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    would depend on the case in hand, but in some...

    would depend on the case in hand, but in some situations, if you have a bandsaw, you might consider ripping into strips and laminating. I am always a little wary of materials that warp. But...
  2. I would really suggest you look at a Candlefish,...

    I would really suggest you look at a Candlefish, either 13 or 16. Plans are cheap, and I know skiffs, and this is a nice design. Devlin design.
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    Expense is really not the major issue here. I...

    Expense is really not the major issue here. I will probably order the kit for the 4x8 and just build it to 4x4 as a first step. To get the project moving I have been thinking of a CNC router kits...
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    4x4 machine for 4x8 work

    I am considering making a 4x4 CNC that I will use occasionally to cut 4x8 material.

    The idea is I would just slide the panel through and take a second cut. Is this practical as far as software...
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    Yeah strength isn't a problem I have spruce...

    Yeah strength isn't a problem I have spruce gunnels on my trimaran, but on a canoe, they can get beat up, they add to reach for paddling. I can't think of any real upside.
  6. My Father in Law had a retirement shop and he...

    My Father in Law had a retirement shop and he sold shaker furniture in it. He added a line of windsors. They were really beautiful, but despite looking great and being made in seemingly competent...
  7. That was then Brian. :). Just thinking of the...

    That was then Brian. :). Just thinking of the efforts that are being made by guys like Jeffrey to set up factories that do the bespoke canvasing by machine on blind stitching machines. The body...
  8. Without being a collector of hammers I have...

    Without being a collector of hammers I have acquired a ton of them over the years. The one I like best are the carver style urethane mallets, quiet, work great. I'm not a fan of the shape, I once...
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    I have always felt that, not that people sold...

    I have always felt that, not that people sold out, but that the time was bad. But I don't actually know that. Does anyone know sales figures. It could be a coke/coke classic effect where they sold...
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    It remains true that more than one method is...

    It remains true that more than one method is useful. And in the pruned quote, his statement that he figured out a few details doesn't mean he is taking credit. He tried it, apparently failed, then...
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    It's an either or thing. Some cases you need...

    It's an either or thing. Some cases you need more bite. No chipbreaker on my axe, or my scrub plane, some times you are taking so little of a cut that it comes off the wood like wet cheese cloth,...
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    It is true that thicker gunnels will rapidly pick...

    It is true that thicker gunnels will rapidly pick up strength and stiffness, though stiffness picks up a lot faster and as a result you may need to laminate them. One also doesn't want to add to the...
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    I have built strip boats, and lots of boats...

    I have built strip boats, and lots of boats generally, as an amateur. The using and making of boats is generally two different things. Making a boat that is nicer than most people's furniture is...
  14. - Does hand work have to be used to make items...

    - Does hand work have to be used to make items like musical instruments? We don't really know, the march of CNC has not gone far enough. There are many old trades that are being sucked into...
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    Softwood doesn't make much sense for a gunnel,...

    Softwood doesn't make much sense for a gunnel, except... Some top end canoes these days use foam for the inwale, that they cover with glass or carbon. Then they place a decorative/rub rail on the...
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    Last year CLC did a long blog post describing in...

    Last year CLC did a long blog post describing in detail their process over the years for creating their kits. From the early pattern and router days, to today's CNC world. Sounds like quite the...
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    I'd like DXF, if they are still out there. Thx

    I'd like DXF, if they are still out there. Thx
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    The file example aside, there is virtually no...

    The file example aside, there is virtually no risk of someone getting hurt. It probably helps not to pry the heck out of a mortise chisel if you can't tie a shoelace, and whipped the chisel up...
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    I agree on your assessment of the prospector. ...

    I agree on your assessment of the prospector. Though, the modern day incarnation is popular due to movies and books where it was being paddle in some part on lake superior. Well, I suppose you...
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    This seems like more a euro thing. In the UK...

    This seems like more a euro thing. In the UK property including the small rivers and lakes are more likely to be private, so a lot of folks get their boating kicks from the park pond. These...
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    True, but how were they planing on getting paid? ...

    True, but how were they planing on getting paid? First, the hundreds of dollars they are getting paid includes the cost of the plans themselves, which normally are way too cheap if the boats are any...
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    The point is there aren't parts, there is a PDF...

    The point is there aren't parts, there is a PDF drawing that is not designed for CNC production. I has to be reduce d to parts that will fit on a sheet. Sure once those parts are created the...
  23. 1) Make sure the saw you have, and the stuff you...

    1) Make sure the saw you have, and the stuff you are cutting are actually meant for each other. Presumably your saw needs to be more than twice as long as the board is wide.

    2) Make sure you...
  24. I also use japanese keyhole saws, and HSS hack...

    I also use japanese keyhole saws, and HSS hack saw (they may need grinding).
  25. So far, I have never bought a bad one. Japanese...

    So far, I have never bought a bad one. Japanese tools are overpriced, not in the sense that there isn't some rationale for the prices, but in the sense that they make many cheap tools we never see...
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