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by patrick
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Q about tying off caning on seats
Replies: 13
Views: 2825

I've been away from the forum for quite awhile, haven't I? :embarassed I don't recall if I ended up with more than two knots in any one hole, but I know I never had a problem pulling the knots tight enough. I don't know what sort of knot you are using, but all that is really needed is a simple "loop...
by patrick
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Glassing the inside today!
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Hey, that glassing job is looking good!

Keep up the good work.
by patrick
Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Nails
Replies: 15
Views: 4125

You may need to get a little creative in some places. On our redbird, we found that in a few places we needed to do some very crazy clamping setups involving long pieces of tape, clamps, wedges, bungie cords, pieces of rope, winches, egg plants, dachsunds, etc. I think its kinda fun finding new and ...
by patrick
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: varnish curing time
Replies: 15
Views: 16907

Well, the "Paddle" is done. Here are a few pictures. http://img.groundspeak.com/cache/41005fe0-c840-4e84-a2e2-5ad1c6053ff5.jpg http://img.groundspeak.com/cache/ee32742a-19bd-4f0f-9eb1-3772ade77b3e.jpg http://img.groundspeak.com/cache/b316ce11-26ce-4bc4-be26-0708f2729b00.jpg http://img.groundspeak.co...
by patrick
Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: varnish curing time
Replies: 15
Views: 16907

Oh, dont worry, it will get plenty of use before spring, i guess you could say it is a "special Paddle". Pictures in a few days.
by patrick
Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: varnish curing time
Replies: 15
Views: 16907

varnish curing time

Hey folks, I put the last coat of varnish on my new paddle yesterday, a friend of mine sprayed it on with a sprayer he uses for cars and car parts. I would like to know what the recommended curing time is for epiphanes varnish? How long should i let it cure for before using it? I will post some pict...
by patrick
Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Spraying varnish??
Replies: 10
Views: 4601

we did not spray varinish on our canoe, but we had a guy from a local autobody shop spray a earcoat finish on it. It ended up being much smoother that it would if we had brushed it, and the clearcoat seems to be very durable and clear.
by patrick
Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Still at it and hit yet another bump!
Replies: 17
Views: 4889

did you catch the kids and eat them?
by patrick
Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who wants to cane my seat for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 7487

now im done with one. only one more to do.
by patrick
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who wants to cane my seat for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 7487

Who wants to cane my seat for me?

Ok. Caning seats has to be the most boring and tedious job ever. I spent all day in the sun am about 3/4ths of the way done with one, and sunburnt. If you spend too much time caning, eventually, your eyes get to the point where they feel like they are going to pop out of your head. :shocked does any...
by patrick
Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sanding inside stem area.
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

on our redbird, we just used sand paper wrapped around the hand to sand, but that wouldnt work for the inside edge of the stem. for this, i found that the peices of wood we had been using as spreaders to keep the hull at the proper width were the same thickness as the inside edge of the stem (about ...
by patrick
Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bug juice
Replies: 3
Views: 4228

is that bug juice stuff similar to jungle juice? Jungle juice is a 95% DEET thingy that really drives mosquitoes crazy. A certiant individual i know soaked his pants in the stuff before a trip to canada a few years ago to test it out and found it will also irritate the skin in, shall we say, certian...
by patrick
Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: tractor style seat
Replies: 10
Views: 6637

Hmmm. that picture of the solid wood tractor style seat looks nice. Mabye i should convince my dad to start making a cedar strip tractor next?
by patrick
Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Freedom 17 or 17' 9"?
Replies: 6
Views: 6655

I dont know about the 17 vs. 17-9, but i do know that stapleless is the way to go. My dad and i are in the process of building a redbird. We have it fiberglassed and the inwales are on. We stapled on the first board so it would be held in place very sturdily and be easier to adjust to make a nice fa...
by patrick
Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: gunnels.
Replies: 11
Views: 3048

gunnels.

Whooeeeee!!!!. W got the inner 'wales in and the seats made and glued this weekend. I hope somebody doesnt yell at us for being overproductive. I noticed that in the center where we left an unscuppered area for the yoke to attach to there is a flatish spot because that part didnt bend as well as the...