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by Sonshine777
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 128614

Picasa

There is an option that allows you to embed a slideshow from Picasa but html needs to be enabled, which isn't the case for this forum. Below is an example of the code. <table style="width:194px;"><tr><td align="center" style="height:194px;background:url(http://picasaweb.google.com/f/img/transparent_...
by Sonshine777
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 128614

I'm looking into it.

I'm looking into it. :smile
by Sonshine777
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 128614

Just subscribed to the Google web photo service (Free) wanted to se if it works here.
It is much easier to use and manage photo than Photobucket.

http://picasaweb.google.com/TomSonshine ... angerCanoe
by Sonshine777
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: bristle brushes, ugg Foam brush's for epoxy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Just a thought we used 7" foam rollers to apply the resin and squeegee for the cloth. They are cheep and apply the resin very evenly. The type we used are about 1 1/4" in diameter and have rounded edges. For the fill coats we used the roller to apply and a foam brush to smooth the bubbles the roller...
by Sonshine777
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: shaping stem into the adjacent form
Replies: 12
Views: 2905

I know you have probably already glued up the outer stem and the problem you have is that they wont fit as things are right now. What I propose you do is to laminate the outer stems right onto the boat after you get it stripped. That way you can get the edge of your stem face squared up you can lami...
by Sonshine777
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Laminated Pine Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 3645

I would think they should work just fine. Most of us glue the strips together with glue that would come apart when exposed to moisture, but when encased in fiberglass they hold just fine. If they can stand the strip making process they should be great building material. :wink
by Sonshine777
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: An "Aussie" Redbird
Replies: 14
Views: 3022

:applause Beautiful boat you have there and a fine family as well. :big grin
by Sonshine777
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: canoe design for 8 yr old grandsons
Replies: 6
Views: 6770

James,

Another canoe you may want to look at is a Wee Lassie, Its about 11' 6" long and weighs around 30 lbs.

You can find the plans and instructions for it in featherweight boat building. It is allot like the Rob Roy.

http://www.woodenboatstore.com/Prodinfo ... 104&item=1
by Sonshine777
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 128614

Great looking boat. I really like the arched decks. It is so much more attractive than the flat decks I used on my Redbird. I wonder if it's too late to change mine? I have a chainsaw. :thinking Hold the chainsaw :frightened If the boat in your avatar is the one I think is, it looks Ok. :wink The r...
by Sonshine777
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Basswood, Sassafrass or Cypress
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Very nice indeed. I just a 15' Ranger (my first boat) and I think i have the bug. :smile

Here is the thread that has some photos.

http://www.bearmountainboats.com/phpbb2 ... 2&start=15
by Sonshine777
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Basswood, Sassafrass or Cypress
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Kurt,

I love the color selection in your canoe. Is that all Cypress?
by Sonshine777
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Forming the bow and stern
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

Very nice :applause
by Sonshine777
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Forming the bow and stern
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

You can still glue them on, it may take a couple of days to do it this way So here goes. I made my outer stem strips 1" x 1/8" (1/8" will bend without steaming) I then trued the end of the cedar so it was flush with the edge of the inside stem, this should give you an edge of 3/4" wide. I then glued...
by Sonshine777
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 128614

canoeblderinmt wrote:Very pretty boat! Really like the accent stripes. Hope you enjoy her for years to come.

Greg
Thanks, I plan on it. I am already thinking about what I want to build next. :wink
by Sonshine777
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Forming the bow and stern
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

Forming the stem

Robbie, You mentioned that the canoe model you are working on has an inside stem, which means there should be an outer stem correct? Have you glued the strips on already or is your question concerning preparing to glue the strips? I know these are a lot of questions but the answers to your question ...