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    Addicted to working with wood esp chairs and sculptured furniture. Most of my pieces made from lumber milled with my chainsaw

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  1. Excellent job with those drawer fronts, looking great.
  2. I agree on both counts, that Maloof lounge chair is a better looking chair, but I don't dislike this chair.
  3. This chair has always interested me, a true Danish MCM classic. It's a chair that has been in the back of my mind to tackle and last Jan when I moved my son into his new apartment, a number of remakes of this chair occupied the lobby of his complex. I was so happy to get a chance to sit in and inspect one. It's a comfortable low slung lounge chair that I think could be made with loose tenons (domino) as long as I could figure out the angles and dimensions. I've quietly been researching this chair for the past few months and I think I have enough info to jump in. Finding the plans and details o
  4. So sorry to hear that. I agree with you Shane, losing stuff is something I could overcome because insurance replaces stuff. Insurance doesn't replace what you put into you pieces, nothing can replace that. My condolences and wish you the best in rebuilding.
  5. I'm in the bayside waters behind Long Beach Island NJ. The official name of the body of water is Little Egg Harbor.
  6. Well @Mark J, you asked for on the water pics, so here goes; "Yours truly" on the maiden voyage; Some appropriate pics waterside; The kayak handled well, was a complete joy to use. It was well worth the effort to make and I can't wait to make another. Thanks for looking
  7. I agree that on the water pics are a requirement for this one. They will be coming. @wtnhighlander I also agree , option D sounds best.
  8. Alright, I have not been hiding, I've been varnishing my a*% off. Four coats top and four coats bottom after a lot of fairing and sanding of the epoxy base. After varnishing, on went the additions that make the boat complete. Here are the pics; Ready for the water, fully rigged and set up, just need to add the float bag for the front compartment; Handmade walnut handles drilled thru hull; Front bungee cords, left them a little long to see how it goes; Bungee cords again and hatch behind the cockpit; Hatch in place and off, you can see the
  9. Very nice Cliff, great result and great grain selection. That was air dried walnut, correct? I don't think you typically see those colors in kiln dried.
  10. @wtnhighlander, I have no idea if that would work or not, interesting thought. If it really bothered me I think the thing to do would have been to sand out before adding extra epoxy. If you look at it with a fresh coat of epoxy you can see it's less obvious, in fact I think some of the filler I used at the deck to combing juncture looks worse.
  11. Another big milestone, for the most part all the pieces of the kayak are together and glued in place. I still have little stuff like the seat, backrest, tiedowns and toggles for the hatch to put on the boat, but that will be after finishing. So after glassing the deck I got some of my parts epoxied on for the cockpit and hatch opening; After that I cleaned up and feathered the hull area where the glassing draped over on to it. You can see a few drip lines and the edge of the glass. Epoxy should fill that in.; So on to another coat of epoxy over the glassed dec
  12. Tom it's 4 oz glass, I think they refer to it as E glass, but I'm not sure. It's compatible with epoxy. I've used 6 oz glass on some of my boards, you can definitely feel a weight and thickness difference.
  13. So yes, it's not my shop, it's my garage, and it's working well without my main tools as much of the work is easily handled with a handsaw, rasps and block plane. I also have a small festool vac and sanders I moved into the garage. It makes it easier in the garage as my shop isn't tied up, I have more room, and I'm in a less of a dusty place. I did not trim the glass after the first pic, I wanted to wrap it down to the hull. You are right about the folds of the draped glass over the sides, those were easily flattened and smoothed once it was wet and you can see in the bottom pic were the
  14. A couple of big steps toward the finish line. I now have the deck attached to the hull. To start the process I attached the deck via packing tape and then it was turned on it's side; I mixed a thickened mixture of epoxy and had to basically crawl into the kayak. Here's a look at the joint prior to filleting with epoxy; Here are the tools I'll use; This is the epoxy fillet placed; After the fillet is placed I wetted glass tape and I'll be rolling this into the seam; Here's a few pics with the tape in place; After 24 hrs the
  15. Interesting, I've noticed sharpies do not hold up and have been burning my signatures lately. What "archival pen" are you using.