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by jhires
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: where to purchase copper wire?
Replies: 3
Views: 4519

where to purchase copper wire?

Not that I have looked too hard, but where or what type of retailers should I look at for buying copper wire for stitch and glue projects.
by jhires
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: And the SUP is FINISHED
Replies: 81
Views: 12570

Re: And the SUP is FINISHED

I love this project. I'm going to building a couple of these. I was considering building one, but the Boss said I had to build one for her too. :lol: I love how you did the top to look like a classic boat deck. Two questions: What did you use for stain? How did you do the pin striping on the deck? (...
by jhires
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hoping to start building soon
Replies: 14
Views: 2325

Re: Hoping to start building soon

hoodman wrote:jhires, do you have a source of info for your "vortex can?"
Here's where I saw it first, but there are many different versions around.

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f27/prim ... ive-33647/
by jhires
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hoping to start building soon
Replies: 14
Views: 2325

Re: Hoping to start building soon

I use a shopvac hooked up to my tools. It definitely makes a difference, but I still wear a mask since a lot of dust still makes it into the air. The filter also plugs up on occasion with so much fine particulate. I'm thinking about making a vortex can out of a trash can to see if that helps, it wil...
by jhires
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Z Rebel Build
Replies: 54
Views: 10643

Re: Z Rebel Build

I love the pattern on the deck!
by jhires
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: son crashes truck... what do you expect for a 19 year old
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: son crashes truck... what do you expect for a 19 year ol

Wow! Must have been quite an impact to move a rig like that more than a foot or so. Kinda nerve wracking to have your kids in a wreck speaking from recent personal experience. I hope your son is ok. I agree with upspirate, we need pics of the truck. Not because of the accident, but just because thos...
by jhires
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: West Systems Epoxy for glassing, encapsulation, and frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 2882

Re: West Systems Epoxy for glassing, encapsulation, and fram

near you. I suppose "near" is a relative term since you are in Florida, however California is still about 1000 miles from me. That puts it out of reach for jumping in my pickup and heading down to buy some. Nothing against glen-l products, and I am extremely appreciative of both this site and what ...
by jhires
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: West Systems Epoxy for glassing, encapsulation, and frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 2882

West Systems Epoxy for glassing, encapsulation, and frames?

Trying to learn more about epoxy and fiberglass. West Systems is readily available in my area. 105/206 seems to be what I need at least for applying the fiberglass to the hull. But do I also use it for encapsulation? What about using it for glue when assembling the frames? Or should I use something ...
by jhires
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: question about thickness of frames for zip
Replies: 11
Views: 2540

Re: question about thickness of frames for zip

Thanks All! This really helps a lot! A little history. I don't really remember how I stumbled on this site, but I was first inspired by Doug Hodder's Zip build. It's nice to see so many more great examples of the Zip take shape here. I planned on starting this sooner but life got in the way (usual s...
by jhires
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: question about thickness of frames for zip
Replies: 11
Views: 2540

question about thickness of frames for zip

It's time for me to actually start building the zip I bought plans for ten years ago. And maybe stop lurking here so much and start participating. :) While looking at the materials list on the website, it says the frames are built from 4/4 stock but may be finished down to 3/4. Looking at the plans ...
by jhires
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Must-Have, and Dream Tools for Shop?
Replies: 12
Views: 4172

Re: Must-Have, and Dream Tools for Shop?

A few things I wish I had... larger band saw out-feed table for my table saw more powerful router large table for more powerful router (could probably be combined with out-feed table for table saw) collection of different sized hand held routers central compressed air central dust collection Climate...
by jhires
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fun looking at Glen-L history in popular mechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 1670

Fun looking at Glen-L history in popular mechanics

For fun did a search on google books for "popular mechanics glen-l"
From ads for trailer and boat plans to articles on the boats themselves.

http://www.google.com/search?q=popular+ ... =bks&tbo=1
by jhires
Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Has anyone built the Bolero?
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Has anyone built the Bolero?

I very much like the Bolero, and was wondering if there were any build pics, or build info on it other than what is in the boat plans catalog.

Thanks,
Jesse
by jhires
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bandido - Help me decide
Replies: 23
Views: 4827

This is something I've been thinking a great deal about myself. I have the plans, and have had them for a number of years (life got in the way for a while, just now looking at starting it again). A single engine and single outdrive would mean 1/2 the maintence and 1/2 the cost. But having two engine...
by jhires
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Theoretically Speaking
Replies: 12
Views: 3318

leakcheck wrote:Theoretically...the biggest boat you can build in wood is whatever your
wife tells you it is !

Stve
Then add 10%