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268289 Phil Koontz <phil.koontz@g...> 2019‑04‑12 Wooden boat
Hi all--

So, the weather has warmed up, the work has slowed down, and the river ice
isn't moving yet.  It's a perfect time to work on the boat.

Over the winter, son Ben and I added onto his shop, which has been a
tremendous success.  We have a warm, well lit, clean, comfortable place
dedicated to wood working.  It's not really big enough for boat building,
but as a woodworking shop it's great.

When the spring weather came along, we evicted the vehicles from the rest
of the shop and started on the boat.  Here are some pics of the project,
<https://pdknz.livejour
nal.com/photo/album/4390> still in the stage of
cutting out parts to glue together.  This week so far, I've gotten the
transom pretty much finished, plus most of the framing, and started gluing
up the long plywood panels for the bottom.

Observations so far--
The specialty wood for the project is a thrill to use.  I ordered four
sticks of 2 x 12" - 20' rough cut CVG (clear vertical grain) Douglas fir
for the framing.  Nothing like that exists around here, and I've become
used to using locally harvested logs and lumber.  It's a lot different.
Easy to cut and work.  It is nice to my edge tools, well dried, and
uniform, just to start with.  Even the taste of the sawdust isn't bad.  Out
of the four boards, one had some minor grain issues and a lengthwise split,
so I had to re-cut one piece, but overall, it's a whole new WW experience
for me.

A couple of the pics show my first efforts at scarfing the plywood, which
turns out to be working fine.  The method is to mark the length of the cut
(7 times the thickness), lay out the plywood carefully, and then plane it
to the right angle.  Works great.  You may notice some yellow plastic tools
in a few of the pics, BTW.  Just disregard that detail--  My new Stanley
#112 circular plane is featured in one pic--it's nice for detailing some of
the curves, following the draw knife and spoke shaves.  I'm glad to finally
dig out, fettle and use those old tools.  It has been a long time.

PK
On schedule with a bucket list project
in Galena, Alaska
268290 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑04‑12 Re: Wooden boat
Phil

Fun to make progress - the building looks great and bigger than I thought from
your description

Ed Minch
268291 Buck Rogers <buckrogers709@g...> 2019‑04‑13 Re: Wooden boat
There would be cussing.

If I were planning those scarfs.

There would be lots of cussing.

And probably a lot more during glue up.
268292 Phil Koontz <phil.koontz@g...> 2019‑04‑13 Re: Wooden boat
Yeah, that goes without saying.

There would be cussing.
>
> If I were planning those scarfs.
>
> There would be lots of cussing.
>
> And probably a lot more during glue up.
>

But the scarfs usually aren't the reason.  Mostly it's fun though--

PK
268293 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2019‑04‑13 Re: Wooden boat
Here are some pics of the project,
<https://pdknz.livejour
nal.com/photo/album/4390>

  Hey Phil !
    OMG those scarfs are crazy!! hahaha 11 times the thickness?
Is it even possible to move/place them without chipping/breaking? Seems 
like they would be the thickness of paper.

Glad you got some vgc fir to work with.
When people think fir they hardly ever realize some of it is instrument 
(ladder) grade and practically a different species altogether.

With the pix................Am I doing something wrong?
  I can't get the pix to open. They will highlight, but only open to 
fill about 10% of the screen?
     Feel like I am straining through a keyhole.
  yours scott
268294 james rich <jameslrich3@g...> 2019‑04‑13 Re: Wooden boat
You guys ARE planing Down Hill , aren't you ?  ducking, You missed !
268295 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2019‑04‑14 Re: Wooden boat
Scott wrote:

> With the pix................Am I doing something wrong?
>  I can't get the pix to open. They will highlight, but only open to fill about
10% of the screen?
>     Feel like I am straining through a keyhole.
>  
This also happens to me when viewing Flickr through the Safari browser on an
iPhone.

Anyone know why?

John Ruth
268296 "John M Johnston (jmjhnstn)" <jmjhnstn@m...> 2019‑04‑14 Re: Wooden boat
Polkageist.  Much worse than poltergeist.

John Johnston

-----Original Message-----
From: OldTools  On Behalf Of John Ruth

This also happens to me when viewing Flickr through the Safari browser on an
iPhone.

Anyone know why?
268297 Kirk Eppler 2019‑04‑14 Re: Wooden boat
As an Android and Chrome user. I will taint and say two problems, Safari
and iPhone.

KE
268298 Don Schwartz <dks@t...> 2019‑04‑14 Re: Wooden boat
Worked fine with Firefox on MacOS.

Don
On 2019-04-13 6:32 p.m., Kirk Eppler via OldTools wrote:
> As an Android and Chrome user. I will taint and say two problems, Safari
> and iPhone.
>
> KE
>
> On Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 5:05 PM John Ruth  wrote:
>
>> Scott wrote:
>>
>>> With the pix................Am I doing something wrong?
>>>   I can't get the pix to open. They will highlight, but only open to fill
>> about 10% of the screen?
>>>      Feel like I am straining through a keyhole.
>>>
>> This also happens to me when viewing Flickr through the Safari browser on
>> an iPhone.


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268299 "John M Johnston (jmjhnstn)" <jmjhnstn@m...> 2019‑04‑14 Re: Wooden boat
Worked peachy keen with iPhone and Chrome.

John

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therefore I beg you to write and let me know.” - Sir Boyle Roche, M.P.

On Apr 14, 2019, at 2:33 AM, Don Schwartz ma
ilto:dks@t...>> wrote:

Worked fine with Firefox on MacOS.

Don
On 2019-04-13 6:32 p.m., Kirk Eppler via OldTools wrote:
As an Android and Chrome user. I will taint and say two problems, Safari
and iPhone.

KE

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 5:05 PM John Ruthmailto:johnrruth@h...>>  wrote:

Scott wrote:

With the pix................Am I doing something wrong?
 I can't get the pix to open. They will highlight, but only open to fill
about 10% of the screen?
    Feel like I am straining through a keyhole.

This also happens to me when viewing Flickr through the Safari browser on
an iPhone.


--
“It is better to be killed by a woman with a knife than by a man with a gun.”
Che Guevara

A thermometer is not liberal or conservative. - Katharine Hayhoe

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
Thomas Paine

Being offended doesn't make you right.

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