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by pumpkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Glen Smith died
Replies: 6
Views: 6595

Re: Glen Smith died

Goodbye, my friend. Thank you. Matthew
by pumpkin
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: help needed/wanted?
Replies: 1
Views: 1272

Re: help needed/wanted?

I wish you luck. If I was closer, I'd offer my help. I've found that one extra set of hands is about right. Too many, especially holding beer cans creates trouble. On my last boat, I mixed and applied most of the epoxy myself and even though there were a few stressful moments, for the most part it w...
by pumpkin
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My health
Replies: 6
Views: 6861

Re: My health

May good luck be with you through this. You'll be in my thoughts. Thank you, my friend. If you PM me an address, I'll send you a copy of my books to help with those long hours in the waiting rooms.

Matthew
by pumpkin
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: fitting outside stems
Replies: 13
Views: 4314

Re: fitting outside stems

BearLeeAlive wrote:I tend to try for perfection in all joinery.
I tend to think that perfection is a goal not a destination.

Matthew
by pumpkin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: any advice about a 10" band saw for strips?
Replies: 11
Views: 3748

Another 1 for circular saw.

Matthew
by pumpkin
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: HELP! epoxy problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2053

If you have a cabinet scraper, sharpen it and get after those runs while it's still green. Just watch the weave poking through.You will thank yourself later. Matthew
by pumpkin
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 4
Views: 7079

Well, I'm trying to figure out what to do. I want to start another canoe. But.... I might have to switch gears. My wife and I have decided we want to do some sailing between PNW and Alaska in a few years so I might need to build a little dory. It's tough because I also really want to build another c...
by pumpkin
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglassing in cold temps
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

I'm not sure if your house is like mine but we have lots of old (or could be old) blankets. My wife saves them to give the dog a snug bed in the winter. Cover that steel door and plastic sheet with as many layers as you can. Much better than just a plastic sheet. I have also gone to the fabric store...
by pumpkin
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 4
Views: 7079

Happy New Year to all!

Matthew
by pumpkin
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: To varnish or not to varnish...
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

I assume you asked about a double blade paddle. I am doing a loose copy of one I borrowed from a friend (it's plastic). I bought some double paddle ferrules from Duckworks to make it adjustable, so they can be broken down for storage and transport and so I can use short boards. http://www.duckworksb...
by pumpkin
Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Canoeing Safely
Replies: 10
Views: 10450

On the day of our maiden voyage we took the opportunity to practice self rescue. It was a refresher for my wife and I and oldest daughter but for our younger children it was a lesson for sure. If you have children, practice with them. Practice with another boat handy in case things go bad. Tie the b...
by pumpkin
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: gap in planks at the bilge
Replies: 5
Views: 1625

I used a hot glue gun to put a glue wedge in the corner between the strips and the form in problem areas. Push the strip into place and glue it. In a few minutes you can remove whatever clamp you used and carry on. Make the gob of glue big enough to grab with pliers and when you remove the forms pul...
by pumpkin
Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: fixing epoxy mistakes.
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

I'm sorry I missed the few weeks ago part. From the West web site. "Epoxy surfaces that have not fully cured may be bonded to or coated with epoxy without washing or sanding. amine blush may appear as a wax-like film on cured epoxy surfaces. It is a by-product of the curing process and may be more n...
by pumpkin
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: fixing epoxy mistakes.
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

What resin and hardener did you use. In my limited experience, I think I would wash the heck out of it with green scotch brite pads and water to remove any blush, dry well, and put on another coat or two or three of build epoxy before I sanded. Sanding bare cloth I think is going to make things wors...
by pumpkin
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: What is an appropriate radius for the bow and stern stems?
Replies: 17
Views: 5258

Very pretty. You should be very proud! I like the feature strip and the football, the maple contrast is beautiful. In short order you should be able to get it wet. (and scratched) It makes me want to start another. I’ll have to get things in order and start looking at designs. You made me smile Dave...