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by matt167
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw pattern?
Replies: 12
Views: 3865

Re: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw patt

Cherry was going to be my next question/ possibility, I just did not know how it cut being a hard wood. Everything I have ever done has been with pine or other soft wood. But I have several suppliers local that have Cherry in stock.
by matt167
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw pattern?
Replies: 12
Views: 3865

Re: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw patt

Question.. I now have the full size plans for this rocking horse, and they are good quality patterns, printed just like I'm used to with the Glen-L plans.. The material listing shows pine as preferable being easy to cut, so I will probably use a pine board. But I can get Douglas Fir pretty easily he...
by matt167
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw pattern?
Replies: 12
Views: 3865

Re: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw patt

Well, I went and ordered paid plans with full size patterns from a place that does just like what Glen-L does with boat plans and accessories but for rocking horses. Simmilar design but more detail in the legs.. So I ordered the medium sized plans which should be the same size as the large version o...
by matt167
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw pattern?
Replies: 12
Views: 3865

Re: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw patt

Yea, those inch measurements don't look right to me. Given that it was planned metric, I can easilly get a metric tape measure or scale print a 250mm ruler to do it in mm. But I guess, I'll just visit the copy shop and have them print it actual size.. My head won't spin with full size patterns I can...
by matt167
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw pattern?
Replies: 12
Views: 3865

Re: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw patt

But if I wanted to enlarge the plan to full size patterns from an 8.5"x11" printout, what size would I need to have it enlarged by? I know 50mm is 1.96".. I'm a decent woodworker, but working with plans that are not full sized are always a hangup for me.. Big reason on why I'll only ever try to buil...
by matt167
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw pattern?
Replies: 12
Views: 3865

Building a classic wooden rocking horse.how to draw pattern?

I have a friend with a 6 month old, and I generally try to do nice things for good friends of mine ( just who I am ), so I showed her a few different rocking horse plans and told her to pick one, and thankfully she picked one simmilar to one I built a few years ago. Difference is, this one is metric...
by matt167
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Heat gun and HDPE.
Replies: 1
Views: 2290

Re: Heat gun and HDPE.

A heat gun with a 350* heat setting is going to cost less than your wifes hair dryer and the beat down you will get from tweaking her good dryer
by matt167
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: For them who are uncertian of being able to build a boat
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: For them who are uncertian of being able to build a boat

Yup.. Those that can because they did, or those that cannot because they didn't try
by matt167
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Do we have anything like this in our plans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Re: Do we have anything like this in our plans?

Yes, there is a center console Garvey which is the S&G Jimbo and is 16'.. That's what came to mind when I saw the pic too.
by matt167
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Gathering 2013
Topic: Points and Condenser
Replies: 5
Views: 2994

Re: Points and Condenser

393-1504A are NLA and Sierra discontinued their part number for them some time ago also. They pop up on Ebay from time to time typically for between $30-100. Oldmercs has them but get $120 for them. You can use any revision of 393-1504A. A11 was the most current but A4, A5 and A6 are the most common...
by matt167
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Gathering 2014, Sept. 19-21, Guild, Tennessee
Topic: 2014 Gathering G-8
Replies: 196
Views: 49660

Re: 2014 Gathering G-8

Only suggestion I could make is The Sherwood Inn on Skaneatles lake in the NY Finger lakes. I know they have a 1946 Chris Craft which they use for tours, but I'm not sure how much dock space they have.. No clue how accommodating they would be other than they do have an interest in vintage boats Skan...
by matt167
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Idea's for our hull carcasses
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Yeah, that would probably work.
by matt167
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Idea's for our hull carcasses
Replies: 8
Views: 5548

Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Don't even need to cut it. The rub rail seperates the cap joint. staples, or rivits usually hold the 2 halves togther. Remove those and lift.. Still that removes structure which would need to be re added
by matt167
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: New Tubby Tug build
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: New Tubby Tug build

ABX or ACX would probably be just fine for a tubby tug as it is a displacement hull, but the BOM lists 3/8" and 1/4" thickness. Good luck actually finding ABX or ACX that thin.. My experience is I could not find it and special ordered marine grade as it would have been special order anyway.. The oth...
by matt167
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Seized up Blue Stripe Merc 40hp looking for a Powerhead
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: Seized up Blue Stripe Merc 40hp looking for a Powerhead

Agreed. The 402 was kind of an offbeat from what Mercury was good at, at the time which was 4 and 6cyls. I think it was their first attempt at a 2cyl 40hp. I think that's what the 2 meant in 402. Hard to get a lot for, not really serviceable nowadays and not valuable either