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  1. Hi Clinton, I understand... In that case, I...

    Hi Clinton,

    I understand...

    In that case, I can speak to 1000 denier Cordura being a great "go-to" cloth for both kayaks and other gear... I have used and have 30 plus years of experience with...
  2. Hi Clinton, I'm just curious...Why are you...

    Hi Clinton,

    I'm just curious...Why are you partial to Dacron and not some of the other well know modern fabrics like waterproof Cordura (most common?), Kevlar (great for wear points!), Hypalon...
  3. Hello Clinton, If you purchase (Heritage...

    Hello Clinton,

    If you purchase (Heritage Finishes) or mix your own finish of the same materials (or a blend of your own concoction) and then apply to some sample wood frame that will (as I explain...
  4. Hi Clinton, Weekends here and I'm back near...

    Hi Clinton,

    Weekends here and I'm back near "civilization"...LOL!

    I look forward to following along with your design and build...


    j
  5. Hi Clinton, Your project sounds exciting and I...

    Hi Clinton,

    Your project sounds exciting and I look forward (myself!!!) to the next one I build in the next few years which will most likely also be a "folder" (aka: break down pack style)...
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    Hi Dom, et all, Well Sir...!!!...I think your...

    Hi Dom, et all,

    Well Sir...!!!...I think your frame is looking quite grand myself...Great Job!!!

    There is always methods to improve work...I pick on myself all the time, and it's something we...
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    Hi Jayson, looks like your project is moving...

    Hi Jayson,

    looks like your project is moving along nicely...

    Hope I was of some help on the other post about this project...It did seem to get a bit side tracked (??) but your moving along...
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    Hi Dom, Sorry for the delay...It got really...

    Hi Dom,

    Sorry for the delay...It got really busy around here with the holiday's, farming, and too many joints to cut...LOL!!!

    To some of your query and shared points...



    WOW...!!!...Color...
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    Hi Huon, Sounds like a real "permaculture...

    Hi Huon,

    Sounds like a real "permaculture adventure" you might be on? Sounds awesome!!!

    I just came in from feeding the piggies and will be hunting this afternoon. Good to know there is...
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    Hello Huon, If your really "getting into all...

    Hello Huon,

    If your really "getting into all of this," please do experiment with what works well for you...

    Much of our traditional knowledge was lost over the last 150 years globally with not...
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    Hello Huon, The ones I have used ranged from...

    Hello Huon,

    The ones I have used ranged from 25 to 35 with an added 5 micro bevel accordingly.

    Many are only beveled on one side just like a large timber framing Butt or Mortise Chisel.
    ...
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    Hi Dom, You are welcome and I hope this method...

    Hi Dom,

    You are welcome and I hope this method is of good service to you in the future...




    I must admit...you lost me on this one?

    The splines for location that are blocked from...
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    Hi Dom and Chris, I thought you would like...

    Hi Dom and Chris,

    I thought you would like those and you are most welcome. My professional email is easy to find and should you ever wish, feel free to send me an email. I do a lot of "pro bono"...
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    Hi Dom, More currious than anything about your...

    Hi Dom,

    More currious than anything about your design approach logistically...If it is working for you...that is all that really needs to be "ideal."

    Often I tell students that are DIYing...
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    Hey Dom, If you get this in time to be of...

    Hey Dom,

    If you get this in time to be of help...Great!!!

    I had a few questions...

    Did you do this in Sketchup or draft a plan and beam map by hand?

    On the King Posts, how long are the...
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    Hi Spelunx, It's your thread...feeling of...

    Hi Spelunx,

    It's your thread...feeling of qualification is moot, as you can ask or present anything you are thinking about or have question about...Feel free and feel encouraged to do so!!!

    As...
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    Out of respect for Spelux (it's their post thread...

    Out of respect for Spelux (it's their post thread after all)... I won't post again on this thread after these 3 query, unless Spelux asks a direct question of me, since it would appear my viewpoints...
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    Will it be strong enough? Is strength (in...

    Will it be strong enough?

    Is strength (in span..aka modules of elasticity and rupture) the only thing that folks really need to consider?

    I would strongly suggest that strength in tension,...
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    Hi Spelunx, Yes in deed...the Nakashima clan...

    Hi Spelunx,

    Yes in deed...the Nakashima clan has set the bar high for the post modern period in free style wood furniture. George could be called the "Godfather" of slab work. Before him it was...
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    I get where your coming from Ian...I really do...

    I get where your coming from Ian...I really do and I'm not suggesting it is wrong at all...

    Nevertheless, I'm not sure I can feel comfortable just "winging it" with advice to folks without...
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    Thanks BobL for catching my "typo"...I'm still...

    Thanks BobL for catching my "typo"...I'm still getting the hang of this forums system. It seems I can't go back and edit old post, which is a habit I have grown accustomed to on other forums...I'll...
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    Hi Spelunx, For that thickness and species,...

    Hi Spelunx,

    For that thickness and species, with a reasonable end overhang/cantilever for the average design (usually about 300 to 400) you should not need to work about a third leg typically,...
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    Hi Dom, I'm sorry that I didn't get to see and...

    Hi Dom,

    I'm sorry that I didn't get to see and read your posts sooner than this morning...???...I've been a member for sometime, but didn't get an update to your post till this morning...My own...
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    Hello Huon, The books you are referencing are...

    Hello Huon,

    The books you are referencing are some of the most referenced today for contemporary timber framing and pretty good choices. I know all these authors and three of them personally...
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    Hello Huon, I am rather new to the forum here,...

    Hello Huon,

    I am rather new to the forum here, but have worked as a Timberwright and traditional green woodworker for a number of decades now on and off...

    Trunnel, peg and/or wooden nail types...
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