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by kens
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to get a dust-free varnish finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 6589

Notice that that article didnt use solvents on the sanded surface to remove any dust nor for preparation. He used a vacuum to remove dust. I like vacuums too. I havent tried the naptha on raw wood, and suspect that I never will either. His process for the final sanding/blocking/polishing of the surf...
by kens
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to get a dust-free varnish finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 6589

The ONLY thing Prep-Sol is made for is removing wax from a waxed painted surface. Unless you are working on a waxed boat on this building forum, STAY AWAY FROM IT. Prep-Sol is evil and has no purpose as far as I am concerned. When I said solvents, I mean ALL solvents based from petroleum product. Th...
by kens
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A strange coincidence!
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

WHAT!!! A boat yard that built a boat that sunk?
Never mind the boatyard,.....how was your date?
by kens
Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Cutting Keel Notches
Replies: 1
Views: 1808

I am building the Double Eagle +10%. I did precut the notches on the bench per the plans, however, when it is all setup on the form I still had to trim and shim a little. Go ahead and cut out the bulk of the notches on the bench, then trim as required after all setup on the build form. This should e...
by kens
Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How do we limit spam posts?
Replies: 14
Views: 7612

It is my understanding (from what I see in other forums) is that a moderator is like the administrator. You setup the mandatory login, then after that if anybody puts up a bogus, (porn) or off-color, irrelevant post, then the moderator kicks them off the forum. The admin can do this right now, I pre...
by kens
Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How do we limit spam posts?
Replies: 14
Views: 7612

I totally agree with the above post. The chaplain has the right answer. We should ALL take this attitude to our Senators and Congressman and push this school of thought. There is strength in numbers and ALL of us should get onboard this.
by kens
Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Marine Ply for frames?
Replies: 31
Views: 14482

Ply has only half the wood grain running the same direction as the call out in the plans. The ply on frames has onlyhalf the strength. Then there is different species of ply in the BS1088 standard, which you guys get into in Europe. Go ahead and tell me a that 3/4" Okoume will replace3/4" White Oak ...
by kens
Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: buying wood
Replies: 16
Views: 8498

You certainly presented the classic 64,000 dollar question. I have always found that 1x's are quite expensive for the amount of board feet lumber in it. It does take more milling to make TWO 1x6 than ONE 2x6. however I still believe there is more there than the milling, I think the 1x's are a bigger...
by kens
Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: New to boat building.....need a little encouragment
Replies: 19
Views: 10763

You described 2 different type hulls here; a trawler and a planing hull. If you want to go out into the gulf or offshore, then the in-between hull might be the Double Eagle. This design can be stretched 10%. This stretch yields a hull of 24'8". I am building one as a center-console sport fisherman. ...
by kens
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Application Temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 2953

I would have tried using a heat lamp in an area before going to that much trouble. Another thing, you mentioned the epoxy was specially for clear wet-out. That is a speciallized epoxy type. There is also epoxy that works better in cold weather, hot weather hardner, and other specialties. If using a ...
by kens
Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Glassing over silicon bronze screw heads
Replies: 4
Views: 3592

I cannot remember a mechanical fastner that did not crack the paint around its head, or pop the paint off its head.
What is the best way to deal with this?
by kens
Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: OLD QUESTION - what wood
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

I am working Cypress for my engine stringers. I find it to be economical, light, soft and splits easy. Cypress does however, glue exceptionally well, it really takes epoxy. Cypress, untreated, will absorb water and tend to hold it. It will get heavy it takes so much water. However, encapsulated it s...
by kens
Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: First timer - cutting plywood
Replies: 7
Views: 4671

OH yeah, check: mainecoastlumber.com worldpanel.com Noahs Noahs is close to you in Canada, and are active with Kayaks, they have a website. Worldpanel is in Florida with good prices and selection and good shipping policy. Mainecoast is competitive. The plywood gets shipped on a flat pallet, standard...
by kens
Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: First timer - cutting plywood
Replies: 7
Views: 4671

I dont see a need for going at it with a router or trimmer, but no real reason not to either. I do a lot of ripping with a jigsaw because it is lighter and less noisythan a circular saw. I set up a batten/fence and go to it. Easily you can use trimmer in place of sabresaw. Most of the edges in build...
by kens
Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Electric Hand planer
Replies: 5
Views: 3770

I got a cheap one too. I agree with you guys on that. The hand plane is better control and finish. The power plane makes fast work of stock removal.

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