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by kens
Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Blue Concrete Screws
Replies: 35
Views: 19829

Yeah, they are fine anchors. I use a slightly oversize hole in the concrete then use a piece of wood as the filler and run the screw in there. A little piece of wood works just as fine as the plastic inserts or rawl plugs. I never could get the blue screws to tighten good in concrete, you hit some p...
by kens
Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:55 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: YES!
Replies: 29
Views: 13610

Yeah, that's it. National Detroit model 900.
That's the Mac-Daddy. Its a 8" gear driven DA. I've seen it online for $189.
by kens
Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy and Heated Workshop???
Replies: 10
Views: 5188

The propane and kerosene heaters you mentioned are available in different types; some give off noxious fumes and some are OK for indoors. You have to check them out individually. Wood and epoxy dont give off enough flammable fumes for me to worry about in aclosed heated garage, but spray painting wo...
by kens
Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: OK! I am an epoxy IDIOT!!
Replies: 17
Views: 8494

What does the instructions on the epoxy bottle say? Ratio by weight, or, ratio by volume? Then what does they say about ratio? 3:1; 4:1; 5:1; 2:1 etc., etc. And what ratio with the particular hardener your using. Not all hardeners use the same ratio, even within same brand. Follow the directions fro...
by kens
Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: OK! I am an epoxy IDIOT!!
Replies: 17
Views: 8494

You ALWAYS, repeat, ALWAYS use the pumps that go with the brand you are using. different brands use different ratios. If your mix hardened in the mix cup, then it is safe to say it will harden on the project. It will always harden quicker in a mix cup than on the project. Give your project a little ...
by kens
Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Surface Preparation for Clear Glass Over Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

It is my understanding of the clear finishes over wood, you seal the wood first with clear epoxy, to seal the wood, so that next coat of fabric will all take the same equal amount of resin to wetout. Also, sealing the wood first, you can prep-sand better and more equal than raw wood.
by kens
Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: YES!
Replies: 29
Views: 13610

I worked in auto body shop for many years, in the past. The old style in-line sanders you guys are speaking of are old technology at the best. When National Detroit came out with their model 900, it made antiques of everybody's air sanders. Air files are all stuck in the back of guys toolboxes, neve...
by kens
Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Southern Yellow Pine
Replies: 43
Views: 19299

I just noticed that Novass was from Georgia. I am building in Georgia also, so, if I had to start my project all over again, I would go right past all the Oak and Pine and buy the Spanish Cedar from the local cabinet makers warehouse. There is a warehouse for cabinet makers in Pooler Ga. Their Spani...
by kens
Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Southern Yellow Pine
Replies: 43
Views: 19299

the width of the growth rings are affected by mostly local growing conditions, such as weather and rainfall & temps where the tree grew. The best stuff of course is slow growth (small growth rings), you can se it by simply looking at the ends of the boards. Sometimes you can find boards at the local...
by kens
Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: launching ceremony
Replies: 23
Views: 8928

I hope you get some good responses to that, I been wanting the same info. I did a internet search some time ago, and I didnt find very much.
by kens
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bizarre email!
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

Did that come from your wife?
...................Significant other?
by kens
Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: I need transmission ratio advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 2332

You can subscribe to a prop program at boatdiesel.com. The last time I used it was about $25. There you can enter your boat weight, HP, and hull type and get results of gear ratios, and props, and speeds. As in all calculations, you need to know your boat weight, hull type, and HP to find results. R...
by kens
Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: What transmission to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 6596

What gear ratio are you looking to install? This makes a lot of difference. You mentioned that the VelverDrive was 17" long. That sounds like a VelvetDrive WITH reduction gear. Most runabouts do not require a reduction gear. A direct drive (1:1) VelvetDrive would be as short as the other down-angle ...
by kens
Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet on ebay right now
Replies: 7
Views: 3963

What's the link to that, I couldnt find it. I did find a 1983 21' Glen-l sailboat, is that the one?
by kens
Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: stitch and glue mistake
Replies: 7
Views: 4286

Why couldnt you take a die-grinder with a hard cutoff wheel, and just cut the fillet seam at the transom; then put in a new transom? Those 1/4" die grinders with a hard wheel can get a very small kerf, like less than 3/32" I tried a hard wheel on a fiberglass boat once, it cut like the Jedi' Light S...