Dusty
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First build
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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.

 

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Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Dusty,  A SHARP Plane is a must!  a low angle might work better on the Htdrotek.  They gotta be sharp, especially with the hardwoods.  There's a lot of videos on YouTube on sharpening plane and chisel…"
Tuesday
Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Jason, Check out this out.  I good explaination on the use of the JHSG.  Also a couple of other methods shown after the John Henry bit. http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?110517-John-Henry...-Easy-scarfing-and-glueup Dorf"
Tuesday
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"I used a router jig with a flush trim bit. "
Jan 17
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"That's what I did IMG_1745.JPG"
Jan 16
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"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…"
Jan 15
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"that makes me so nervous, but is really tempting."
Jan 15
James Prepura replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"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…"
Jan 13
Phillip Westendorf replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"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…"
Jan 12
David Witton replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Clear packing tape works well also. You'll find that dried epoxy can be worked with a plane or sandpaper quite easily. "
Jan 10
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Jason,  did you epoxy/glass the outside of your panels, and oil the inside?  if so, are you happy with that?"
Jan 8
Ants Uiga replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"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. Ants"
Jan 8
James Prepura replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"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…"
Jan 7
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"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…"
Jan 7
James Prepura replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"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…"
Jan 7
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"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…"
Jan 7
Dusty replied to Dusty's discussion First build
"Here's my current clamp situation.  I have another joint to glue up tomorrow since it is a 17.   *that railroad rail is surprisingly heavy."
Jan 6

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Hometown:
Harrisburg
About Me:
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.
Boats I own:
Just a Maravia raft currently

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