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Location: Thornton, CO

Aerospace engineer with aspirations of building a one-man rowing shell, using the cedar strip canoe approach rather than the usual "stitch&glue" approach. Using the cedar strip canoe approach will allow me to use 4 different colored woods for a really nice effect. The shell is 22.5 ft long, and 2 ft wide. The freeboard is approximately 6 inches.

There's going to be a lot of cutting of strips and then routing them (cove & bead) for a smooth glue joint along the hull. Using the canoe bit will result in a better joint & a lot less sanding on the final product. I estimate that it will take me about 2 years to get the boat constructed since I have a full-time job and a wife (who needs attention too).

-- Brian now in Albuquerque, NM

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#1 posted 07-08-2009 04:28 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……The best place to enhance your skills and knowledge.

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#2 posted 07-08-2009 04:53 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a handwheel for an older Sears planer. I have everything for it except the handwheel to raise/lower the cutter head. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

-- Brian now in Albuquerque, NM

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#3 posted 07-08-2009 05:03 PM

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#4 posted 07-08-2009 05:14 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….

I’m looking forward to seeing your projects and posts…..

WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#5 posted 07-08-2009 05:46 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

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#6 posted 07-08-2009 07:25 PM

Hello Brian,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 07-09-2009 12:39 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 07-09-2009 02:52 AM

Welcome to LJs the place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

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#9 posted 07-09-2009 02:56 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Your question will get more exposure if you post it to the Woodworking Machines and accessories forum. Go to the My Lumber Jocks drop down and click on new forum topic. Follow the steps from there.

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#10 posted 07-09-2009 06:24 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 07-11-2009 01:09 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 07-16-2009 11:11 PM

Since I need a few more posts before I can respond to other’s comments I thought that I’d post as couple on what I’ trying to do.

I saw that Todd was a tool collector nut, so I thought that I’d coment on what I’ve done recently re tools.

I have an old Craftsman 4” jointer planer, which I haven ’ begun to use as yet. Then I came upon a older older 6” jointer planer which had been rusting in someone’s yard for several decades. It too, is a Craftsman and probable weighs 40 lbs. It has only 3 pieces – all cast iron – which were coated with about a 1/6” of rust. By the judicious use of a steel sanding wheel, I was able to remove most of the rust. The lots of elbow grease with some sandpaper – 80 grit down to 150 grit – removed most of the rest of the rust. Subsequently, since I wanted both top surfaces to be smooth and flat, I taped a full sheet of 100 grit sandpaper onto a 9” x 13” piece of plate glass and began to lap the surfaces. Boring thought it was, I was able to remove all the rust there and almost all of the original tool marks.

This jointer is so old that it only has one moveable table – the out feed. I painted everything except the top surfaces with gray epoxy rust proofing paint and removed all of the rusted hex head boltzs and replaced them with hex socket head bolts. I didn’t go to grade 8 bolxts, since I didn’t think that I needed that strength.

The cutting head has 3 blades which are held in place with 3 “gibs” for each cutting blade. I’m going to get them sharpened before using them, as they don’t feel that sharp now. I’ve located a person ,here in Denver, who is supposed to be good – we’ll see. It looks as though $0.50 per inch is the going price for sharpening steel and $1.00 per for carbide. I’m curious as to how good a sharpening job I’ll get at that price. Does anyone have sharpening prices to which I can compare?

That’s enough for this comment for now.

Best to everyone and thanks for the welcome to the site.


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-- Brian now in Albuquerque, NM

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#13 posted 07-03-2010 06:37 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

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