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  1. bigcreekdad

    Alaskan Yellow Cedar

    Thanks Jaager
  2. bigcreekdad

    Alaskan Yellow Cedar

    I am curious....I have a cabin in northern michigan with a lot of cedar trees. While this is not AYC, might it be a good wood to try? There are many dead, but still standing, trees I could readily harvest.
  3. Your fine build continues as such. I particularly am impressed with the cabin.
  4. Hi Lawrence. I'm enjoying your build. I've been fishing the French River for 2 decades, and my first Canada trip was there 50 years ago . Where on the French did you stay? We've been staying ay Crane's Lochaven Lodge. Sorry to the group for a non build question, but fishing is what I do when not building ships. John
  5. bigcreekdad

    Looking for plans for Mamoli Black Prince

    PM me...I might...I'll look later today.
  6. bigcreekdad

    Using wood from old downs trees

    We have a cabin in northern Michigan. Our property is quite wooded and there are many downed trees in the forest. There is walnut, oak, and maple, besides poplar, cedar, birch etc. I burn quite a bit of it in our wood stove. I've often wondered if this downed, long dead, wood could be used for modeling. Any thoughts?
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    Wood options for Cutter Cheerful besides boxwood

    chuck...i will be in touch
  8. Getting frustrated. I'm at the point where I need to buy wood. However, trying to find boxwood has been difficult. The Lumberyard's website for sheet stock tab takes you nowhere, and Crown Timberyard won't let you in unless you enter a password..huh? In any case, I am going to build with some other type of wood. Leaning towards pear. Any suggestions?
  9. Your build log will be my guide when I get to the planking stage. Well done!!
  10. bigcreekdad

    Angle of ship masts

    How interesting. I always wondered about this. A lot of knowledge in this group.
  11. Remember, you always have the option of not coppering. I coppered my Pickle, and I really went back and forth on it. However, in the future, if I am very happy with the planking, I will not copper. Especially if I am substituting with woods like cherry or swiss pear ( a really nice look). You lose the authenticity I suppose, but, for me anyway, that's not of utmost importance. You are doing well.
  12. Has anyone ever tried these? There are times when I think it would be nice to be working closer to eye level without sitting in a chair.,

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