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by scottinwv
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Buenos Notches
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Re: Buenos Notches

That's a great idea, much less chance of cutting too deep if using a saw. You could also use a brace and bit.

Scott
by scottinwv
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: learning
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Re: learning

It takes the epoxy about 2 seconds to make its way through latex. If you feel a cool sensation, it has made its way through. With nitrile being so inexpensive, there is no reason to risk it to save a couple bucks.
by scottinwv
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Encapsulating confusion.
Replies: 16
Views: 4716

Re: Encapsulating confusion.

If the wood is warm, when it cools it will pull thin epoxy into the pores deeper. The opposite occurs if you coat the wood or plywood then the temperature warms, the wood/ply will off-gas and you'll see bubbles in the epoxy. If you warm the epoxy before mixing it will be thinner. I put the two jugs ...
by scottinwv
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Proper moisture content of air dried white oak
Replies: 4
Views: 2801

Re: Proper moisture content of air dried white oak

After drying for a month in the garage I ripped it to 7/8" x 1 1/2" so it would dry faster and stickered it in the living room. It will not be epoxied, just varnished. The inwales and rubrails will be copper riveted to the sheer.
by scottinwv
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Proper moisture content of air dried white oak
Replies: 4
Views: 2801

Proper moisture content of air dried white oak

The whitehall is back in the garage. The thwarts have been fitted and risers epoxied and screwed to the hull. It is inverted now so the bottom can be finished. After filling, fairing, priming and paint it will be upright again and time to install the breasthook, quarter knees, inwales and rubrails. ...
by scottinwv
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: I posted this in the power boat too
Replies: 8
Views: 6604

Re: I posted this in the power boat too

Had the same symptoms on a Mercruiser. The water separating fuel filter was clogged, enough fuel would flow to idle and fill the carb bowls at idle, but would quickly run out of fuel in the carb bowls when trying to plane. Make sure there are no obstructions in the fuel lines or any clogged filters....
by scottinwv
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Router bits
Replies: 8
Views: 4231

Re: Router bits

Also try MLCS and Woodcraft.
by scottinwv
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member, Westhampton NY
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: new member, Westhampton NY

Welcome to the boatbuilding club. One warning, it's addictive! Lack of woodworking experience is nothing to worry about, it just means that it might take longer to do some tasks than it would take an experienced builder. The plans are very detailed, and the forum is full of members that are more tha...
by scottinwv
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Random question about Random Board feet.... Malahini frame
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: Random question about Random Board feet.... Malahini fra

The grading of the lumber specifies minimum widths and lengths. Here is a handy website concerning the minimums for different grades: http://www.woodbin.com/ref/wood/hardwood_grades.htm If buying from a sawmill it will usually be graded to those guidelines, otherwise it would be called "mill run or ...
by scottinwv
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: learning
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Re: learning

Most (maybe all) epoxies can penetrate latex gloves. Over time you can become sensitized to epoxy to the extent that you have to quit using it altogether. It is best to use nitrile gloves.

Scott
by scottinwv
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Clinker Whitehall
Replies: 9
Views: 3848

Re: Clinker Whitehall

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A few new pics since last post.

Scott
by scottinwv
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Builder from Louisiana
Replies: 15
Views: 3480

Re: New Builder from Louisiana

Jigsaw. Get a good one like a Bosch. You'll be surprised how much you use it.
by scottinwv
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Amazing goop supermend?
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

Re: Amazing goop supermend?

It looks like that is over $2 per ounce, which would put it more than twice the price of other epoxies.
by scottinwv
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Small boat floatation? Balsa or Foam?
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

Re: Small boat floatation? Balsa or Foam?

Balsa is approximately 8 pounds per cubic foot. Also don't forget that if you're building with wood the boat has some flotation just from the materials.
by scottinwv
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tools for cutting
Replies: 23
Views: 7218

Re: Tools for cutting

Usually the bandsaws smaller than 14" are made more for hobbyists instead of woodworkers. Keep and eye out for a used Delta or Jet. There are other good brands, but you're more likely to come across Delta and Jet. You won't really need it, but if you find a really good price on one you'll be glad yo...

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