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by tsmitherman
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Gathering 2013
Topic: Who's Coming?
Replies: 99
Views: 25506

Re: Who's Coming?

Bill,
Glenda and I will drive up about noon on Saturday. grand daughter Abby Wilson will be with us.
by tsmitherman
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Finger Joint
Replies: 17
Views: 4999

Re: Finger Joint

Roberta, I worked in a mill during my high school years where they finger jointed scraps of 2x4 material to make longer pieces. I remember that the joints were very strong, but only in one direction (bending parallel to the face of individual fingers - if that makes sense). If bent the other way, th...
by tsmitherman
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Cutting the design out of plywood
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Cutting the design out of plywood

Welcome to the forum, Uncle J ! The saber saw (or I'd call it a jigsaw) is ideal for cutting the 1/4" parts for a stitch and glue boat. The stitch and glue method allows for "less than perfect" fits, as the epoxy fillets cover any gaps in the plywood joints, so most people accept slight inaccuracies...
by tsmitherman
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Gathering 2013
Topic: G7 NAME TAGS - all attendees please read
Replies: 46
Views: 14239

Re: G7 NAME TAGS - all attendees please read

Ray, I'm sorry to be so late getting this to you, but right now it looks like we'll come up on around noon on Saturday, without a boat. You may have our IDs from last year, but if not here's our info: Tom Smitherman Glenda Smitherman Abby Wilson (grand-daughter) screen name = tsmitherman Boat = Bo J...
by tsmitherman
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey there from SoCal
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Hey there from SoCal

Welcome to the forum!
If you decide on the Bo Jest, I'll be glad to answer any questions. It's a great design.
by tsmitherman
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: POWER PLANES
Replies: 13
Views: 3139

Re: POWER PLANES

I bought a cheap harbor freight planer and a set of extra blades, which worked out well. I usually don't buy power tools from HF, but I was hesitant to spend the $$ for a really good one, not knowing if it would work well for fairing the frame. It worked great, with the addition of a home-make guide...
by tsmitherman
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: best way to remove unset epoxy
Replies: 15
Views: 11891

Re: best way to remove unset epoxy

When I mixed a batch using all resin from 2 containers rather than resin and hardener, I used the following method to remove it from the boat: With leather gloves, I scrubbed the area with handfuls of sawdust. This go all the resin from the surface and left it feeling dry to the touch. I followed th...
by tsmitherman
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Gathering 2013
Topic: Who's Coming?
Replies: 99
Views: 25506

Re: Who's Coming?

Glenda and I plan to be there, but can't commit 100% right now. I'm still having some heart problems and will have a pacemaker installed at the end of the month.

But assuming that everything works as planned, we'll be there!
by tsmitherman
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: walk around space on Bo Jest decks...
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

Re: walk around space on Bo Jest decks...

My side decks (measured from the cabin side to the inside of the cap rail) is from 5.5" at the rear of the cabin, to 7" at the front. My cap rail is 3.25" wide. Also, as you can see from the photo, the window and cabin trim sticks out .75 inches - not a lot, but it doesn't help the situation. On a p...
by tsmitherman
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: walk around space on Bo Jest decks...
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

Re: walk around space on Bo Jest decks...

Scout, The space between the cabin and tumblehome framework is too narrow to be of any use as a walkway. I walk around the cabin on the top (or cap) rails (about 3" wide), holding onto handrails that I placed on the cabin top. I'm not sure that even adding 3" to the walkway width would give you enou...
by tsmitherman
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Biscayne 22 ply qty
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: Biscayne 22 ply qty

The description of the Biscyane 22 states the hull bottom and sides are made from 1/8" mahogany or plywood, to a total thickness of 1/2" on the bottom and 3/8" on the sides. Here is a quote from the "Bill of Materials" page: Hull/deck planking Mahog veneer and/or plywood, 1/8" thick random-random st...
by tsmitherman
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction Book free online!
Replies: 5
Views: 2961

Re: The Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction Book free onli

Thudpucker,
If you have trouble downloading it, send me a PM with your address and I'll put a copy on a DVD for you - I don't think that will violate their copyright.
by tsmitherman
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 45
Views: 14963

Re: Prayer request

Jeff, I just got back from a week at the beach. I did nothing but relax (except for a nice walk each day in the neighborhood). I am getting better, but it's going much slower than I thought it would. I'll start physical therapy next week, and I have an appointment with the surgeon in 2 weeks. Hopefu...
by tsmitherman
Tue May 21, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 45
Views: 14963

Re: Prayer request

Thanks Bill. I can't go until Sunday, but maybe we'll see y'all down there.
Tom
by tsmitherman
Sat May 18, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 45
Views: 14963

Re: Prayer request

Recovery has been slow since they siphoned out the fluid. I keep thinking that I should be getting stronger much faster than I am, but maybe God needs to teach me patience. I'm hoping that I'll feel up to a 4 hour car ride to the beach next week. I'm told that saltwater has some medicinal properties...