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by John Michne
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How many strips to build a canoe?
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Re: How many strips to build a canoe?

Hi Brian - Thanks for the reply. That's sort of what I thought, but the math or strip size is off. Someone asked me, and I told them to measure from sheer to sheer across the bottom, then divide by 5/8. If you start with 3/4 inch wide strips 1/4 inch thick with 1/4 inch bead and cove, the radius of ...
by John Michne
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How many strips to build a canoe?
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

How many strips to build a canoe?

Some years back, there was a post, possibly here, on how to figure out/calculate how many strips are needed for a canoe build. I realize that as stripping gets closer to the bottom, the strips are shorter. Maybe it was how many linear feet of strips required? Any ideas?

Thanx,
John Michne
by John Michne
Sat May 30, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Picture Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: Picture Thread

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Stripped Adirondack guide boats. Best in Show, 2002 and 2004, Northeastern Woodworkers Association Showcase. Red and white cedar strips over laminated spruce ribs, fiberglass outside only.
by John Michne
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence
Replies: 30
Views: 7716

Re: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence

Shaping the stems is one of the easier parts of stripping a canoe. Here is how I did it.
http://www.michneboat.com/Shaping%20the%20Stems.htm

John
by John Michne
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Roundover inwales?
Replies: 6
Views: 2289

Re: Roundover inwales?

I round over everything for a much softer look. Here is a link to my web site for a discussion on gunwales.
http://www.michneboat.com/Gunwales.htm
by John Michne
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help finding a picture here
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: Help finding a picture here

Is this it? Image
by John Michne
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How far is too far with sanding
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: How far is too far with sanding

When you are doing the fill coats, you will get to a point, usually after the third fill, where you see the weave is filled. But then you sand it, essentially converting the last coat to sanding dust which is now no longer on the boat. My rule of thumb is when I reach the assumed last fill coat, I s...
by John Michne
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Water based varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 3396

Re: Water based varnish

Snowman - We bought a quart each of the gloss and matte finish. We used the matte on the inside, and it turned out real nice. This is in contrast to the outside, where we used the gloss. We used the included cross linker for both. It seems that the gloss dries too fast to allow the varnish to flow o...
by John Michne
Sun May 26, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Attaching the Yoke a different way
Replies: 4
Views: 3673

Re: Attaching the Yoke a different way

Here's another way... http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a362/jmichne/MVC-206S.jpg Details of how I made it are on my web site, http://michneboat.com. Click on My Web Site Home, then Builder's Corner, then Building the Wee Lassie II. The yoke has tenons cut on it that fit into mortices in the inwale....
by John Michne
Sun May 12, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Student-built canoe
Replies: 3
Views: 2397

Student-built canoe

A little over a year ago I was asked by my club, the Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA), to teach another course in building a strip-built canoe. The previous course in '06 was held in my home shop - this one would be taught at the NWA Education Center shop, located near Albany, NY. The purp...
by John Michne
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Water based varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 3396

Re: Water based varnish

Snowman -
I ordered the WR-LPU from Jamestown Distributors. It should be here late this week or early next. I'll post the results when the job is done.

John
by John Michne
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Water based varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 3396

Water based varnish

We are building a student canoe in the club shop. The shop is a corner of a much larger building where precision manufacturing is done. We are getting close to the varnish stage, and I am afraid the landlord might object to the VOC fumes from the oil-based varnish I normally use for boats. A water b...
by John Michne
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoe general seat positions
Replies: 6
Views: 5651

Re: Canoe general seat positions

Thanks for the replies, guys. Being able to adjust trim via a slider or different mounting holes are both interesting suggestions.

All the best, and thanks again,
John
by John Michne
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoe general seat positions
Replies: 6
Views: 5651

Re: Canoe general seat positions

Thanks, Glen - It's a good starting point.

John
by John Michne
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoe general seat positions
Replies: 6
Views: 5651

Canoe general seat positions

I haven't built a canoe for some time, preferring to concentrate on building Adirondack guideboats. I am therefore a bit rusty on canoe seat placement. The canoe in question is a 16-foot Bob's Special, being built under my direction by a group of student woodworkers of the Northeastern Woodworkers A...