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Old 26-12-2009, 17:21   #1
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'Oh Joy' Restoration - 12/26/09

I went up to work on Oh Joy today with my Grandsons Isaiah and Alex. I had them sanding in the stern and the hull while I built some more parts.

Izzy sanding in tight spots with the Sonicrafter.



Alex working some ribs.



Getting some deck beams done.



Other work the boys did aft.



Aft clamp scarph joint.



I think I need to lengthen that some more.

A piece of the clamp I removed. Nasty eh?



I might've gotten more done today if I hadn't run off without my new Sonicrafter blades.
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Great job getting the guys in to help you. Hopefully that will translate to a finer appreciation of the vessel and sailing in general.
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I've been using clear Doug fir for some of my deck beams and clamp. Is that fir for your beams?
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No, fir is too soft for my taste. That's Black Locust. Nature's answer to pressure treating. Rot proof, bug proof, bends well, glues very well and holds fasteners really well. Heavy and hard. You have to drill pilot holes for screws or they won't touch it.
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Great job getting the guys in to help you. Hopefully that will translate to a finer appreciation of the vessel and sailing in general.
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I think so. Izzy's been out in a gale but Alex hasn't yet. Both like to sail and seem to like working on the boat. No messing around here, just good straight solid work. I had them help me mill and cut the beams too. No table saw work but everything else..., under close supervision.
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I'm a big fan of child labor....they eat so little!
Looking good Charlie, nothing like that quality time.
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Aloha Charlie,
Black Locust is a good choice. Wish we had a place here to get it.
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John, it seems that getting any wood other than native wood would be expensive in the islands.
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Yes, you've hit the nail on the head. : ) Anything marine is 100 miles away and Home Depot doesn't have much in the way of exotic woods. Any exotic costs a fortune because of the shipping. Sometimes that's the price you pay for living in "paradise."
Clear douglas fir is available but a bit on the "spendy" side.
At least home heating is free and air conditioning isn't necessary.
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