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    06-18-2015, 01:53 PM
    tink replied to a thread KD Dinghy? in Designs / Plans
    Could be a Kid by Christian Maury - designer of the 420. Do you have any details of the boat?
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    06-11-2015, 01:03 AM
    I am building a 12ft canoe so similar lengths of tapping I would imagine. I only mix very small batches less than 2oz using 10ml syringes. I have all...
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    06-11-2015, 12:48 AM
    tink replied to a thread Wet bending in Building / Repair
    The bending was not an issue, it was the twist of the tumble home that was hard. Anyway this morning all is well, no cracks and when I remove the odd...
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    06-10-2015, 01:36 PM
    tink replied to a thread Wet bending in Building / Repair
    Got impatient, it has be a very hot day and I have regatta coming up and there was a window to try fitting the gunwales. The extra clamps have not...
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    06-09-2015, 02:42 PM
    still watching with interest, need a few weeks and I will hopefully give a crack at a design. I'm thinking shorter, use the extra ply for the...
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    06-07-2015, 10:44 AM
    Had a good go at sanding today, not going to be a show finish but something I can be proud of. Stanley sanding tool one of the best things I have...
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    06-07-2015, 10:36 AM
    tink replied to a thread Wet bending in Building / Repair
    Thanks Nick will certainly follow your advice, have more camps on order and in the mean while I am cooking the wood wrapped in wet rags and sealed...
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    06-07-2015, 03:03 AM
    tink replied to a thread Wet bending in Building / Repair
    Thanks Nick that makes sense, with the facilities I have that would require me to make a quite elaborate jig. If the wood is flexible enough what are...
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    06-06-2015, 04:10 PM
    Thanks for that Dave, very reassuring, this is my first stitch and glue boat and I am living proof that you build your first boat to learn how to...
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    06-06-2015, 03:46 PM
    tink replied to a thread Wet bending in Building / Repair
    thanks for the advice Nick, any advice on the best way to apply twist off the boat? Thanks Tink
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    06-06-2015, 03:36 PM
    tink replied to a thread Wet bending in Building / Repair
    I just used Gorilla glue, something I may live to regret- life is nothing if not an experiment. There as a post by Slug suggesting a wet blanket in...
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    06-06-2015, 03:13 PM
    I have gone from some old SP I was finishing off then West and back to SP because I could get hold of it quicker. I prefer the SP as it lower...
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    06-06-2015, 01:48 PM
    tink replied to a thread Wet bending in Building / Repair
    Progress, have finished taping the seams and ready for the gunwales. Have scarfed two lengths of pine together and with a good hot window coming up...
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    06-06-2015, 01:19 PM
    West 105/205 and SP 106/slow hardier. It was a hot coat, the West had saturated the wood for about 20 minutes before I switched to the SP. I had...
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    06-06-2015, 02:59 AM
    Just in from some dawn canoe building. I have been laminating the tape on the seams of the stitch and glue canoe. I had pre soaked the bare wood of...
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