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by Stephen
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Stems
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Stems

Jim

Also check this video at about the 8:30 mark:

Nick Offerman : Planking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJWf_1TgiGo

Stephen
by Stephen
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Stems
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Stems

Jim You should check out Bear Mountain's You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Canoecraft/videos?disable_polymer=1 . If you go to the bottom of the page and click "load more" a couple of times there are quite a few videos, some of which deal with stems. How to Laminate Stems https://www.yout...
by Stephen
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Endeavour 17 - Sheer Clamp Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Re: Endeavour 17 - Sheer Clamp Questions

Hi Chris 1) Sheer clamps not flush with molds - On page 83 of KayakCraft it talks about how the sheer clamp should be flush with the molds. I am not familiar with Kayakcaft, but I'm going to assume that kayak molds work similar to canoe molds. In your photos it looks to me like the side of the mold ...
by Stephen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird station 8
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: Redbird station 8

Brian Stations 6,7,8 are near the canoe middle ... can't see how they would be useful in shaping the stems. This is true for an asymmetric canoe such as the Freedom, which I know you've built, but not for the Redbird described in the post. If you check a symmetric canoe in Canoecraft, you will find ...
by Stephen
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Interpretation @ 1 1/2 in revised Ranger offsets
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Re: Interpretation @ 1 1/2 in revised Ranger offsets

This is what Bear Mountain used to have posted for corrections. Please note that this applies to the 2000 edition of Canoecraft. I have no idea if it also applies to the 2016 edition. http://web.archive.org/web/201211081136 ... estems.htm
by Stephen
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gluing Bow and Stern Short Strips
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Re: Gluing Bow and Stern Short Strips

Check this post and scroll down to the first photograph. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2969
by Stephen
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shear Clamp vs Inner Stem
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Re: Shear Clamp vs Inner Stem

I'll also point you at Dawne Olsen's excellent photo album of a Bear Mountain kayak, although it doesn't have a close-up photo of what you're after. https://get.google.com/albumarchive/117 ... jDxWfbeIAR
by Stephen
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shear Clamp vs Inner Stem
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Re: Shear Clamp vs Inner Stem

Hi Smitty I found this after some searching online. I think it's what you're after. http://media.photobucket.com/user/glenkayak/media/Sheer%20Clamps/SC-1.jpg.html There's also this, but it was the first thing google found so you've probably already seen it. I'm not sure if the bevel of the sheer cla...
by Stephen
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Table of Offsets Chestnut Prospector
Replies: 9
Views: 2859

Re: Table of Offsets Chestnut Prospector

I also noticed that Brians description calls for the +/- to indicate 1/8". Whereas my book indicates 1/32" for the +/-.
This is another thing that changed in 2000. Before then, +/- did indeed mean 1/32". Since then + has meant 1/16" (- is no longer used at all)
by Stephen
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Table of Offsets Chestnut Prospector
Replies: 9
Views: 2859

Re: Table of Offsets Chestnut Prospector

Brian's link is a welcome explanation of a topic a lot of people seem to struggle with, however, since what you have is a reprint of the original edition, a lot of the terminology will be unfamiliar. Brian is working from a post-2000 edition. In the original edition, Ted invented his own modified ta...
by Stephen
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Table of Offsets Chestnut Prospector
Replies: 9
Views: 2859

Re: Table of Offsets Chestnut Prospector

Are these offsets from the newest edition of Canoecraft? I have the 1983 edition and the 2000 edition and I'm not seeing the numbers you're referring to. Something in the back of my brain says this was done in later editions between '83 and 2000. Anyway, I found a really old Glen Smith post that may...
by Stephen
Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Inches
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

Re: Inches

You've got it pretty well figured out. 1-09-4 means 1 foot, 9 inches and 4 eighths. + means to add 1 sixteenth to 4 eighths. So 1-09-4+ means 1 foot, 9 and 9/16 inches. If you are using an edition of Canoecraft published between 2000 and 2015, you need to know that there are a few errors in the dime...
by Stephen
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Spindle moulder or router...
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Are you there, Alick Burt?

When I searched the forums, the only member I could find who mentions using a spindle moulder is Alick Burt. http://buildersforum.bearmountainboats.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4576&p=28576#p28576 I haven't seen him post anything this year, so I'm not sure if he's still visiting the forum or not. Hopeful...
by Stephen
Thu May 26, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Paddleboard Plans?
Replies: 4
Views: 3326

Re: Paddleboard Plans?

@pfaurschou I found this on the Cedar Boat Works Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CedarBoatWorks/posts/864572590354536 Note to Cedar Boat Works friends & customers from Don: Being a small, family-owned business that prides itself on craftsmanship and personal service, it has been difficult sin...
by Stephen
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strips not aligned at stem
Replies: 6
Views: 2817

Re: Strips not aligned at stem

Patrick's Dad had some useful advice on a similar topic last year viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4559#p28410