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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
Views: 566

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 ...
by joejapan
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I tried to use a hand saw once....
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

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...
by joejapan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I tried to use a hand saw once....
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

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 ha...
by joejapan
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: I tried to use a hand saw once....
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

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,...

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