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 on: August 23, 2014, 10:42:19 PM 
Started by captainfogfish - Last post by Kiwi Jon
Yup all for buying Kiwi, but to be honest the Rotex is a beast and best of all all the crap goes in a bag and not into my lungs.
I used the scraper at the start but its hard graft and used to put my teeth on edge, but each to his own, tools and construction are quite a personal thing.
Its all about what works for the individual, I think its what I like about carpentry there is no one way or indeed right way, everyone finds there own route.
In reality you can build a Toleman without ever turning to a piece of powered kit, but its hard work so anything that saves a bit of time is worth looking at, I just like to
keep the hand saw skill alive as I personally think that if you cant use a handsaw then your not really a carpenter.

 on: August 23, 2014, 08:12:06 PM 
Started by bill jones 3 - Last post by Coldwater
Would be worth your time to give the guys at Delta Prop a call and tell them your boat/outboard specs.  I had a great experience dealing with them and got some good advice...

 on: August 23, 2014, 07:54:43 PM 
Started by captainfogfish - Last post by NSchlee
Just bought this puppy, it cuts a max depth of 3/4", has a good laser to line up for a straight cut and the cut is thinner than a cross cut hard point hand saw. Cost around  $100 US, blades are cheap as chips to replace :-D


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I see Rockwell makes a similar saw with the exception of it plunges.


 on: August 23, 2014, 07:51:30 PM 
Started by captainfogfish - Last post by NSchlee
Renn turned me on to this scraper!  Best I've used and saves a ton of work before sanding, cheap too!  Renn always had one in his apron pocket.

and Kiwi Jon it's made in the home land!  Grin


 on: August 23, 2014, 07:41:01 PM 
Started by captainfogfish - Last post by Kiwi Jon
I still think you cant beat a handsaw, jigsaws are fine for doing tight corners like the back of the transom, but on the whole most of the Toleman can be cut out by hand.
As has already been pointed out, Epoxy makes up for any crappy cutting,  as a professional carpenter I still like the tactile connection you get with a handsaw.
Anyone who wants to build a Toleman but is a bit unsure about the tools I have found by far the most useful tool has been my Festool 150mm Rotex Sander connected to Festool CT dust extractor.
But otherwise cheap hand tools will be all you ever really need.
Of course I quite understand the great excuse that this build will give you to go and hang out at the tool shop, my wife still does not believe the statement that there is no such thing as to many tools, lol.



 on: August 23, 2014, 07:31:50 PM 
Started by dfd20skiff - Last post by tananaBrian
I thought it was Paul's boat, but wanted to double check...



 on: August 23, 2014, 03:54:05 PM 
Started by dfd20skiff - Last post by Randy Zimmerman
Brian that is Paul's boat. That will be a great tribute.


 on: August 23, 2014, 03:50:25 PM 
Started by Randy Zimmerman - Last post by Randy Zimmerman
No sweat...this is a long thread and it needed a diversion.

 My buddy Rob and I got the primer coat and 1 coat of paint on the boat today before it got too hot to paint. Based upon initial results I've probably achieved a good 5-7' finish.

Here are a few pictures before the final coat tomorrow.

 It's funny how I got used to the boat being in the garage and it didn't seem that big to me in there. Once we brought it out to paint it seemed a lot bigger. You would think it would be the opposite effect.


 on: August 23, 2014, 03:45:19 PM 
Started by captainfogfish - Last post by Randy Zimmerman

 Sorry for being so naive...what is that saw called? I went to the worx site but couldn't find it. Thanks Randy

PS - I'm always fascinated by new shiny things that I might need or figure out a use for once I have it. :-)

 on: August 23, 2014, 03:35:36 PM 
Started by bill jones 3 - Last post by pfithian
Likely you will need a 17" pitch.  I'd start with that, but if you find a good deal in a 15", try it first.

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