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by JesseP
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem questions - with pictures!
Replies: 12
Views: 5154

Re: Stem questions - with pictures!

Hey ptsmith, I'm certainly to expert in the art of canoe building, but have just successfully completed my first build. Personally I don't think it matters one bit whether you use 1/8 or 1/4 inch think strips for the stem as long as you get the the correct dimensions in the end. As for the split in ...
by JesseP
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strips not aligned at stem
Replies: 6
Views: 3007

Re: Strips not aligned at stem

I wouldn't stress it to much unless your using a feature strip that will be very noticeable. The cedar will all sort of blend together anyway and wont be very obvious. If your foot ball is going to have a feature then I would do as mentioned above and taper one or two of the strips to get things bac...
by JesseP
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem Caps
Replies: 1
Views: 1319

Stem Caps

Just wondering if anyone has ever made some sort of metal cap to go over the stem and gunwales. Ive been wanting to do it but struggle to come up with a plan/
by JesseP
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: To router or not to router
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

To router or not to router

Just pondering over the idea of using a round over bit on on inwales and outwales before I finish the canoe. I have already broken the edge with a spoke shave and sand paper... Just I little hesitant to take a power tool to it ie..tear out is a big fear. Any ideas of how to get the best edge on the ...
by JesseP
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: Varnish

Brain Thanks A lot for the link that is exactly what I was looking for.

As always this forum to the rescue.

Thanks again.
by JesseP
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Varnish

Hey everyone its me again.

My epifanes Varnish and thinner just showed up on my door step and i'm eager to start glossing this thing!!

Any advice before I start?

What mix should I use?, Method of applying? Tried and true methods?

Thanks again everyone! You've all been great helps

JP
by JesseP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Screw Gunnals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Re: Screw Gunnals?

Thanks JIm! That was my original thought as well then I got thinking and thought I would check with the experienced builders on here :tu . I did use screws at the gunwale where it has a major swoop towards the stem because there was no way to clamp there and there was some major bending pressure. Th...
by JesseP
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Screw Gunnals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Screw Gunnals?

Hey all, I'm back at the build after a long break mostly due to frustration.. I have FINALLY and successfully installed both inwales and outwales and am looking for a little advice. When it comes to the outwales should I be concerned that I never used screws to attach the outwales to the hull? I had...
by JesseP
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Inwale Install??!
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Re: Inwale Install??!

Thanks all, I really do appreciate the responses. I hopefully now have what I need to go forward with this project. I was originally using walnut for my trim but was having a hell of a time getting it to bend without snapping. The oak should bend better but will be heaiver than some other woods. Tha...
by JesseP
Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Inwale Install??!
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Inwale Install??!

Hey Everyone, I have hit a major road block in this canoe build and am really going crazy over it. The time has come for me to install the inwales and have had many failed attempts. I have scarf jointed two 8 foot oak boards together and milled them to 3/4 inch thickness through the thickness planer...
by JesseP
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Tapered Inwales
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: Tapered Inwales

Thanks Denis, I was 90 percent sure that was the case. Thanks for clearing that up. I just hope the swoop at the stern and bow is manageable without the need for steaming.. Ive already epoxied the scupples(sp?) in place and dont know how well epoxy take to steaming.

JP
by JesseP
Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Tapered Inwales
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Tapered Inwales

I know canoecraft says to taper the hull side of the inwale... This meaning the side that gets epoxied to the hull.. or the other side?

Thanks

JP
by JesseP
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bulkhead Install
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

Re: Bulkhead Install

Thanks! Ill post pictures this weekend if I can remember my photobucket password...

JP
by JesseP
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bulkhead Install
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

Re: Bulkhead Install

Thanks both Jim and Patricks dad, I am going to give these bulkheads a go over the weekend when I can find the time. Jim, Ive noticed the the bulkhead in the attached pictures angles toward to inner stem, Which is something I hadn't thought about. I was thinking I would install on the vertical using...
by JesseP
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bulkhead Install
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

Re: Bulkhead Install

Thanks Patricks Dad, When you say use a layer of glass to install, do you mean position the bulkhead in place and glass the bulkhead to the inside hull of the canoe? Or should I glass the bulkhead first and then position it in place and use a strip of glass around the bulkhead to the hull? Doing eit...