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Drilling a clean holeI find that when drilling into wood with either an auger or a spade bit, if you run it in reverse till the cutters score the wood it helps in making a clean cut hole.
I like the scrap wood idea but sometimes I have trouble with the alignment
From William in Boston, MA.
An easy cat hitch.
A recipe for sucess?
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You're wrong about red lights not preserving your night vision...
Red lights DO preserve your night vision, this is no gimmick. I'll break it down for you: We humans have a duplex retina, meaning we have two different …
Easy way to anti-skid your painted deck.
An easy way to anti-skid your painted deck, duck board etc. KiwiGrip non-skid deck coating buy on-line Prepare and paint the area as recommended …
Prevent Paint from Clogging Sandpaper
Sanding Your Boat If you are sanding to remove large areas with a belt, orbital or vibrator sander and paint builds up quickly on the sand paper. …
Chinese metal protection
This remedy works on old rusted shackles and metals not galvanised. Heat item to blood red temperature then using a thin wire hook dip the item into …
I just want to say that something is missing from every list of tools given by any builder, book, plan supplier etc. I have asked friends and associates …
The beginning of wisdom is a firm grasp of the obvious...
Over the years, I've boiled it down to just a few lines. They come from production engineering, but they apply widely... Preventing troublesome …
How to Remove Blood Stains from Sails
I was once crewing in a race for a skipper who was proud of his new main sail. It did look splendidly white and crisp, however it didn't ensure us a …
Borates to fight Dry Rot
Ahoy, Living on the Edge Those of you with older boats that have a few soft spots- We had very good luck with using borates as a preservative …
Prevent Paint Skinning Over in a Can
Paint will skin in a can from moisture vapor in the air, so you must isolate the paint from the air. Inert gases, such as nitrogen and argon are great, …
Forget long and painstaking sanding using sanders
Use a new tool Roto rasp with your angle grinder and your will cut time and effort needed several times. It will never burn your surface and it can …
This link is for 28' Carvers only. But there is a lot of great info for any boat. Paul Mitchell, from the province of Quebec, Canada shares …
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