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    Central California
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    Running on my feets. A lot. And the swimming.
    Wresting vegetative foodstuffs from soil with toil. Playing Gentleman farmer, as it were.
    Art is always happening here. And ukulele music...
    Making the boats.
    Using the boats. Often in conjunction with fish harassment.
    The reading of books. Preferably in the hammock under the persimmon trees.
    Apparently, now, this forum...

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  1. Action Tiger

    CNC or Water jet service?

    Jeff, My buddy, and the guy I get B.B. ply from, does CNC cutting, but not water. I would be happy to connect you two, if you’d like. Peace, Robert
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    The steering “wheel” for the car, Chick. Well, the plan, and test pieces... The sailboat is getting stuff glassed and faired. It looks the same everyday. Grrrrrrr! Hahahahaha. The sailboat is also getting little things like blocks and chocks made. The bow anchor rode chocks will be this extra dense fir I got hold of. Same wood is being used for the various block bodies I’m making. The whole boat will have spectra stropped, wood blocked sheaves. Why not? There are, like 6 blocks. Hahaha. Oh, the sheaves are nylon, and I cut them with a hole saw then turn them on a converted drill press turned mini lathe. I use a 1/8” chisel, a rat tail file, and a chainsaw file to make the sheaves. Then I drill them out for a press fit oilite bushing. Strops are spliced into a grommet, then seized in place with whipping twine, or stretched into place, depending. You know, that old saw... Peace, Block Head
  3. Action Tiger

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Drop bears are notorious tool movers. Also, you guys should use my P.I.L.E. method: I know every tool I own is in THAT pile, right there... Peace, Robert
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Fuselage frame... Just another teaser for Chick. Yes, I’m still picking away at the boat. I’m finishing and preparing to install anchor rode chocks on the bow, just now. Baby steps... Peace, Robert
  5. Action Tiger

    Exciting part of the build and some questions

    Omar, I have all but stopped giving advice. But, I always use porch and floor paint on my boats. The newer types are single pot polyurethane type paints. And water cleanup. Peace, Robert
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Boats? Hahaha. And, by the by, I can NOT sing. My singing resembles, say, a bear and a chainsaw arguing over who wants to kill the dying moose more. Peace, Robert
  7. Action Tiger

    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Ha! I have been to Don Ho Street. Paid my homage. Here is my real hero, though. The incomparable Iz. https://youtu.be/V1bFr2SWP1I Warning: this video contains scenes of the most beautiful funeral ever. I simply cannot get through the video without welling up. But, the coolest uke player I’ve ever heard is this guy: https://youtu.be/wVxaXODmA9Q Peace, Robert
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Okay, Aldi(s) fiddling around is my kind of tune. However cool a uke paddle would be, I just couldn’t play such a thing. First, all my paddles (and oars) have long, thin blades. Almost stick-like. Hehe. Not much room for resonating. Second, I am pretty spoiled by the uke I have now, and any other instrument I own must exceed the capabilities of it. I don’t see a paddle sounding better. And I surely don’t see any uke I make sounding better. Still. I like that some people make weird stuff with their time. There’s lots of folks what don’t do much with their time but criticize others on the web. Peace, Tiny Bubbles (Not Tim. I Wish I Could Sing That Well...)
  9. Action Tiger

    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Banjo? Banjo? I only play Portuguese derived high top string instruments. However, I do play my uke clawhammer and banjo style, three finger picking. Rolls on a uke sound awesome. The uke has wrecked both my guitar and banjo playing, though... There are rumors I may acquire some VERY old, VERY dense redwood chunks with which to make a top and back for a new uke. Coincidentally, I am in the middle of a banjo build. It will be octagonal, and all wood, in the style of old Appalachian type clawhammer banjos. Ash neck and body with a cedar top. Oh. Oldest son plays bass. We are set! Peace, I Play A Concert Size Uke, So It’s Not THAT Goofy Looking To Watch.
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Oh, my, Chick. We really are related, somehow. Katey Bar the Door, and Katey-Did were the refrains we tortured a poor sweet Katey we knew at summer camp with. She was a sweet natured as good looking, so endured our teasing with the grace only a young woman can possess. Dang. Nostalgia is a powerful drug, eh? And, as to the thread? Holy smokes, Son, I believe we done covered every topic known to man on this one, here. Please, somebody bring up fiddles so we can be quit of it. And, no, I don’t mean nautical lips to prevent spillage, I mean the squee-squaw bow box what always gets all the credit in bluegrass and country. Hehe. While the gloop cures, I plan to work on the car a bit and some other boat project. I’m making tiny blocks. I’ll put up a few more pictures later, now that I can again. I’ll get some boat pics, even. Haha. And, seriously, Frank, thank you. This is the simplest to use, most pleasant to visit and participate in forum on the web. Really. I’ve quit visiting a few forums because they were tough to use and full of butt-hats. Peace, Robert P.S. My other boat project right now is a collaboration between the kids and I. I do believe it is the stupidest and most brilliant thing ever. The best part about the kids, and working/making things with them, is their open eyes. If we can get our minds and eyes to think and see like them, the world becomes a new thing. Say! Didn’t some guy named Joshua say somesuch about being childlike?
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    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Not bumpkin. You can ride up front, with us. 😁 Man, oh, Man, but I’m excited, y’all. Seriously. The rudder and leeboard are glassed both sides, needing only the leading edges wrapped and trailing edges faired. I’ll take pictures, now. A couple side projects have cropped up, but are no big deal. I’m deep in the wait for epoxy to cure so I can sand it phase, again, anyway... Peace, Robert
  12. Action Tiger

    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Well, Katey bar the door, I figured it out! It turns out, it was something Frank did, not me. Whew! I’m still a genius, y’all. Hahahahahaha. Anyway. Here’s the spot where the boomkin will go. Thanks Frank, for making this cool place. Really. Many thanks. Peace, Once Again Computering (with a phone...)
  13. Action Tiger

    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Excellent. I, however, remain incapable of posting pictures. No big loss. Peace, Robert
  14. Action Tiger

    Action Tiger builds sailboat. With epoxy!

    Well, I can’t attach any pictures. It can’t be file size, because I can’t post pictures I’ve already posted. I tried re-posting the traveller and leeboard mount again, and got the error message. I can’t post pictures anymore. I’m not going to keep trying. I don’t know. My dreams came true and I can disappear back into my garop to blunder on alone? This all seems pointless if I can’t post pictures. I’ll describe things, then. I’m very poetical with my prose, you knows? Peace, Boomkin Bob
  15. Action Tiger

    To build or to cruise?

    Don’t ask me. There is a literal STACK of boats other side of the garop. That don’t include the 4 on trailers, nor the two leaning against the wall out front for casual use by droppers by. (I got a few friends what fish, and I leave a few wee ones out front, for quick pickup fishing trips...) That said, if I had 25k I’d snatch that beautiful boat up in one heartbeat! You did a very fine job. Someone is going to get a sweet boat. What’s the next boat, by the by? I stick to wee little ones, so they stack easily. Peace, Robert
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