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by Doug
Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Real Cane or Synthetic?
Replies: 13
Views: 5553

Real.
-mine is 3 years old, no problems
-molds nicely
-probably do have to take better care of it though.
-real wood, real cane
by Doug
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: THE LONGEST BEAVER DAM IN THE WORLD
Replies: 2
Views: 3937

Question, is it one builder or a comminity of them?

Doug


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by Doug
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: THE LONGEST BEAVER DAM IN THE WORLD
Replies: 2
Views: 3937

THE LONGEST BEAVER DAM IN THE WORLD

http://www.geostrategis.com/p_beavers-longestdam.htm The longest beaver dam observed with Google Earth to date (October 2 2007) is located in Northern Alberta. The dam has a length of about 850 meters (2790 ft). It has at least existed at this spot for over 15 years as it can be observed on the 1990...
by Doug
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Removing rust from my Table Saw top
Replies: 5
Views: 6703

Might want to look nto this stuff.
Bostik -topcoat
http://www.bostik-us.com/products/index ... egoryId=50

Doug


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by Doug
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

I use to think painting (the exterior hull) was blasphemy.
But after several years of use, it might be a way to hide the never ending and dreadfull scratch situation.

Doug



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by Doug
Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 4 oz glass this time around (For Kayak)
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Nice looking kayak, is that a Guillemot design?

May want to consided a second layer on the outside hull.

Doug


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by Doug
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Painting a conoe
Replies: 8
Views: 2617

May be of interest;
http://www.greenval.com/FAQstaining.html

Doug


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by Doug
Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Paddle blade surface area
Replies: 7
Views: 13512

To be bold I went into a few shops with a tape measure.
If you like a particular (manufactures) model, their web site usually has the measurements on them.

Doug

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by Doug
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: SUGAR IN THE VARNISH
Replies: 8
Views: 2525

The other way, if I remember correctly ....apply only two coats.

Doug


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by Doug
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: SUGAR IN THE VARNISH
Replies: 8
Views: 2525

Why not use a final semi-gloss over top of the gloss?
My boats all have high gloss varnish.
Over the years you will develop a semi gloss finish with use.


Doug

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by Doug
Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: The Kestrel from start to finish
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

Artisty,
Beveled strips, who did you like doing them?

Doug


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by Doug
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: wet sanding with random oribtals?
Replies: 9
Views: 2487

I have always thought it unnecessary for wet sanding with a ROS.
(water & eletricity is wrong)
I will wet the wood down, to pull out the grain, and then hand sand.
Wetting the wood down is a great way to see what the end product looks like.

Doug


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by Doug
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cedar Decking -- make hull strips from it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

With the ever increasing price of WRC, I think cedar deck boards are in my future.

Scarf joints will need to be used;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarf_joint
http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1792415
http://www.glen-l.com/supplies/pxman-apscarf.html

Doug


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by Doug
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Launched: Guillemot Kayak
Replies: 12
Views: 3956

Wow, again another piece of art posted here.
I like your celtic knot on the deck, how did you manage that?

(My next kayak is going to be a "one ocean design or Guillemot")

Doug
by Doug
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Solo slider seat - locking system
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

Hi Michel, I remember seeing a few years ago, a knotched seat system, you could move / slide the seat in one inch increments.
-I could not find the web site

Doug


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