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by canoeblderinmt
Wed May 26, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Looks Like I Screwed Up the Stations
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Your center forms should look like mushrooms in profile. They should have a nearly 1 foot center "riser" then balloon out to the hull shape. Check out page 120 of Canoecraft for reference. To my mind (and my father is an engineer) the tables and pretty much complete lack of step-by-step instructions...
by canoeblderinmt
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Freedom 17'9 vs E.M. White Guide 18'6
Replies: 4
Views: 5415

I built the White Guide in both it's 18.5' and 20' versions. The very bottom of the center molds are flat, and the bow and cheeks are very narrow, for a fine entry and exit point. When I built the 20 footer, I pulled in the sides from 41" to 36" by making the yoke and thwarts a little smaller, and u...
by canoeblderinmt
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My Resolute
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Very pretty Yak, Jimmar :applause

You did a nice job laying out the front deck to get those contrasting stripes, and they look great. Hope she paddles well!!

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Newlyweds
Replies: 14
Views: 10818

Congrats, Glen and Jocelyne!!

Hope you have many happy years building and paddling together.

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Buying plastic cane
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

www.hhperkins.com

Buy the plastic stuff. It is very realistic looking. I have used it on 4 seats with great success and lots of compliments.

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Herringbone or straight??
Replies: 23
Views: 7198

Dennis, I built two White Guides, both of which have (or at least are supposed to have) flat bottoms. I herring-boned both of them as that was the method described in the book I was following. While I like the look, on my next boat I want to try something a little more exotic like Tim did with the c...
by canoeblderinmt
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Two routers, one pass...
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

Larry,
I think the major challenge for this would be that with WRC, most people use a climb cut to help eliminate tear-out. Don't know how you would do this unless you mounted one router bit up and one bit down.

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: First build plans
Replies: 10
Views: 4601

Will,
Buy Gilpatrick's book, Building a Cedar Strip Canoe. His plans come like that, only they are actually IN THE BOOK, so you have to scale them up yourself. His instructions should be helpful in understanding how the forms and stems inter relate.

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing outer stems
Replies: 20
Views: 5345

Yet ANOTHER thread that makes me glad I build stem-less! :laughing Just kidding. I am actually toying with putting stems on the BMB Prospector I hope to start this winter, but every time a thread like this shows up I always have second thoughts. I guess we'll see if I can ever get back to building.....
by canoeblderinmt
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice on removing outwales?
Replies: 13
Views: 3329

Besides, Bryan, it saves a couple of ounces, right? :laughing
by canoeblderinmt
Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Removing canoe from forms (stations)
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Depending on the tumblehome, there may be enough give to just ease it off in the conventional way. If not, remove the center stations from the strong back and twist out after you have flipped the canoe.

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: new freedom
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Willo,
Nice canoe, cool accent stripes. :applause

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Freedom 17 Stats
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Walton, The art of reducing weight is indeed a black one, and from reading the Forum and building two strippers, my belief is that unless you begin planning with weight reduction in mind, you are going to be heavier than the design weights usually listed. If you are in the South or near water, build...
by canoeblderinmt
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: which plane to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Roger, I am fortunate on my limited budget to own several Lee Valley planes. My absolute favorite is the low angle jack. What a plane!! If you are going to buy only one block plane, My vote would go for the low angle, as I believe it will be more versatile. The low angle will make end grain shaving ...
by canoeblderinmt
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: my first canoe
Replies: 8
Views: 2473

Jim,
A very nice canoe1 :applause I'm sure it will bring you hours of enjoyment in the years to come.

Now you can stop lurking and start posting!! :big grin

Greg