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by HouTexBBC
Thu May 18, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: clamps.
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

Graham - I'm not a yank because I'm a Texan :lol: , but I do have to ask why you guys call it a G-Clamp? It obviously looks like a C.

Also, I recall you had come across one of the Dunkirk Little Ships. Are you restoring it? Is it registered and do you know the story behind it?

Dennis
by HouTexBBC
Sun May 07, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: when is 4mm close enough to 1/4"
Replies: 6
Views: 3695

Whites - Like Graham I think its interesting that a marine ply dealer would only carry the one size. Are you near a major city? If so check for other hardwood dealers. Gas is expensive right now but it might be worth the drive if you can find an ample supply. Otherwise you may be forced to order you...
by HouTexBBC
Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Paint Color Options With Interlux
Replies: 11
Views: 7651

So what is the right paint to put below the waterline? On the interlux site I only saw anti-fouling paint as being approved for below the line.

Dennis
by HouTexBBC
Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Paint Color Options With Interlux
Replies: 11
Views: 7651

That's not good to hear. I was planning on using the Toplac on top and bottom.
by HouTexBBC
Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Paint Color Options With Interlux
Replies: 11
Views: 7651

I was thinking Toplac because of what Interlux says, and many on this site have confirmed, is a very nice finish. So where you satisfied with the finish on your squirt using epoxy paint? If I do as you did, exactly what kind of paint should I ask for, juat a 2 part epoxy or is there specific brands/...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Paint Color Options With Interlux
Replies: 11
Views: 7651

Paint Color Options With Interlux

I will be ready to paint the Tiny Titan soon and I am trying to get my plans in order for that. I have studied the posts on this site and based on that I want to use Interlux Toplac. However, it appears that I will be limited to about 11 specific colors on the Toplac. What do I do if want custom col...
by HouTexBBC
Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Southern Yellow Pine
Replies: 43
Views: 22851

Graham - is there any true Long Leaf out there on the market? Sadly there is very little of this wonderful tree still around. You can hike for miles in East Texas and never see one where it used to dominate. I wonder if there is still some harvested for market?

Dennis
by HouTexBBC
Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: how do you prepare wood?
Replies: 140
Views: 59972

Well, kerrfunk. Bet you didn't dream you could get all this deep thinking from an otherwise innocuous boat building forum. I hope you got the answer you were looking for before things took a turn. It is interesting how the divulgence of one's religious beliefs, or lack thereof, can spark so much int...
by HouTexBBC
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Southern Yellow Pine
Replies: 43
Views: 22851

The "Southern Yellow Pine" that they sell at Home Depot is, as Graham said, plantation or farm grown wood. It comes from what, down here, we call Loblolly Pine, I don't know the scientific name. Loblolly is a native pine but was not originally dominant in the South. The Long Leaf Pine was the domina...
by HouTexBBC
Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Windfall
Replies: 6
Views: 3691

That's a real treasure. You have no choice but to haul it all home. My suggestion about your wife - its easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission, so just do it and if she really loves you she probably won't leave or anything. Sometimes you just have to take those chances. Becau...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Question For Graham (Or Anyone) - Garage Floor Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 12700

Thanks Graham and David for the info. It sounds like more than one of these products will do the job. I may go with the 1-part epoxy as it was only $25 per gallon. I also found an interesting product while searching the web. Its called Durabak http://www.durabakcompany.com/index.htm but at $120 per ...
by HouTexBBC
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Question For Graham (Or Anyone) - Garage Floor Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 12700

Question For Graham (Or Anyone) - Garage Floor Paint

I am building the Tiny Titan and I am to the point where I need to paint the inside. I will use nicer paint on the exterior but was thinking of something a little cheaper yet durable for the inside. In a post a while back you mentioned using garage floor paint for that purpose. I went to the buildin...
by HouTexBBC
Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Marine Plywoood - Is this the right suff?
Replies: 9
Views: 5896

Mark- where are you located? If you are near a big city see if you can find a hardwood dealer that sells marine plywood. I just don't think I would trust what came from a the building supply place, especially if they don't really know what it is. A specialty dealer will know his product and be able ...

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