I began to psych myself for the obvious next step to take.




    It is nice up on the aft deck,early in the morning, with the sun just begining to warm things up inside the bowshed,with all the heat gathering near the roof top.I enjoy taking my morning coffee up here as I slowly thaw out.

    Once the coffee is finished, it is time to get with the program.Clunking back down the stairs, I retrieve some of my favorite tools,clunk back up the stairs and finally turn off my racing thoughts.Without thoughts,there is room for lots of music, which is exactly what begins to fill my head as I begin the first of many strokes.





    After humming the entire first side of Revolver, this is what I was left with.Not 100% done, but close enough to where I want to go for now.A little ringing bell in my head won't stop telling me something is "off" with this finger pull rail. I can't see it yet and decide to let things be for the time being.It will come to me eventually.


    So the dust is swept, the tools put away and the hatch cover gets flipped over on its' back.




    The countersunk screw holes are next to get plugged.Not being something which will be left bright nor all that visible, I do not bother with bungs.




    Instead, I just droop in some epoxy to seal things for good.With the day slowly warming up inside the bowshed, I'm pleased to have gotten this epoxy stuff out of the way to move on to other fun stuff.




    Cheers!


    Peter
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    This boat was built with ten thumbs.No fingers were harmed in anyway.

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    I know I started off my previous post by saying the boat ain't gonna build itself if all I do is grab stuff but......something I do enjoy grabbing,during the winter, is a mitt full of snow just before entering the bow shed in the morning.



    As one can imagine,as I stroll down this short path, it is very hard for me to resist the urge and just pick up snow. And no, this is not snowball making snow. That is something else all together.




    Instead,this is perfect beer chilling snow. It is said the Inuit have something like 20 or more words for snow. I have only one:cold.





    Come the noon-time break, the remaining snow gets brushed aside and some glorious stuff is poured as reward for putting up with the mornings labour grievences with the hired help.You know, Simon et al.....

    It was during one such noon time break when I made a startling discovery, most disturbing.It appeared I had been doing it wrong from the very begining!





    For right there before my eyes, and for all to see, was this simple directive informing me of how to do it right!

    Not being one who likes to fall out of the mainstream much less have rude fingers pointing my way while the owners of those fingers all exclaim, in unison,"Har!Har! Look a' 'im, tha' fool! He canna drink a draught leek a real man!Noooo,Har!Har!, He drinks it like a wee pussy,he does!"

    Very embarassing stuff indeed, when in polite company,I assure you!

    Thus,feeling the heavy weight of social pressures mounting and knowing exactly how many hours of day light there are in a day, I did the only thing a wood butcher could do.





    I chugged the contents like a pussy, clearing the slate for straight-outta-the-bottle future nourishment. I was on the road to betterment, I was, and expected soon to see the social invites to events filling my mail box.




    Then I saw this:

































    Rats!Cats! and Bats!......my fevered hopes were once again dashed upon the lonely rocks of social ostracism. Was I to be condemned to a life of bowshed beer drinking never to be granted leave to join my fellow merry-makers? Mysteries will never cease,I wept!



    Cheers!


    Peter
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    This boat was built with ten thumbs.No fingers were harmed in anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckt View Post
    I wonder what you are going to do when all you have left is painting? How are you going to keep your audience enthralled?

    And you have a girlfriend who allows you to appreciate others curves?! I am not allowed to do so even using only my peripheral vision.
    By the time all I have left to do is some painting Chuck, I'll be just about beside myself with rapturous joy and on the very verge of launching her. After that? Who knows......stories of exciting cruises, tense estuary trips, bold adventures along the St.Lawrence River and other lies?

    Regarding the observation,notation and studying of curves various I have only one word for you;sunglasses. You can thank me later! As far as "a girlfriend who allows[me] to appreciate other curves", I would need your operational definition of the word "appreciation",before commenting further


    Cheers!


    Peter
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    This boat was built with ten thumbs.No fingers were harmed in anyway.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo_words_for_snow

    *sigh* they too only have one word for snow, it probably means the same as yours.... cold!

    This site has a bit of a giggle at the idea though

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    Hey, Mr. Lenihan

    Been following your thread for mucho time now; very enlightening. Got suggestion: in putting the final shaping on your finger grab rail, you express some misgivings re lost/damaged digits. Could I suggest a pair of Nicholson rasps, No. 49 and No. 50 (coarser and finer, respectively) for future tasks? These work beautifully on just that kind of work, and the danger to the digits is virtually nil. Very little sanding required after. Just a thought...
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    My gf doesn't like the way I pour Guinness so I get her to do it. She worked for the Workers Beer Company in England for a few years and learnt the skill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeErieSailor View Post
    Hey, Mr. Lenihan

    Been following your thread for mucho time now; very enlightening. Got suggestion: in putting the final shaping on your finger grab rail, you express some misgivings re lost/damaged digits. Could I suggest a pair of Nicholson rasps, No. 49 and No. 50 (coarser and finer, respectively) for future tasks? These work beautifully on just that kind of work, and the danger to the digits is virtually nil. Very little sanding required after. Just a thought...
    But Tenner LIKES to sand. Actually, that would not be the whole truth. Peter LOVES to sand.
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    As I may have mentioned before, one of the unheralded advantages of building a larger boat is the amazing variety of virtually endless tasks to do.One would be hard pressed to ever become bored.At least this has been the case for me.

    While waiting for the epoxy "plugs " to cure on the under side of the hatch cover lip, it occured to me how my companionway doors will need two little strips of molding to over-lap the gap between the two doors when they are closed.These small moldings(which probably have a proper name out there somewhere) will accomplish 3 objectives : A) Keep rain from being blown into the cabin throught the gap between the two doors, B) Keep nasty flying insects from entering the cabin to bite me on the bum and C) Keep prying eyes from catching me in flagrante delicto. Not a bad list of things worth covering for such two simple bits of molding,I say.

    The fun began by first rounding up two suitable lengths of scrap mahogany from the wood pile.





    Being a lover of curves and soft shapes, I began by accurately measuring the thickness of my chosen stock.






    And then transfering this very same thickness onto the width of the stock.





    Ooops, forgot the pen to make the tick mark at each end of the stock. This is done to both edges,on the same side, of the molding stock.





    A trusty straight edge is then called in and lined up on the two tick marks to help provide a guide for the pens straight line tracing.





    In no time flat, I ended up with this, two parallel lines exactly the thickness of the molding stock.





    These two lines will serve as guides for the radius I intend to put on the edges of these molding......which is what I was attempting to photograph here and failed miserably at.


    Next:radius making, the fools way.




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    Peter
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    Moving forward with fun...........




    With a sharp block plane set shallow,full length passes are made along the edge,keeping a watchful eye on the previously traced guide line.Begining near this line, I slowly and gradually,work my way outward toward the side of the molding all the while keeping a clear image in my minds' eye of the radius expected.




    This here photo just barely shows the planed roughed in radius.Perhaps if I had a beer or two, here at work, this photo would not look out of focus?

    At any rate, once I have removed as much wood as I dare, I then go for my all time favorite tool.(would someone kindly ask JohnB to look away now,please)












































    The "extravagant" sandpaper! The real work horse here at the bowshed!





    Palmed ever so gently, the ESP* is pushed along the roughly radiused edge to remove the little ridges left by the block plane.The motion is a slight rolling one, which has the paper gradually rolling outward toward the edge as it is pushed forward.This action effectively removes the plane ridges while preventing unsightly flat spots from occuring.





    As I sanded and rolled, I kept checking the lower outboard edge of the molding. What we see here,that wee flat edge, is what I want to avoid.So more careful sanding continues but this time rolled further outboard to nip off that little flat edge.





    Voila! A nice radius without any trace of the plane. This entire process was repeated on the remaining edges before going for the final sweet clean up sanding.



    Next:the fools' conclusion


    Cheers!


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    "Racing around to come up behind you again............."




    With some rather meek and mild mannered sandpaper palmed, the ravages of the 40 grt ESP are forever removed with long gentle strokes to leave an almost polished surface.





    This is carried out until all the radiused edges have been made baby-bum sweet.




    The last step for me was to take that meek and mild mannered sandpaper,wrap it in a sanding block, then procceed to sand away the traced pen lines on the flat of the molding.The sanding block helps ensure a flat smooth surface.




    Really very light work and a fine time to contemplate imponderables.




    This is what I ended up with after about as much time as it has taken to post these last few posts about the door gap moldings.





    What I had not expected was to have this unsightly blemish to deal with. Not certain whether this is a small knot which my efforts finally dislodged or the abode of some ancient resident. Whatever it is, it and its' molding will be the one going on the inside of the companionway doors and the pretty, unblemished, one on the outside. I will no doubt derive untold hours worth of inquisitive pleasure staring at the blasted thing imagining its' origin.


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    Peter
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    May I prescripe a medication to go with your ESP?

    As for the tiny lil' hole. Stuff it with a drop of epoxy thickened with sanding dust (which you ought to have heaps of) from the moulding and it will be invisible.

    To all but A True Wood Butcher of course, who will rejoice at the sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryden View Post
    May I prescripe a medication to go with your ESP?
    As for the tiny lil' hole. Stuff it with a drop of epoxy thickened with sanding dust (which you ought to have heaps of) from the moulding and it will be invisible.

    Why thank you Ryden, an ESB would be a treat here at work but, and this is a big but, I still cannot get over how brilliant the good Irish folks are over at the Guinness brewery for having put so much thought into their product.To wit, did you know they even provide wee gutters around their medicine bottles to ensure you not lose a drop thereby getting the full prescribed dose?



    Is that neat or what?! Whatever will they think of next!

    So,let's see here; Epoxy? Check!

    Sanding dust? Check!

    Cold beer? Check!

    Alright, it looks like I'm good to go for the quick-n-dirty fill job on that wee hole. Merci beaucoup!


    Cheers!


    Peter
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    Mr Lemminghairs! I find it astonishing that you would even consider leaving such a blemish in a piece which will be clearly visible, after the amount of effort you have put into finishing other components which will be forever hidden from view. The sound you hear is the mind boggling! And to your earlier comment about contemplating imponderables- how does one know when to stop? JayInOz

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    What a fabulous time Spring is! The air is alive with birds chirping happily, the skies look bluer than usual and the sun,oh my,how warm it feels as it beams its' warmth to us all.

    As if all that wasn't enough to cause one to fall to his knees rejoicing, along comes the heavy deep throbbing of another of sort of creature. The Laker!





    With a fixed and steadfast look in his eyes, Gordon C. Leitch gazes brightly forward toward thawing horizons while all around comes the crashing,crunching sounds of ice,not unlike giant ice cubes in an equally giant blender.






    You can tell too, by the curled lips, how much Gordon C. Leitch justs loves munching on this wonderful Slushpuppy from nature.






    His appetite for this monster Slushpuppy appears insatiable too as he moves ever Westward.




    But what is this? Do my eyes decieve me? My God, but yes, he just let fly a cloud of blue gas and oh my, he looks like he is also ...oh dear...pissing in public!What a sight,most rude!






    Like boys the world over, Gordon C. Leitch apparently has no qualms about urinating in public.I holler over,"Hey Gordy, why are you pissing in public like that?!" He replies, " Shut up Tenner,we're no better than wild dogs we are, just like 'em in fact! Besides, this Slushpuppy is really filling me up something fierce!"





    Reflecting on his "wild dogs" observation, I thought he had a point. Without another word from me, Gordon C. Leitch, continued munching,belching,farting and pissing his way Westward. I was hoping by the time he gets to his home, he ought to be just about free from those terrible social skills!





    Cheers!


    Peter
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayInOz View Post
    Mr Lemminghairs! I find it astonishing that you would even consider leaving such a blemish in a piece which will be clearly visible, after the amount of effort you have put into finishing other components which will be forever hidden from view. The sound you hear is the mind boggling! And to your earlier comment about contemplating imponderables- how does one know when to stop? JayInOz
    You know JayInOz,perhaps it is the early hour here(05:05) or maybe you have just made a damned good observation! Cheeses, the more I think about it, you Sir are spot on!! How dare I tolerate this blemish most obvious! In fact, I think I just heard a little"click" go on in my head. Hold on a minute............................................ .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ...................................


    O.K.!! JayInOz, I just had an idea! I think I will simply plane off that edge and make the molding just a wee bit narrower. With one on the outside and the other on the inside, no one will ever notice the small difference in their widths! Brilliant of you to chime in here with such a timely observation. I owes you one!





    As I imagine is often heard down your way,CHEERS MATE!!






    Cheers!


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    Dear Ryden,

    As much as I enjoyed your suggestion regarding the wee blemish fix, I must inform you that your idea has been tossed merrily into the trash bin of broken dreams. For indeed, I have just recently recieved a mighty thrust to my two neurons from fellow forum member, JayInOz, and he has rightly brought me to what little sense I have remaining.

    I hope you will not take offense nor feel abandoned despite your ardent ongoing efforts toward assisting me most honorably in my efforts to finish my damned boat.Your efforts have always been appreciated,if not always heeded, and I would encourage you to continue to do so.

    Perhaps a cold beer or two might sooth any grief you may feel upon receipt of this bit of bad news.


    I remain,



    here.





    Cheers!


    Peter
    Do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,now!
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    This boat was built with ten thumbs.No fingers were harmed in anyway.

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    Default Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Very recently, I paid a visit to my local Companionway Rail Store and Haberdasher to see if he had any new products on hand. Unfortunately, his container from the Far East was still held up in the Port of Montreal but,much to my surprise, I did notice a big sign in the back of the store announcing his annual Spring Time Blow Out Sale. Rifling through the junk boxes,looking for treasure, I came across what appeared to be the last remaining item of something very special. Enquiring at the front desk if this item per chance had not been put there by accident, I was informed that "no", it was indeed for sale at a ridiculously low price. Feeling my heart rate accelerate, I picked up the bits and made for the cash register to pay.

    To underline...nay celebrate(!) the recent arrival of Spring, I would like to propose yet another Laughing Polar Bear Cap contest! All one needs to do is guess correctly what I found at the store. The first three correct guessors get a LPBC, thus entering the regal realm of real crazy woodbutchers. It is an honour! Just check out what some lucky past winners have said:

    "Oye 'aven't caught so many bloody fush in oil my life ever since wearing this stupid cap!" JohnB, NZ

    "Tabernacle de Christ, me, I make moi a really beau canoe from les petite pieces of le wood and my work she is beaucoup better ever since moi win cette maudit crazy chapeau!" Sailor,CAN.

    and it gets worse! So guess early and guess oftener!

    To make it easier and offer some hope, here is a picture of what I found:




    The deadline for accepting guesses will be midnight,April 6th,2011.*


    Good Luck to All Guessors!!!



    Cheers!


    Petebr />

    * no further clues, nor comments,hints, suggestions or encouragements will be offered during the contest period.
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    This boat was built with ten thumbs.No fingers were harmed in anyway.

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    Default Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Quote Originally Posted by P.L.Lenihan View Post
    Dear Ryden,

    As much as I enjoyed your suggestion regarding the wee blemish fix, I must inform you that your idea has been tossed merrily into the trash bin of broken dreams.
    Dinnae fret Man!
    It will feel right at home there with all my other ideas to keep it company.
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    Probably the greatest thread in the history of the WoodenBoat Forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Probably the greatest post in the history of the WoodenBoat Forum.
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    Default Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Right! I understand now!

    I was wondering (and a bit jealous!) how there could possibly be already this incredible over 180,000 views on this now 77 pages thread...!!???!?!?

    I got it now! (if you don't mind a gentle mocking!): on whole last page, there' s been 41 posts, an impressive 79 pictures (about diverse subjects...) and.... one handle and a simple molding been fitted to the boat!

    At that rate, it's gonna hit over well over the million views, sure!!! ....(but what a fun )
    Last edited by Lucky Luke; 03-30-2011 at 06:11 AM.
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    Default Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Quote Originally Posted by P.L.Lenihan View Post
    To underline...nay celebrate(!) the recent arrival of Spring, I would like to propose yet another Laughing Polar Bear Cap contest! All one needs to do is guess correctly what I found at the store. The first three correct guessors get a LPBC, thus entering the regal realm of real crazy woodbutchers.
    A big Bad A$$ table saw! ;-)
    No?
    A piece of plywood?
    No?
    A tape measure?
    No?
    Hmmmmm? *scratching head*
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    Default Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Quote Originally Posted by P.L.Lenihan View Post
    Very recently, I paid a visit to my local Companionway Rail Store and Haberdasher to see if he had any new products on hand. Unfortunately, his container from the Far East was still held up in the Port of Montreal but,much to my surprise, I did notice a big sign in the back of the store announcing his annual Spring Time Blow Out Sale. Rifling through the junk boxes,looking for treasure, I came across what appeared to be the last remaining item of something very special. Enquiring at the front desk if this item per chance had not been put there by accident, I was informed that "no", it was indeed for sale at a ridiculously low price. Feeling my heart rate accelerate, I picked up the bits and made for the cash register to pay.

    To underline...nay celebrate(!) the recent arrival of Spring, I would like to propose yet another Laughing Polar Bear Cap contest! All one needs to do is guess correctly what I found at the store. The first three correct guessors get a LPBC, thus entering the regal realm of real crazy woodbutchers. It is an honour! Just check out what some lucky past winners have said:

    "Oye 'aven't caught so many bloody fush in oil my life ever since wearing this stupid cap!" JohnB, NZ

    "Tabernacle de Christ, me, I make moi a really beau canoe from les petite pieces of le wood and my work she is beaucoup better ever since moi win cette maudit crazy chapeau!" Sailor,CAN.

    and it gets worse! So guess early and guess oftener!

    To make it easier and offer some hope, here is a picture of what I found:




    The deadline for accepting guesses will be midnight,April 6th,2011.*


    Good Luck to All Guessors!!!



    Cheers!


    Petebr />

    * no further clues, nor comments,hints, suggestions or encouragements will be offered during the contest period.
    Oooohh, ooohhhhh, ooooohhhh, I know! You finally bought a tape measurer!

    I would like my Polar Bear cap in Green please.......

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    That looks like Honduras mahogany, Peter, and if you rifled that out of the bargain bin, you did quite well. That first big piece is maybe 8/4 x 12" x 6', worth at least $100 or so. A very nice score indeed.
    Last edited by SMARTINSEN; 03-30-2011 at 07:21 AM.
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    Default Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    OK, looks like a piece of 2x10 fir, q.sawn no doubt then there's something weird going on with the piece of 1x6 mahogany next to it. If you follow the left most edge it strangely morphs into a shaft like extension a lot like an Escher print. Which leads me to conclude you have purchased a piece of whats known as "mu;ti -dimensional Swietenia macrophylla" specifically that is fourth dimension stuff. Very hard to shape because the dimensions will keep changing depending on where you are standing in the room. Impossible really (pretty to look at though) No wonder it was in the bargain bin.

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    Default Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    I know you have been handing out hats like flees on a junk yard dog, so here goes A Japanese pull saw. Hip hip horahha. Black is a good color.....

    My eyes are blurry. My stomach is sore from laughing. My computer screen has to be cleaned from various liquids expelled. I read every thread from beginning to end. I have been entertained and enlightened besides what are you going to do when the snow is up to your eye balls.

    Enjoy your bung slicing machine......

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    Default Re: Just fore the fun of it:)

    Not to completely lack originality but I'm with Steve on the Mahogany call!!
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    “It’s pointless”, said reason.
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