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by khundley
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Solar Eclipse
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Solar Eclipse

LONG time reader, still a very hopeful builder. I can't believe the continued quality of the boats being built and the growth of this fine community. My son and I went to Bald Knob Cross in Carbondale, IL, and got some stunning shots, and he freehanded the diamond ring shot. Pretty proud of that kid...
by khundley
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO Fish Eyes AGAIN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: GERONIMO Fish Eyes AGAIN!

Do you have an air compressor running in your shop? I have had issues with a larger air compressor atomizing a small amount of lubricant, and having some settle on a guitar I was working on, resulting in fish eyes like you are seeing.....with your boat overturned, it might be easier to have some air...
by khundley
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Varnishing question (using EMC product)
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Varnishing question (using EMC product)

Could it be mineral deposits in the wood? I have had that happen in Rosewood.
by khundley
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Shop Heat
Replies: 7
Views: 3330

Re: Shop Heat

I came across an old pot belly stove years ago. Was rusted, but intact. Wire brushed all the rust off of it, then coated it with grill paint,then put it in the garage. Detached garage, no insulation. I light up the fire, and within 15 minutes, its warming the garage. On an 18 degree day, after an ho...
by khundley
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Give Tahoe 23 a more racing look.
Replies: 26
Views: 5616

Re: Give Tahoe 23 a more racing look.

Not that I have any real experience with this, but I would be concerned that, trim and CG issues aside, would there not be too much bow in front potentially obstructing the driver's view when moving the driver back one cockpit? There is a reason the cockpit openings are spaced out in this design the...
by khundley
Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OVER-THE-TOP FAN
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: OVER-THE-TOP FAN

Harbor freight has a router speed control that may work. I use it to slow my buffer and some other tools. It does reduce available power.
by khundley
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: windshield brackets help
Replies: 9
Views: 2489

Re: windshield brackets help

I work for a company that builds machinery and tooling for ultrasonic plastic welding. We build tools that vibrate 20,30, or 35,000 PER SECOND, and many of those tools are aluminum. We will chrome plate the aluminum to seal up the metal and prevent marking on production parts. It is very durable to ...
by khundley
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question for guitar builders turned boat builders
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Question for guitar builders turned boat builders

I have built a Martin kit which came out great, an LMII.com kit which came out well, but I would also check in with this site....great community much like this one for guitar builders: acousticguitarconstructionforum.com He is also a supplier, and has a great kit including some molds and templates t...
by khundley
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 247
Views: 58536

Re: Aussie Belle

Stunning! Can't wait to see the rest of it!
by khundley
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Raptor Staples Final Layer
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: Raptor Staples Final Layer

I would be concerned the tie wrap would leave a witness mark in the wood. It is a hard plastic that, though it would prevent the crown of the staple from hitting the wood, would possibly transfer the impact just as much, if not make a larger, though more shallow impression?
by khundley
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Mixing stations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Mixing stations?

ON the guitar building side, I use System 3 as well as other epoxies, and we have always recommended to each other to do the initial mix, then pour into another container and mix some more. This helps for a number of reasons....it eliminates any globs stuck to the sides mixing at the last second in ...
by khundley
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 225204

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sometimes when doing inlay with unstable woods on guitars, I will flood it with cyanoacrylate glue (superglue), which gives it some strength and stability it didnt have before. Then, when cutting, I will use multiple light passes with a razor knife or exacto blade. Slow, but does the job and preserv...
by khundley
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: ETM question
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Re: ETM question

PM me if you choose to use the design above, I can get you the details.
by khundley
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: ETM question
Replies: 8
Views: 2741

Re: ETM question

JYD, what HP are you thinking? I have a 1 HP DC motor I am doing nothing with.
by khundley
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: First Attempt at vacuum planking my hull
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: First Attempt at vacuum planking my hull

You know, on my guitars, I use system 3 for pore filling with silica filler....pores fill clear as the epoxy soaks in. I wonder if 2-3 coats done that way with a couple more pure coats would alleviate that? No shrinkage, holes are clear and level. Just a thought.

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