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by Bill E
Sat May 10, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Got wood! Bill's Sea Lancer restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 7207

Don't worry Steve - I thought the rule was that threads under "Miscellaneous" were fair game for wrecking! He said that he has some mahogany, walnut, jatoba, and others. Definitely a lot of cedar, too. All that pink dust on the ground around the sawmill is cedar, plus you can see some cedar logs to ...
by Bill E
Fri May 09, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Got wood! Bill's Sea Lancer restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 7207

Thanks, Ken! Every bit of information I can collect before I start cracking frames, I'm all for it. Did you use air-dried, or kiln-dried? I might not have steamed my test wood long enough, although I've read the rule of thumb is 1 hour per inch of thickness. At 1/2", I figured 45 minutes should have...
by Bill E
Fri May 09, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Got wood! Bill's Sea Lancer restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 7207

Got wood! Bill's Sea Lancer restoration

For the third time now, I've gone shopping for white oak. First time was a bust - the lumber co. only had THREE pieces, all 8/4" where I needed 6/4, and I needed longer than anything they had. Next I went to another lumber co. (called ahead, too!), and they brought out a full skid of nice 6/4" white...
by Bill E
Tue May 06, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Alternative Fuels
Replies: 79
Views: 17824

currently I believe corn is the main source for the ethanol BUT there are other sources as well including plant waste and grass. I suspect over time these sources wil take on more importance. BUT then again what the heck do I know :lol: You are right about other sources, but corn is the current sou...
by Bill E
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: 2008 Gathering
Replies: 179
Views: 83525

Hey Bill,looking forward to seeing you again in Oct. Did they use MOJO to marinate the pig??I've gotten to really dig Mojo & use it all the time.We Love Cuban food. Good luck with the room thing Hey - I think October is going to be upon many of us before we know it! If my workload keeps up like thi...
by Bill E
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: 2008 Gathering
Replies: 179
Views: 83525

Warren - So you're saying that you don't have to suck up to Steve between now and the time he makes the cabin assignments? :wink: I wonder where I'll fall in this cabin assignment order... I was there last year, but I didn't have a cabin. I should have a boat there this year, but not a Glen-L. FYI, ...
by Bill E
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build delayed
Replies: 32
Views: 7360

Speaking of home-built houseboats, that reminded me of one I saw at Palm Beach Inlet in the summer of 2004 while helping my buddy deliver his Irwin 43 sailboat to Savannah from St. Pete: (click photo for full-res version - I just figured out how to do that!) http://easonconstruction.com/public/Thomp...
by Bill E
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build delayed
Replies: 32
Views: 7360

Well, did you? And aren't those kids out of the house by now?
by Bill E
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bottoms up! Bottom's off!
Replies: 13
Views: 5084

Thanks for the tip - I know the Anniston stop very well; have been eating there all my life while going to Grandmother's in MS and great-grandparents' in AL from the Atlanta area. I have located a local source for air-dried white oak (better for steam bending), and I think Peachstate Lumber is a muc...
by Bill E
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build delayed
Replies: 32
Views: 7360

Maybe Glen-L should look into boat designs for plywood/epoxy/pneumatic nail construction! It'd probably open up a whole new market to them! I know you can get Monel (rust-proof like bronze) staples for the basic Arrow T-50 stapler; maybe bronze boat nails in strip or coil could be a custom product.....
by Bill E
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bottoms up! Bottom's off!
Replies: 13
Views: 5084

Got a good bit of the other side off last weekend. Yes, more rot, more frames to be replaced. Ultimately, I'm going to end up with a new boat, whether it's this one or my Malahini. :? http://easonconstruction.com/public/ThompsonProject/P4130014.m.jpg So there's a slight -- almost not noticeable -- h...
by Bill E
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build delayed
Replies: 32
Views: 7360

I see way to much in my line of work. Framers whose answer to a cracked stud is ONE MORE NAIL..etc.... I can't handle it. No way, not on my projects! Every good builder knows it takes at least TWO more nails on a cracked stud! I am still comin to the gathering though ... (if I am invited !) Doesn't...
by Bill E
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build delayed
Replies: 32
Views: 7360

Steve -- you bet, we're all here right behind you. Just that we're all giving you a kick in the a.... :shock: Is this going to be a DIY project? If so, let me know and I'll be over with chopsaw and nail guns a-flying! Seriously, once I bought my first nail gun, I couldn't figure out why in the world...
by Bill E
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bottoms up! Bottom's off!
Replies: 13
Views: 5084

I've heard there is such a tool, but the engine was already off when I bought the package. The seller had gotten the boat shop to remove the outboard for him after he discovered the rot damage. When the time comes, I'd love to borrow that piece. I can arrange a chain hoist or something similar. Hmmm...
by Bill E
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bottoms up! Bottom's off!
Replies: 13
Views: 5084

Thanks, John... I've just got to keep reminding myself that THIS:

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is what I'm shooting for, and those critters are a large part of WHY I'm doing it.

-wte

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