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by wb9tpg
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Think I built my last canoe
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Think I built my last canoe

I'm sorry to say I think my canoe building days are over and not by my choice. I'd been having pain in my right wrist for a while and it got worse recently. The regular doc has been treating it as a sprain for a long time and I recently went to a hand expert. I thought at worst was Carpal Tunnel but...
by wb9tpg
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: stapleing to the stems
Replies: 4
Views: 1863

Re: stapleing to the stems

I did staple to my stems and it did not cause issues for me. I will let you know that I got to a point where the staple did not have enough force to hold and I had to make a halo.
by wb9tpg
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: angle cut on planks near bottom stem?
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: angle cut on planks near bottom stem?

Here is another pic for you

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by wb9tpg
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: laminating gunwales
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

Re: laminating gunwales

I ripped 3/4 x 7/8" ash strips from an 8' board and scarfed them together. the scarf joint is almost invisible if you use adjacent scripts. I took care to find a straight grain board
by wb9tpg
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: which wood
Replies: 9
Views: 3794

Re: which wood

Lowes has ceder but its really not very good at all. I believe that, I started picking through the pile and finding the best boards I could from it. I still have to cut out a large number of knots and scarf the joints. I still have a waste basket full of cutoffs I use to start the fireplace in the ...
by wb9tpg
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: which wood
Replies: 9
Views: 3794

Re: which wood

I used western red cedar from Lowes 1 x 4" x 12' was cheap. ~$100 bucks for enough to do the entire canoe. I spent several days cutting out knots/defects and scarfing the strips together to make 16' strips.
by wb9tpg
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: 20' 8" Reliance tandem
Replies: 1
Views: 4389

20' 8" Reliance tandem

Can someone point me to some pictures of a completed boat please? I'm considering it as my next boat

I searched the site and didn't come up with anything
by wb9tpg
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: shaping stems
Replies: 8
Views: 3704

Re: shaping stems

I used a Japanese "Shinto Saw Rasp" for shaping the stems. It takes off a lot of wood really quickly
by wb9tpg
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 130177

Re: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger

Here are pictures of the bulkhead. I did it this way so the entire Beckson unit could be replaced if needed. http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k154/wb9tpg/Canoe%20build%20a%20long/DSC02280.jpg http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k154/wb9tpg/Canoe%20build%20a%20long/DSC02274.jpg http://i87.photobucket....
by wb9tpg
Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger
Replies: 127
Views: 130177

Re: 15' 0" Prospector Ranger

I'd like to present my completed Ranger 15. http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k154/wb9tpg/Canoe%20build%20a%20long/DSC02259.jpg http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k154/wb9tpg/Canoe%20build%20a%20long/Ranger.jpg She was built using the Ranger 15 plans from Bear Mountain Boats and the book Canoecraft. ...
by wb9tpg
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Seat Question

I purchased seats from Eds Canoe and they came with a satin poly finish. The rest of the woodwork on the canoe is finished with Epifanes Varnish.

So I even attempt to do anything to refinish the seats? They are caned already and It would be touch to apply finish around the caning.
by wb9tpg
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Too hot
Replies: 1
Views: 1028

Too hot

It's 100 degrees outside and I'm not done with my varnishing. It's expected to continue for another week. Do you think it'd be OK if I got up early when the temp is in the lower 70s and varnished it them before the hot part of the day? The Epifanes instruction was to do it below 85F. I'm wondering i...
by wb9tpg
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Beveling scuppered inwales
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: Beveling scuppered inwales

Just make sure you glass the inside before you install the gunwales :wink
by wb9tpg
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Beveling scuppered inwales
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: Beveling scuppered inwales

I did not try to bevel the gunwales on my ranger and it looks good that way
by wb9tpg
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zombies
Replies: 0
Views: 4292

Zombies

LOL

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