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by podunk
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: WRC sources, Indianapolis area?
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: WRC sources, Indianapolis area?

I got my boards in Columbus at Brands lumber. Large selection but this time of year they usually don't sell much so they don't get new shipments. Wherever you look try deck boards instead of 1 x's, less knots.
by podunk
Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnishing Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: Varnishing Questions

Thanks Randy,
Did you thin with mineral spirits? I know Epiphanes sells a brush thinner but I'm trying to save a little money and I've already got some mineral spirits.
by podunk
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnishing Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Varnishing Questions

Getting ready to varnish my Ranger, finally. Got a couple of questions to throw at everyone. I'm using Epiphanes gloss varnish and it probably won't be t-shirt weather in the garage, more like sweatshirt weather. Do I need to thin it, maybe 10% for the first coat and not thin the other coats? If so ...
by podunk
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Wooden Landing net?
Replies: 5
Views: 8131

Re: Wooden Landing net?

I would stay away from red oak, it doesn't steam, bend or glue up well. Has a tendency to crack. I would think cedar would work just fine.
by podunk
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Scarf Orientation Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

See the last post on tips and techniques, whatever route you choose build a jig and make some test pieces. I used method A on my cherry strips just because it it didn'nt look as noticable. I have to look twice to see them now. I think alot depends on the grain orientation of your strips and go light...
by podunk
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Thoughts on seat depth
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

No kneeling for me, bad knees. Most of my paddling done on moving water, more steering than paddling. Usually sit with my legs straight out using a seat back and not loaded down, daytrip type stuff. Just wondering on others experiences with low seats.
by podunk
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Thoughts on seat depth
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Thoughts on seat depth

After searching this forum and others I just wondered what people thought on how low to hang seats. I know standard is 9-10 inches above the bottom but I've seen some like them lower. I know it would add stability but? Every canoe I've been in has been a production type which is about 9-10 inches. S...
by podunk
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Tite Bond III instead of epoxy??
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

P.S. used Titebond II on my Ranger and didn't have any problems. Bonded well and didn't contrast any with WRC I used. Tried some III but it showed up as a dark line between lines.
by podunk
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Tite Bond III instead of epoxy??
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Be advised Titebond III dries to a dark brown color while Titebond II is more a yellowish color. Depending upon your wood you might want to consider that.
by podunk
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 2905

Hi Gary, You'll have fun, the woodworking part is fun, the epoxy part is a little tricky. I've built a 15 Prospector Ranger but have yet to get it wet. Just need to hang the seats, finish the gunwales. I lofted my plans from Ted's book and that is half the fun. Alot of fun and as Ted says in his boo...
by podunk
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: epoxy problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

The yoke had been epoxied before but it was sanded down . There was some color left in the wood from the first coat but I believe most of the first coat had been removed. The yoke is cherry. My concern is using this epoxy on my decks and gunwales which are installed but haven't been coated with anyt...
by podunk
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: epoxy problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

It didn't really turn cloudy, just gooey and wet, still hasn't set up, yet it wasn't like that til I took it back into the cold weather. Very strange. The hardener was a yellowish color when new and has been stored in the house. Haven't had any previous problems with this epoxy. I used the same kit ...
by podunk
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: epoxy problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

epoxy problem

Does epoxy go bad with age? Recently made a paddle and a portage yoke and covered both with US Composites 635 thin. I glassed one side of the paddle blade for strength and coated the entire yoke. Problem is the yoke got gooey and won't set up. Did both at the same time, in the garage (heated tempora...
by podunk
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Where exactly are you located? If you can't find it over the counter I would think you could find it on the Web.
by podunk
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Building a seat back
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Thanks David, I'd been reading that thread and that's what got me thinking about building my own. I don't do much portaging except over sandbars around here. I've used a couple of different seatbacks, most of them broke eventually. I do alot of canoe fishing and after a couple hours of floating, not...