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    Remember guys.... There was a recession that...

    Remember guys.... There was a recession that lasted almost 10 years.

    Every single skilled trade is dealing with this exact same issue - not just construction.... Welding, industrial...
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    You guys have reminded me that it is time to do a...

    You guys have reminded me that it is time to do a workshop tools purge. As you guys have also noticed - it's easy to end up with a bunch of stuff I don't use but somebody else would probably...
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    Looking good.... You can’t turn back now... ...

    Looking good.... You can’t turn back now... It’s officially a Real Boat Build...
  4. Ah yes. I think we are in 2 different worlds...

    Ah yes. I think we are in 2 different worlds here my friend.

    I am looking for a power boat.....

    I understand that a 10hp is way too much for a small sailing skiff, dory, or pram sort...
  5. Care to narrow it down a bit... There are 670...

    Care to narrow it down a bit... There are 670 sets of boat plans listed there. ;) ;).

    Another decent looking skiff is the Bateau fs12. I think I favor one with a small v in the hull...
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    The Laguna Pflux is very quiet compared to my...

    The Laguna Pflux is very quiet compared to my typical dust collector.... I am very impressed by what they did with the thing.
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    Often for me - it takes several goís at it.. ...

    Often for me - it takes several goís at it.. Always clamp it to a form and let it dry a couple days. Soak, steam, then clamp... Undo it a couple days later to see how it came out. Lather...
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    Just try it out and see how it goes.... BUT.......

    Just try it out and see how it goes.... BUT.... be prepared for it to not be enough.

    A small 12v electric trolling motor (30-50# thrust) will do fine on the back of a 15í sailboat like that...
  9. Suggestions for a small outboard powered stitch and glue skiff

    Hey guys.

    Looking for suggestions for a short outboard powered skiff. I would prefer something stitch and glue construction. I have an older Johnson 9.5hp for power.

    A few I have...
  10. I like Windex but honestly - spit works better...

    I like Windex but honestly - spit works better than anything else.

    I will I’ll have to give the pencil eraser a go...
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    Warren, Do you own and use any Aldi chisels? ...

    Warren,

    Do you own and use any Aldi chisels? My understanding is that you do most of your work with 17th and 18th century laminated chisels.....
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    I bought a set of them a year ago. I used them...

    I bought a set of them a year ago. I used them a lot and donít like the way they hold up. I ended up ruining the 1Ē chisel but I still have the other 3. They do sharpen and cut significantly...
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    My Aldi chisels were much better after I pulled...

    My Aldi chisels were much better after I pulled the handles off and baked them for an hour at 475. It seemed to stabilize the edges. Before that - they would roll and roll and roll....

    That...
  14. Rob has also previously commented about being...

    Rob has also previously commented about being swamped by demand....

    Itís a good problem to have and I think it speaks to the buying publicís opinion of the current state of the hand tools...
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    I got a set and am not impressed. Knowing...

    I got a set and am not impressed.

    Knowing what I know now.... Skip them.
  16. I bet they didn’t use them as much as we do now...

    I bet they didn’t use them as much as we do now because the glues didn’t need extended clamping.

    Hide glue sets really fast. REALLY fast.... The challenge when using animal glues is to keep...
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    A trick I use when using chimney starters......

    A trick I use when using chimney starters... drizzle a bit of old cooking oil or meat grease on the shavings. This will keep them burning longer... In this case - less is more as you need lots of...
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    I used to light the grill all the time with...

    I used to light the grill all the time with shavings.

    A light hand full is all you need.

    As others note - fluff them up real good. Lots of air space. If they are packed - they will just...
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    The issues tripping the breakers may be an...

    The issues tripping the breakers may be an electrical system problem too.....

    My current house was built in 1974 and I am in the process of replacing old worn out breakers. I am also getting...
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    It depends on how badly dished they are. ...

    It depends on how badly dished they are.

    David Weaver posted a video online showing how he flattened severely dished stones on an old belt sander.
    If they are really bad - that would be a good...
  21. I will pile on and say “Depends on what you are...

    I will pile on and say “Depends on what you are doing with it”.....

    Here is a critical thing that it sounds dumb to say out loud... but I will anyway...

    Axes set up for chopping and limbing...
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    This is most common outside the USA. Until...

    This is most common outside the USA. Until very recently - most other places in the world made dry batteries which you filled with acid when you bought it. Then - as you say - you could drive...
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    Lots of folks strop their carving tools on a...

    Lots of folks strop their carving tools on a buffer...
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    The other thing is... Paint only is probably fine...

    The other thing is... Paint only is probably fine if you are religious to take it out of the water, trailer it, remove the motor and store the boat flipped upside down under cover 100% EVERY SINGLE...
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    Quality epoxy Gelcoat paint costs 3x-5x what the...

    Quality epoxy Gelcoat paint costs 3x-5x what the regular epoxy costs.... You want the bulk of the thickness which you sand off doing the leveling, filleting, and fairing to be the cheaper resin.......
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