Hi everyone, I'm just getting started. I've gathered all the tools, read Fletcher's book about 6 times (so great), and read quite a lot of these posts (also great). I've decided to build a 17x54. …Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Westendorf on Tuesday.
"Got back in there on Saturday and finished gluing the last scarfed piece to complete the 17 foot length needed. Looks good to me. I cut out the sides and laid out the rib locations with pencil. I'm planning to clamp the…"
"I agree with Phillip it takes a lot of time to resharpen a planing blade. So if your looking for speed and are daring i put a dado cutting bit in my router and adjusted it to a zero tolerance on top of my table saw and locked everything down and put…"
"To avoid re-sharpening the Plane's blade after messing with epoxy beads and such I have I have used a sharp chisel to cut the beads that are sticking their nasty heads above the wood joints. i have most times switched the chisel to use it…"
"One thing about using epoxy, it gets into inconvenient places where it hardens and sticks wood together that would normally come easily apparent. Waxed paper makes a convenient non-stick barrier as needed.
"lol I did the same thing by dropping it a few words came out of my mouth that I can't type but I learned to clamp a piece of plywood the width of the piece and about six inches longer than the scarf that way I could move it around and not worry…"
"Appreciate your sensitivity James, I didn't take it that way. I was purely impressed at the effectiveness of that system... and recognizing that a belt sander on my best day couldn't do it that well. lol.
Today was one of…"
"I apologize Dusty if I came off the wrong way with my scarf joint wasn't trying to show off I myself tried a couple of times to get mine to remotely look like your but failed. I live four hours round trip to the closest lumber yard that carries…"
"You can scrape, and plane a good bit of it off then sand the rest. But luckily if you're glassing the exterior and epoxy/varnishing the enterior you just have to get it smooth and not worry about the discoloration as it will disappear once the…"
Fell in love with rivers as a small kid, fly fishing the McKenzie. Moved away from fishing and into whitewater rafting in my 30's where i honed my river running skills for the past 15 years. Now I'm ready put the two pieces together... fly fishing and river running, and I am one who believes there is no better way to float a river than a wooden drift boat. And so i've decided to build one, God willing.