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Thanks PorFin and Sloop.

My steady hand on chisel sharpening leaves me with a nice curved edge. Would probably need to take a lot of metal off to fix.
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Please forgive my ignorance but please explain glass with 6 sides, where to get that "real" wet-dry sandpaper and how to sharpen a chisel properly.

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Google "Scary Sharp" -- that's the slang term for sharpening with sandpaper. There's a bunch of videos and stuff out there.

Get the sandpaper at an auto parts place. (Or a marine supplier, to get this back to nautical talk)

I use a jig to keep the angles right.
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this is the last of the scrap from my bench build. 23" X 11" for a possible kitchen cart/island or on the boat.


This took too long to make! Now my scary sharp tools are dull again. Beech is hard!

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

my new exhaust mixer is a cross between this
Yanmar 2QM20 mixing elbow - SailboatOwners.com
http://forums.hunter.sailboatowners....0&d=1382657476
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Moyer Marine Atomic 4 Community - Home of the Afourians - View Single Post - Where did you get 1-1/4" black iron pipe and fittings?
I will post pictures when done
cost about $20 in fittings and $25 to machine shop for turning and cutting thread on a pipe coupling

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Sitting by the fire this winter, I thought I'd try my hand at coachwhipping my tiller handle similar to the cover of Don Casey's book 100 Fast and Easy Boat Improvements, which I read and reviewed on my blog.



I had to devise a way to accommodate the taper in the handle, but it turned out great and only cost me $4.29. For the back story, instructions, and tips, see How to add coachwhipping to your tiller handle on my blog.
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Very nice whipped tiller.

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Woo.. not really low buck project but it works! It's Singer industrial 241-11 It rocks! plugged it in and this old motor starts a flywheel a spinning... the treadle controls the speed, takes a bit getting the right touch to get low speed.

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I hope I'm not the only dummy who just lived with a boom that would waggle back and
forth when you motor along, or sit at moorage (slip). I used to pull the main sheet in "real tight"
and the boom vang. I've seen little wire clips that some use to clip the boom end to the backstay
(I don't think they really work well). So I came up with this last summer while motoring to Victoria BC
(beautifull city). Cost = practicaly nothing. Result = 100% practical. If you don't have a doger with hand holds you can just string a line anywhere... main sheet holds it off to one side a little and the other line pulls on the boom the oposit way, resulting in a boom that has no more waggle.
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I hope I'm not the only dummy who just lived with a boom that would waggle back and
forth when you motor along, or sit at moorage (slip). I used to pull the main sheet in "real tight"
and the boom vang. I've seen little wire clips that some use to clip the boom end to the backstay
(I don't think they really work well). So I came up with this last summer while motoring to Victoria BC
(beautifull city). Cost = practicaly nothing. Result = 100% practical. If you don't have a doger with hand holds you can just string a line anywhere... main sheet holds it off to one side a little and the other line pulls on the boom the oposit way, resulting in a boom that has no more waggle.
We often tie the boom off to one side, usually with the tail of the mainsheet, in a rolly anchorage to avoid that and the noise of that wee bit of motion..

I hope your dodger frame is skookum enough to take the loading.. I'd prefer to tie that off to a toerail or a outboard cleat...

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Denise, that sewing machine is awesome. I bet you could stitch plate steel together!

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