Hunky Dory Build

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Baron
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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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Due to Covid-19 The state of Pennsylvania has ordered a halt to all boat building in ones own garage. We're supposed to shack up in the basement until it all blows itself out.

At least that is how it seems when you read the order......

How is it in Oregon?

Goodell
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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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Life is pretty much the same for me....I am a self-employed wildlife biologist who mostly works on documents at home this time of year - so Im just working at home and working on the boat.

despite some heartache over inner and outer gunwale breakage. I completely understand why some wood boat builders closed their doors when they couldnt readily get their hands on premium wood selections ....especially stuff that will tolerate a turn. THe only stuff I have had so far that has been easy old reclaimed 20+ft 2x4's, or old tongue and groove flooring. So far I think I have broken 2 outer gunnels and 3 inner sheerclamps - all from clear fir
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I sell Tulips and Daffodils and other Dutch Bulbs to Garden Centers. Since we also sell Potaoes and fruit we are allowed to keep shipping and selling from home by phone/internet.

I learned a new fact today when fishing. I stumbled upon some Bees in the middle of a massive ground hatch. With google I found that 70% of true Bees in the world live in the ground and only a few are aggressive (Cornell). I thought that might interest a biologist.

Anyway, did these pieces of fir break when bending them on? Try Alaskan Cedar as you should be able to get it out there. I think it is Chamaecyperous Nootkatensis. I wonder if you had soaked the fir in hot water if it would have been okay ?

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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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Are there that many people in PA building boats in their garages? That seems like such a strange thing to ban.

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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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We here in PA pull legs. Seems you were a victim. I was pulling everyone’s leg. The truth that I made that statement in frustration as PA is pretty much closed down. I am hopeful for our country and look forward to rebuilding after this virus is gone.

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For Pete's sake, Baron! No wonder my dad used to tease me all the time. Please forgive my gullibility! That's too funny.

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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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That’s okay. Lighthearted times refresh is all. I’ll tell you about my daughter some day.

Goodell
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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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some progress - bow cover and gunnel cap complete. I added a knee to transition from the gunnel cap to the bow cover bulkhead. WIsh I had bought a lot more sil-bronze ring shank nails...anyway moving along.....
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completed cover and gunnel cap
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Baron
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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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Nice

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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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Looking really good!
Bryan

Building a malahini "Mona Lisa"

My wife said "If I build a boat, she's getting a divorce."
We're still happily married, but now she just wants "the dam boat out of the garage."

Baron
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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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goodell the background view is reminiscent of when I build the drift boat last year. I built it not in an organized workshop but rather in an old horse shed with no built in electric or lighting. As I needed things I went and got them from whatever shop they were in and they kept accumulating until the build was done.
It was pounded into me, and so I must say, Mr. Branica, JR High shop teacher (1970), is yelling at you from the grave for leaving your Jack Plane blade down. 3 demerits. You stay after class to clean the shop.

When do you install the side boxes?

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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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looking really fantastic...I have to say the dory is such a beautiful design.

Goodell
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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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Baron wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:17 am
goodell the background view is reminiscent of when I build the drift boat last year. I built it not in an organized workshop but rather in an old horse shed with no built in electric or lighting. As I needed things I went and got them from whatever shop they were in and they kept accumulating until the build was done.
It was pounded into me, and so I must say, Mr. Branica, JR High shop teacher (1970), is yelling at you from the grave for leaving your Jack Plane blade down. 3 demerits. You stay after class to clean the shop.

When do you install the side boxes?
I think your shop teacher would be yelling at you from the grave - for confusing a smoothing plane for a jack plane.;)

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Re: Hunky Dory Build

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Uh Oh. You're right. He never seemed to have much hope for me. Great Looking Boat!

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