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    Hi Everybody,

    My name is Frank and I live on the east central coast of Florida in a small fishing village called Sebastian. I like to build boats, both sail and power. The largest I have done is 18' and the smallest is 8'. I also carve birds and fish. I have an older Ryobi saw that I use for this as well as some special jobs like cutting small cheek blocks for sailing rigging. I have never sold anything and not sure anyone would want anything I made. A few though have asked for small parts for what they were making. I have problems finding wood, but overall I really enjoy making things. Oh! I am in my seventies and have been retired for a long time. I taught for 35 years (college) and fished part time during those years. I grew up on a citrus and cattle ranch in Dade County.

    Best regards,
    Frank

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    Welcome to the group Frank
    We are a fun bunch of people who have knowledge in almost everything and love to share and help others . Im sure your stuff is better than you admit cause I know everyone is their own worst critique lol I know I am :-)
    would love to see some of your work
    if ya need any help feel free to ask away :-)


    Welcome to the group
    Charlie,
    Charlie
    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
    Craftsman 18in. 21609

    http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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    • #3
      Welcome aboard, Frank. We look forward to any input or questions you have to offer. There are a few carvers here, a spill over from the WCI board I think
      Finding the right kind of wood can be a problem these days.
      In the 20,s to the 50's almost everything came in wooden boxes. That seemed to be the hayday for scrolling.

      I still get some wooden boxes from grocery stores. Old broken furnature can be a good source too, specially the thin sides of drawers.
      I am spoiled here in BC, mood is all around me and most of it is free.
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        Welcome aboard Frank, I got into scrollsawing to aid in my model boat building. I've never built anything near 18' but I have built a schooner 23"
        I have the plans to make a Peterboro Canoe but scrollsawing pretty much takes up all my extra free time.
        If you have any picture's of your work we all love to see them.
        Glad you found us.
        Bill

        DeWalt 788



        aut viam inveniam aut faciam

        God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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        • #5
          Hi Frank,

          And welcome aboard to our little corner of the world.

          We are a group spanning multiple continents, that share a passion for making wood dust

          I hope you will be able to share some pictures of our work, and I know others here share your passion for boats.

          Hope you feel comfortable with us, we like to share on multiple subjects, have fun, and rib each other occasionally in a respectful way.

          Feel free to jump into any discussion, and we believe that the only dumb question is the question not asked.

          Respectfully,
          Marcel
          http://marleb.com
          DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

          NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Frankk
            Hi Everybody,

            My name is Frank and I live on the east central coast of Florida in a small fishing village called Sebastian. I like to build boats, both sail and power. The largest I have done is 18' and the smallest is 8'. I also carve birds and fish. I have an older Ryobi saw that I use for this as well as some special jobs like cutting small cheek blocks for sailing rigging. I have never sold anything and not sure anyone would want anything I made. A few though have asked for small parts for what they were making. I have problems finding wood, but overall I really enjoy making things. Oh! I am in my seventies and have been retired for a long time. I taught for 35 years (college) and fished part time during those years. I grew up on a citrus and cattle ranch in Dade County.

            Best regards,
            Frank
            Hi Frank. just love that name. sorry about qouting your post. but need it for spelling. gosh I wish i lived where you do. I am a fisher women. and just love all that stuff. seems like we all here love all the natuer stuff. I guess thats where we first got are insperation. we all have probleams finding wood too. for me , I clean up old job sights of their trash. good stuff to me. and as far as beeing in your 70's. your in the right place. that is great. for we could learn from you. some of us are way above you. and still giving are learning to the younger folks , wish i had a person to teach me. but now i am that person. right or roug. we still try. (college) now i am talking to a professer. well you will find i can't spell but just love woodworkers. and will try to help in any way i can. I do know somthing about ranching, and cattle. but mostly horse breaking. and bea keeping. gardoning and just plain old loveing life. I bet you have alot to offer us here. and i hope you will come back to shar what you have learned and teach us. once a teacher always a teacher. Im so glad you are here. I am your new friend Evie.

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