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by finrod
Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: stem laminations breaking
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

Re: stem laminations breaking

a longer steaming time helps, i had the same problem over and over, steaming them for 45 min or 1h will help alot!

succes! :smile
by finrod
Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

jip, i love padouk also :) its a very special type of wood, just love the coulour of it! i'm using it in the planking also, i wonder what it will look like when finished, after the glassing and all, just hope its not to bright but i think it will look very nice, dont you? :) heres where i am now, fi...
by finrod
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finally...I'm starting
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: Finally...I'm starting

cant wait to see some pictures, good luck building! :)
by finrod
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

one more :)
by finrod
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

my camera is fixed so here are some more pics:
by finrod
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

the first 2 strips are on! :)
by finrod
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

well i did everything possible to prevent them from snapping but it didnt work, i soaked them in water, i even steamed them 2 times in a row, but still they would break, i think i made a bad choice of wood but here i am now and the stems are finaly glued together.. i didnt try using a sacrificial st...
by finrod
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

i'm doing them seperate because i spent all my strips on the inside stems, i had a lot of trouble with it because they broke almost every time, this wood is not easy to bend and also the stems of the freedom have a sharper angle.. if i need new strips i have to make extra time to go make them.. so i...
by finrod
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

i think i go with the hardwood inside stems afterall, ive bent and glued the now so i will use them , hope this will not be a problem, just a little harder to shape them but thats oke for me, its good practice..
by finrod
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: lars monsen canoe and survival video
Replies: 2
Views: 5500

lars monsen canoe and survival video

this is a video of lars monson who takes his canoe for a great adventure into the wilderness of finland, nice footage!! there are many episodes and they have english subtitles cant wait for my canoe to be finished and to leave for finland myself!! enjoy! :smile link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C...
by finrod
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

this is the system i'm using to steam the wood, its a steam generator that is used to take down wallpaper, connected to an alluminium tube (for the stove)..

live now on johny cash records :razz

link to youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e86GfUpC62w
by finrod
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

no its padouk, hardwood, i thought it was necessary to make all stems in hardwood?? my mistake then.. thanx for the tip!!! i will sure go better to shape them!



some more pics:
by finrod
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

pics of my canoe in progress 'freedom 15'

i'm building a freedom 15 and thought about keeping this topic to share some pics and experiences as i go through the process, this is my first attempt to build a boat so all tips and tricks are welcom, feel free to post any comments as you like i use cedar and padouk, i milled the strips myself usi...
by finrod
Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: inside stems
Replies: 10
Views: 2851

Re: inside stems

well its easier for sure and it goes faster but i'm affraid i will not get the holes filled nicely if i use staples, i read about filling them with water so they close again, but i don't trust that method.. i think i wouldnt like the end result and blame myself i didnt use the "non staple' technique...
by finrod
Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: inside stems
Replies: 10
Views: 2851

Re: inside stems

i think you can only do that method if you use staples at the ends no? if you would clamp the ends together you would not be able to put the outside stem on proper.. my plan is not to use any staples so i go for the inside stem, maybe my next canoe i can do like this, if i have some more exp with it...