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    There'll be plenty of room for batteries! ...

    There'll be plenty of room for batteries!
    Whatever you do will be "okay" Chris.
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    "raises eyebrow" Beveled stem making, ...

    "raises eyebrow"

    Beveled stem making, laminated or steam bent is; elaborate??

    But I taper gunnels also. Strip or w/c

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    That is a big canoe are you actually sure you...

    That is a big canoe are you actually sure you need one that large?

    For canoe strips you need one by anything they can be deck boards, plain boards, framing boards dressed down, most of our...
  4. Re: Help fixing misaligned strips on strip canoe

    this was a redbird very nearly flat at the stem joint.
    https://uniim-cache.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/021030733412/media/93266048802/medium/1501703742/enhance?fromCloud
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  5. You could always make a laminated outer stem and...

    You could always make a laminated outer stem and fair it to bottom

    I've never cared a for keel on the bottom of a canoe, but I used to play at freestyle paddling....
  6. Re: Help fixing misaligned strips on strip canoe

    At 1:36 he shows what you have been trying to do. it's a learning curve. Good Luck!

    https://youtu.be/jj-RAKeINQY

    When building stemless we would alternate the strips at them stem mold joint....
  7. Re: Help fixing misaligned strips on strip canoe

    If you had used cheater strips, the sideways bending stress of the strips would make them easier to fit in place, trying for staple-less is giving you problems at this point.

    If you want to clean...
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    Re: Thoughts on canoe building books

    A canoe is not hard to paddle.. I canoe is impossible to paddle until one learns how.
    The Masons were my inspiration and I've been known to free style a bit.....
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    We built stitch& glue kayaks, the beauty of S&G...

    We built stitch& glue kayaks, the beauty of S&G is not using a strong back, when this seams are stitched together with wire ties or wire they pop up into shape like folding a cardboard box into...
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    Re: Thoughts on canoe building books

    There really is no reason the circumvent buying plans, even the best books are not the best place to build from. Plans, actual plans are NOT that expensive.
  11. Just a note on varnish. After a number of...

    Just a note on varnish. After a number of builds, I realized it was better to not varnish a canoe until it was 100% complete and we were sure we did not have to fix any fiberglass or add more to the...
  12. Thickened epoxy is also referred to as glue 😁...

    Thickened epoxy is also referred to as glue 😁 you'll be using it when you build seat frames and many people building strippers glue the rails on.

    If you mix the glue with cabosil it will be...
  13. Prospector, we split it down the middle at least...

    Prospector, we split it down the middle at least twice over the years.
    And my very last build 15 foot 1 off design what's now got 18 years old I recently we canvassed refinished revarnished...
  14. Re: I cracked my hull on my strip canoe because I'm an impatient dummy

    ah! Well because you did not do the herringbone thing with the strips you have a continuous split line down the middle. Not terrible, but not my choice in strip building.

    You wrapped a cedar...
  15. Re: I cracked my hull on my strip canoe because I'm an impatient dummy

    Funny, you answered your own question!
    What canoe you building? Is it your first?
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    WoxBox is spot on!

    WoxBox is spot on!
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    "Warped plywood" curved long ways? You can...

    "Warped plywood" curved long ways? You can cancel out the curve if you glue the curves face to face but beyond all that, you would be amazed what you can do with a very tight string, a level and...
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    And as many of us also have fiberglass boats if...

    And as many of us also have fiberglass boats if y'all be leaving that tape on gel coat more than a week, plan on going back with a heat gun or solvent to get it off the gelcoat!
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    Re: Removing masking tape

    a very light knife cut along the tape edge will stop the bleed. I've done this many times. also burnishing (rubbing) the tape edge helps stop bleed also. but I always pull the tape soon after the...
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    Re: New wood boat owner needing advice!

    Welcome aboard hon! Yes that would be a bit difficult for the not knowing how, to get on top a car or truck alone.

    I've seen more than a few PYs she's quite well preserved compared to many! ...
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    Re: Restoration of the BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    I'm doing that with the Ducker Chris.. don't even uncover it lately. I'm going to get some help and really really try to get it into the basement now that my canoe is done. On the other hand. I...
  22. Re: Router Throat plate for Craftsman Table Saw

    forget trying to get same for same old. NO reason really.
    Just make it. most table saw extensions are 27" wide. but double plywood. a plate. some cutting routing formica.. you be good to go! You...
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    I would not epoxy, but would use a good non...

    I would not epoxy, but would use a good non silicone caulk, the assumption is someday it has to come off. People building strip canoes epoxy everything and it makes me crazy lol,.
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    Thank you Paul thank you everyone!

    Thank you Paul thank you everyone!
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    Re: Canadian kind of lost her greatness

    He's taking it home, has a bunch of cracked planking that needs replacing. I'm really thinking some new full ribs made thicker, of all the options they would be the least ugly "fix"

    double...
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    No way to know Ron but I think it's probably...

    No way to know Ron but I think it's probably original the way it is.

    It has very little tumble home and we are going to pull the sides in a little bit but my experience is it doesn't really add...
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    He's taking it home on Sunday want to give em a...

    He's taking it home on Sunday want to give em a couple months see if it retains its shape, but the ribs are really thin I've never seen such thin ribs on a canoe. Just hand pressure starts the...
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    Canadian kind of lost her greatness

    This old girl has been hanging around a guy's garage for many years. Last time she used, was on some Pennsylvania Limestone creeks and rivers, she got scraped up pretty bad but that's not the...
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    Ammonia? Lye? Search words I used: "ways to age...

    Ammonia? Lye? Search words I used: "ways to age new wood"

    Baking soda seems the safest

    https://youtu.be/JYH083c8dEw
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    I get confused so easily LOL

    I get confused so easily LOL
  31. Re: Aspiring LYS builder looking for fresh answers about what this design can handle.

    handling skills are paramount in any kind of boat when it's on waters plied by LARGE craft! In my experience, it's the large displacement sport cruisers that seem to have the worst skippers I've...
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    Re: See ya on da wata!

    I do and will use the boat. thanks all. Hope to get out there soon!
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    Re: Forcing Uncured Epoxy Putty to Harden ?

    no .. gotta remove it somehow.. will never "cure" was mixed wrong. may not even be epoxy.
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    Thanks soooo much everyone!

    Thanks soooo much everyone!
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    It would help if you talked about what you plan...

    It would help if you talked about what you plan to do with this waterproof canvas.

    On a canvas covered canoe its not glued on, it's filled and painted it's a traditional method, when it's used...
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    Thanks Chris.. I think I'm finally starting to...

    Thanks Chris.. I think I'm finally starting to enjoy Woodworking and boat restoration again, it's been a very difficult hump to get over.
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    THANK YOU EVERYONE! I'm also happy to report...

    THANK YOU EVERYONE! I'm also happy to report tears don't seem to stain varnished wood. It was really hard to get back to work on this boat it's sat for over 4 years and when we lost my son and made...
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    Standard 10 ounce now first time around I used...

    Standard 10 ounce now first time around I used lightweight 8 oz it did not last the whole boat with paint completely finished is probably around 50 lb about the same as a fiberglass boat in the same...
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    See ya on da wata!

    Sometimes posting on threads already running just require a new shout from the shop!
    LOL
    Re-canvas re-fit complete! 4/25/18

    My one off 15 solo, my son (rip) built with me about 18yrs ago!...
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    Pretty soon Chris! I just need to finish the...

    Pretty soon Chris! I just need to finish the seat hanging (forgot to varnish the spacer dowels and polish the brass stem...
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    Waiting for the last coat of finish to dry...

    Waiting for the last coat of finish to dry overnight seems like a long...
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    Hey Chris! Thanks for the pictures yes that's...

    Hey Chris! Thanks for the pictures yes that's kind of what I was guessing.

    My 15ft personal canoe re-canvas refinish is almost done! The last coat of finish on the woodwork is drying as I...
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    Okay what's a bow picker? I think I know but...

    Okay what's a bow picker? I think I know but I'm going to go look it up.

    Do you hate like or tolerate all the traveling Chris?
    I used to love to travel but it was almost never for business...
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    Re: What type of hot glue sticks?

    don't think they hot glue the strips to the form/mold they use it for stubborn strips. All this obsessing over tiny staple holes is beyond me and others that know it's hardly worth the effort. ...
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    I have almost a quart Container full of sanding...

    I have almost a quart Container full of sanding dust LOL. Now it's time for the hand sanding and start putting some finish on the wood...

    I didn't realize it when I picked the Almond colored...
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    Re: Stations/Forms/Molds

    No, you need the Forum's permission :D Welcome aboard! Yes and yes. it will save you $$$ you will still need/want to make sure the lines are fair and true to the design when you set them up....
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    Let the paint dry about a week flipped her...

    Let the paint dry about a week flipped her upright! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180417/79e4fdb0729d9391fb3524a75c7ccb41.jpg
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    Oh, thank you Gib, but it's not mine, it's a...

    Oh, thank you Gib, but it's not mine, it's a copy from a long-running thread on this forum.
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    Re: Steam bending issue

    Scuppered gunnels? look great but will let water in seems a shame to make them splash rails.

    Suggest resaw the plank into thin wide as you need them strips. If you keep them in order as cut...
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    Humor my friend, some people have it, try to...

    Humor my friend, some people have it, try to express it, some, just don't get it!
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