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Can I get a huge AMEN to that !!

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I remeber your 4wd project, and the toter home
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Can I get a huge AMEN to that !!
AMEN!!
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I remeber your 4wd project, and the toter home
Oh shit. I'm not still that asshole, am I?! :fangers:


And the FToy? Traded it in 2015? for a 97 4Runner with a SC'ed 3400. Never worked on it. Sold it for $4,000 cash this spring (about half what it or the FToy were worth) and put the money into the Dory.
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Back to the build. Lots of jointer and shaper time last night.
The square tops are currently 2" x 2.375" (will get outer plates of Walnut to take them to 2 3/8" x 2 3/8").



Tapered down to 1.25" x 1.25" at the tips. Shafts are an oval about 2" x 1 5/8" at the blade roots. Hard to see the taper in these perspective photos!



Then rounded over with a 1" roundover bit. Thanks again to CBRob for this great suggestion. I did get a little tearout up at the square tops, this should get covered by the outer plates. Hard not to get grain tearout with this straight of wood!!
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beautiful, just beautiful! But my biggest question is.........








Do you have a freakin' job? Good Christ you're always building cool shit and I can't keep up with all the have to fix/build/do shit much less have time to build something fun. GRRRRRRR, I'm jealous of your life, whatever it is!!!!!!!
I’m kind of jealous as shit of mt4 runners builds myself! I really want to try my hand at some of the cool as shit projects he does, but I fix peoples screwed up houses fo a living, and by the time I get done, and the girlfriend has me work on hers, I don’t feel like picking my tools back up. It’s part of the reason the dory I keep threatening to build, will be a ten year goal, that, and I got some honing to do on my finer woodworking skills!
Digressing from the build though, hope to get to boat with ya both someday.

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This is a great thread, thanks for all the info.

My question, how on making the oar wrap mallet...do you have any tricks for hollowing the mallet? I have limited woodworking tools and am looking for a cheap tip/trick to making the mallet(I picked up some cheap gull oars for my new Puma setup)...
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I cove-cut mine on my table saw (vids on youtube)


It doesn't have to be high-tech. You could use a half-round rasp or 60-grit sandpaper wrapped around a closet pole or a carlisle oar.




Gulls are inexpensive, but well-built. They've got way more soul than carlisles.

Very cool.
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