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by reinbilt
Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Local Supplier Has No Contacs For WRC
Replies: 14
Views: 6554

Tim,
I recently spoke with Earl at L.L. Johnson Lumber in Charlott and they have long lengths of WRC. Their number 1-800-292-5937 ext. 305. Fingerle Lumber in Ann Arbor also stocks long lengths of WRC. Ask for Joe Eadie 1-800-365-7701
by reinbilt
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: cosine wherry
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

I built a C.W. winter of 2003. For the middle two seats I used scrap lumber and did some trial and error cuts to obtain a flush meeting to the hull. It only took a couple cuts for each seat so I didn't waste much wood. The forward and stern seats were the most difficult to fit. I used 3/4 IN. plywoo...
by reinbilt
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Initial epoxy coat.
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Danny, Randy makes a good point. When sanding the precoat it can be difficult to obtain an even result. One area might get sanded a little more than another and you'll end up with a blotchy effect. I precoated my first two boats and that happened. My next two no precoat and no blotchy effect. Like R...
by reinbilt
Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gang-Cutting Strips
Replies: 11
Views: 2971

Peter, Don't risk safety to save time by gang ripping. I can rip enough strips to plank a canoe or small rowboat in 2 to 3 hours. Enlist your spouse or a friend to collect and stack the strips after they clear the blade. Gang ripping would only save me an hour or so. Not worth the risk of something ...
by reinbilt
Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 16' 0" Prospector
Replies: 90
Views: 95732

John,
Love your accent strips!!!! Was that all constructed in place on the molds???? Really great looking canoe.
by reinbilt
Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New member with Qs...
Replies: 14
Views: 3568

Welcome Nathan! In the 15 foot range I've built the Hiawatha and a Bob's Special. I found the Bob to be an easier build than the Hiawatha though. I think next year I'll try a Redbird
by reinbilt
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Healing strip dings
Replies: 3
Views: 6783

Good tip Ed. Wish I'd known about it sooner.
by reinbilt
Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Caning
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Scot,
Can't help you with your caning question but definately relieve the edge of the holes for your seat. I always use a countersink bit in a drill or drill press. It's a good idea to do the underside of the seat as well.
by reinbilt
Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird Ready To Go
Replies: 19
Views: 10174

Randy and Patrick,
Great looking canoe!!!!! Too bad you had to stick a registration sticker on the bow. Keep in touch with the forum.
by reinbilt
Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Looking for Opinions! Glassin' the Outside.
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Phil, I needed to overlap several sections of cloth both inside and outside when I built my Cosine Wherry. Each coat needed to cure and then be sanded back before the next section. I also thought those overlaps would be a real mess but after all the coats of epoxy were on, sanded, and varnished you ...
by reinbilt
Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Eureka she's finished.
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

Ed
Really like your decks and the dark wood trim. A very nice canoe!!!!
by reinbilt
Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New book
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

New book

FYI , John Michne's new book on building an Adirondack Guide Boat is available thru his web site. Ordered mine today. Can't wait to start!
by reinbilt
Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Down to the wire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

pbrown, I'm afraid your going to see some strap inprint. Last spring I applied 4 coats to the bottom of my Bob, allowed 2 weeks of drying indoors, and still had some inprint. You will probably be adding more coats later so the inprint may cover up. I've been using leather strips under my straps to a...
by reinbilt
Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Rounding edge of scuppers
Replies: 15
Views: 4074

Eagle America is another source for a brass tipped round over bit.
by reinbilt
Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Scuppers - how much solid gunwhale for seat attachment?
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

Jeff, I've always started my spacing layout from the middle of the canoe and worked out to the ends. Six inches of solid for the yoke and then adjust the spacing to cover where the seat hangers will be. If the spacing is a little different from the yoke to the bow seat than the yoke to the stern sea...