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Tools Tubing bender

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 06:53
Hi all. Haven't been on here before but I have built 5 sof boats using wooden frames. I plan to do a 3 at a time build soon, using Dyson's basic methods but my own design. I've sourced all the materials but cannot find a tubing bender like the one shown. They're all either way too ...
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Strip: Let's talk SUP!

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 04:40
Wow, the forum's been pretty dead for a few days. I have been skateboarding on my long board with my land paddle and it's got me to thinking that maybe I should get around to making a SUP. I was looking at the Eleven2 from Silver Paddleboards https://sliverpaddleboards.com . The ...
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Strip: Let's talk SUP!

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 04:40
Wow, the forum's been pretty dead for a few days. I have been skateboarding on my long board with my land paddle and it's got me to thinking that maybe I should get around to making a SUP. I was looking at the Eleven2 from Silver Paddleboards https://sliverpaddleboards.com . The ...
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Other Anyone interested in Klepper kayak

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:11
I have inherited a 1993 Klepper Aer. II Quattro folding kayak with sail in good shape. Looking for someone who will give it a good home. Includes all the original paperwork. Located in NJ
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Other Anyone interested in Klepper kayak

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:11
I have inherited a 1993 Klepper Aer. II Quattro folding kayak with sail in good shape. Looking for someone who will give it a good home. Includes all the original paperwork. Located in NJ
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Skin-on-Frame Siskiwit Bay SOF build

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:11
Hi all, A year ago I started a thread, asking about the relative strength and flexibility add weight of "fuselage frame" vs rib construction, which ended in a semantic discussion of the word "fuselage". ...
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Skin-on-Frame Siskiwit Bay SOF build

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:11
Hi all, A year ago I started a thread, asking about the relative strength and flexibility add weight of "fuselage frame" vs rib construction, which ended in a semantic discussion of the word "fuselage". ...
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Other Foot Rub

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:37
I wear shoes with soles when kayaking and I get wear spots below my heels. I put in a decent number of miles in and I just go over it with epoxy/fg-cloth from time-to-time, but was wondering if people have a better way that lasts longer. I've thought about using different additives but I ...
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Other Foot Rub

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:37
I wear shoes with soles when kayaking and I get wear spots below my heels. I put in a decent number of miles in and I just go over it with epoxy/fg-cloth from time-to-time, but was wondering if people have a better way that lasts longer. I've thought about using different additives but I ...
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Shop Cleaning vac filters

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:01
Since I'm posting home made gadgets, here is one that I made that cleans the filter in my ridgid shop vac. I have two filters and swap them out. As usual, this was meant to be a temporary prototype, but nothing is so permanent as a temporary fix. https://youtu.be/xsZwrKZ-cfE
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Shop Cleaning vac filters

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:01
Since I'm posting home made gadgets, here is one that I made that cleans the filter in my ridgid shop vac. I have two filters and swap them out. As usual, this was meant to be a temporary prototype, but nothing is so permanent as a temporary fix. https://youtu.be/xsZwrKZ-cfE
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Tools Building a strip thickness sander

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:39
I have recently made a thickness sander that is basically a jig that fits on my belt sander. It allows me to sand strips down much thinner than a planer can. In fact I can sand wood strips as thin as veneer if I want. That means that I can do inlays with wood that I can't get in a veneer, I ...
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Tools Building a strip thickness sander

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:39
I have recently made a thickness sander that is basically a jig that fits on my belt sander. It allows me to sand strips down much thinner than a planer can. In fact I can sand wood strips as thin as veneer if I want. That means that I can do inlays with wood that I can't get in a veneer, I ...
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Off Topic Moose Skin Boat

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:22
Thought some might find this 1982 Raymond Yakeleya documentary of interest. http//workforall.nfb.ca/film/last_mooseskin_boat/
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Off Topic Moose Skin Boat

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:22
Thought some might find this 1982 Raymond Yakeleya documentary of interest. http//workforall.nfb.ca/film/last_mooseskin_boat/
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Off Topic snow

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:12
So....how much snow did you get Nick? Bill H.
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Off Topic snow

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:12
So....how much snow did you get Nick? Bill H.
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Strip Petrel Play -- more advice sought *PIC*

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:56
After having had my shop rededicated as Santa's Workshop for the last couple months, I'm back to building my Petrel Play. 1) I'm trying to decide what color Behlen's to use to dye the okume plywood recessed cockpit. In the following photos the wood has been dampened to better ...
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Strip Petrel Play -- more advice sought *PIC*

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:56
After having had my shop rededicated as Santa's Workshop for the last couple months, I'm back to building my Petrel Play. 1) I'm trying to decide what color Behlen's to use to dye the okume plywood recessed cockpit. In the following photos the wood has been dampened to better ...
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Strip forum access

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 02:49
This is just a test
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