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by joejapan
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new guy...from Japan....most of the time......
Replies: 2
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new guy...from Japan....most of the time......

Hi guys; sorry I started a post in Small Outboards before I introduced myself. http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=33026#p197400 I'm 70 "something" years old, retired, originally from the MS Gulf Coast and grew up "messing about" in the old cypress boats of the day. I'm a total neophyt...
by joejapan
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I tried to use a hand saw once....
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

Re: I tried to use a hand saw once....

Thanks, guys, for all the encouragement; I think I'm gonna' need it. looking at the boat photos in the signatures, I "gotta' lotta' work to do!" Anyway, I read Boatbuilding with Plywood, which gave me a measure of insight, so, having lots of time to read, I've ordered a bunch of used books: 1) A Com...
by joejapan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I tried to use a hand saw once....
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

Re: I tried to use a hand saw once....

Thanks for the encouragement guys.....even though I can't imagine being able to build a boat like y'all did, I think I'll get one or two books first, continue looking at plans and then go "whole hog" and order the lumber for whatever I decide to build. Besides, what else does an old man have to do b...
by joejapan
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I tried to use a hand saw once....
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

I tried to use a hand saw once....

"About 70 years ago", back in elementary school, I memorized fractions and forgot them as soon as I passed the test. To this day I don't know fractions and can't tell 1/5th from 1/8, from 1/3rd , etc. To make things worse, I never did any woodworking of any kind, as I never needed to. Now, being for...