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by The Gutt Clan
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Storing a gazillion clamps?
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

There are a number of plans you can get for rolling clamp carts. I use a rolling A-frame based on a design I got out of a book. I think Norm Abram might have plans for an A-frame clamp cart on his web site. This is great for storing all my bessy clamps (I have about 20 of them). The only thing I wou...
by The Gutt Clan
Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy Source
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

My experience is very limited. I assisted with the wetting out and subsequent layers on inside deck of a kayak during a one day workshop at Bear Mountain Boats. We actually had more people than we had room around the kayak so helping hands were not a problem. My biggest fear before the workshop was ...
by The Gutt Clan
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: canoe trailer plans??
Replies: 9
Views: 6917

Must be a short canoe!
Perhaps it works best if you stand your canoe on end...[/quote]
by The Gutt Clan
Fri May 13, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Blush
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

So, here is a question... Say I select an epoxy that blushes. I apply my first coat, wait out the bubbles and drips. So eight hours later the epoxy has hardened enough for a second coat but there is blush. Do I wash off the blush or do I just epoxy over it? If I wash it off, do I dry it by hand, or ...
by The Gutt Clan
Tue May 10, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Costs for building a canoe
Replies: 6
Views: 3467

Hrmmm... I haven't even started yet and I'm running close to $450US. I bought a lot of WRC (probably around 70 bd ft) for $350 - I wanted the extra wood so I could be choosy about matching color and grain - I always find a use for 'extra' wood around my shop - If I enjoy building the Freedom 17, I m...
by The Gutt Clan
Tue May 10, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Experience with Autobody Clearcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 3178

Most varnishes can be thinned before applying. A thinned varnish will dry quicker, use less varnish and go on smoother. However, you need to add more coats because each coat is thinner than a brushed on coat. You can also use a rag to wipe on a thinned varnish rather than brushing. If you looked aro...
by The Gutt Clan
Mon May 09, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Who is building?
Replies: 33
Views: 11297

I'm just starting my Freedom 17. I picked up my WRC last weekend from Pittsford Lumber. I think it was probably roughly $5/bd ft. I wanted to go with a nice redish colored wood but when I wasn't finding enough of that, I switched to a nice brownish tan color. They were very understanding as I pulled...
by The Gutt Clan
Fri May 06, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Detail Strip
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Detail Strip

I'm getting ready to finally start building my Freedom 17. I've got the materials to start building my strong back and station molds. All this will hopefully be cut and assembled this weekend. I found an adequate supply of clear WRC locally (Pittsford Lumber for anyone in the Rochester NY area). I'm...
by The Gutt Clan
Thu May 05, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cutting out the stations
Replies: 8
Views: 4294

Dennis, I was considering doing the same thing for my Freedom 17. Unfortunately, I could not figure out how to make it easier/cheaper to make a router template than just going ahead and cutting out each station mold individually. The amount of work involved in creating a template is roughly analagou...
by The Gutt Clan
Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: varnishing around scuppers
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

For those hard to reach areas, try using spray adhesive to temporarily fix sandpaper to: o Dowels to fix concave areas o custom cut foam (don't use spray adhesive) for unique shapes or convex shapes o tongue depressors or cheap plastic putty knives for flat areas The custom cut foam is always a good...
by The Gutt Clan
Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: gunnels.
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

You could always try a micro-plane... They hog off wood pretty quickly...
by The Gutt Clan
Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Accent Strip
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Try overlaying the piece you want to match over the piece you need to cut. Mark the line where you want to cut with an exacto knife (or a marking knife) and pare the excess away with a knife or a chisel.
by The Gutt Clan
Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: mortise and tennon joint for seats... details pls!
Replies: 13
Views: 3529

I would use a tenon up to 3/4" deep, 1" wide and 3/8" to 1/2" thick. I would guess that epoxy would probably be a better choice. On the plus side, if you are not used to make mortise and tenon joints and if yuo don't have all the fancy jigs and tools, epoxy will fill gaps much more nicely than yello...
by The Gutt Clan
Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: What about countersink carriage bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1771

You could probably use the holes in the seats as a 'jig' to drill the holes in the gunwales. You could also drill a hole through a block of wood, then cut the corresponding angle to your gunwales off the bottom of the block. Then you can use the block as a drill guide rather than the holes in the se...
by The Gutt Clan
Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Mounting
Replies: 13
Views: 4628

Seat Mounting

I've seen a variety of seat mount in the pictures on this forum. I've noticed that most people hang them from their gunwales which seems like the hard way to mount a seat. Wouldn't it be easier and perhaps stronger to install a couple of riser blocks on the bottom of the canoe and mount the seat on ...