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Daves Workshop #18: Post Hurricane Harvey, working with pine bead board wainscotting.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 09-19-2017 02:03 AM 2280 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Hurricane Harvey in the shop. Part 18 of Daves Workshop series Part 19: Home repairs keeping me from woodworking! »

I am working wiht pine bead board to create wainscotting for a remodel of our main bathroom. My wife and I want to salvage as much of the original walpaper as possible, but there’s just not enough to patch with, and too much damage from prior issues…

We made it through the storm untouched more or less, but wiht so much loss, and hurt here in Houston, not to mention our family in Florida, with Irma, and Oregon with the wildfires, it’s been an interesting month and a half so far!

Sorry I couldn’t embed directly into the post, but the embed code generator isn’t working for me today, and since the generator relies on Flash video, something Youtube is getting away from, and the mobile platforms abandoned years ago, I am going with a straight link these days…

https://youtu.be/eIk23rF8Jlg

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoa-AgyeFWqnQfGIJwdzkog



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#1 posted 09-19-2017 02:34 PM

Been very busy lately, refinishing furniture for our daughter’s new condo, as well as making the dining room table. Not much time to post stuff. Hopefully I will catch up soon, so hang in there. Glad to hear you got through Harvey OK, that was truly an historic storm…

Later

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 09-19-2017 04:03 PM

Thanks,

Yeah, I can only say I am convinced that there IS a God and he was protecting us. Hard to explain but my property is on a creek that backs up into Galveston Bay, 2 blocks upstream everything was flooded… It was like somebody took a compass and used my line as the pivot, and drew a circle 2 blocks out. Everything outside was flooded, everything in was dry…

I did lose some fence pickets, and the dog is finding ones that are loose!

We have 2 in laws, and 3 neices / nephews that got flooded, and pretty much everyone we know in Dickinson Texas just south of us took heavy damage.

We are working with our church in the recovery efforts. It’s hard work, very tiring, and mentally / emotionally exhausting.

I’ve been through 4 of these storms now. Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricanes Rita, Ike, and now Harvey. I personally took far more damage in Ike, but the region, our communities were hit much, much harder by Harvey…

When Ike hit, it looked like an aerial bomb blast went off in certain areas. With Harvey it’s weirder, it’s like the structures are there, but the stuff inside just sort of melted out tot he yards, almost everywhere you look.

There are some very poor neighborhoods that god hit really bad, and it hurts knowing these people most likely don’t have flood insurance, or the means to really recover their lives from this whole mess.

I have decided on a project though, and got the plans for them. A plywood and fiberglass John Boat. I’ve got the glass, and resin, just need to source up the marine grade ply. It’s a 16’ boat plan I sourced up, and I figure for under $1,200.00 using a cheap Craigslist engine, I can get on the water next time one of these hits and do some good!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoa-AgyeFWqnQfGIJwdzkog

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#3 posted 09-22-2017 03:08 PM

The John Boat should be an interesting project. I would think a plywood boat would handle a little better than the aluminum ones, but I am no expert. I spent a lot of time in canoes, and the best paddling ones were wood or fiberglass. I owned a fiberglass canoe that traveled all over the canoe country of northern Minnesota, and some places in Alaska as well. It was a little heavier than the aluminum ones, but paddled a lot better. Trade offs, because you had to portage the canoe on your shoulders. But I was able to carry both the canoe and a pack, so it wasn’t too bad.

I remember in Explorers, there were a certain number of us who were big enough to carry the canoes, and having enough of them in the Post was important. I was about 175# at 6 feet tall, and that did the trick. We were the most active Explorer Post in Minnesota, as was the associated Boy Scout troop. We were the designated symbolic voyageurs for dedication of the Voyageur statue at what is now Voyageur National Park. I believe it was a national monument back in 1958 (I think that was the year) when the statue was placed there. We traveled 90 some miles over 9 days against very strong winds to get there on time. We would get up at four in the morning and be on the water at five to get in some time before the high winds got going. We quit paddling at noon and went to sleep early.

Hope the boat works out. That ought to be a fun project, and useful as well.

Later…off to painting furniture…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 09-22-2017 07:44 PM

LOL…. Yeah, the Jon boat is a pretty simple build. The hardest part is going to be glassing it up. The plan calls for 1/4” treated ply, with fiberglass mat and resin on both sides, The ribs, and gunwales are going to be sourced from treated 2×4s, and again, fiberglass mat / resin. The transom, bracing and seats will be out of 3/4” treated ply, mat, and resin….

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoa-AgyeFWqnQfGIJwdzkog

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