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by pwstndrf
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bead and Cove router Bits
Replies: 0
Views: 1717

Bead and Cove router Bits

I have been a member here for the last 10 + years and have built a Peterbourough Cedar Strip from Ted's First edition of CanoeCraft. Also a 16 FT. Drift Boat boat with cedar strip sides as opposed to conventionl marine plywood. This forum was a blessing for me as I was a rookie in the art of boat bu...
by pwstndrf
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Titebond 3
Replies: 20
Views: 13897

Re: Titebond 3

Another point to consider: The shock loads the stem sees in normal use can impart high stress on the laminated stem. If for any reason there is a failure in the coating encapsulating the laminated stem your going to have major problems with anything other Epoxy. TB III, Gorilla Glue and all the othe...
by pwstndrf
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help with strips please
Replies: 30
Views: 9466

Re: Help with strips please

Mr. CH I have read on other posts/forums where some builders have used 3/16 strips as a means to lighten their canoe. The f'glass is where the strength comes from..... I don't see that it will make a significant difference beyond weight. There is one thing I'd consider as you move forward, that is: ...
by pwstndrf
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help with strips please
Replies: 30
Views: 9466

Re: Help with strips please

I had to buy one of those windshield covers and had to put it on and remove it each night/morning for her. Small price to pay for the " temp boat shop". :wink
Phil w
by pwstndrf
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help with strips please
Replies: 30
Views: 9466

Re: Help with strips please

Jim D. I have done epoxy work in the garage (2 1/2 car) in Michigan's Winters. I have hung a tarp to create a smaller area added a 1500 Watt Heater and maintained a temp sufficient to cure epoxy. It's not all you gotta do but it worked for me. Another trick is to "tent" around the canoe/boat with bi...
by pwstndrf
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Titebond 3
Replies: 20
Views: 13897

Re: Titebond 3

Grumple,

Keep us informed and post pictures as you progress in your build.

phil w.
by pwstndrf
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Titebond 3
Replies: 20
Views: 13897

Re: Titebond 3

TB III is overkill and not necessary for Bead and Cove Stripping! Remember your creating a composite hull. when you encapsulate the wood with epoxy/glass the idea is to keep the water away from the wood. The stripping glue just needs to hold the strips together until the epoxy & glass work is comple...
by pwstndrf
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help with strips please
Replies: 30
Views: 9466

Re: Help with strips please

Here's a link to my Photobucket page that shows the table saw set-up for two at a time.

http://s5.photobucket.com/user/pwstndrf ... t=3&page=1

Hope this helps show what I described above.

phil w.
by pwstndrf
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help with strips please
Replies: 30
Views: 9466

Re: Help with strips please

A couple more tips on making the strips. Assuming you are going to rip them from 1 x 8's or other width cedar planks, I used a 7 1/2" dia x 24 teeth skill saw blade in my 10" table saw to rip them into individual strips. The 7 1/2 dia blade has a narrower kerf (approx. 0.065") and there is less wast...
by pwstndrf
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How to package for shipment a 16 ft. Canoe
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: How to package for shipment a 16 ft. Canoe

Sedges,

Thanks, I'll contact them.

Phil w.
by pwstndrf
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Planing loooong boards?
Replies: 10
Views: 3534

Re: Planing loooong boards?

I have added a 6' Shelf to the base of my planner. It is a white melanime (sp.) shelf bracket (3/4 x 12' wide x 6' long) I purchased at Menards (all the big box stores sell them). Raise the planner head and slide the shelf through the head and secure it to the in feed and out feed tables. I used sel...
by pwstndrf
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How to package for shipment a 16 ft. Canoe
Replies: 2
Views: 887

How to package for shipment a 16 ft. Canoe

Gentlemen. I previously built a 16 ft. Peterborough from Ted's Canoecraft and was an active participant in this forum. I gleaned a lot of helpful information from the good folks here and was enlightened to hear and see the fine work the participants produced. I have a new problem! I have an offer to...
by pwstndrf
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help with strips please
Replies: 30
Views: 9466

Re: Help with strips please

If it's not too late, don't bother to plane the extra stock off the strips. Match them by color and grain. Mark each one with chalk on one side (arrow to indicate grain dir). Then set up your router so the marked side is against the fence. The fence is then spaced @ 1/8 to the center of the cutters....
by pwstndrf
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnishing ... to roll or not to roll
Replies: 8
Views: 4421

Re: Varnishing ... to roll or not to roll

This may be a little late for this post, but this a proven method I have used on my 16' Peterborough Stripper with excellent results using Epifanes High Gloss (6-8 coats). RE: boatdesign. net, PAR, Yacht Designer/Builder, Fla. 21SE2013. "Go over the surface with 220, then with 240, but I wouldn't go...
by pwstndrf
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Dings
Replies: 4
Views: 2474

Re: Dings

Having experienced this problem many times over the years, finally Epoxyworks Magazine offered a simple solution, using West System's G/5 Epoxy to fill the ding. There is an article explaining "how to" in their magazine no.28, Spring 2009. Here's a link to it. http://www.epoxyworks.com/28/index.html...