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There was much art and photos of various cultures of age in that "Old Random Picture Thread"

I hope it was archived and not destroyed.
 

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My Grandpa built this boat 40 years ago; yellow cedar planks and oak ribs. He gave it to his brother shortly after he finished it and it got neglected and developed some cracks in some planks. Twenty years ago it was given to me and I stripped it down and refinished it and used it off and on, but it's hard to keep it hydrated if you're not using it so it gets dried out and develops cracks. They finally got bad enough that I had to replace some planks. This is a level of woodworking skill that I have never tried to achieve before and I was kind of intimidated by it, but it simply had to be done. Great project for me and my younger son to work together on. I got some "clear" cedar boards and had them cut down into 1/4" thick planks and removed the old planks and used them for patterns and shaped the new ones with a coping saw and some planes.

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The planks are fastened with copper rivets, we ground the heads off and drove them out

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Shaped new planks and steamed them to bend into shape

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My Grandpa built this boat 40 years ago; yellow cedar planks and oak ribs. He gave it to his brother shortly after he finished it and it got neglected and developed some cracks in some planks. Twenty years ago it was given to me and I stripped it down and refinished it and used it off and on, but it's hard to keep it hydrated if you're not using it so it gets dried out and develops cracks. They finally got bad enough that I had to replace some planks. This is a level of woodworking skill that I have never tried to achieve before and I was kind of intimidated by it, but it simply had to be done. Great project for me and my younger son to work together on. I got some "clear" cedar boards and had them cut down into 1/4" thick planks and removed the old planks and used them for patterns and shaped the new ones with a coping saw and some planes.

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The planks are fastened with copper rivets, we ground the heads off and drove them out

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Shaped new planks and steamed them to bend into shape

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Would linseed oil help preserve the wood?
 

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My Grandpa built this boat 40 years ago; yellow cedar planks and oak ribs. He gave it to his brother shortly after he finished it and it got neglected and developed some cracks in some planks. Twenty years ago it was given to me and I stripped it down and refinished it and used it off and on, but it's hard to keep it hydrated if you're not using it so it gets dried out and develops cracks. They finally got bad enough that I had to replace some planks. This is a level of woodworking skill that I have never tried to achieve before and I was kind of intimidated by it, but it simply had to be done. Great project for me and my younger son to work together on. I got some "clear" cedar boards and had them cut down into 1/4" thick planks and removed the old planks and used them for patterns and shaped the new ones with a coping saw and some planes.

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The planks are fastened with copper rivets, we ground the heads off and drove them out

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Shaped new planks and steamed them to bend into shape

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Very nice, hardmoney. Your project would certainly deserve its own thread, just saying it's a really cool project that deserves attention. Thanks for sharing. :beer:
 

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My Grandpa built this boat 40 years ago; yellow cedar planks and oak ribs. He gave it to his brother shortly after he finished it and it got neglected and developed some cracks in some planks. Twenty years ago it was given to me and I stripped it down and refinished it and used it off and on, but it's hard to keep it hydrated if you're not using it so it gets dried out and develops cracks. They finally got bad enough that I had to replace some planks. This is a level of woodworking skill that I have never tried to achieve before and I was kind of intimidated by it, but it simply had to be done. Great project for me and my younger son to work together on. I got some "clear" cedar boards and had them cut down into 1/4" thick planks and removed the old planks and used them for patterns and shaped the new ones with a coping saw and some planes.

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The planks are fastened with copper rivets, we ground the heads off and drove them out

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Shaped new planks and steamed them to bend into shape

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Great photos!
 

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Thanks guys, linseed oil would help against rot, but my issue is shrinkage from the wood drying out too much. I did a bunch of research and had to find out for myself that oil will not make wood swell up like water does. It will, however, slow down the process of hydrating and drying out which would be useful with a new boat. You can mix linseed oil with turpentine and force enough of it in to totally impregnate the wood so it won't absorb water so readily.
 

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Thanks guys, linseed oil would help against rot, but my issue is shrinkage from the wood drying out too much. I did a bunch of research and had to find out for myself that oil will not make wood swell up like water does. It will, however, slow down the process of hydrating and drying out which would be useful with a new boat. You can mix linseed oil with turpentine and force enough of it in to totally impregnate the wood so it won't absorb water so readily.
After working on boats... fiberglass thank god. I learned a lot about other kinds of boats to NOT own.
Predominantly wooden boats due to being made from wood !
A passion they are most certainly.
However, often there is wood on fiberglass boats and wooden boat owners had work done at the boat yard.
The key for storing wooden boats is controlled exposure.
An open ground, enclosed building is the best, ideally with pea stone gravel.
Last boat I worked on doing finishing work was wood from keel up.
One man built $13,000,000 dollar boat imitating 1930's west coast salmon boats.
I painted and poly(Epifane) finished it before launch were needed.
Lots of teak wood that would never need finish applied.
Took guy 15 years to build it and always stored on open ground except when final painted before launch.
There I wet the cement floor everyday to keep moisture level up.
The owner... definitely a nut case.
Cheap on tape, had enough wood to build three.
Top grade finish, had to replace brand new 15 year old electronics never used, because so outdated.
Wouldn't let me heavy 1st coat and sand smooth, then finish.
Instead skim paint and sand, then spot paint and sand, and again, and again... nuts.
Every wooden boat is like the "Castaway" movie.
Can go anywhere on it, just can not ever leave it alone.
 

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Pretty sure I've posted these guys before. Both sets are master craftsmen. The first is a fairly young man who is rebuilding Talley Ho. The second are a couple of young men building a wooden boat from scratch and include milling their own wood. Both are crowd sourced via utube views and patreon.

I enjoy both because of their resourcefulness and abilities to just do it. There is a lot of talk about wooden boat preservation and how they do it but I doubt anyone would find much use if they own a small boat.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-_lYeV8hBnDSay7nmphUA/videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAiDWnTP0WB1xCp6uuUo0VA/videos

I used to work here. read the writing on the wall and moved on. When I left I gave it two to three years of operation. They made it four before they put locks on the gates. In bankruptcy again and my assumption is that the place will soon go into reclaim. Too many coal plants dismantled and the coal market is much smaller than it was. 600 peeps out of work. It was amazing how fast unexpected layoffs turned 600 right wingers into socialist over night.

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amazing how fast unexpected layoffs turned 600 right wingers into socialist over night.
Irony at its finest,

for they are the ones who threw them out of a job to start with,

ahhh, 2 leggahs,

so fucking stupid
 

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Irony at its finest,

for they are the ones who threw them out of a job to start with,

ahhh, 2 leggahs,

so fucking stupid
Having been through a mine closure, I always preached about debt. Mind you, I never took from public funds when I could have but, my parents did assist a bit and were paid back for their troubles. It's really sad to watch them buy their Harley's, boat's, snow mobiles, and $300,000 McMansions all while knowing bad days could be just a breath away. It was honestly obscene to watch some of the groveling and sometimes snotty behavior displayed by some of the displaced.
 

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After work stress relief:
 

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Yeah, my camera sucks. The thought that counts.

 

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MY good friends house on Beaver Lake, Rogers, Ar. where the jam room is...
 

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Sweet! I'll be right over!


Is that a digital 8 track recorder and do I spy an organ?
Come on over! :beer:

I do not have an 8 track recorder. The wood on the right is part of an old piano, 1890s if I recall. It was my mom's. She had it restored in the 90s, but one day she said she was going to give it away to anyone who would take it. So I gathered up some people and we went and picked it up.

I don't have an 8 track recorder. Some of my stuff is hidden here, but this is what I have as far as electronics:
14 channel Mackie mixer (it was free if you can believe that, work was going to recycle it!)
The mixer sits on top of a Kustom 100W loudspeaker
A couple different Boss loop pedals (RC-2 and RC-30 loop station).
Line 6 M5 effects pedal (with convenient built-in tuner)
Octave pedal

I often do something like this: Use the octave pedal to put a bass line into the loop pedal, switch that off and then play guitar to mix that into the same track, and since everything goes through the mixer I can add vocals, keyboard, etc as desired.

Some day I may get a computer specifically to dedicate to mixing/production of songs I've written.
 

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Come on over! :beer:

I do not have an 8 track recorder. The wood on the right is part of an old piano, 1890s if I recall. It was my mom's. She had it restored in the 90s, but one day she said she was going to give it away to anyone who would take it. So I gathered up some people and we went and picked it up.

I don't have an 8 track recorder. Some of my stuff is hidden here, but this is what I have as far as electronics:
14 channel Mackie mixer (it was free if you can believe that, work was going to recycle it!)
The mixer sits on top of a Kustom 100W loudspeaker
A couple different Boss loop pedals (RC-2 and RC-30 loop station).
Line 6 M5 effects pedal (with convenient built-in tuner)
Octave pedal

I often do something like this: Use the octave pedal to put a bass line into the loop pedal, switch that off and then play guitar to mix that into the same track, and since everything goes through the mixer I can add vocals, keyboard, etc as desired.

Some day I may get a computer specifically to dedicate to mixing/production of songs I've written.
Sweetness. Good call on saving the piano. I love the warmth of those old works of art.

Another good save on that mixer! One man's trash...

Here's my 8 track. Haven't used it in so long I need to review the manual. It's pretty easy to use, has amazing sound quality and easily exports wav files.

 

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Sweetness. Good call on saving the piano. I love the warmth of those old works of art.

Another good save on that mixer! One man's trash...

Here's my 8 track. Haven't used it in so long I need to review the manual. It's pretty easy to use, has amazing sound quality and easily exports wav files.
That looks interesting. I might look into something like that. Computer and software I was thinking of would be real expensive.

Anyway, random pic.

Here is your fortune.
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I finally finished this project yesterday. Installed a new HF antenna for amateur radio and shortwave. It is a Hustler 5-BTV trapped vertical antenna, capable of 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meter. It's working well but 40 meter and 80 meter could use a re-tune and 10 meter might benefit from more ground radials.

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I installed 16 ground radials. I may add more.
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My Grandpa built this boat 40 years ago; yellow cedar planks and oak ribs. He gave it to his brother shortly after he finished it and it got neglected and developed some cracks in some planks. Twenty years ago it was given to me and I stripped it down and refinished it and used it off and on, but it's hard to keep it hydrated if you're not using it so it gets dried out and develops cracks. They finally got bad enough that I had to replace some planks. This is a level of woodworking skill that I have never tried to achieve before and I was kind of intimidated by it, but it simply had to be done. Great project for me and my younger son to work together on. I got some "clear" cedar boards and had them cut down into 1/4" thick planks and removed the old planks and used them for patterns and shaped the new ones with a coping saw and some planes.

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The planks are fastened with copper rivets, we ground the heads off and drove them out

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Shaped new planks and steamed them to bend into shape

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That's a thing of absolute beauty. Great job continuing and strengthening it's legacy.
 

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Saw this while on a road trip some years back and had to get a pic with it. Giants are real! :p

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My Grandpa built this boat 40 years ago; yellow cedar planks and oak ribs. He gave it to his brother shortly after he finished it and it got neglected and developed some cracks in some planks. Twenty years ago it was given to me and I stripped it down and refinished it and used it off and on, but it's hard to keep it hydrated if you're not using it so it gets dried out and develops cracks. They finally got bad enough that I had to replace some planks. This is a level of woodworking skill that I have never tried to achieve before and I was kind of intimidated by it, but it simply had to be done. Great project for me and my younger son to work together on. I got some "clear" cedar boards and had them cut down into 1/4" thick planks and removed the old planks and used them for patterns and shaped the new ones with a coping saw and some planes.

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The planks are fastened with copper rivets, we ground the heads off and drove them out

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Shaped new planks and steamed them to bend into shape

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The job was fixing the boat. The prize was spending time with your son and teaching him skills he will remember for a lifetime! Great job!
 

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