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by John K
Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: to dress or not to dress?
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Hi Greg, I live in Tasmania (Legana) and am building my second stripper at the moment. I bought my bead and cove bits (I/2 ") from Carbatec in Melbourne, and they also sell a 1.3mm kerf circular saw blade (185 mm) by the same manufacturer, CMT. You can use a circular saw with a guide to cut the stri...
by John K
Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Another Scarf Joint Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

Hi George,
It should be in the thickness, although there are people who do the diagonal cut. That also seems to work, but I would think that it would be somewhat weaker. It is easier to do.
JohnK
by John K
Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Looking for kayak deck design inspirations
Replies: 14
Views: 3708

Pinstripe

rabblerouser wrote:I really like these simple pinstripes

http://www.fastq.com/~jrschroeder/r2k3/bg_p8080038.jpg

Does anyone know how they are done?
I can't say how this one was done, but you could always laminate a 5/8 inch plank and a 1/8 plank, then rip your strips off that and bead and cove normally.
JohnK
by John K
Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoe building in Australia?
Replies: 7
Views: 2374

Hi Gene,
missed something in my last post. These people do sell milled strips. Just get in contact with them. They provide complete kits also.
JohnK
by John K
Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoe building in Australia?
Replies: 7
Views: 2374

Strips in Australia

Hi Gene, try these people.
http://www.duckflatwoodenboats.com/
JohnK
by John K
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Launch Day!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 5970

As to the sheer clamp, I also made it triangular. I planed it down with the electric plane in about 5 minutes, and finished with a scraper. I then ran the fibreglasson the underside of the deck up over the edge and after mating the deck and hull epoxied it down.
Hopefully this post helps. :-(
John
by John K
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Launch Day!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 5970

You're Correct Glen,
Too long between building is guess. Wink
Still, my point is still the same. I don't think they serve much purpose.
Cheers
John
by John K
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Launch Day!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 5970

Snowman, I'll definitely have to have a good head-scratching session over this idea of using a triangular sheer clamp. As soon as I read of your idea of planing off the back of the clamp instead of using a fillet, I got out Kayakcraft to look at the various drawings and pictures. The first issue th...
by John K
Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglassing Dilema
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Hi Tom,
Put the fibreglass on in the length and overlap along the keel line 10 mm each. Then you get a 20 mm rubbing strip in the area most likely to be worn down. After the epoxy hardens you can feather it in by sanding. It will hardly be visible and will strengthen your keel line.
JohnK
Tasmania
by John K
Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Machining Strips
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

I too routed my strips on the climb. I built a housing through which I fed my strips with two featherboards before the router. Not one strip flew and all were easily controlled, and all were pushed through at an easy feed rate with the aid of the pull of the router. I can recommend it as the cove co...
by John K
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Share your perspective?
Replies: 30
Views: 48838

Re: Share your perspective?

Why have you built your own boat? I like woodwork and I like kayaking so combined the two. What method did you use and why? Kayak no 1 was plywood, as i was a kid ad strip was outside my scope. Kayak no 2 was fibreglass from a club mould. It was a slalom kayak. Kayak no 3 was an Endeavour, and my fi...
by John K
Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

I can only echo Glen's advice. I paddle an Endeavour without rudder and have not regretted the decision until today. If you have any reasonable paddling experience, you will be able to control the kayak without it. A rudder always adds work to put it in and the controls. It also adds breakable part....
by John K
Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: fiberglass width
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Hi Ludwig
Have a look at the instructions on this page. they might help.
JOHNK

http://www.oneoceankayaks.com/Wshophtm/Shop23a.htm
by John K
Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: building a Redfish Parr
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

holding strips to forms

Hi again Lisa
I had the same trouble. Hot mix did help, but where it lets go you could simply use fine fishing line around the stip and tie it to the form inside. The line can be pulled out later and you won't be able to see where it was.
John
by John K
Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ocean going - Rudder vs. no Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

rudder on Endeavour

Hi Lisa, I would first look at your skill level. If you haven't had much experience a rudder can be of much help. However, if you want to learn how to control a kayak first, don't put a rudder on it until you have learned that. If your intention is to go on long exposed trips a rudder can come in ha...